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Michael Chapman - Looking For Eleven (1980) Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

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Michael Chapman - Looking For Eleven (1980) Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

Michael Chapman - Looking For Eleven (1980) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 123 Mb | 00:52:14
Singer-Songwriter, British Folk-Rock, Folk, Psychedelic | Label: Edsel | # EDCD 496

Originally recorded for Criminal Records in 1980, Looking for Eleven finds Rod Clements and Ray Laidlaw of Lindisfarne handling bass and drum duties, rather than Rick Kemp and Dave Mattacks. The resulting set has a somewhat stripped-down sound to it, though the assorted Chapman trademarks are present and accounted for, right down to the offbeat guitar sounds (Chapman, like John Martyn, has always refused to stick with a typical acoustic guitar sound). This album features more than the usual amount of instrumental work, which makes for a particularly engaging listening experience.

Karen Dalton - In My Own Time (1971) Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2006 [Re-Up]

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Karen Dalton - In My Own Time (1971) Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2006 [Re-Up]

Karen Dalton - In My Own Time (1971) Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 134 Mb
Folk Blues, Country Blues, Folk Rock | Label: Light In The Attic | # LITA 022 | 00:34:37

Deluxe remastered edition of this album from cult folk artist Karen Dalton. Recorded over a six month period in 1970/71 at Bearsville, In My Own Time was Dalton's only fully planned and realized studio album. The material was carefully selected and crafted for her by producer/musician Harvey Brooks, the Renaissance man of rock-jazz who played bass on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited and Miles' Bitches Brew. It features ten songs that reflected Dalton's incredible ability to break just about anybody's heart - from her spectral evocation of Joe Tate's One Night of Love, to the dark tragedy of the traditional Katie Cruel. Known as a great interpreter of choice material, Dalton could master both country and soul genres with hauntingly pining covers of George Jones' Take Me and Holland-Dozier Holland's How Sweet It Is.

Karen Dalton - It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969) Reissue 1997 [Re-Up]

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Karen Dalton - It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969) Reissue 1997 [Re-Up]

Karen Dalton - It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Folk-Rock | Label: Koch | # KOC-CD-7918 | 00:31:24

Some find Karen Dalton's voice difficult to listen to, and despite the Billie Holiday comparisons, it is rougher going than Lady Day. But Dalton's vocals aren't that hard to take, and they are expressive; like Buffy Sainte-Marie, it just does take some getting used to because of their unconventional timbre. Her debut album has a muted folk-rock feel reminiscent of Fred Neil's arrangements in the mid-'60s, unsurprising since Neil's Capitol-era producer, Nick Venet, produced this disc too, and since Dalton, a friend of Neil, covered a couple of Neil songs here ("Little Bit of Rain," "Blues on the Ceiling"). Although clocking in at a mere ten songs, it covers a lot of ground, from Tim Hardin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Leadbelly to the traditional folk song "Ribbon Bow" and the Eddie Floyd/Booker T. Jones-penned soul tune "I Love You More Than Words Can Say." The record is interesting and well done, but would have been far more significant if it had come out five years or so earlier. By 1969 such singers were expected to write much of their own material (Dalton wrote none), and to embrace rock instrumentation less tentatively.

The City (Carole King) - Now That Everything's Been Said (1968) Remastered Reissue 2015

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The City (Carole King) - Now That Everything's Been Said (1968) Remastered Reissue 2015

The City (Carole King) - Now That Everything's Been Said (1968) Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk-Rock | Label: Light in the Attic | # LITA 136 | Time: 00:37:49

With her marriage on the rocks and looking for a fresh start, Carole King moved to Los Angeles in 1967. More specifically, Laurel Canyon, where she fell in with the nascent singer/songwriter crowd. She and bassist/boyfriend Charles Larkey (formerly of the Myddle Class, a band she and then-husband Gerry Goffin had signed to their record label) soon formed a band, adding old friend from NYC, guitarist Danny Kortchmar. The trio spent time at King's house working on a batch of songs she had written with Goffin (some previously released by other acts, some not), plus some co-written by another member of Myddle Class, Don Palmer, and fellow Brill Building refugee Toni Stern. Thanks to their industry connections it wasn't long before they had a record deal.

Bruce Springsteen - Tracks (1998) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Bruce Springsteen - Tracks (1998) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Bruce Springsteen - Tracks (1998) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 582 Mb | Scans ~ 46 Mb | 04:13:24
Rock, Heartland Rock, Folk-Rock | Label: Columbia/Sony | # COL 492605 2, 492605 2

Tracks is a four-disc box set by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1998 containing 66 songs. This box set mostly consists of never-before-released songs recorded during the sessions for his many albums, but also includes a number of single B-sides, as well as demos and alternate versions of already-released material.

James Taylor, Carole King - In Intimate Performance (2013) [Unofficial Release]

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James Taylor, Carole King - In Intimate Performance (2013) [Unofficial Release]

James Taylor, Carole King - In Intimate Performance (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Soft Rock, Folk-Rock | Label: Immortal | # IMA 105019 | Time: 00:56:43

This disc offers intimate early performances from two artists whose stars were on the rise when the concerts were given: James Taylor, recorded live in 1970, and Carole King, recorded in 1971 (with Taylor appearing as a sideman).

IRON & WINE - Albums & Singles Collection 2002-2015 (12CD) [Re-Up]

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IRON & WINE - Albums & Singles Collection 2002-2015 (12CD) [Re-Up]

IRON And WINE - Albums & Singles Collection 2002-2015 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.55 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.23 Gb | Complete Scans
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Folk-Rock, Lo-Fi | Time: 07:45:28

Iron & Wine is the name that singer/songwriter Sam Beam uses to send his intimate and heartfelt indie folk out into the world. His deeply burnished vocals, keen melodic sensibility, and introspective, free-flowing lyrical viewpoint combine to give him a singular artistic vision.

The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.98 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.12 Gb | Complete Scans
Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Folk-Rock, Chamber Pop | Time: 07:45:49

Sophisticated yet folk-tinged indie pop from Portland, with a literary edge provided by vocalist Colin Meloy. A collection of 11 CD, which includes seven studio albums by The Decemberists, also 3 EPs and one single.

Jewel - Albums Collection 1995-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

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Jewel - Albums Collection 1995-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

Jewel - Albums Collection 1995-2015 (11CD)
FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.44 Gb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, Holidays | Time: 09:50:55

Jewel Kilcher, professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Collection includes: 'Pieces of You' (1995) Japan Edition; 'Spirit' (1998) Japan Edition; 'Joy: A Holiday Collection' (1999); 'This Way' (2001) Japan Edition; '0304' (2003) Japan Edition; 'Goodbye Alice In Wonderland' (2006) Japan Edition; 'Perfectly Clear' (2008); 'Lullaby' (2009); 'Sweet And Wild' (2010) 2CD Deluxe Edition; 'Picking Up the Pieces' (2015).

Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991) [Analogue Productions, Remastered Reissue 2015] Audio CD Layer

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Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991) [Analogue Productions, Remastered Reissue 2015] Audio CD Layer

Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991) APO Remastered Reissue 2015
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 052 SA | 00:48:16

The Analogue Productions/QRP pressing reissue treatment delivers sonics and luxury packaging second to none for discerning collectors. Now we've given three titles by Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan this premier makeover and you reap the benefits: Solace, Mirrorball and Afterglow. Each on 45 RPM LP and Hybrid SACD. Solace, McLachlan's second album, is considerably more mature and musically sophisticated than her 1988 debut, the promising if limited Touch. In fact, this disc is a must-have for McLachlan fans whose first encounter with her work was with her extremely popular later releases, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing.

Barbara Massey & Ernie Calabria - Prelude To... (1971) Reissue 2007

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Barbara Massey & Ernie Calabria - Prelude To... (1971) Reissue 2007

Barbara & Ernie - Prelude To… (1971) Reissue 2007
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans included
Folk Rock, Psychedelic Soul, Baroque Pop | Label: Fallout | # FOCD2046 | 00:35:24

Soul singer Barbara Massey and jazz guitarist Ernie Calabria paired up for this rare 1971 album. With Calabria having worked with Nina Simone and Harry Belafonte, among others, and Massey having sung backup for artists including Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, and Herbie Hancock, the pairing was an inspired one and resulted in this superb soul-jazz outing. Massey has a dry yet passionate and evocative vocal quality that often brings to mind Grace Slick. Fittingly, the duo takes on Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love," turning the Summer of Love anthem into a steamy and hypnotic soul-funk jam. Elsewhere, the duo touches upon such varying styles as folk, Latin, and psychedelic rock with cuts like "For You" and "Do You Know?," bringing to mind such similarly inclined acts as the Free Design and Bill Withers. Anyone who has even a passing interest in this kind of '70s cross-genre aesthetic will certainly want to seek out Prelude To…

John Martyn - In Session: A Live BBC Recording 1973-1978 (2006) [Re-Up]

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John Martyn - In Session: A Live BBC Recording 1973-1978 (2006) [Re-Up]

John Martyn - In Session: A Live BBC Recording 1973-1978 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal Music / Island | # 9841963 | Time: 01:10:52
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock

2006 CD featuring all 16 of the surviving sessions this Scottish-born Folk legend recorded for the Bob Harris and John Peel radio programs at the BBC between 1973 and 1978. Martyn began his career as a teen in the late '60s and has become one of the most innovative and influential artists to come from the original British Folk scene. Features rare versions of tracks from his Inside Out, Solid Air, Sunday's Child and One World albums including 'Inside', 'Beverley', 'May You Never', 'Fine Lines', 'My Baby Girl', 'Over the Hill', 'One Day (Without You)' and more.

Don McLean - The Best Of Don McLean (1991)

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Don McLean - The Best Of Don McLean (1991)

Don McLean - The Best Of Don McLean (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # CDP 7983602, CDMTL 1065 | Time: 01:12:18
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk, Soft Rock, AM Pop, Country

Donald McLean is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1971 hit song "American Pie", an 8-and-a-half-minute folk rock "cultural touchstone" about the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation. His other hit singles include "Vincent", "Dreidel", a rendition of Roy Orbison's "Crying", a rendition of the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You", and "Wonderful Baby". McLean's composition "And I Love You So" has been recorded by Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Helen Reddy, Glen Campbell, and others, and in 2000, Madonna had a hit with a rendition of "American Pie". In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In January 2018, BMI certified that "American Pie" and "Vincent" had reached five million and three million airplays respectively.

VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)

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VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)

VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:48
British Folk, Folk-Rock, Celtic, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Topic | # TSCD519

In 1972, Mike and Lal Waterson released an extraordinary album of their original songs, Bright Phoebus. This magical collection of very English songwriting has long been acknowledged a classic and one of the finest achievements of the British folk revival. Shining Bright was conceived to pay tribute to Mike & Lal's remarkable songs, and it draws upon the songs recorded for Bright Phoebus, and on a further dozen songs written at the same time but not previously recorded. Features 15 tracks performed by Norma Waterson, Dayteller, Maddy Prior, Richard Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Blue Murder, Dick Gaughan, Linda & Teddy Thompson, Helen Watson, Billy Bragg & The Blokes, Martin Carthy, Christine Collister & others.

The Stone Poneys (Linda Ronstadt) - Albums Collection 1967-1968 (3CD) Japanese Remastered Reissue SHM-CD, 2016

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The Stone Poneys (Linda Ronstadt) - Albums Collection 1967-1968 (3CD) Japanese Remastered Reissue SHM-CD, 2016

The Stone Poneys (Linda Ronstadt) - Albums Collection 1967-1968 (3CD)
Japanese Mini LP, Cardboard Sleeve, Remastered Reissue SHM-CD, 2016

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 570 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 268 Mb | Scans included
AM Pop, Folk-Rock, Folk Pop, Psychedelic | Time: 01:28:13

Before becoming a solo act, Linda Ronstadt was the lead singer of the Stone Poneys, an L.A.-based trio with an acoustic folkish sound and strong original material. The band's focal point and greatest asset was Ronstadt's clear, powerful singing. Originally recording in a coffeehouse folk style not far removed from Peter, Paul and Mary, the group rocked up its sound slightly and scored a Top 20 hit with "Different Drum," written by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees, in 1967.