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Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)

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Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)

Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 395 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 589 661-2 | Time: 01:02:05 | Scans included
Blues, Rock, Celtic, Rhythm & Blues, Folk-Rock

Down the Road is the twenty-ninth studio album by Northern Irish singer Van Morrison. The album has a nostalgic tone, lyrically and musically, and its arrangements mix R&B and blues with country and folk, and with a few exceptions, like "Georgia on My Mind," the music is most often rooted in 1950s and early 1960s popular music.

Paul Simon - The Paul Simon Anthology (1993) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Paul Simon - The Paul Simon Anthology (1993) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Paul Simon - The Paul Simon Anthology (1993) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 865 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans ~ 21 Mb | 02:28:27
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Warner | # 9362 45408-2

The international release The Paul Simon Anthology was a two-CD abridged version of the three-CD box set Paul Simon 1964-1993. For this version, the first two discs of the box set were condensed into a single CD, while the third disc, left untouched, was now the second disc. This accentuated one of the weaknesses of the box set, weighting the selections even more heavily toward Simon's later work. Here, his recordings originally released between 1965 and 1983 (including six Simon and Garfunkel tracks) made up the first disc, and the second disc covered only the period 1986-1993, and really 1986-90, since the only recordings released after 1990 were "Thelma," an outtake from the 1990 album The Rhythm of the Saints and three performances from the 1991 live album Paul Simon's Concert in the Park. While the abridgment seemed to have been made with an eye on the British charts, for the most part eliminating only songs that had not been hits in the U.K. (the exceptions being "America" and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras"), the album still didn't function as a full-fledged greatest hits album, lacking such British chart singles as "Homeward Bound" and "I Am a Rock" (neither of which were on Paul Simon 1964-1993, either).

Janis Ian - Breaking Silence (1993) Reissue 2003, Audiophile Edition [Re-Up]

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Janis Ian - Breaking Silence (1993) Reissue 2003, Audiophile Edition [Re-Up]

Janis Ian - Breaking Silence (1993) Reissue 2003, Audiophile Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Cooking Vinyl | # COOKCD 272 | 00:59:29

Breaking Silence finds Ian ditching her past waifishness for a confident, mature, contemporary acoustic approach relying mostly on spare guitar and piano textures. Opening with "All Roads to the River" (also recorded by John Mellencamp), Breaking Silence includes among its highlights the Holocaust-survivor tale "Tattoo" and the dramatic half-a cappella, half-syncopated-rocker title track.

Peter, Paul and Mary - Albums Collection 1962-1969 (12CD) Japanese Mini-LP Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

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Peter, Paul and Mary - Albums Collection 1962-1969 (12CD) Japanese Mini-LP Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

Peter, Paul and Mary - Albums Collection 1962-1969 (12CD)
Japanese Mini-LP Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.02 Gb | Scans ~ 1.77 Gb
Label: Warner Music Japan | # WPCR-14591~14602 | Time: 07:31:11
Folk, Folk-Pop, Folk-Rock, Pop/Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Peter, Paul and Mary featuring 2012 remastering, using the original master tape. Includes a description and lyrics. Part of a eleven-album Peter, Paul and Mary cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Peter, Paul And Mary I", "Moving", "In The Wind", "Peter, Paul And Mary in Concert", "A Song Will Rise", "See What Tomorrow Brings", "The Peter, Paul And Mary Album", "Album 1700", "In Japan", "Late Again", and "Peter, Paul And Mommy". The most popular folk group of the 1960s, Peter, Paul and Mary in later decades have also proved themselves to be among the most durable music acts in history. Their longevity dwarfs that of the Weavers, while the fact that the trio continues to be associated with a major record label (Warner Bros.) after decades in the business sets them apart from rivals like the Kingston Trio and the Brothers Four. Then again, perhaps it isn't so surprising – Peter, Paul and Mary's roots run deeper than almost any other folk act one might care to name, while their appeal crosses audience lines that other acts couldn't (and can't) even approach.

Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens aka On The Road To Find Out (In Search Of The Centre Of The Universe) (2001) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens aka On The Road To Find Out (In Search Of The Centre Of The Universe) (2001) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens (2001) 4CD Box Set
aka On The Road To Find Out (In Search Of The Centre Of The Universe)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.61 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 645 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Label: A&M, Universal | # 314 585 285-2 | Time: 04:41:20
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock

Completists will be happy to own many of the rarities on this four-disc set, including Stevens's first demo session, an unreleased 1970 duet with Elton John, a cover of Fats Domino's "Blue Monday," and several choice live cuts from the late '70s. And it's nice to have an overview of the artist's entire career–from late '60s pop-star wannabe to '70s folk-rock superstar–in one place. But the difference between early Cat Stevens (despite composing hits for others) and post-Tea for the Tillerman Stevens is substantial. The two follow-up LPs were part of a trilogy of brilliance–both musically and lyrically–and any Stevens collection must start there. Nevertheless, surprises and some gems are to be found throughout all four discs–even his most recent recording (as Yusuf Islam) isn't bad. This box set also offers a choice opportunity to reassess a deserving career. (All royalties go to New York City relief victims and orphans and homeless families in underdeveloped countries.)

John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD) [Re-Up]

John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.75 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 678 Mb | Scans ~ 691 Mb
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock | Time: 04:55:56

John Illsley is an English musician who rose to fame as the bass guitarist of the critically acclaimed band Dire Straits. With Dire Straits, John has been the recipient of multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards and a Heritage Award. As one of the founding band members, with Mark Knopfler, his brother David and drummer Pick Withers, John played a major role in the development of the Dire Straits’ sound. Collection includes: 'Never Told A Soul' (1984); 'Glass' (1988); 'Beautiful You' (2008) with Greg Pearle; 'Streets Of Heaven' (2010); 'Live In London' (2014); 'Testing The Water' (2014).

Blind Melon - Studio Albums Collection 1992-2008 (4CD) [Re-Up]

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Blind Melon - Studio Albums Collection 1992-2008 (4CD) [Re-Up]

Blind Melon - Studio Albums Collection 1992-2008 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 503 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Grunge, Folk-Rock | Time: 03:14:47

Blind Melon is an American rock band formed in formed in Los Angeles, California by two musicians from Mississippi and one from Indiana. Best remembered for their 1993 single "No Rain", the group enjoyed critical and commercial success in the early 1990s with their neo-psychedelic take on alternative rock.

Bert Jansch - Albums Collection 1965-2006 (19CD) [Re-Up]

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Bert Jansch - Albums Collection 1965-2006 (19CD) [Re-Up]

Bert Jansch - Albums Collection 1965-2006 (19CD)
FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.12 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.85 Gb | Scans ~ 3.05 Gb
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk-Rock, British Folk, Psychedelic | 13:34:55

Collection includes 19 albums by British folk-rock legend Bert Jansch. One of the most important figures in contemporary British folk, Bert Jansch brought an unsurpassed combination of virtuosity and eclecticism to the acoustic guitar, both as a solo act and a key member of Pentangle.

Al Stewart - Albums Collection 1967-2009 (21 CD) + DVD ''Live at Musikladen'' [Re-Up]

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Al Stewart - Albums Collection 1967-2009 (21 CD) + DVD ''Live at Musikladen'' [Re-Up]

Al Stewart - Albums Collection 1967-2009 (21 CD) + DVD "Live at Musikladen"
FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 7.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 3.25 Gb | Scans included | Time: 19:05:05
DVD-5 | NTSC, 720x480 (4:3) VBR | AC-3, 6ch, 448 kbps | ~ 2.7 Gb | Time: 00:43:05
Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock

A collection of 21 CD, which includes all the studio albums by Al Stewart at the moment, as well as a compilation of his best songs. Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart, 5 September 1945) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician. Stewart came to stardom as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s, and developed his own unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events from history. He is best known for his hit 1976 single "Year of the Cat" from the platinum album Year of the Cat.

16 (Sixteen) Horsepower - Albums Collection 1996-2002 (5CD) [Re-Up]

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16 (Sixteen) Horsepower - Albums Collection 1996-2002 (5CD) [Re-Up]

16 (Sixteen) Horsepower - Albums Collection 1996-2002 (5CD)
FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 604 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Alernative Country, Alternative Country-Rock | Time: 03:53:44

Denver alt-country band known for brooding songs reminiscent of Nick Cave and the Gun Club. Their music often invoked religious imagery dealing with conflict, redemption, punishment, and guilt through David Eugene Edwards's lyrics and the heavy use of traditional bluegrass, gospel, and Appalachian instrumentation cross-bred with rock. Collection includes: Sackcloth 'n' Ashes (1996); Low Estate (1997); Hoarse (1998); Secret South (2000); Folklore (2002).

Bob Geldof - Great Songs Of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 (2005) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Bob Geldof - Great Songs Of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 (2005) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Bob Geldof - Great Songs Of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 (2005) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 711 Mb | Scans ~ 342 Mb | 05:09:48
Rock, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Mercury/UMC | # 983 376-8

Eclectic singer, songwriter, and social activist, the one-time Boomtown Rats leader became a progressive force in the 1980s. Great Songs of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 brings together 4 solo albums: Deep in the Heart of Nowhere, the Vegetarians of Love, the Happy Club and Sex, Age and Death, with a wealth of bonus material, some previously unreleased.

Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics 1975-1983 (2003) 2CDs

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Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics 1975-1983 (2003) 2CDs

Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics 1975-1983 (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 992 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Label: A&M Records | # 609 493 613-2 | Time: 02:38:35
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock, R&B, Funk, Jazz

This is the way a Joan Armatrading best-of collection should be assembled in the first place. The numerous single-disc compilations never came close to being representative of her achievement as a recording artist. Culling 43 tracks over eight years and 11 albums is even better in many ways than issuing an Armatrading box set. All of the expected material from the early years is included on disc one, such as "Cool Blue Stole My Heart," "Travel So Far," "Dry Land," "Down to Zero," "Love and Affection," "Help Yourself," "Woncha Come on Home," "Show Some Emotion," "Willow," "Barefoot and Pregnant," "Bottom to the Top," "You Rope You Tie Me," "Your Letter," and many more, including "The Flight of the Wild Geese" from the soundtrack to the film. It covers Armatrading's prolific period from 1975-1979, where a lot of old hippies, now upwardly mobile professionals seeking mellow escapes from their relentless and often ruthless pursuit of "the good life," got off the bus and remained stuck, listening only to her early records along with those of the Jacksons, Eagles, and James Taylor.

Bon Iver - Studio Albums & EP 2008-2011 (3CD)

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Bon Iver - Studio Albums & EP 2008-2011 (3CD)

Bon Iver - Studio Albums & EP 2008-2011 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 255 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Folk Rock, Indie Pop/Rock, Indie Folk | Time: 01:33:38

Bon Iver is a Grammy award-winning American folk band founded in 2007 by indie folk singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. Bon Iver won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best New Artist and Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for their self-titled album.

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Re-Up

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Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Re-Up

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Remastered 2016]
Re-Mastered by Cowboy Junkies and Peter Moore from Original Session Tapes
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:09
Alternative Country, Country Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 072 SA

Who says you can't make a great record in one day – or night, as the case may be? The Trinity Session was recorded in one night using one microphone, a DAT recorder, and the wonderful acoustics of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. Interestingly, it's the album that broke the Cowboy Junkies in the United States for their version of "Sweet Jane," which included the lost verse. It's far from the best cut here, though. There are other covers, such as Margo Timmins' a cappella read of the traditional "Mining for Gold," a heroin-slow version of Hank Williams' classic "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Dreaming My Dreams With You" (canonized by Waylon Jennings), and a radical take of the Patsy Cline classic "Walkin' After Midnight" that closes the disc. Those few who had heard the band's previous album, Whites Off Earth Now!!, were aware that, along with Low, the Cowboy Junkies were the only band at the time capable of playing slower than Neil Young and Crazy Horse – and without the ear-threatening volume.

Bob Geldof - The Happy Club (1992)

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Bob Geldof - The Happy Club (1992)

Bob Geldof - The Happy Club (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 420 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Pop Rock, Folk-Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Vertigo | # 512 896-2 | Time: 01:03:20

Irish singer Bob Geldof's third solo set, The Happy Club, finds him again being produced by Rupert Hine, although he and Pete Briquette lend a hand. Geldof eschews the guest star-laden turns of his prior albums and settles with a set band line-up, with World Party's Karl Wallinger the only name guest. While not quite the triumph of his previous outing, The Happy Club is still an engaging release through and through. Drawing on his love for Motown, the album is an often upbeat, ebullient affair starting with the lead track "Room 19," complete with "sha la las, " hand claps, and comical lyrics about cryogenics. Other standouts include the gentle, lovely "The Soft Soil," the singalong slice of neo-psychedelic pop "My Hippy Angel," and the catchy title track. Thought-provoking lyrics wrapped in some great melodies, The Happy Club is mature, adult pop/rock that doesn't forget to have a good time.