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Graham Parker & The Rumour - Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks (1979) 2 LP in 1 CD, 1996

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Graham Parker & The Rumour - Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks (1979) 2 LP in 1 CD, 1996

Graham Parker & The Rumour - Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks (1979) 2 LP in 1 CD, 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 528 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:19:00
Rock, Pub Rock, New Wave | Label: Arista | # 07822-18939-2

Arista remastered Graham Parker's masterpiece, Squeezing Out Sparks, for CD reissue, adding the previously promotional-only live album Live Sparks as an added bonus. Though it is somewhat disconcerting to hear the same songs in the same order in a row, it's an excellent addition for hardcore collectors, especially since the sound on the original album is considerably improved. And, Live Sparks is a nervy, energetic live recording, especially with the addition of "I Want You Back (Alive)" and "Mercury Poisoning".

VA - Adios Amigo: A Tribute To Arthur Alexander (1994)

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VA - Adios Amigo: A Tribute To Arthur Alexander (1994)

VA - Adios Amigo: A Tribute To Arthur Alexander (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: Razor & Tie | # 7243 8400172 8 | Time: 00:53:32
Rock, Soul, Rock & Roll, Country-Soul, Country-Rock, Roots Rock

Among musicians, Arthur Alexander was always considered one of the greatest R&B songwriters. Both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones covered his songs, "Anna (Go to Him)" and "You Better Move On," respectively, early in their careers. But they weren't the only ones – throughout the years, his work was rich source material for many blues, soul, rock, and country artists. He may have earned the recognition of his peers, but he remained relatively unknown to the general public, right up to his death in 1993. In order to raise his profile, Razor & Tie released Adios Amigo: A Tribute to Arthur Alexander in 1994, assembling a stellar and diverse lineup to record new versions of his songs. The diversity and the fresh arrangements illustrates the depth of Alexander's songs and how well they lent themselves to new readings. Like any tribute album, Adios Amigo is uneven, with a few tracks falling flat, but the best moments – Elvis Costello's "Sally Sue Brown," Robert Plant's "If It's Really Got to Be This Way," Chuck Jackson's "You Better Move On," Frank Black's "Old John Amos," John Prine's "Lonely Just Like Me," Gary U.S. Bonds' "Genie in the Jug," Graham Parker's "Every Day I Have to Cry" and Nick Lowe's "In the Middle of It All" – are affectionate salutes to a departed master, and they're damn enjoyable in their own right as well.

VA - Teenage Kicks (2002) 2CDs

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VA - Teenage Kicks (2002) 2CDs

VA - Teenage Kicks (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 410 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal Music TV | # 583 264-2 | Time: 02:35:12
Punk-Rock, Pop-Punk, Post-Punk, Pub-Rock, New Wave, Reggae, Dub

Teenage Kicks chronicles one of pop music's most exciting periods–the glory days of punk and new wave. Comprising knockout classics from The Jam, Teenage Kicks, The Clash, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, Siouxie & Banshees, Squeeze, Iggy Pop, The Boomtown Rats, B-52's, The Cure, Ian Dury, Graham Parker, Elvis Costello and many more, every single tune is an instant sing-a-long classic, sure to stir up fond memories of when music was vibrant, outspoken, and always refreshing.

Graham Parker - Don't Tell Columbus (2007)

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Graham Parker - Don't Tell Columbus (2007)

Graham Parker - Don't Tell Columbus (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Rock | Label: Bloodshot Records | # BS 140 | Time: 00:57:57

The prolific veteran continues to cover a lot of musical territory on an album that resonates with the sound of his glory years of the mid-to-late 1970s. On the first two songs, Parker recalls his breakthrough with Dylanesque phrasing on "I Discovered America" before flashing forward to the current state of British pop celebrity on "England's Greatest Clown." There's his trademark sardonicism in the socially-conscious singalongs of "Ambiguous" and "Stick to the Plan," while other highlights include songs of resilience ("Suspension Bridge," "Hard Side of the Rain") and redemption ("Somebody Saved Me"). At almost eight-and-a-half minutes, "The Other Side of the Reservoir" is epic by Parker's standards, as he follows Van Morrison into the mystic. The closing "All Being Well" could pass as a traditional Irish benediction. With arrangements largely built around Parker's acoustic guitar, the predominantly midtempo material doesn't rock as hard as Parker has, but the hooks sink deep into the soul.

Graham Parker - At Rockpalast (2005)

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Graham Parker - At Rockpalast (2005)

Graham Parker - At Rockpalast (2005)
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR, 25.00 fps | AC3, 2ch, 192 kbps / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps
Rock, Pub-Rock, New Wave | Time: 02:27:40 | ~ 7.6 Gb

The legendary Rockpalast-concerts of Graham Parker! Graham Parker has hold onto his reputation as one of the most important singer-songwriters for more than 30 years. Together with The Rumour , Graham Parker gave two shows at the Rockpalast. The second appearance at Grugahalle, Esssen was in 1980, where Parker opened the 7th legendary Rockpalast-Night. This time Nicky Hopkins sat in at the piano (famous for his works with The Beatles and Rolling Stones).

Graham Parker & The Rumour - Heat Treatment (1976) Reissue 2001

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Graham Parker & The Rumour - Heat Treatment (1976) Reissue 2001

Graham Parker & The Rumour - Heat Treatment (1976) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Rock, Pub Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Mercury | # 548 682-2 | Time: 00:41:39

On his second album Heat Treatment, Graham Parker essentially offered more of the same thing that made Howlin' Wind such a bracing listen. However, his songwriting wasn't as consistent, with only a handful of songs – like "Pourin' It All Out" and the title track – making much of an impression. Unfortunately, the record was also tamed by the production of Mutt Lange, who polishes the record just enough to make the Rumour sound restrained. Which means, of course, the sheer musicality of the band can't save the lesser material. Heat Treatment remains an enjoyable listen – at this stage of the game, Parker hadn't soured into a curmudgeon, and his weaker songs were still endearing – but it's a disappointment in light of its predecessor.

Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin Wind (1976) Reissue 2001

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Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin Wind (1976) Reissue 2001

Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin Wind (1976) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Rock, Pub Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Mercury | # 548 667-2 | Time: 00:45:11

For most intents and purposes, Graham Parker emerged fully formed on his debut album, Howlin' Wind. Sounding like the bastard offspring of Mick Jagger and Van Morrison, Parker sneers his way through a set of stunningly literate pub rockers. Instead of blindly sticking to the traditions of rock & roll, Parker invigorates them with cynicism and anger, turning his songs into distinctively original works. "Back to Schooldays" may be reconstituted rockabilly, "White Honey" may recall Morrison's white R&B bounce, and "Howlin' Wind" is a cross of Van's more mystical moments and the Band, but the songs themselves are original and terrific. Similarly, producer Nick Lowe gives the album a tough, spare feeling, which makes Parker and the Rumour sound like one of the best bar bands you've ever heard. Howlin' Wind remains a thoroughly invigorating fusion of rock tradition, singer/songwriter skill, and punk spirit, making it one of the classic debuts of all time.

VA ‎- Nightmoves (2008) [3 x DVD-9]

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VA ‎- Nightmoves (2008) [3 x DVD-9]

VA ‎- Nightmoves (2008)
3xDVD-9: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch & 6 ch
Rock, Pop | 02:25:39+02:24:10+02:31:10 | ~ 22.13 Gb

Nightmoves first aired on Channel Seven on May 13 1977. The Seven Network owned exclusive Australian rights to footage from overseas shows such as Midnight Express and decided to launch an adult version of Countdown along the lines of UK's Old Grey Whistle Test, concentrating on live footage rather than video clips, album music rather than pop…