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Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985) [Re-Up]

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Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985) [Re-Up]

Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Country Pop, Guitar Jazz, Finger-Picked Guitar | Label: Columbia | # CK 39591 | 00:37:16

After decades of recording for RCA Victor, Atkins switched labels; this 1985 effort is a summit meeting of sorts with young guitar hotshots like Larry Carlton, George Benson, Mark Knopfler, Steve Lukather, and Earl Klugh, plus session A-teamers like Boots Randolph, Larrie Londin, David Hungate, Mark O'Connor and others. Atkins' tone is, as usual, faultless, and his playing superb. If the "meetings" don't always come off, it's usually due to the overzealousness of the other guitar players (Lukather's over-the-top style screams '80s big hair, for instance), not Chet, whose playing always exercises the utmost in restraint in every situation. All in all, a good modern-day Chet Atkins album, but not the place to start a collection.

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975) [Japanese BSCD2]

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Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975) [Japanese BSCD2]

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music, SICP-30087 | ~ 278 or 105 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 156 Mb
Guitar Virtuoso, Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock

Blow by Blow typifies Jeff Beck's wonderfully unpredictable career. Released in 1975, Beck's fifth effort as a leader and first instrumental album was a marked departure from its more rock-based predecessors. Only composer/keyboardist Max Middleton returned from Beck's previous lineups. To Beck's credit, Blow by Blow features a tremendous supporting cast…

Tommy Emmanuel - The Journey (1993)

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Tommy Emmanuel - The Journey (1993)

Tommy Emmanuel - The Journey (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 474489 2 | Time: 00:51:09 | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Tommy Emmanuel, four-time winner of Australia's Best Guitarist Award, has helped bring the art of rock guitar down under to a higher awareness by bringing a sense of jazz improvisation into a mix that also includes blues, country, rock, classical, and Spanish music. After years as a popular sideman and ace songwriter, the two-time ARIA Award winner launched his solo career in 1988 with Up from Down Under. Several releases followed, notably 1993's critically acclaimed The Journey, which hit high on Gavin and Radio & Records NAC airplay charts.

Tommy Emmanuel - All I Want for Christmas (2011)

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Tommy Emmanuel - All I Want for Christmas (2011)

Tommy Emmanuel - All I Want for Christmas (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb
Label: Favored Nations | # none | Covers included | Time: 00:37:26
Guitar Virtuoso, Holidays, Christmas, Country, Pop, Folk, Jazz, Instrumental

Released the year after he was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist for a second time by Guitar Player magazine, Australian virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel further establishes his esteemed reputation with this collection of festive covers, All I Want for Christmas.

Santana - Santana III (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

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Santana - Santana III (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Santana - Santana III (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/Columbia | # UDSACD 2158 | Time: 00:41:25
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Latin Rock, Jazz-Rock, Blues Rock

Santana is the third studio album by Santana. The band's second self-titled album, it is often referred to as III to distinguish it from the band's 1969 debut album. The album was also known as Man with an Outstretched Hand. It was the third and last album by the Woodstock-era lineup, and it was also considered by many to be the band's peak commercially and musically, as subsequent releases aimed towards more experimental jazz and Latin music.

Steve Vai - The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology (2003)

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Steve Vai - The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology (2003)

Steve Vai - The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology (2003)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 1,13 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 385 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:51 + 01:16:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Epic #513868 / EPC513868 2 / Legacy #5138682000
Rock / Instrumental Rock / Guitar Virtuoso

Steve Vai played with a wide variety of acts during the '80s – Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, John Lydon's PIL, and Whitesnake, among others – as he became one of rock's most sought-after hired guns. In addition, Vai launched his own solo career, which come the '90s would be his sole career focus. The 2003 double-disc set Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology is comprised almost entirely of Vai's solo work (save for a Whitesnake song, "Kitten's Got Claws," and one by the obscure outfit Alcatrazz, "Lighter Shade of Green").

Tommy Emmanuel - Little by Little (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Tommy Emmanuel - Little by Little (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Tommy Emmanuel - Little by Little (2010) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans ~ 203 Mb
Label: Favored Nations | # FN2700-2 | Time: 01:23:42
Guitar Virtuoso, Fingerpicking, Folk, Jazz, Country, Folk Rock

As an Australian, guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel doesn't seem to be much bothered about musical categories. Is his music jazz, folk, bluegrass, new age? Depending on the track, it can be any one. Like his mentor, Chet Atkins, Emmanuel is simply a guitar player, and on Little by Little, a two-CD set, he sticks mostly to acoustic guitar, playing mostly originals, tunes that he has used in concert but not recorded before. He is also mostly solo, although the double-disc length allows him room to share space with guests including singers Pam Rose (on her co-composition "Haba Na Hava") and Anthony Snape (on the folk-rock "Willie's Shades"). Among the covers are two versions of "Moon River," one with a bass countermelody, the other with an Emmanuel vocal, Carole King's "Tapestry," Atkins' "Mountains of Illinois," and "The Tennessee Waltz." Emmanuel plays fast runs, slows down for delicate passages, and adds harmonics on tunes that evoke players including Will Ackerman and John Fahey. He also likes folk-pop; "Papa George" needs only a James Taylor vocal to fit into that category. But Little by Little is a tour de force by a musician who usually leaves categories behind.

VA - Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas (1997) [Re-Up]

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VA - Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas (1997) [Re-Up]

VA - Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:07
Holidays, Guitar Virtuoso, Instrumental Rock, Fusion | Label: Epic | # EK 67775

A holiday album for anyone who truly wants to rock around the Christmas tree! Includes Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Joe Satriani, Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Joe Perry, Alex Lifeson, Richie Sambora, and Hotei.

Robben Ford & The Blue Line - The Authorized Bootleg (1998) [Re-Up]

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Robben Ford & The Blue Line - The Authorized Bootleg (1998) [Re-Up]

Robben Ford & The Blue Line - The Authorized Bootleg (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:55
Blues, Jazz Blues, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Thumb | # BTR 70132, 057 013-2

This is a keeper from the word "go." Recorded live in 1995 (but not released until 1998) at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA, Robben Ford is joined by long-time Blue Line trio members Roscoe Beck on bass and Tom Brechtlein on drums, as well as Bill Boublitz on a baby grand piano. Although nearly all of the songs can be found on other Ford albums (most are from Handful of Blues), one of the things that makes this jazzy recording so special is that Ford is playing only an acoustic guitar. The Ray Charles gem "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (which you WON'T find elsewhere) is simply beautiful, and on Paul Butterfield's "Lovin' Cup," it's just Ford and his guitar. The brilliance of his playing and the reason behind why so many guitar players put him at the top of their list can be found in Ford's performance on this release, alternating between lead and rhythm. The Authorized Bootleg also has great (albeit laid-back) versions of "When I Leave Here" and "Tired of Talkin'." Highly, highly recommended.

Paul Gilbert: Discography & Video (1998-2019) [14CD + 3DVD]

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Paul Gilbert: Discography & Video (1998-2019) [14CD + 3DVD]

Paul Gilbert: Discography & Video (1998-2019)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
14CD | Label: Various | ~ 5180 or 2072 Mb | Artwork -> 133 Mb
3xDVD: NTSC 16:9 & 4:3 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / LinearPCM, 2 ch / DTS, 5 ch
Hard Rock, Instrumental Rock

Paul Brandon Gilbert is an American hard rock and heavy metal guitarist. He is best known for being the co-founder of the band Mr. Big. He was also a member of Racer X, with whom he released several albums. In 1996, Gilbert launched a solo career, for which he has released numerous solo albums, and featured in numerous collaborations and guest appearances on other musicians' albums…

Al Di Meola - Electric Anthology (1995) [Re-Up]

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Al Di Meola - Electric Anthology (1995) [Re-Up]

Al Di Meola - Electric Anthology (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Guitar Virtuoso | Label: One Way/Sony | # A 26405 | 01:10:29

If you're an air guitarist, Al di Meola has likely been your man since his days as an unknown 21-year-old addition to Chick Corea's Return to Forever in the mid-'70s. Over the years since leaving RTF, he has been afforded the opportunity to record regularly, and this CD represents a good overview of his discography, primarily for the Columbia family of labels. His early dates Land of the Midnight Sun, Elegant Gypsy, and Casino are well represented, in addition to his collaborations with Jan Hammer on Tour de Force: Live. His middle-period efforts are not all that vital, as repeat ideas and predictable flash lost their original value even to the staunchest fans, therefore making this collection less than essential.

Rory Gallagher - The Beat Club Sessions (2010) Japanese SHM-CD

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Rory Gallagher - The Beat Club Sessions (2010) Japanese SHM-CD

Rory Gallagher - The Beat Club Sessions (2010) Japanese SHM-CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: Eagle/Capo | # VQCD-10202 | Time: 01:13:07

These previously unreleased live recordings by Rory Gallagher were made for the German TV series Beat Club. Recorded over three different appearances in the early seventies they capture Rory Gallagher in his element as a superb live performer. The tracklisting focuses on his first two solo albums and contains many classic songs that would carry on playing throughout his career.

Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989 [Re-Up]

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Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989 [Re-Up]

Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb | Scans included
Label: Castle Communications | # CCSCD235 | Time: 01:17:41
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock

Out of several live Hendrix albums, The Jimi Hendrix Concerts stands as one of the very best. Taken from shows at Winterland, The Royal Albert Hall, and from various venues in New York, Berkeley, and San Diego, the set includes hits like "Fire," "Voodoo Chile," and "Hey Joe," as well as fine blues like "Red House," "Bleeding Heart," and "Hear My Train a Comin'." Highlights include a definitive version of "Little Wing" and one of the most assured and driving versions of "Voodoo Chile" (these and four other stellar tracks come from what must have been an amazing concert at Winterland in the fall of '68). Another standout is "I Don't Live Today," which features a fine mix of jazz-inspired soloing and various feedback and distortion "tricks" (tricks that figure into Hendrix's way of "playing with the electronics," and which make up one of the more innovative aspects of his guitar playing). Hendrix gets adept and sympathetic support throughout from bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell (Band of Gypsies' bassist Billy Cox replaces Redding on "Red House" and "Hey Joe").

Eric Johnson - Tones (1986) [Re-Up]

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Eric Johnson - Tones (1986) [Re-Up]

Eric Johnson - Tones (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb
Label: Reprise | # 9 25375-2 | Time: 00:45:34 | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Rock, Instrumental Rock, Fusion

Tones, Eric Johnson's first solo album, is an exceptionally strong debut, and a record that is just as good as the guitarist's breakthrough 1990 release Ah Via Musicom. Grouped with long-time compatriots Roscoe Beck and Tommy Taylor, Johnson's trademark composing voice and so-sweet electric guitar are already on full display. True to the album's title, Johnson showcases many different guitar tones, from the violin-like sustain of his trademark distortion to the bell-like timbre of his clean-toned rhythm work. Johnson also sings on five of the nine songs on Tones, and his voice is as competently expressive as ever. The second half of this record is really where it moves from being simply "good" to "great." Emerging from Stephen Barber's almost new-agey Fairlight CMI vamp, "Trail of Tears" kicks into a driving groove punctuated by Johnson's chordal stabs and arpeggios and carried by one of the guitarist's best vocal melodies.

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press] Re-Up

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Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press] Re-Up

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 845.101 | Time: 00:55:54

Rory was never a man to sit back and let the world slip by. The 70’s saw him release 10 albums in as many years, work with a great many of his heroes and tour the world. Although his recorded output in the 1980’s was more sporadic he still toured constantly, playing some of the first rock gigs behind the iron curtain as well as cementing his live reputation in Europe and the US. ‘Defender’ his third album of the 80’s, was the first release on his own label. Capo offered him the complete artistic freedom he needed, enabling him to produce the music as he wanted. He admitted “I’m not that organised, but I want anything that I’m doing to be under control, and I want the final say on things”.