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VA - Day of the Dead (2016) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Day of the Dead (2016) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Day of the Dead (2016) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.9 Gb | Scans ~ 144 Mb
Label: 4AD | # RAD 3624 | Time: 05:26:25
Rock, Jam Bands, Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, Indie Rock, Tribute

Day of the Dead is an epic tribute to the music and artistry of the Grateful Dead, curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. They have brought together some of their favourite musicians to reinterpret the songs and sounds of the Dead for a new generation. 59 tracks and over 5 hours of music makes the album a landmark to get lost in, to discover hidden treasures and to make your own playlists for whatever mood you’re in. Covers by The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, Bill Callahan, Courtney Barnett, Anohni, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Flaming Lips, Stephen Malkmus, Cass McCombs, Tim Hecker, Lucinda Williams, Perfume Genius, Fucked Up, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, The Tallest Man On Earth and others.

Grateful Dead - In The Dark (1987) [Non-Remastered]

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Grateful Dead - In The Dark (1987) [Non-Remastered]

Grateful Dead - In The Dark (1987) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Jam Bands, Country-Rock | Label: Arista | # ARCD 8452 | 00:40:50

In the Dark is the 12th studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded in one week in January 1987, and originally released on July 6, 1987. In the Dark was the band's first album in six years, and its first studio album since 1980's Go to Heaven. It became unexpectedly popular, achieving double platinum certification in the U.S. It reached #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, the Grateful Dead's only top ten album. The peppy "Touch of Grey" peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band's only top forty single; it also became a frequently played music video on MTV. "Hell in a Bucket" and "Throwing Stones" (for which videos were also made) also achieved significant album-oriented rock radio airplay.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Unclassified (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 282 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records, Dare Records | # 48472-2 | Time: 00:47:47
Blues-Rock, Funk, Electric Blues, Jam Bands, Pedal Steel Guitar

The second full-length from sacred steel genius Robert Randolph & the Family Band delivers, from the studio, the same promise, grit, grease, and sweat that Live at the Wetlands did. Randolph pulls out the stops in the studio, using his own band, without any of the hotshot guest stars who he's appeared with in the last two years. Unclassified features a road-tested, studio-savvy band using all of its collected gifts with producer Jim Scott to make a record that is as much about soul, funk, hard rock, folk, and jam band intensity as it is about the gospel music that first inspired the unit.

Dave Matthews Band - Busted Stuff (2002)

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Dave Matthews Band - Busted Stuff (2002)

Dave Matthews Band - Busted Stuff (2002)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb | 00:54:42
American Trad Rock, Jam Bands | Label: RCA/BMG | # 07863 68117-2RE

The Dave Matthews Band may not have released the Lillywhite Sessions – the semi-legendary soul-searching album recorded in 2000 but abandoned in favor of the heavy-handed, laborious Glen Ballard-produced Everyday – but they couldn't escape its shadow. Every review, every article surrounding the release of Everyday mentioned it, often claiming it was better than the released project – an opinion the band seemed to support by playing many numbers from the widely bootlegged lost album on tour in 2001. Since they couldn't run away from the Lillywhite Sessions, they decided to embrace it, albeit on their own terms. They didn't just release the album, as is. They picked nine of the best songs from the sessions, reworked some of them a bit, tinkered with the lyrics, re-recorded the tunes with a different producer (Stephen Harris, a veteran of post-Brit-pop bands like the Bluetones, plus engineer on U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind), added two new songs, and came up with Busted Stuff, a polished commercial spin on music widely considered the darkest, most revealing work Matthews has yet created.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans ~ 215 Mb
Label: Masterworks | # 88985 36947 2 | Time: 00:45:06
Blues-Rock, Jam Bands, Rhythm & Blues

Robert Randolph is one of the rare artists who's been able to convince a sizable audience that the pedal steel guitar has a place outside country music. This is partly due to his over-the-top skills on the instrument, but just as importantly, Randolph and his Family Band have consistently shown their ability to launch a soul shakedown party of major proportions whenever they take the stage or set up in the studio. 2017's Got Soul, Randolph's fifth studio album, seems designed to capture the energy and power of Randolph and his band in full flight, and producer Matt Pierson has gone out of his way to give this material a big, rollicking sound that makes the most of the muscle and sweat of this music. While the tough, funky report of the rhythm section and the call of the organ provide the backbone of these songs, it's Randolph's pedal steel that gives Got Soul its unique sound, as the wailing peals of his instrument tear through the mix and lend this as much of a vocal presence as any instrumentalist can provide. While vintage soul and funk figures play a big role in these arrangements, Randolph's background in gospel is never entirely out of the picture, and there's a churchy passion at the heart of this music that adds plenty to the emotional resonance, especially on tracks like "Be the Change" and "Heaven's Calling".

Train - Albums Collection 1998-2014 (9CD) [Re-Up]

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Train - Albums Collection 1998-2014 (9CD) [Re-Up]

Train - Albums Collection 1998-2014 (9CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.1 Gb | Complete scans
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands | Time: 06:55:26

Platinum rockers from the Bay Area who straddled the line between alternative rock and adult contemporary. Collection includes: "Train" (1998); "Drops of Jupiter" (2001); "My Private Nation" (2003); "Alive at Last" (2004); "For Me, It's You" (2006); "Save Me, San Francisco" (2009); "Hey, Soul Sister" (2010) Single; "California 37" (2012); "Bulletproof Picasso" (2014).

The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)

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The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)

The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans ~ 108 Mb
Label: Def American Recordings | # 9 24278-2 | Time: 00:45:09
Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Jam Bands, Rock & Roll

The Black Crowes' debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, may borrow heavily from the bluesy hard rock grooves of the Rolling Stones and Faces (plus a bit of classic soul), but the band gets away with it due to sharp songwriting and an ear for strong riffs and chorus melodies, not to mention the gritty, muscular rhythm guitar of Rich Robinson and brother Chris' appropriate vocal swagger. Unlike their later records, the Crowes don't really stretch out and jam that much on Money Maker, but that helps distill their virtues into a handful of memorable singles ("Jealous Again," "She Talks to Angels," a cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle"), and most of the album tracks maintain an equally high standard. Shake Your Money Maker may not be stunningly original, but it doesn't need to be; it's the most concise demonstration of the fact that the Black Crowes are a great, classic rock & roll band.

Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)

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Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)

Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 432 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:15
Alternative Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands | Label: RCA | # 07863 66449-2

On their major-label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming, the Dave Matthews Band is helped by the lean production of Steve Lillywhite, who manages to rein in the group's tendency to meander. The result is a set of eclectic pop/rock that is accentuated by bursts of instrumental virtuosity instead of being ruled by it. That also means that the Dave Matthews Band is capable of turning out pop songs, and as the hit single "What Would You Say" and "Ants Marching" illustrate, they have a flair for catchy hooks.

Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King (2009)

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Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King (2009)

Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Label: Bama Rags Records | # 5051865487425 | Time: 01:03:17
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands

Tragedy has a way of putting everything into perspective, a truism that's brought into sharp relief by the Dave Matthews Band. LeRoi Moore, the group's saxophonist, died in 2008, something that shook the DMB to their core and they've responded as any working band does: by carrying on, playing gigs – including one on the day of his passing – and finishing the album they were recording at the time of his death, turning Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King into a tribute to their fallen comrade. By saluting his spirit, DMB wind up returning to their roots, jettisoning any of the well-manicured crossover pop of Stand Up and reviving the loose-limbed jams that were their '90s specialty, a sound they've largely abandoned – at least on record – since 1998's Before These Crowded Streets. During that long, long decade between Before and Big Whiskey, DMB remained one of America's biggest bands even though much of those ten years found Matthews working through various existential crises – things got too big so he pulled away from the band, turned out a dark solo record, then came back – and his namesake band drifted along with him. Here, everything snaps back into focus: what was glossy is now clean and unvarnished; there is no avoidance of their rangy, loping rhythms or predilection for elastic solos; and these signatures – shunned on record, not on-stage – are embraced warmly, given muscle, and married to the dark undercurrents that have flowed throughout Matthews' new-millennium writing.

The Allman Brothers Band - Universal Masters Collection: Classic Allman Brothers (1999) [Re-Up]

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The Allman Brothers Band - Universal Masters Collection: Classic Allman Brothers (1999) [Re-Up]

The Allman Brothers Band - Universal Masters Collection: Classic Allman Brothers (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue, Log) ~ 562 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 229 Mb
Label: Polydor/Universal | # 543 405-2 | Time: 01:18:26 | Scans included
Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Jam Bands

The Best of the Allman Brothers offers a brief but effective introduction to the band, featuring such hits as "Ramblin' Man", "Crazy Love", "Melissa", "Jessica", and "Statesboro Blues".

Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004) [Re-Up]

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Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004) [Re-Up]

Hootie & The Blowfish - The Best Of Hootie & The Blowfish: 1993 Thru 2003 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included | 01:07:44
Alternative Rock, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands | Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # 8122-78083-2

Hootie & the Blowfish never were cut out to be superstars. They were meant to be the best band at the local bar. They were ordinary guys, and they played ordinary music, the kind that could be heard in any college town on the East Coast or Midwest during the early '90s when the local bar wasn't having grunge night. It was the ordinariness of the music on their 1994 debut, Cracked Rear View, that connected with millions of American listeners – they sounded like everybody's favorite local band. Once they were superstars, their bubble burst fairly quickly as the 1996 follow-up sold considerably fewer than the debut, and by the end of the decade, they had settled into a reliable routine of turning out modest records and touring steadily, without many people outside of their core fans noticing. Their popularity might have declined, but as the 2004 Atlantic/Rhino compilation The Best of Hootie & the Blowfish (1993 Thru 2003) illustrates, their music changed very little over the course of the decade, nor did the quality of their music decline.

Grateful Dead - Europe '72, Volume 2 (2011) 2CDs

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Grateful Dead - Europe '72, Volume 2 (2011) 2CDs

Grateful Dead - Europe '72, Volume 2 (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 884 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 355 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb | 02:35:09
Classic Rock, Country-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jam Bands | Label: Rhino | # R2 528639

Europe '72 Volume 2 is a live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It is a two-CD set which features 20 tracks from the band's Spring 1972 tour of Europe. As such, it represents a belated sequel to the band's original three-LP 1972 release, Europe '72. Around the time of the production of the massive Europe '72: The Complete Recordings box set in 2011, Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux was charged with the task of developing this follow-up compilation, nearly four decades later, without repeating any of the songs that appeared on Europe '72. As with the box set, all of the music for this CD was remastered from the original 16-track tapes and encoded with HDCD specifications. The artwork for the release is by Stanley Mouse, who, along with his late partner, Alton Kelley, created the recognizable images for the original release.