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Kris Kristofferson - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (16CD) [Re-Up]

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Kris Kristofferson - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (16CD) [Re-Up]

Kris Kristofferson - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (16CD)
FLAC | Tracks/Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.97 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.65 Gb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Alternative Country, Country-Rock, Soft Rock | Time: 11:39:02

Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film actor. He is known for such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole writer of most of his songs, and he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup "The Highwaymen". In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Collection includes: Kristofferson (1970); Me & Bobby McGee (1971); The Silver Tongued Devil And I (1971); Border Lord (1972); Jesus Was A Capricorn (1972); Breakaway (1974) with Rita Coolidge; A Star Is Born (1976) with Barbra Streisand; Natural Act (1978) with Rita Coolidge; A Moment of Forever (1995); The Austin Sessions (1999); The Essential Kris Kristofferson (2004) 2CD; This Old Road (2006); Closer To The Bone (2009); Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 (2010); Feeling Mortal (2012).

VA - Best Country Album in the World... Ever! (1994) 2CDs

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VA - Best Country Album in the World... Ever! (1994) 2CDs

VA - Best Country Album in the World… Ever! (1994) 2CD
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 800 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 300 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # 7243 8 44484 2 4 (7243 8 31646 2 2) | Time: 02:08:47
Country, Country-Pop, Country-Folk

Almost all of country music's heavies contribute to this two-disc set, and many of the greatest anthems are all present. Forty tracks in all, including 'Rhinestone Cowboy' by Glenn Campbell, Kenny Roger's 'Coward of the County', 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash, 'Me & Bobby McGee' by Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Wynette's 'Stand by Your Man', Patsy Cline's 'Crazy', 'Achy Breaky Heart' (Billy Ray Cyrus), The Charlie Daniels Band's 'Devil Went Down to Georgia', 'I Will Always Love You' by Dolly Parton and Much More.

Waylon Jennings - Are You Ready For The Country (1976) Reissue 2004

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Waylon Jennings - Are You Ready For The Country (1976) Reissue 2004

Waylon Jennings - Are You Ready For The Country (1976) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 160 Mb | 00:36:51
Outlaw Country, Country Folk | Label: RCA Nashville, BMG Heritage | # 82876 59264 2

If the heavy-hitters of outlaw country were acting like rock stars during their mid-'70s peak, then perhaps it was inevitable that the outlaws would start singing rock songs – which is precisely what Waylon Jennings did on 1976's Are You Ready for the Country. Although the title is taken from Neil Young's song – which provides an absolutely storming opener for this ten-song record – there is a bit of a jibe to its sentiment as well, since Waylon not only sings Young, but also the Marshall Tucker Band and Dr. Hook, along with reviving Jimmy Webb's "MacArthur Park." That selection of material indicates not just the increasing rock-isms of Waylon and the outlaws, it also indicates that Jennings' focus was beginning to blur slightly as he lost the sense of purpose that propelled his records of the first half the '70s, from The Taker/Tulsa to Dreaming My Dreams. Here, the music hasn't really changed, but the flow is no longer seamless and the shifting tones can be a little jarring.

Ed Bruce - Puzzles (1995)

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Ed Bruce - Puzzles (1995)

Ed Bruce - Puzzles (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb | 01:18:08
Country, Outlaw Country, Progressive Country | Label: Bear Family | # BCD 15380 AH

The single-disc, 29-track compilation Puzzles collects all of Ed Bruce's RCA recordings from the late '60s, including "Blue Denim Eyes," "By Route of New Orleans," "Walker's Woods," "Last Train to Clarksville," "Painted Girls and Wine," "Memphis Morning," "Why Can't I Come Home," "Ninety Seven More to Go," "Give Me More Than You Can Take," "Something Else to Mess Your Mind" and no less than three versions of the title track. While this material is not among Bruce's best-known, it is among his best. Though the duplicate versions of some tracks can be tedious – "Puzzles" is presented in three versions, there are two takes of "I'd Be Best Leaving You," there are both dubbed and undubbed versions of "Painted Girls and Wine" and "Blue Bayou" – Puzzles nevertheless is an excellent way to become acquainted with a fine, underappreciated talent.

Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set

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Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set

Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 462 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Label: RCA, Legacy, Sony BMG Music | # 88697234812 | Time: 03:20:36
Outlaw Country, Progressive Country, Country-Folk, Country-Pop

Waylon Jennings spent 20 years with RCA Records, signing with the label in 1965 and remaining with them until 1985, when he moved on to record for MCA Records. Needless to say, his key creative years were with RCA, particularly after 1972, when Jennings renegotiated his deal to give him more artistic control over what he produced. This box set package includes five of the resulting RCA albums that Jennings produced between 1973 and 1978, including 1973's Lonesome, On'ry and Mean, 1974's This Time and The Ramblin' Man, 1977's Ol' Waylon, and 1978's Waylon & Willie (with Willie Nelson), with whatever bonus tracks that were included on RCA's individual CD reissues of each album. It's a whole lot of Waylon, probably more than the casual listener would need and serious fans would most likely already have all of, but a big chunk of Jennings' legacy is here, so it makes an easy way to connect with his most creative period as an artist in one simple swoop.

The Highwaymen - The Essential Highwaymen (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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The Highwaymen - The Essential Highwaymen (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

The Highwaymen - The Essential Highwaymen (2010) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 743 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included | 02:01:55
Country, Outlaw Country, Country-Rock | Label: Columbia | # 88697 79157 2

Legacy’s 2010 collection The Essential Highwaymen doesn’t merely cover recordings made by the supergroup of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson, it rounds up selections from their solo albums of the ‘70s, ‘80s, ’90s, and 2000s. Specifically, these selections are written by other members of the group, so the net effect is a generous 36-track collection of Highwaymen highlights in all forms, drawing a more detailed portrait of their crossed paths than any individual album by the supergroup.

Kris Kristofferson - Original Album Classics (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Kris Kristofferson - Original Album Classics (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Kris Kristofferson - Original Album Classics (2009) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 528 Mb | Scans included | 03:18:39
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country Rock, Folk | Label: Sony/Columbia | # 88697574442

5 disc box set includes the albums: Me And Bobby McGee (aka Kristofferson), Jesus Was a Capricorn (out-of-print in the US), Spooky Lady's Sideshow, Shake Hands With the Devil and The Silver Tongued Devil and I. The albums are packaged in mini-LP sleeves.

Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001

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Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001

Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 112 Mb
Label: Buddha Records | # 74465 99826 2 | Time: 00:36:45
Outlaw Country, Progressive Country, Country-Folk

Dreaming My Dreams was Waylon Jennings' first number one record, and deservedly so. He had created outlaw country with Honky Tonk Heroes, and then delivered two further albums that subtly developed its themes, even if they weren't quite as consistent. Dreaming My Dreams maintains the consistency, increasing the country quotient while subtly making it more sentimental than before. This is an unabashedly romantic album, not just in its love songs, but in its tributes to Waylon's heroes. "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" opens and "Bob Wills Is Still the King" closes the album – making Jennings an heir apparent to their legacies. Between those two extremes, Waylon appropriates Jimmie Rodgers ("Waymore's Blues"), covers Roger Miller ("I've Been a Long Time Leaving [But I'll Be a Long Time Gone]"), ups the outlaw ante ("Let's All Help the Cowboys [Sing the Blues]"), and writes and records as many sentimental tunes as possible without seeming like a sissy. At times, the emotional undertow may seem a bit much, yet the whole thing adds up as Waylon's best album since Honky Tonk Heroes, and one of the few of his prime outlaw period to deliver from beginning to end.

Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]

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Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]

Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Label: Big Pink | # BIG PINK 68 | Time: 00:38:00
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Rock, Outlaw Country, Country-Folk

Rock Salt & Nails is the debut album by Steve Young. It is a pioneering Country rock/Outlaw country album that was recorded in 1969, with guest musicians Gram Parsons, Gene Clark and James Burton.

Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Scans ~ 134 Mb
Label: Sanctuary | # SANCD301 | Time: 00:49:43
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Blues, Country Blues, Outlaw Country

Tony Joe White, aka the Swamp Fox, has been on a roll these past few years, issuing album after self-released album of quality original material full of deep, dark, blues-flavored Florida vintage roots music.Heroines is no exception, but it is a record with a twist. First, it's on the Sanctuary label. Secondly, five of the record's 12 tracks are recorded with female vocalists in duet. They include the great Jessi Colter, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Michelle White. The set opens with "Gabriella," a brief, jazzy flamenco-kissed instrumental, played on a pair of acoustic guitars. "Can't Go Back Home" stars Lynne. A true laid-back Tony Joe nocturnal swamp blues, it nonetheless carries within it that slightly menacing tension. Lynne's voice, which is well known for its power, showcases its other side here, one that is expressive, soulful and sensual even on slow burn. White's vocal whispers its edgy truth, underscored by his signature guitar sound.

Blaze Foley - The Dawg Years 1975-1978 (2010)

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Blaze Foley - The Dawg Years 1975-1978 (2010)

Blaze Foley - The Dawg Years 1975-1978 (2010)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fat Possum Records | # FP1223-2 | Time: 00:49:20
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk, Outlaw Country, Americana

The late singer and songwriter Blaze Foley is almost unheard of outside of the circles of music fans who follow that scene closely. For many Austin musicians, he was a crazy saint, an iconoclast who was banned from virtually every bar in town, but whose songs are deeply admired and whose persona was singular – he didn't give a good god damn what anybody thought of him. He has been immortalized in Lucinda Williams' beautiful "Drunken Angel" and songwriter-guitarist Gurf Morlix, who played with him, lovingly mastered a record they made together in the late '70s which was released in 2006 as Blaze Foley & the Beaver Valley Boys. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kings of Leon, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine, among others, have recorded his songs. He's been exploited on a few compilations that have come out over the years with awful post-production work that he would never have agreed to. Fat Possum deepens the legend further without soiling the artist in the process. The Dawg Years is a collection of 20 Foley songs, recorded when his moniker was Deputy Dawg.