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Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi (2011)

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Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi (2011)

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb
Label: Domino | # WIGCD260 | Time: 00:39:22 | Covers included
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock, Art Rock

Citing the likes of Debussy, Captain Beefheart, and Nina Simone as her main influences, it's clear from the outset that Anna Calvi isn't your average, run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter. She may have been tipped for success by everyone from the broadsheet music press to Brian Eno, but her blend of sultry blues-rock and dark, mysterious flamenco is a million miles away from the chart-friendly output of her fellow Sound of 2011 nominees. Her self-titled debut, therefore, is unlikely to reap the same commercial rewards as the likes of Jessie J and Clare Maguire, its uncompromising, gothic, David Lynch-esque nature certainly won't spawn any bite-size TV ad soundtracks or airplay favorites your mom can sing along to. But in a music scene dominated by female solo artists, Calvi's romantic but often sinister ten songs certainly helps her to stand out from the crowd. Opening track "Rider to the Sea," sets the scene immediately, a brooding instrumental whose atmospheric twanging guitars would provide the perfect score should Quentin Tarantino's much rumored Kill Bill 3 ever come to fruition.

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.

Michael Chapman - The Decca Years 1974 to 1977 (2021)

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Michael Chapman - The Decca Years 1974 to 1977 (2021)

Michael Chapman - The Decca Years 1974 to 1977 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 912 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 392 Mb | 02:51:07
Folk Rock | Label: Mooncrest Records

Includes the albums Deal Gone Down, Savage Amusement, The Man Who Hated Mornings plus bonus tracks.

Kurt Vile - Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP) (2020/2021)

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Kurt Vile - Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP) (2020/2021)

Kurt Vile - Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (EP) (2020/2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 137 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 56 Mb | 00:23:11
Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Matador Records

Kurt Vile’s Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep) was recorded and mixed in sporadic sessions that spanned four years at The Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville, TN. It includes five songs — covers of John Prine and “Cowboy” Jack Clement as well as two originals — and was recorded alongside a cast of local heavies like Bobby Wood, Dave Roe, Kenny Malone and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf). Most importantly, it features what KV has called “Probably the single most special musical moment in my life” – a duet with the late John Prine on the songwriter’s well-loved tune, “How Lucky.”

Jeff Tweedy - Love Is The King (2020)

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Jeff Tweedy - Love Is The King (2020)

Jeff Tweedy - Love Is The King (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 340 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 Mb | 00:39:31
Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: dBpm Records

It was inside Jeff Tweedy’s second home, The Loft in Chicago, that Love Is The King was recorded in April of 2020. Surrounded by an assemblage of treasured instruments and loved ones in a world that felt more and more alien by the day.

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

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Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 172 Mb
Label: Exile Productions Ltd., Polydor | # 5308757 | Time: 00:58:24
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Van Morrison never stopped recording during the 1990s, but for a little while it seemed as if he was disconnected from his muse. It wasn't so much his series of jazz cover albums – he'd return to this vein often in subsequent decades – but his songwriting that showed signs bitterness, particularly on 1995's Days Like This, where he seemed dismissive of the very notion of being a songwriter. In that light, it's hard not to see 1997's The Healing Game as a rejuvenation. Indeed, the album's very title suggests that Morrison is in the process of mending fences and reconnecting with a sense of joy, a process that began during his deep dive into Mose Allison and other bluesy jazz artists in the mid-'90s. Morrison retains that sense of swing on The Healing Game – he also retains keyboardist Georgie Fame, who would become a fixture on Morrison's albums over the next two decades – and it invigorates a set of songs that aren't necessarily all that different from what he's been writing as of late; he's still specializing in ballads, blues, and folk-rock colored by R&B.

Tori Amos - The Original Bootlegs (2005) 12CDs Set [Re-Up]

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Tori Amos - The Original Bootlegs (2005) 12CDs Set [Re-Up]

Tori Amos - The Original Bootlegs (2005) 12CD
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.37 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.57 Gb | Scans included
Label: Epic/Sony BMG | # 8 2796 97780 2 | Time: 11:13:59
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter

The Original Bootlegs is a series of six Tori Amos live albums, recorded during the Original Sinsuality and Summer of Sin tours, both of which were in support of her 2005 album, The Beekeeper. Double-disc sets were released for each complete show, which were initially released in pairs and sold individually or as a pair. On December 6, 2005 a cardboard-housed compilation of all six concerts was released, titled The Original Bootlegs.

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 7708343-2 | Time: 00:51:46
Swamp Rock, Swamp Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Revered as one of the originators of swamp rock, Tony Joe White has recast a number of his classic songs on Deep Cuts, proving that time has no jurisdiction over funky. His signature groove, starting from his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie," is what he uses to paint a vivid picture of the world he experienced growing up, where poverty provided unity between otherwise divided races and bad-news women were sometimes too good to pass up. Tony Joe cut the tracks with his son Jody providing a rich palette of beats and loops, utilizing both digital and live drums, strings, organs, and the unmistakable timbre of his guitar. White's time-worn baritone is positively haunting, like a restless spirit conjured by the funk that was always the core of his music.

John Hiatt - Master Of Disaster (2005)

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John Hiatt - Master Of Disaster (2005)

John Hiatt - Master Of Disaster (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb
Label: New West Records | # NW6076 | Time: 00:50:30 | Scans included
Roots Rock, Americana, Blues, Folk-Rock, Heartland Rock

Roots and groove mark this teaming of John Hiatt and the North Mississippi Allstars. On Master of Disaster, legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson and his sons Luther and Cody (the Allstars' guitarist and drummer, respectively) team with veteran bassist David Hood to give Hiatt's music a slow simmer rather than the high voltage fans might have expected from the collaboration. Yet the airy, organic interplay of the band provides the perfect complement for Hiatt's songs of folkish simplicity and lyrical grace. With the title track, he addresses the artist's midlife crisis and finds creative renewal in the process, a theme revisited in the country balladry of "Old School." There's a ragtime spirit to "Wintertime Blues" and "Back on the Corner," the insistence of a tom-tom's thump on "Love's Not Where We Thought We Left It" and "Find You At Last," a slide guitar that slices and dices through "Ain't Ever Goin' Back." With "When My Love Crosses Over," Hiatt returns to the soulful, soaring romantic balladry that remains a signature specialty, while "Cold River" tells a story that probes the coldest resources of the human heart. The result is his richest and most consistently satisfying release since the late 1980s.

John Prine - Crooked Piece Of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums 1971-1980 (2020)

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John Prine - Crooked Piece Of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums 1971-1980 (2020)

John Prine - Crooked Piece Of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums 1971-1980 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 04:17:44 | 1,56 Gb
Folk, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Rhino Entertainment, Atlantic Records

One of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of his generation – and recipient of the Grammy’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award – John Prine was a master storyteller whose work was often witty and always heartfelt, frequently offering a sly but sincere reflection of his Midwestern American roots. While Prine's songs were often rooted in folk and country flavors, he was no stranger to rock & roll, R&B, and rockabilly, and he readily adapted his rough but expressive voice to his musical surroundings. His songs were recorded by a long list of well-respected artists, including Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, George Strait, Norah Jones, John Denver, Miranda Lambert, The Everly Brothers, Bette Midler, Paul Westerberg, Tammy Wynette and Dwight Yoakam. John Prine’s Atlantic and Asylum albums are being released here in one 7-CD boxed set – John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973), Common Sense (1975), Bruised Orange (1978), Pink Cadillac (1979) and Storm Windows (1980) – that encompasses an essential and timeless American songbook.

Sun Kil Moon - Welcome to Sparks, Nevada (2020/2021)

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Sun Kil Moon - Welcome to Sparks, Nevada (2020/2021)

Sun Kil Moon - Welcome to Sparks, Nevada (2020/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 322 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 213 Mb | 01:32:58
Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Caldo Verde Records

New album from Sun Kil Moon! Recorded and mixed April 2, 2020 through June 27, 2020 at Hyde Street Studios and Rancho Rivera, San Francisco. Guest musicians include Tad Piecka, Petra Haden, Mimi Parker, Chris Connolly and Ben Boye. Additional recording in Los Angeles and Duluth, Minnesota.

Van Morrison - Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984) Remastered 1998

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Van Morrison - Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984) Remastered 1998

Van Morrison - Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984) Remastered 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Label: Exile/Polydor | # 537 544-2 | Time: 00:52:15
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Celtic, Jazz Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul

Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast is a live album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1984. It was recorded from four live shows in March 1983 at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Morrison's birthplace). The album was composed of songs from Morrison's last four recordings. It is the second live album Morrison released, following 10 years after It's Too Late to Stop Now.

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.

Passenger - Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted (Deluxe Edition) (2021)

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Passenger - Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted (Deluxe Edition) (2021)

Passenger - Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted (Deluxe Edition) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 397 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | 01:09:43
Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Nettwerk Records

Passenger is the stage name of Michael Rosenberg. Once the name of his band, Michael Rosenberg opted to retain the name after the dissolution of the band after only one album (Wicked Man’s Rest – 2007). Pursuing a solo career, Michael Rosenberg (as Passenger) released Wide Eyes Blind Love in 2009. By the time of his third solo album, Passenger was beginning to make his mark on the listening and growing fanbase. Flight of The Crow (2010) gave Australian fans a reason to be happy. The charts certified the album Gold. With that influence and the release of the popular hit song, “Let Her Go”, Passenger‘s fourth album, All The Little Lights exploded with interest and presented Michael Rosenberg with international success. On January 8 of 2021, Passenger will release his new album, Songs For The Drunk and Broken Hearted. It will be delivered with a slate of ten brand new compositions. The album will be released via Nettwerk Records in the US market. It follows closely on the heels of the digital only release of Passenger‘s previous album, Patchwork, which was issued on July 10 of 2020.