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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.

Randy Crawford - Naked and True (1995)

Posted By: BlondStyle
Randy Crawford - Naked and True (1995)

Randy Crawford - Naked and True (1995)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 01:06:12 | 476,48 Mb
Label: Bluemoon Recordings (USA) | Cat.# 92662-2 | Released: 1995-11-07

Released when Randy Crawford was 43, "Naked and True" came 16 years after the singer enjoyed her greatest visibility with the Crusaders' 1979 hit "Street Life." At that point in her career, Crawford enjoyed little or no interest from urban contemporary radio. But then, Naked and True is hardly album that goes out of its way to appeal to urban contemporary tastes of the '90s. Much of the time, the CD sounds like it could have been recorded in the late '70s or early '80s instead of the mid-'90s. Dominated by cover songs, Naked and True finds the singer putting her recognizable stamp on R&B hits ranging from the Spinners' "I'll Be Around," Change's "The Glow of Love" and George Benson's "Give Me the Night" to Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots" and Simply Red's "Holding Back the Years."

Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Scream (1978) 2CD Deluxe Edition Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Scream (1978) 2CD Deluxe Edition Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Scream (1978)
2CD Deluxe Edition Expanded Remastered 2005

EAC | WavPack | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 571 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Post-Punk, New Wave | Label: Polydor/Universal | # 983 238-8 | Time: 01:32:28

The Banshees debut album has now been Digitally Remastered from the original master tapes and has been expanded with a second disc of early demos, singles and two seminal John Peel Sessions from 1978 and 1979. Contains 1 previously unreleased song , 'Make Up To Break Up', and Previously Unreleased early demos of 'Metal Postcard', 'Suburban Relapse', 'Staircase Mystery', 'Mirage' and 'Nicotine Stain'. As well as featuring the two seminal John Peel Sessions from '78 and '79, Disc 2 also features early demo versions fo songs recorded at The Riverside and Pathway Studios prior to the band signing to Polydor. Also contains the hit singles 'Hong Kong Garden' ( #7 in August 1978 ) and 'Staircase Mystery' ( #24 in March 1979 ).

Lee Ritenour - Rit (1981) [2004, Reissue]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Lee Ritenour - Rit (1981) [2004, Reissue]

Lee Ritenour - Rit (1981) [2004, Reissue]
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Pop/Rock, R&B | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:21 | 241,61 Mb
Label: Elektra/Collectables Records (USA) | Cat.# COL-CD-6549 | Released: 2004-12-21 (1981)

Session ace Lee Ritenour once more employs the cream of L.A.'s studio crop to come up with a drab, utterly unimaginative slab of nondescript pop. With guest vocalists like Eric Tagg and Bill Champlin (who also contribute as composers), Ritenour and his cohorts - among them Jeff Porcaro, Harvey Mason, David Foster, Alex Acuña, and Richard Tee - craft a pristine sonic foray into early-'80s production styles without a memorable song in ten. This is especially exasperating considering that Ritenour had the audacity to cover Sly Stone's "(You Caught Me) Smilin'" and murder it. Simply lifeless and dreadful.

John Williams - El Diablo Suelto: Guitar Music of Venezuela (2003)

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John Williams - El Diablo Suelto: Guitar Music of Venezuela (2003)

John Williams - El Diablo Suelto: Guitar Music of Venezuela (2003)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Classical Guitar, World, Folk | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 90451 | 00:59:59

A new album release by guitarist John Williams is always cause for great anticipation, not only for another opportunity to marvel at his virtuosity, but also to experience music from unheralded areas of the repertoire. EL DIABLO SUELTO is a survey of the guitar music of Venezuela, a vibrant mixture of elements from the cultures of the indigenous Indians, Spanish colonists, and the Africans originally brought to the country as slaves. Williams demonstrates a thorough understanding of the music's heritage, and his commitment is evident in performances that are dynamic and incisive. Williams' remarkable technique allows him to easily negotiate the complexities of these intensely rhythmic pieces, but his keen musical intelligence renders these accounts more than exercises of technical expertise. He skillfully wields a broad palette of tonal colors to express the rich harmonic language and beautiful melodies in works arranged by his mentor, the great Venezuelan guitarist Alirio Diaz.

Bloodstone - Natural High (1973) [1996, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Bloodstone - Natural High (1973) [1996, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Bloodstone - Natural High (1973) [1996, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:04:51 | 408,53 Mb
Label: Rhino Records (USA) | Cat.# R2 72460 | Released: 1996-07-16 (1973)

"Natural High" is the 2nd album by soul group Bloodstone. It was reissued on CD in 1996 with several bonus tracks. Recording in the summer of 1972 and released in 1973, this album would chart #2 on the Soul Album Charts, led by single "Natural High," which charted at #4 on the Soul Singles chart and #10 on the Pop chart. The song was later used by Quentin Tarantino on the soundtrack for his movie Jackie Brown.

Pamela Williams - Elixir (2006)

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Pamela Williams - Elixir (2006)

Pamela Williams - Elixir (2006)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Saxophone | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPG) | 42:12 | 315,90 Mb
Label: Shanachie (USA) | Cat.# SH-5138 | Released: 2006-03-21

While her more publicized blonde counterparts Candy Dulfer and Mindi Abair have probably gotten more thunder from the smooth jazz world and beyond, the Philly bred saxophonist has slowly emerged as a champion of a silky yet grooving, modern yet retro style best dubbed "smooth urban jazz." While Pamela Williams has been a hit from the get-go - her 1996 recording debut Saxtress earned the first of numerous accolades from the R&B world - there's no question her last two Shanachie discs have shown her at her inviting, infectious best. She made a brilliant choice on Elixir to work with keyboardist and fellow saxman David Mann, whose texturing and irresistible Philly soul ambience inspires Williams to work wonders with the punchy first single "Positive Vibe," the sexy and swaying opening track "Forbidden Fruit," and the romantic and inspirational "A Toast to Eternity."

Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]

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Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]

Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Vocal, Rock & Roll | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:01:50 | 379,07 Mb
Label: Monument Records (Europe) | Cat.# 474956 2 | Released: 1993 (1961/1962)

Roy Orbison's 1961 and 1962 Monument albums, Sings Lonely and Blue and Crying, are drawn together on one CD. All of the original faults are still present, including the relatively lightweight content, but the familiar singles plus the Orbison covers of pieces such as "Love Hurts," coupled with the excellent sound, make this a good investment. And the annotation isn't bad, either.

Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]

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Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]

Con Funk Shun - Touch (1980), 7 (1981) & To The Max (1982) [2CD] [2011, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:28:19 | 991,85 Mb
Label: Robinsongs (UK) | Cat.# CDBRED519 | Released: 2011-11-28 (1980/1981/1982)

While the three other Con Funk Shun reissues from Cherry Red's Robinsongs division paired two albums, this one is a two-disc set that combines three of them: Touch (1980), Con Funk Shun 7 (1981), and To the Max (1982). For whatever reason, Spirit of Love (also 1980), the source of "Got to Be Enough," was left out of the series. These weren't among the band's best releases, though they did spawn hit singles like "Too Tight" and "Bad Lady," and the tremendous album cut "Love's Train." In addition to providing the albums in their entirety, there is a handful of bonus tracks, including the 12" versions of "Lady's Wild," "Body Lovers," and "Ms. Got the Body."

Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Track]

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Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Track]

Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Track]
R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Disco | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:22 | 540,55 Mb
Label: Columbia/Legacy (USA) | Cat.# 82876 77625 2 | Released: 2006 (1976-08-13)

"This Is Niecy" is the debut album of American R&B singer Deniece Williams released on August 13, 1976 by Columbia Records. The album got to #3 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and #33 on the Billboard 200. As well "This Is Niecy" has been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA and Silver in the UK by the BPI. Off the album came the single "Free" which got to #1 on the UK Pop Singles chart, #2 on the US Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart and #25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Temptations - A Song For You (1975) [1998, Remastered Reissue]

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The Temptations - A Song For You (1975) [1998, Remastered Reissue]

The Temptations - A Song For You (1975) [1998, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 38:08 | 230,18 Mb
Label: Motown (USA) | Cat.# 314530934-2 | Released: 1998-10-20 (1975-01-16)

"A Song for You" is a 1975 album by The Temptations. It features two R&B #1 hits: "Happy People" (originally intended for recording by its authors, The Commodores), and "Shakey Ground", one of the group's final R&B #1 songs. The album features then-lead singer Dennis Edwards on the title track written by Leon Russell. Also featured are Richard Street and Melvin Franklin on the track "Firefly". This album, while it was initially panned by the Rolling Stone Record Guide, proved its worth, going Gold (selling over 500,000 copies) and winning the 1976 American Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album. This was also the final album by Eddie Kendricks's replacement Damon Harris, who was let go after this album. He would rejoin his Young Tempts (aka "The Young Vandals") bandmates as Impact.