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Betty - Handful (1971)

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Betty - Handful (1971)

Betty - Handful (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2017 | Shadoks Music, 019 | RU | ~ 221 or 81 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 5.97 Mb
Psychedelic Rock

Saying this record is a classic product of its time understates – the cover art alone, referring to the title by showing a denim-clad female rear in the hands of a no doubt appreciative fellow, is so beyond irony that Spinal Tap might as well have jacked it in before they started…

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

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Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 241 | 00:41:15
Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Stephen Marsh

Sometimes, a greatest-hits set is timed perfectly to gather together a group's most successful and familiar performances just at the point when that group has passed the point of their maximum exposure to the public, but before the public memory has had a chance to fade. That was the case when Columbia Records assembled this compilation for release in early 1972. At that point, Blood, Sweat & Tears had released four albums and scored six Top 40 hits, each of which is heard here. But lead singer David Clayton-Thomas had just quit the group, so that the unit that recorded songs like "You've Made Me So Very Happy" was not working together anymore. And even when Clayton-Thomas returned, the band would continue to decline commercially. As such, BS&T's Greatest Hits captures the band's peak in 11 selections–seven singles chart entries, plus two album tracks from the celebrated debut album when Al Kooper helmed the group, and two more from the Grammy-winning multi-platinum second album.

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

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Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Mastered By Kevin Gray, 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 223 | Time: 00:38:54

The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup – swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark – and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records. Again, there are only four long tracks, three of which ("Palm Grease," "Actual Proof," "Spank-A-Lee") concentrate on the funk, with plenty of Hancock's wah-wah clavinet, synthesizer textures and effects, and electric piano ruminations that still venture beyond the outer limits of post-bop.

The Cars - The Cars (1978) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

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The Cars - The Cars (1978) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

The Cars - The Cars (1978) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:20
Rock, New Wave, Power Pop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2162

The Cars' 1978 self-titled debut, issued on the Elektra label, is a genuine rock masterpiece. The band jokingly referred to the album as their "true greatest-hits album," but it's no exaggeration – all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio. Whereas most bands of the late '70s embraced either punk/new wave or hard rock, the Cars were one of the first bands to do the unthinkable – merge the two styles together. Add to it bandleader/songwriter Ric Ocasek's supreme pop sensibilities, and you had an album that appealed to new wavers, rockers, and Top 40 fans. One of the most popular new wave songs ever, "Just What I Needed," is an obvious highlight, as are such familiar hits as "Good Times Roll," "My Best Friend's Girl," and "You're All I've Got Tonight." But like most consummate rock albums, the lesser-known compositions are just as exhilarating: "Don't Cha Stop," "Bye Bye Love," "All Mixed Up," and "Moving in Stereo," the latter featured as an instrumental during a steamy scene in the popular movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

James Gang - James Gang Rides Again (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

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James Gang - James Gang Rides Again (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

James Gang - James Gang Rides Again (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2017]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:12
Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2195

With their second album Rides Again, the James Gang came into their own. Under the direction of guitarist Joe Walsh, the group – now featuring bassist Dale Peters – began incorporating keyboards into their hard rock, which helped open up their musical horizons. For much of the first side of Rides Again, the group tear through a bunch of boogie numbers, most notably the heavy groove of "Funk #49." On the second side, the James Gang departs from their trademark sound, adding keyboard flourishes and elements of country-rock to their hard rock. Walsh's songwriting had improved, giving the band solid support for their stylistic experiments. What ties the two sides of the record together is the strength of the band's musicianship, which burns brightly and powerfully on the hardest rockers, as well as on the sensitive ballads.

Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

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Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included | 00:36:42
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2167

Carly Simon's best album, No Secrets was also her commercial breakthrough, topping the charts and going gold, along with its leadoff single, "You're So Vain." That song set the album's saucy tone, with its air of sexually frank autobiography ("You had me several years ago/When I was still quite naïve") and its reflections on the jet-set lifestyle. But Simon's honesty meant that her lyrical knife was double-edged; now that she felt she had found true love ("The Right Thing to Do," another Top Ten hit, was her celebration of her relationship with James Taylor), she was as willing to acknowledge her own mistakes and regrets as she was to point fingers. But it wasn't only Simon's forthrightness that made the album work; it was also Richard Perry's simple, elegant pop/rock production, which gave Simon's music a buoyancy it previously lacked. And Perry paid particular attention to Simon's vocals in a way that made her more engaging (or at least less grating) to listen to.

Various Artists - Krautrock 3 - Original Album Series (2017) {5CD Set Warner Music 5054197-4297-2-9 - Remastered}

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Various Artists - Krautrock 3 - Original Album Series (2017) {5CD Set Warner Music 5054197-4297-2-9 - Remastered}

Various Artists - Krautrock 3 - Original Album Series (2017) {5CD Set Warner Music 5054197-4297-2-9 - Remastered}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.03 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 418 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 305 Mb | 5% repair rar | Remastered
© 2017 Warner Music | 5054197-4297-2-9
Krautrock / Experimental / Psychedelic Rock

The third part of the collection of classic 70-x rock-rock albums, released as part of the Original Album Series. Albums Doldinger's Motherhood "Motherhood", Diez & Bischof "Daybreak" and Dennis "Hyperthalamus" for the first time on CD.

James Taylor - Flag (1979) [MFSL Remastered 2011]

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James Taylor - Flag (1979) [MFSL Remastered 2011]

James Taylor - Flag (1979) [MFSL Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:02
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2071

Digitally remastered SACD Hybrid edition of this 1979 album from the singer/songwriter. James Taylor was an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T., the artist who defines the singer/songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylor's music to life like never before.

After Tea - Joint House Blues (1970) [Remastered 2002]

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After Tea - Joint House Blues (1970) [Remastered 2002]

After Tea - Joint House Blues (1970) [Remastered 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 124 Mb | Scans | Time: 50:13
Progressive Line | PL 554
Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Blues Rock

Musical evolution was in the air at the end of the '60s, as groups adapted to survive in an ever-changing rock landscape. Such was the case with After Tea, who shed the colourful petals of their flower-pop past to re-emerge as a solid progressive blues rock outfit with their outstanding 1970 album, 'Joint House Blues'.

The Electric Toilet - In The Hands Of Karma (1970) [Reissue 2002]

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The Electric Toilet - In The Hands Of Karma (1970) [Reissue 2002]

The Electric Toilet - In The Hands Of Karma (1970) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 181 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 72 Mb | Scans | Time: 29:23
Akarma Records | AK 199
Psychedelic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues Rock

The Electric Toilet led by guitarist Dave Hall, came from Memphis and their sole album includes the awesome track "Within Your State Of Mind". Driving bluesy LP with southern twang, growly lead vocal with black baptist church choir style backing, sound effects and trippy acid guitar work. Two members died in a car crash within months of its completion and the group broke up. A stone US '60s heavy psych album!!!

Miles Davis - On The Corner (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2016]

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Miles Davis - On The Corner (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2016]

Miles Davis - On The Corner (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:55
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2171

On the Corner is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis. It was recorded in June and July 1972, and released later that year by Columbia Records. The album continued Davis' exploration of jazz fusion, bringing together funk rhythms with the influence of experimental composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Recording sessions for the album featured a changing lineup of musicians including bassist Michael Henderson, guitarist John McLaughlin, and keyboardist Herbie Hancock, with Davis playing the electric organ more prominently than his trumpet.

Earth, Wind & Fire - Head to the Sky (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

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Earth, Wind & Fire - Head to the Sky (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Earth, Wind & Fire - Head to the Sky (1973) [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 208 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 236 | 00:37:02
Mastered by Stephen Marsh & Steve Hoffman

As phenomenally popular as Earth, Wind & Fire was from the mid-'70s to the early '80s, it's easy to forget that the band was hardly an overnight success. With Head to the Sky – EWF's fourth album overall, second with Philip Bailey, and second for Columbia – Maurice White's very spiritual and ambitious brand of soul and funk was starting to pay off commercially. The Latin-influenced "Evil" became the soulsters' biggest hit up to that point, and material ranging from the hauntingly pretty title song (which boasts one of Bailey's finest performances ever) to the jazz fusion gem "Zanzibar" is just as rewarding. The lineup White unveiled with Last Days and Time was working out beautifully; Bailey was clearly proving to be a major asset. Also worth noting is the presence of singer Jessica Cleaves, who left after this album and, several years later, resurfaced in George Clinton's eccentric female group the Brides of Funkenstein.

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.

Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

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Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:46
Country-Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2138

With 1970's Workingman's Dead, the Grateful Dead went through an overnight metamorphosis, turning abruptly from tripped-out free-form rock toward sublime acoustic folk and Americana. Taking notes on vocal harmonies from friends Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Dead used the softer statements of their fourth studio album as a subtle but moving reflection on the turmoil, heaviness, and hope America's youth was facing as the idealistic '60s ended. American Beauty was recorded just a few months after its predecessor, both expanding and improving on the bluegrass, folk, and psychedelic country explorations of Workingman's Dead with some of the band's most brilliant compositions. The songs here have a noticeably more relaxed and joyous feel. Having dived headfirst into this new sound with the previous album, the bandmembers found the summit of their collaborative powers here, with lyricist Robert Hunter penning some of his most poetic work, Jerry Garcia focusing more on gliding pedal steel than his regular electric lead guitar work, and standout lead vocal performances coming from Bob Weir (on the anthem to hippie love "Sugar Magnolia"), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (on the husky blues of "Operator"), and Phil Lesh (on the near-perfect opening tune, "Box of Rain").

Sonny Stitt - Moonlight In Vermont (1977) {Denon Japan 38C38-7046 rel 1983}

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Sonny Stitt - Moonlight In Vermont (1977) {Denon Japan 38C38-7046 rel 1983}

Sonny Stitt - Moonlight In Vermont (1977) {Denon Japan 38C38-7046 rel 1983}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 228 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 1983 Denon / Nippon Columbia | 38C38-7046
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Sonny Stitt, doubling on alto and tenor, is in fine form on this quartet session (a Japanese import CD) with either Barry Harris or Walter Davis on piano, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Tony Williams. The repertoire (bop standards, blues and ballads) is fairly typical and nothing too unusual occurs, but fans of straightahead jazz in general and Sonny Stitt in particular will be satisfied with this above-average effort, highlighted by "It Might as Well Be Spring" and "Constellation."