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Dixie Dregs - Dregs Of The Earth (1980) {Arista}

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Dixie Dregs - Dregs Of The Earth (1980) {Arista}

Dixie Dregs - Dregs Of The Earth (1980) {Arista}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion

Their best up to this point. I'm Freaking Out is the top composition they ever did. New keyboardist T Lavitz really shines on that one, as well as Morgenstein. The Great Spectacular is a re-recording of a song from their pre-label release of the same name, and it features one of Morse's best solos ever laid to wax. Both of the Dregs album standards, the classical piece and the country tune have strong representatives on here as well. They thought enough of Road Expense to open their first live album years later. Not a down track on here.

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) {2010, The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, Remastered}

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Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) {2010, The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, Remastered}

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) {2010, The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 540 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 192 Mb
Full Scans ~ 293 Mb | 01:19:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Pop | Arista / Legacy #88697 58903 2

As big a hit as it was – and it was a multi-platinum blockbuster, spinning off several chart-toppers – it’s not easy to think of Whitney Houston’s 1985 debut as the dawning of a new era, but it was. Arriving in the thick of MTV, when the slick sounds of yacht-soul were fading, Whitney Houston is the foundation of diva-pop, straddling clean, cheery R&B and big ballads designed with the adult contemporary audience in mind. Houston’s background lay in the former – actually, it was even riskier, encompassing a stint with the experimental Bill Laswell outfit Material – and her benefactor Clive Davis knew all about selling records to the masses.

La Trampa - Volver A Casa (1990) {Zafiro}

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La Trampa - Volver A Casa (1990) {Zafiro}

La Trampa - Volver A Casa (1990) {Zafiro}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 341 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 111 mb
Genre: Latin pop/rock

Volver A Casa is the 1990 album by the Spanish pop/rock combo La Trampa. This was released through Zafiro.

Blasphemy - Fallen Angel Of Doom (1990) {Wild Rags}

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Blasphemy - Fallen Angel Of Doom (1990) {Wild Rags}

Blasphemy - Fallen Angel Of Doom (1990) {Wild Rags}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 234 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 67 mb
Genre: black metal

Fallen Angel Of Doom is the 1990 debut disc by Canadian black metal band Blasphemy. This was released by the California label Wild Rags Records.

Roy Harper - Albums Collection 1966-2013 (16CD) [Re-Up]

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Roy Harper - Albums Collection 1966-2013 (16CD) [Re-Up]

Roy Harper - Albums Collection 1966-2013 (16CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.9 Gb | Scans ~ 3.5 Gb
Genre: British Folk-Rock, Folk, Psychedelic, Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Time: 14:02:18

Collection includes: Sophisticated Beggar (1966); Folkjokeopus (1969); Flat, Baroque and Berserk (1970); Stormcock (1971); Valentine (1974); HQ (1975); Bullinamingvase (1977); The Unknown Soldier (1980); Once (1990); Death or Glory? (1992); The Dream Society (1998); Green Man (2000); Counter Culture (2005); The Death of God (2005); Man & Myth (2013).

Eric Clapton - The Cream Of Eric Clapton (1987)

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Eric Clapton - The Cream Of Eric Clapton (1987)

Eric Clapton - The Cream Of Eric Clapton (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 446 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 162 Mb
Full Scans ~ 49 Mb | 01:07:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock | Polydor #833 519-2 / 833 519-2 7H

The Cream of Eric Clapton is a strong collection that provides an excellent overview of one of rock music's premier performers. Though the title might imply that the selections here are from Clapton's recordings as a part of the British supergroup Cream, the range is much broader, beginning with Clapton's earliest professional work with the Yardbirds and concluding with many of his most popular solo hits. There's an excellent historical perspective in the choices included, and this is an excellent introduction to Clapton's career. Of particular historical interest are "Crossroads," "I Shot the Sheriff," and "Behind the Mask," which showcase the eclectic influences that form Clapton's career. Much of the increased mainstream interest in traditional blues, reggae, and electronica can be credited to these cover versions, which introduced the works of Robert Johnson and Bob Marley to a wider audience.

Abbey Lincoln - Golden Lady (1980 Reissue) (2010)

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Abbey Lincoln - Golden Lady (1980 Reissue) (2010)

Abbey Lincoln - Golden Lady (1980 Reissue) (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 271 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 113 MB | 43:45
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Inner City Jazz

Abbey Lincoln's follow-up album to People in Me retains her wise and somewhat defiant attitude, while expressing deep-seated feelings of womanhood, personal growth, and freedom. This recording departs from the prior effort in that only half of the tracks are originals, while saxophonist Archie Shepp and trumpeter Roy Burrowes take over for Dave Liebman when he was with a primarily Japanese/American mix of bandmates. Here it's an all-U.S.-based group with drummer Freddie Waits, bassist Jack Gregg, and the exceptional pianist Hilton Ruiz joining Shepp, Burrowes, and Lincoln.

Markus Stockhausen & Gary Peacock - Cosi Lontano ... Quasi Dentro (1989) {ECM 1371}

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Markus Stockhausen & Gary Peacock - Cosi Lontano ... Quasi Dentro (1989) {ECM 1371}

Markus Stockhausen & Gary Peacock - Cosi Lontano … Quasi Dentro (1989) {ECM 1371}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 178 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989 ECM Records | ECM 1371
Jazz / Modern Creative / Third Stream / Post Bop

Trumpeter Markus Stockhausen follows, not leads, this haunting improvisation session with Gary Peacock on bass, Fabrizio Ottaviucci on piano, and Zoro Babel on drums. The colors are as rich as the names on the roster, and work their way through eight improvisatory spaces with varying degrees of clarity. “So Far,” for instance, begins like fingers groping along the wall of a pitch-dark room, awakening after an undisclosed period of unconsciousness.

Wilhelm Backhaus, Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Bohm - Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Wilhelm Backhaus, Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Bohm - Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Johannes Brahms: Klavierkonzerte 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano); Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Karl Böhm

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 425 763-2 | Time: 01:31:50

As an eleven-year-old in 1895, Wilhelm Backhaus met and performed for D'Albert, Grieg, Nikisch and Brahms, among others. Here was a pianist who shunned hectoring gestures of the late Romantic era for economy and purposefulness. "His facial expression always remained steady, showing an unceasing concentration on the sounds his hands were coaxing from the instrument with such concentrated energy. Everything lay in the act of playing, just as the preoccupation of a great painter or sculptor would be not with technique as such, but with craftsmanship - that is, skill not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle for the idea - giving pleasure to those who were able to watch and hear how a true master would execute even difficult passages effortlessly," writes Walter Frei. This 2-CD set brings together Backhaus's recordings with Karl Bohm and the Vienna Philharmonic of the two Brahms Piano Concertos.

Steve Morse Band - Stand Up (1985) {Wounded Bird Records}

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Steve Morse Band - Stand Up (1985) {Wounded Bird Records}

Steve Morse Band - Stand Up (1985) {Wounded Bird Records}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 265MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock

Steve Morse started his career as the lead guitarist for the Dixie Dregs. He then formed the Steve Morse Band and released numerous albums over the 80's & 90's. Stand Up was their 2nd album release, issued in 1985. It features guest artists Eric Johnson, Peter Frampton, T. Lavitz, Albert Lee & Mark O'Connor.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - In Step (1989)

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - In Step (1989)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - In Step (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
JPCD9704288 | RU | ~ 256 or 97 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 96 Mb
Blues Rock, Electric Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan had always been a phenomenal guitarist, but prior to In Step, his songwriting was hit or miss. Even when he wrote a classic modern blues song, it was firmly within the genre's conventions; only on Soul to Soul's exquisite soul-blues "Life Without You" did he attempt to stretch the boundaries of the form. As it turns out, that was the keynote for In Step, an album where Vaughan found his own songwriting voice, blending blues, soul, and rock in unique ways, and writing with startling emotional honesty…

Steve Morse - The Introduction (1984) {Elektra}

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Steve Morse - The Introduction (1984) {Elektra}

Steve Morse - The Introduction (1984) {Elektra}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 198MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 81MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion

The solo debut of instrumental fusion rock from the former guitarist with The Dregs/Dixie Dregs, Introduction features an excellent mix of styles and top-notch playing. Guitarist Albert Lee guests on this effort. Highlights include the hyperdrive "Cruise Missile," "General Lee," and the anthemic title track.

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (1986)

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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (1986)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 218 Mb | Total time: 50:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 419 220-2 | Recorded: 1985

Verses in praise of music for St Cecilia's Day were fashionable in the seventeenth century but in poetic inspiration none equalled Dryden's two poems in which he attempts to imitate the effects of music in language. He wrote this one, his Song for St Cecilia's Day, in 1687; it was set to music during the poet's lifetime but not, of course, by Handel whose setting dates from 1739… The highlight of Handel's score for me is, without question, his hauntingly beautiful setting of Dryden's second stanza, ''What Passion cannot Musick raise and quell!''. Here, especially, Handel matches a text which Dr Johnson regarded as exhibiting the highest flights of fancy with a tenderly expressive cello obbligato.

Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)

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Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)

Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 67:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 420 895-2 | Recorded: 1979

After establishing his name with THE complete Paganini violin concertos on DG in the early 1970s Accardo migrated freely between record companies. His Collins coupling of the Elgar and Walton concertos remains a highlight for me and is now reissued on the budget Regis label. The sojourn with Philips also bore healthy fruit.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1982)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1982)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 137:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 419 221-2 | Recorded: 1981

This 1981 recording was the first period-instrument version of Purcell's most famous "semi-opera." This Restoration-era hybrid was a play with a complete (spoken) script plus numerous musical numbers for soloists, chorus, and pit orchestra. The Fairy Queen is based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, although you'd never know it from the music, which has (typically for the genre) no real connection to the plot. (Most of the songs and dances are masques performed for the entertainment of Titania, Oberon, or Hippolytus.) The advantage to this is that Purcell's score can be performed fairly well on its own. The Fairy Queen includes some of Purcell's best-loved comic scenes ("The Drunken Poet" and "Coridon and Mopsa") and songs ("Hark the echoing Air," "Ye gentle spirits," and "Hark how all things in one sound rejoice"–the last sung here by Jennifer Smith, sounding more beautiful than on any recording she's made since).