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Franco - Francophonic, Vol. 1, 1953-1980 (2008) {2CD Set, Stern's Music STCD 3041-42}

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Franco - Francophonic, Vol. 1, 1953-1980 (2008) {2CD Set, Stern's Music STCD 3041-42}

Franco - Francophonic, Vol. 1, 1953-1980 (2008) {2CD Set, Stern's Music STCD 3041-42}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 648 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 355 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953-80, 2008 Sterns Music / Sterns Africa | STCD3041~42
Jazz / World Music / African Traditions / Afro Pop

As his recording career stretched over about 35 years and more than 150 albums, it would be impossible for any Franco compilation, even a two-CD one, to give but a taste of his overall work. If you're willing to accept the limitations inherent in a two-CD set for such a prolific artist, however, Francophonic does a pretty good job of both assembling highlights from his discs and providing some sort of outline to his musical evolution. It samples from numerous eras over the course of its 28 tracks, spanning the years 1953-1980 and lasting a good two and a half hours.

James Brown - The 50th Anniversary Collection (2003) 2CD, Japanese SHM-CD [Re-Up]

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James Brown - The 50th Anniversary Collection (2003) 2CD, Japanese SHM-CD [Re-Up]

James Brown - The 50th Anniversary Collection (2003) 2CD, Japanese SHM-CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 377 Mb | Scans ~ 174 Mb
R&B, Soul, Funk | Label: Universal Music | # UICY-91047 8 | Time: 02:37:02

James Brown's two-CD 40th Anniversary Collection gathered 40 of the soul-funk giant's biggest hits, and in keeping with its title, The 50th Anniversary Collection is just that little bit bigger and better, with (could you guess?) 50 of his most famous tracks. From 1956's "Please, Please, Please" to 1988's "Static, Pts. 1 & 2," it has almost all of his biggies, though the absence of the 1986 Top Five hit "Living in America" is puzzling indeed. But that's a minor quibble given the dozens of classics onboard, which taken as a whole not only represent the best Brown compilation on the market, but also make a plain case for the singer as one of the major talents of 20th century American music. It's not wholly redundant on the off-chance that you're willing to replace 40th Anniversary Collection, mopping up a few hits of note ("Bewildered," "Bring It Up," "Let Yourself Go," "I Can't Stand Myself [When You Touch Me], Pt. 1," "It's a New Day, Pt. 1," "The Popcorn") that didn't make the cut the previous time around. If you're keeping score, it does lose a couple minor goodies from 40th Anniversary Collection ("Money Won't Change You," "King Heroin"). Also, the '70s funk years might be given too much emphasis and his R&B-soul beginnings shortchanged, though there are plenty of other reissues of his '50s/'60s material out there if you want to investigate further.

Nicholas Lens & Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S (2020)

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Nicholas Lens & Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S (2020)

Nicholas Lens & Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:39 | 144 Mb
Classical Crossover, Art Pop | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Perhaps best-known for his distinctive vocal style, Australian polymath Nick Cave here steps into the spotlight as librettist rather than performer, for a second operatic project with Belgian composer Nicholas Lens. Having collaborated on Shell Shock in 2014, they joined forces again during the global lockdown to create a new work, L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S.. At Lens’s request, Cave penned 12 litanies – “petitions to a divine maker” – simple, moving texts which the composer then wove into what he calls a “modest chamber opera of sleeping dreams”.

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (Super Deluxe Edition) (2020)

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Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (Super Deluxe Edition) (2020)

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (Super Deluxe Edition) (2020)
MP3 320 kbps | 3:47:03 | 550 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: Cat Stevens

Tea For The Tillerman is arguably Cat Stevens’ best known and most cherished album. Originally released in November 1970, Universal Music will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in style on 20th November 2020 with a multi-format release suite, including a very special 5CD/BD/1LP/12” Live E.P. Super Deluxe Edition reissue of one of music’s most classic albums.
The Super Deluxe set is features a brand new 2020 Remaster of the record, as well as a brand new 2020 Mix (overseen by Yusuf Islam producer / engineer David Hefti), with audio mixed from the original 1970 Island Records multi-track master tape. The 2020 Mix also appears on the 1LP which is 100% exclusive to this box set.

Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby (US CD single) (1996) {Columbia} **[RE-UP]**

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Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby (US CD single) (1996) {Columbia} **[RE-UP]**

Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby (US CD single) (1996) {Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 100 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 39 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, hip-hop, rap

Always Be My Baby is a 3-song US CD single by American singer Mariah Carey. This was released in 1996 by Columbia Records and is slightly different from the US CD5, as this features a song not on an album called "Slipping Away".

Cher - Cher (1987) [Non-Remastered] Re-Up

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Cher - Cher (1987) [Non-Remastered] Re-Up

Cher - Cher (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 54 Mb
Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary | Label: Geffen/Warner | # 924 164-2 | 00:39:17

Five years after the release of Cher's last album I Paralyze and her decision to focus on a film career, Cher signed with Geffen Records (which would later absorb one of her former labels, MCA Records) and was rushed to the studio to record what would become her comeback album. The self-titled album Cher was released in the fall of 1987. The record was produced by Michael Bolton, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child. Among the notable guest artists, Bonnie Tyler and Darlene Love were backing vocalists on "Perfection". After a series of pop and disco records, Cher moved to a radio-friendly rock sound, which helped her get back onto the charts. The album includes a new version of her 1966 hit "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", Michael Bolton's "I Found Someone" (originally written for and recorded by Laura Branigan), several songs written by Desmond Child and two by Diane Warren, who would go on to write many more songs for the singer.

Los Amigos Invisibles - The New Sound Of The Venezuelan Gozadera (1998) {Luaka Bop} **[RE-UP]**

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Los Amigos Invisibles - The New Sound Of The Venezuelan Gozadera (1998) {Luaka Bop} **[RE-UP]**

Los Amigos Invisibles - The New Sound Of The Venezuelan Gozadera (1998) {Luaka Bop}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 499 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 220 mb
Genre: Latin pop, dance, disco

The New Sound Of The Venezuelan Gozadera is the 1998 album by Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles. This was released on the Luaka Bop label.

Asaf Avidan - Anagnorisis (2020)

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Asaf Avidan - Anagnorisis (2020)

Asaf Avidan - Anagnorisis (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 Mb | 00:37:49
Soul, Pop, Indie | Label: Telmavar Records

Asaf Avidan has shared his new album Anagnorisis today, a ten-song collection recorded earlier this year in Italy during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recording in relative isolation, Asaf uses the album's ten songs to tap into the complex, inherently chaotic and ever-changing nature of what it means to live in our current moment. In a career that has seen him hit #1 in 14 countries across Europe, headline the continent's biggest festivals and sell out its biggest concert halls - Anagnorisis marks what is perhaps Avidan's most complete statement as an artist to date. Named after the Greek literary device in which a character experiences a sudden and complete moment of revelation, Anagnorisis comes to the conclusion that nothing is truly that simple or that easy.

Lucio Battisti - Vol. 4 (Remastered) (1971/2018)

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Lucio Battisti - Vol. 4 (Remastered) (1971/2018)

Lucio Battisti - Vol. 4 (Remastered) (1971/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 260 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | 00:40:19
Pop Rock | Label: Sony Music

Lucio Battisti vol. 4 is an album by the Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti. It was released on 21 October 1971 by Dischi Ricordi. The album was Italy's 19th best selling album in 1972.

Pino Daniele - Quando (3CD Edition) (2017)

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Pino Daniele - Quando (3CD Edition) (2017)

Pino Daniele - Quando (3CD Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,5 Gb | Covers - 286 Mb | 03:43:47
Pop Rock, Blues | Label: Warner Music

E' un cofanetto che raccoglie il meglio del repertorio di Pino Daniele pubblicato tra il 1981 e il 1999 oltre a rarità musicali, 3 CD con 55 brani rimasterizzati dai nastri originali. Le tracce audio incluse in Quando sono state recuperate dai nastri analogici e digitali originali dei 15 Album di Pino Daniele pubblicati da Warner Music, tra i quali gli indimenticabili Bella ‘Mbriana del 1983, Non Calpestare i Fiori Nel Deserto del 1995 e Dimmi Cosa Succede sulla Terra del 1997. Gli archivi Warner arricchiscono il cofanetto anche con demo, provini e versioni alternative mai pubblicati, versioni in spagnolo, special club remix, dj edition e instrumental mix dell’epoca. Quello messo in atto è un nuovo e accurato lavoro di rimasterizzazione che ha donato nuova vita sonora a brani incisi più di 30 anni fa, migliorandone il suono senza stravolgerne l’essenza.

Prince - 3121 (2006) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Prince - 3121 (2006) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Prince - 3121 (2006) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 138 Mb
R&B, Funk, Pop/Rock | Label: NPG/Universal | # UICU-1110 | Time: 00:53:44

Add 3121 to the mounting pile of evidence: Prince is the black Beck. He's a whole lot sexier, no doubt, but there's more to both musicians than image. All-out weirdness for one. Edginess for another. And a fine-tuned sense of how to combine the two to create some of the decade's most vital music for a third. Prince–looking ageless in videos for the first two singles, the controversy-courting "Black Sweat" and the sauna-steeped "Te Amo Corazon"–proves fearless as ever here, folding fat slabs of disco-funk into rock, heaping measured doses of hip-hop atop soul-tinted jazz supports, and slamming Latin rhythms against old-school R&B riffs. Nothing sounds as slinky-stylish-smart. And nobody delivers quite so deliciously, especially when what they're delivering is ultimately a madcap sonic mash. The usual hype surrounding a Prince release attended this one; over the long-term, expect a few standouts within a way worth-it set to emerge. They include the danceable "Love"; the gospel-lite falsetto feast "Satisfied"; and the summer-breezy "Beautiful, Loved & Blessed".

VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs

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VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs

VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 716 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Label: Music for Pleasure/EMI | # CD-DL 1120/CDM 7 96619 2 | 02:01:33
Easy Listening, Instrumental, Classical, Soundtracks

40 great tracks. The orchestras of Franck Pourcel, Ron Goodwin, Geoff Love, Manuel And The Music Of Mountains play 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Never On A Sunday', 'Love Theme from 'The Godfather', 'Moon River from 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', 'Summertime from 'Porgy & Bess', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' from the '2001-a Space Odyssey', 'Chi Mai', 'Clair De Lune' and many more…

Deep Obsession - Infinity (2000) {Japanese Edition}

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Deep Obsession - Infinity (2000) {Japanese Edition}

Deep Obsession - Infinity (2000) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 391 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans ~ 85 Mb | 00:51:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Euro-Dance, Pop | Universal Music #MVCE-24212

Deep Obsession is a New Zealand group, notable for being the only New Zealand act to have three consecutive No.1 singles in the Official New Zealand Music Chart. Infinity is the debut album pop duo Deep Obsession. The album peaked at No.8 in the New Zealand album chart, and included three No.1 singles. At the 2000 New Zealand Music Awards, the album was honoured with five nominations - Top Group - Deep Obsession, Best Cover - "Lost in Love", Best Song - 'Cold' (written by Zara Clark/Chris Rainbow)', Top Female Vocalist - Zara Clark, (for her work on the 'Infinity' album) Most Promising Female Vocalist - Vanessa Kelly (Vanessa sings 'The Power in You' from "Infinity" album). At the 2001 New Zealand Music Awards, Deep Obsession was nominated for'International Achievement Award'. In May 2015 NZ Top 40 charts Ruby Awards, Deep Obsession was nominated and won for achieving three consecutive Number One songs from their début album 'Infinity'.

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Una Rosa Blanca (2013) 2CD + DVD9 [Re-Up]

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Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Una Rosa Blanca (2013) 2CD + DVD9 [Re-Up]

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Una Rosa Blanca (2013) 2CD + DVD9
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 775 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 258 Mb | CDs Time: 01:53:22
DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps
Subs: Italian, English | DVD Time: 02:11:06 | ~ 7.6 Gb
Label: Universal Music | # 0602537642588 | Scans ~ 313 Mb
Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Blues, R&B, Adult Contemporary

The album contains 2 CDs with twenty-seven songs including the previously unreleased track "Quale senso abbiamo noi", produced by Don Was and Zucchero and registered in August 2012, in Havana, during the preparation of the album "La Sesion Cubana" great success this year and now multiplatinum disc. The DVD includes the full recording of the concert, an exclusive documentary and 2 new videos. From "Guantanamera" with his big hits, the show documents the great triumph of the music of Zucchero.

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 79 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stateside/EMI | # 7243 5 21589 2 8, 521 5892 | Time: 00:32:05
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Songs of Experience is the second studio album by American composer and producer David Axelrod, released in October 1969 by Capitol Records. It was composed, arranged, and produced by Axelrod, who worked with session musicians such as guitarist Al Casey, drummer Earl Palmer, and conductor Don Randi. As with his 1968 debut album Song of Innocence, Axelrod composed musical interpretations of English poet William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, an 18th-century illustrated collection of poems. A jazz fusion album, Songs of Experience explores darker sounds than its predecessor, as the poems Axelrod drew on for inspiration dealt with the darker side of humanity. Its music was partly inspired by composer Gunther Schuller's Third Stream concept. Axelrod composed Baroque orchestrations with rock, R&B, pop, and folk music elements. Songs of Experience received retrospective acclaim from music critics, who found Axelrod's compositions musically varied and innovative. Contemporary musicians praised it as a source for sampling in hip hop production. Some of its songs have been sampled frequently by hip hop artists and producers. In 2000, the album was reissued by EMI.