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Neil Young - Decade (1977) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Neil Young - Decade (1977) 2CD [Re-Up]

Neil Young - Decade (1977) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 813 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 347 Mb | Scans included | 02:24:31
Folk Rock, Country Rock, Classic Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Reprise | # 7599-27233-2

Given the quirkiness of Neil Young's recording career, with its frequent cancellations of releases and last-minute rearrangements of material, it is a relief to report that this two-disc compilation is so conventional and so satisfying. A 35-track selection of the best of Young's work between 1966 and 1976, it includes songs performed by Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and the Stills-Young Band, as well as solo work. In addition to five unreleased songs, Decade offers such key tracks as the Springfield's "Mr. Soul," "Broken Arrow," and "I Am a Child"; "Sugar Mountain," a song that had appeared only as a single before; "Cinnamon Girl," "Down by the River," and "Cowgirl in the Sand" from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere; "Southern Man" and the title track from After the Gold Rush; and "Old Man" and the chart-topping "Heart of Gold" from Harvest. This is the material that built Young's reputation between 1966 and 1972, although he is more idiosyncratic with the later material, including the blockbusters "Like a Hurricane" and "Cortez the Killer" but mixing in more unreleased recordings as the set draws to a close.

Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge (2014) {Limited Edition}

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Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge (2014) {Limited Edition}

Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge (2014)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 720 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 275 Mb
Scans ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Symphonic Rock, Folk | Nuclear Blast Records #NB 3196-0

Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge is the first solo album by Finnish songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, best known for his work in the symphonic metal band Nightwish. The album is based on the Walt Disney graphic novel "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" written and illustrated by Don Rosa, who illustrated the cover artwork. It was released on April 11, 2014, with the first single "A Lifetime of Adventure" being released on February 5, 2014 along with a music video directed by Ville Lipiäinen. It features several vocalists including Johanna Kurkela, Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica and narration by Alan Reid, with lyrics in English and Scottish Gaelic. It also features the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the choir group Metro Voices, and several guest musicians including fellow Nightwish member Troy Donockley. Limited Edition includes bonus CD, which contains the entire album as instrumentals.

Dr. John - The Very Best Of Dr. John (1995)

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Dr. John - The Very Best Of Dr. John (1995)

Dr. John - The Very Best Of Dr. John (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 441 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rhino | # 9548-33553-2 | Time: 01:09:58
New Orleans R&B, Louisiana Blues, Bayou Funk, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic

Dr. John has recorded many great albums, but it's difficult to argue with such a perfect distillation of his catchy, grooving, slapdash pop work as this Rhino set. Coming out of the R&B studio subculture of New Orleans, the former Mac Rebennack possessed songwriting smarts and reams of recording expertise, each of which had reached their peak by the early '70s. Focused squarely on that prime era, 1970 through 1974, the collection begins with his only Top Ten hit, 1973's irrepressibly fatalistic "Right Place, Wrong Time." Two others come from his best album (1973's In the Right Place), the jaunty "Such a Night" and "Qualified." 1972's Dr. John's Gumbo also rates three tracks: the New Orleans classics "Iko Iko" and "Tipitina," plus "Junko Partner." The compilers were also wise to choose three songs from Gris-Gris, his unjustly neglected psychedelic debut, including "Mama Roux" and "I Walk on Guilded Splinters" (but unfortunately, not the glorious "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya"). A version of Jimmy Liggins' jump-blues classic "Honeydripper," from 1981's Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack, spotlights his sparkling boogie-woogie piano, and the set closes with a pair of standards from his latter-day Warner Bros. years (one of which is the unofficial Mardi Gras theme "Goin' Back to New Orleans"). Whether it's for a first listen or the perfect road-trip disc, The Very Best of Dr. John has all of the New Orleans master's best recordings in one spot.

Poco - Cantamos (1974) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Poco - Cantamos (1974) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Poco - Cantamos (1974) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Country Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Wounded Bird | # WOU 3192 | Time: 00:36:42

Reissue of 1974 album from Wounded Bird for the country rock act. This album marks the emergence of Rusty Young as a composer of merit. Side one rocks out hard and fresh while the second side deals with lost love and broken-hearted romance. Much of the magic of their earlier albums has been recaptured.

Fruupp - Wise As Wisdom: The Dawn Albums 1973-1975 (2019) [4CD Box Set]

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Fruupp - Wise As Wisdom: The Dawn Albums 1973-1975 (2019) [4CD Box Set]

Fruupp - Wise As Wisdom: The Dawn Albums 1973-1975 (2019)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Esoteric, ECLEC42686 | ~ 1123 or 451 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 620 Mb
Progressive Rock / Art Rock / Folk Rock / Pop Rock

Four CD boxed set that gathers together all four albums released by Irish progressive rock legends Fruupp. Formed in Belfast in 1971, the band featured Pete Farrelly (bass guitar, flute, lead vocals), Vincent McCusker (lead guitar, vocals), Stephen Houston (keyboards, oboe, vocals) and Martin Foye (drums, percussion)…

Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)

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Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)

Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 459 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Country Rock | Label: Rhino | # R2 71055 | 01:09:20

Sharing a light, lush airiness with bands like Poco, America, and Air Supply, Firefall sang fluffy love songs that were weak in lyrical nutrients but abundant with softened chords and harmonies. When radio was saturated with light rock in the mid- to late-'70s, they were right in the heart of it, reaching number nine on Billboard's Top 40 with the gentle "You Are the Woman," which remained on the charts for a startling 15 weeks. Firefall's greatest hits collects all of their mellow rock favorites in one place, presenting some thin but not unlistenable soft rock tunes. Lead singer Rick Roberts pours his heart out but still manages to stir up a decent tempo with "Just Remember I Love You," their second biggest single. The blue of the Colorado skyline, the band's home state, is visioned on the soothing flow of "Break of Dawn," and a slight attractiveness is felt throughout "Strange Way," another chart single in 1978. Roberts, who replaced Gram Parsons in the Flying Burrito Brothers, and drummer Michael Clarke, a onetime Byrds member, did give Firefall a talented history within its lineup, but the music being produced contained ample amounts of schlock that soon faded as radio became tired of this shallow drivel. Sometimes harboring a country feel a la Michael Martin Murphy best heard in songs like "Someday Soon" and "It Doesn't Matter," it was evident that the band had only one direction, which was that of a folk-rock sound. Since their material never strayed from this subtle easiness, Firefall's greatest hits is their most worthwhile offering.

Chris Jones & Charlie Carr - Analog Pearls, Vol. 3 (Remastered) (2019)

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Chris Jones & Charlie Carr - Analog Pearls, Vol. 3 (Remastered) (2019)

Chris Jones & Charlie Carr - Analog Pearls, Vol. 3 (Remastered) (2019)
Country; Folk Rock | 00:37:11 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 215,85 MB
Label: Stockfisch Records

In 1979 Chris Jones and Charlie Carr came together to record some of their own songs along with a few traditional pieces. The tapes of this recording lay hidden in the Stockfisch archive for 40 years, only to resurface again in 2019. Stockfisch Records is glad to release the results of this collaboration as the third album in its "Analog Pearls" series.

Amy LaVere - Painting Blue (2019)

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Amy LaVere - Painting Blue (2019)

Amy LaVere - Painting Blue (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 233 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:39
Folk, Americana, Country Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Nine Mile Records

Memphis-based artist Amy LaVere is releasing her new album Painting Blue and The Big Takeover is excited to be hosting the U.S. premiere in full today. Painting Blue comes out August 16th via Nine Mile Records (Glorietta, David Wax Museum, Carson McHone, Patrick Sweany).

Alan Simon - Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring (2007) {2018, Reissue}

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Alan Simon - Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring (2007) {2018, Reissue}

Alan Simon - Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring (2007) {2018, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 400 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Full Scans ~ 260 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Celtic, Folk Rock, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera | Babaika Productions #Excal-2-CD

Alan Simon is a French folk-rock musician and composer, best known for his rock operas performed with noted rock musicians guesting. Simon is associated with Breton Celticism, and his most ambitious works are typically on themes linked to Celtic myth and history. Simon achieved fame with his rock opera Excalibur, La Légende des Celtes (Excalibur, The Legend of the Celts) (Sony) in 1999, of which he was both songwriter and producer. In 2007 Simon released the second part of Excalibur, Excalibur II, l'anneau des Celtes ("Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring") with contributions from Jon Anderson (Yes), Alan Parsons, Barclay James Harvest, Maddy Prior, Jacqui McShee, John Wetton (King Crimson / Asia), Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues), Flook, Karan Casey, Fairport Convention, Andreas Vollenweider and Martin Barre. The second part creates a mytho-history of the time before Arthur, describing the birth of Merlin after the loss of the happy land of Anwynn, portrayed as a physical fusion of Britain and Ireland.

Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2009) [CD, DVD & BDRip 720p]

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Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2009) [CD, DVD & BDRip 720p]

Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia/Legacy, 88697 57916 2 | ~ 411 or 189 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 26 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch
BDRip: TS, AVC, 1280x720, 29.970 fps | LPCM 2.0 & TrueHD 5.1, 96 kHz/24-bit
Folk Rock

On August 31, 1970, Leonard Cohen was scheduled to play the third Isle of Wight Festival. The conditions were not optimal. While 100,000 or so tickets had been sold, there were nearly 600,000 in attendance. Fans overran the island to see and hear the Who, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, and many others over five days…

Pete Seeger - Rainbow Race (1971) {Talking Elephant TECD240 rel 2014}

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Pete Seeger - Rainbow Race (1971) {Talking Elephant TECD240 rel 2014}

Pete Seeger - Rainbow Race (1971) {Talking Elephant TECD240 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 194 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 69 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2014 Talking Elephant Records | TECD240
Rock / Folk Rock / Political Folk

One of the original protest folk singers of our time Pete Segger sadly died on 28th Jan 2014 (just before this release). Pete Seeger was an American folk singer and a fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940's, he also had a string of hits during the 1950's as a member of The Weavers. In the 1960's, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes.

Judy Collins - Colors Of The Day: The Best of Judy Collins (1972) [Audio Fidelity 2015] (Repost)

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Judy Collins - Colors Of The Day: The Best of Judy Collins (1972) [Audio Fidelity 2015] (Repost)

Judy Collins - Colors Of The Day: The Best of Judy Collins (1972) [Audio Fidelity 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 119 MB
Genre: Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity (AFZ5 220)

An excellent collection of some of the best tracks from Judy Collins' early Elektra albums, Colors of the Day will both entertain and leave you wanting more. Lovingly programmed (it leads off with her excellent country-pop hit "Someday Soon," an Ian Tyson classic), this is Collins at her finest. Earlier explorations into folk-pop ("Both Sides Now"), British folk ("Sunny Goodge Street," "In My Life"), and gospel ("Amazing Grace") clearly show her eclecticism. Some of the record's finest moments are from her exquisite 1968 album Who Knows Where the Time Goes (such as that album's title track and the aforementioned "Someday Soon"). This anthology brings the "best-of" collection to a new art form.

The Band - The Band (1969) [Capitol/Universal Music Japan, TOCP-95107]

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The Band - The Band (1969) [Capitol/Universal Music Japan, TOCP-95107]

The Band - The Band (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | Capitol/Universal Music Japan, TOCP-95107 | ~ 431 or 170 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 211 Mb
Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock

The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group's second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort, partially because the players had become a more cohesive unit, and partially because guitarist Robbie Robertson had taken over the songwriting, writing or co-writing all 12 songs…

Lord Sitar - Lord Sitar (1968) [Reissue 1999]

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Lord Sitar - Lord Sitar (1968) [Reissue 1999]

Lord Sitar - Lord Sitar (1968) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 270 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI France/Zonophone Records (7243 4 93616 2 1)

The rating of this album is a bit of a problem - on one level, it isn't any better than one would expect from a studio pick-up band doing raga-style covers of "I Am The Walrus," "&Black Is Black," "Eleanor Rigby," "&Blue Jay Way," etc. It isn't what one would can call a terribly adventurous recording, and it's exactly the opposite of the recordings - George Harrison's "Love You To" and "Within You, Without You" - whose textures it seems to want to emulate. On the other, it does have its odd moments of beauty, such as the heavy sitar noodling on "Eleanor Rigby" and "I Am The Walrus," and the sitar subbing for the lead vocal line on Pete Townshend's "I Can See For Miles" is worth hearing once, at least. "Blue Jay Way" is so strange - the Beatles' original being a raga-style number with no sitar - that it is also worth a listen…

Marianne Faithfull - North Country Maid (1966) [Japanese Edition 2002]

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Marianne Faithfull - North Country Maid (1966) [Japanese Edition 2002]

Marianne Faithfull - North Country Maid (1966) [Japanese Edition 2002]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICY-3298)

Faithfull was still known primarily as a pop singer when she put out North Country Maid, but this is in fact very close to a pure folk album, with a bit of influence from pop, rock, blues, and jazz. Largely overlooked even by Faithfull fans, it's actually a quite respectable effort, and probably her best LP (other than greatest-hits compilations) from the time when her voice was still on the high side. Ably backed by sessionmen including guitarists Jon Mark and Jim Sullivan, she interprets mostly traditional material on this record, including "She Moved Through the Fair," "Wild Mountain Thyme," "Sally Free and Easy," and "Scarborough Fair"…