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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon & Tea For The Tillerman (Super Deluxe Editions) (1970/2020)

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon & Tea For The Tillerman (Super Deluxe Editions) (1970/2020)

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon & Tea For The Tillerman (Super Deluxe Editions) (1970/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 06:15:47 | 1,9 Gb
Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Universal Music

Cat Stevens‘ Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman albums will both be reissued as extensive super deluxe edition box sets in December.

Cat Stevens - Gold (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Cat Stevens - Gold (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Cat Stevens - Gold (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 763 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Soft Rock | Label: A&M | # B0005420-02 | Time: 02:05:34

A&M's 32-track retrospective of eccentric singer/songwriter Cat Stevens manages to cram into two discs what 2001's On the Road to Find Out box set tried to accomplish over four. While not as informative or "rarities"-heavy, Gold tells the artist's story with utter succinctness, from earnest, post-counterculture semi-hedonist to Islamic recluse. All of the key tracks – digitally remastered from the original two-track masters – are here ("Wild World," "The Wind," "Another Saturday Night," "Moonshadow," "Where Do the Children Play?") as well as deeper cuts like "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" and all 18 minutes of "Foreigner Suite." Also included is Stevens' most recent composition. Originally released as a digital download, the emotional and surprisingly rousing "Indian Ocean" was recorded for Stevens' Small Kindness charity to benefit children from the Aceh region who were affected by the December 2004 tsunami.

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990

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Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb | 00:35:20
Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Pop Rock, Avant-Pop | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-25917-2

Born Again is the sixth album by American composer Randy Newman. Newman later said he thought the album, "was great and would create a big stir. I was looking forward to it coming out so much that I didn't fly any small planes before it was released. It's a weird album full of peculiar songs like the one about an ELO fan getting everything wrong. It's very idiosyncratic, with small subjects. If it had been a hit to follow it might have been different but I have always written the same way."

Maria McKee - La Vita Nuova (2020)

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Maria McKee - La Vita Nuova (2020)

Maria McKee - La Vita Nuova (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 385 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | 01:04:18
Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: AFAR

Maria McKee returns early next year with a new album La Vita Nuova. Mckee is remembered for her role in American country-rock band Lone Justice and for issuing some amazing solo records, including 1993’s You Gotta Sin To Be Saved (which includes the exquisite ‘I’m Gonna Soothe You’) and Life Is Sweet ( from 1996). Of course, she best known for UK number one single ‘Show Me Heaven’ which was featured in the Tony Scott film Days of Thunder.

Siobhan Miller - All Is Not Forgotten (2020)

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Siobhan Miller - All Is Not Forgotten (2020)

Siobhan Miller - All Is Not Forgotten (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 Mb | 00:41:05
Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: Songprint Recordings

Scottish singer-songwriter Siobhan Miller’s fourth solo album sees her opting for a more stripped- back feel than 2018’s Mercury. In making this latest record, the singer – winner of a 2018 Radio 2 Folk Award and three ‘Singer of the Year’ titles at the Scots Trad Music Awards – made clear her aim: to create something “as raw and honest as possible”. In an effort to capture the atmosphere of her live shows, Miller settles on a mixture of original and traditional songs, recorded live in Glasgow’s Gloworm Studio with engineer Iain Hutchison. Her band consists of Lau’s Kris Drever on guitar & vocals, fiddler Megan Henderson, guitarist Innes White, John Lowrie on piano and Kim Carnie on backing vocals, with Miller’s husband Euan Burton joining on double bass.

Randy Newman - Sail Away (1972) Expanded Remastered 2002

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Randy Newman - Sail Away (1972) Expanded Remastered 2002

Randy Newman - Sail Away (1972) Expanded Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 234 Mb
Label: Rhino/Reprise | # 8122-78244-2 | Time: 00:41:51
Singer/Songwriter, Baroque Pop, Pop/Rock

For their expanded 2002 reissue of Randy Newman's classic Sail Away album, Rhino/Reprise unearthed five previously unissued gems. Of these, arguably the most notable is the studio version of "Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong," originally released on the stop-gap Randy Newman Live album; it was left off the album because Newman and his producers felt that he didn't capture the song but, decades later, this sounds every bit as good, if not better, than the issued live version. Of the remaining four bonus tracks, only "Let It Shine" isn't an alternate version or demo, and while it's not quite up to the high standards of the other songs on Sail Away, it's still quite strong. If the early version of "Dayton, Ohio – 1903" isn't radically different, the early version of "Sail Away" is – bouncy and bluesy, its humor more apparent. Finally, the demo of "You Can Leave Your Hat On" is a little rawer than the album version and wholly welcome. Though these five bonus tracks are the main attraction for Randy Newman fans, the remastered sound, the liner notes by David Wild, introduction by Randy, and rare photos make this another wonderful reissue in Rhino's line of Newman expanded editions.

Dave Alvin - Empty Morning Street (Live In Philadelphia '94) (2020)

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Dave Alvin - Empty Morning Street (Live In Philadelphia '94) (2020)

Dave Alvin - Empty Morning Street (Live In Philadelphia '94) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 38:5 | 163 Mb
Genre: Country, Folk / Label: Hatbox

A singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a keen eye for the details of American life and a powerful and passionate performing style, Dave Alvin helped to kick-start the American roots rock scene in the early '80s with the band the Blasters, and has since gone on to a career as a solo performer, songwriter, producer, and sideman that's been as well respected as it is eclectic. Born and raised in Downey, California, Dave Alvin and his brother Phil Alvin were avid music fans since childhood, immersing themselves in vintage blues, country, and rockabilly sounds. Their passion led to them founding the Blasters, who played roots-inspired rock & roll with the energy and fire of punk rock, in 1979.

Jacques Brel - Infiniment (2003) 2CDs

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Jacques Brel - Infiniment (2003) 2CDs

Jacques Brel - Infiniment (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 831 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 321 Mb | Scans ~ 152 Mb
Label: Barclay, Universal | # 980 839-6 | Time: 02:20:40
Chanson, French Pop, Cabaret, Vocal Pop

Infiniment (Infinitely) is a 2-CD compilation of Jacques Brel's best known songs. This compilation of remastered songs also contains 5 unpublished titles from the recording session of the album Les Marquises: "La cathédrale", "L'amour est mort", "Mai 40", "Avec élégance", and "Sans exigences". A booklet is included with the lyrics of the 5 new titles. Infiniment was released on 30 September 2003 to mark the 25th anniversary of Brel's death.

Donovan - Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 (1992) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Donovan - Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 (1992) 2CD [Re-Up]

Donovan - Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 (1992) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 669 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Label: Legacy, Epic | # E2K 46986 | Time: 02:32:24
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Heaven knows, the Scotsman born Donovan Leitch was ripe for ridicule, even when he was hitting the charts with regularity. He was the ultimate flower child, and his airier pronouncements made cynics want to tighten up those love beads around his neck. Listening to Troubadour, however, it's striking how versatile, melodic, and agreeable most of his material sounds decades after "Mellow Yellow" has faded into a jaundiced yellow. Clearly under the sway of Bob Dylan early on in his career, Donovan nevertheless was capable of directing his reverence into something as enchanting as "Catch the Wind." Amping up as the '60s progressed, he assembled a series of psychedelic-pop classics, including "Season of the Witch," the "Hey Jude"-like sing-along "Atlantis," and the uncharacteristically driving "Hurdy Gurdy Man" (the latter features three-quarters of what was to become Led Zeppelin providing stellar support). This two-disc anthology may be more Donovan than some desire, but the booklet, seven previously unreleased tracks, and expansive perspective it provides makes it a more-than-worthy overview for those who take their paisley folk-rock with a beatific smile.

Ovidi Montllor - Ovidi Montllor A L'Olympia (1975) {1992, Reissue}

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Ovidi Montllor - Ovidi Montllor A L'Olympia (1975) {1992, Reissue}

Ovidi Montllor - Ovidi Montllor A L'Olympia (1975) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 226 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 99 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Catalan Music, Singer-Songwriter | PDI #80.2759

Ovidi Montllor was a Valencian singer-songwriter and actor, born in Alcoy (Alicante) in 1942; he died in Barcelona in 1995. He started his artist career as actor in little theaters. In 1966 he moved to Barcelona and in 1968 began as solo singer, sometimes backed by Toti Soler. Montllor was known for his deep voice and his histrionic on-stage manners, and went on to become one of the most talented members of the Nova Cançó movement, albeit one of the least popular. As a result of the tributes paid to him by internationally renowned artists such as Miquel Gil and Pascal Comelade, his work has received increased attention from music lovers in the last few years. As an actor he played in a number of movies, as "Furtivos" (1975), "La verdad sobre el caso Savolta" (1980), "Amanece, que no es poco" (1988)…

Bruce Springsteen - Tracks (1998) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Bruce Springsteen - Tracks (1998) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Bruce Springsteen - Tracks (1998) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 582 Mb | Scans ~ 46 Mb | 04:13:24
Rock, Heartland Rock, Folk-Rock | Label: Columbia/Sony | # COL 492605 2, 492605 2

Tracks is a four-disc box set by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1998 containing 66 songs. This box set mostly consists of never-before-released songs recorded during the sessions for his many albums, but also includes a number of single B-sides, as well as demos and alternate versions of already-released material.

Neil Young - Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 (2020)

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Neil Young - Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 (2020)

Neil Young - Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 3 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,2 Gb | 08:46:02
Folk Rock | Label: Reprise Records

The deluxe edition box set of Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 contains 10 CDs with 131 tracks, including 12 songs that have never been released in any form, and 49 new unreleased versions of Young’s classics—studio and live recordings, both solo and with Crazy Horse (Odeon Budokan), The Stray Gators (Tuscaloosa), the Santa Monica Flyers (Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live), Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and The Stills Young Band.

Adrianne Lenker - songs and instrumentals (2020)

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Adrianne Lenker - songs and instrumentals (2020)

Adrianne Lenker - songs and instrumentals (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 392 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:06
Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: 4AD

Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker releases songs and instrumentals on 4AD. songs and instrumentals are two distinct collections, both written and recorded in April after Big Thief’s March tour was abruptly cut short due to coronavirus. After returning to the states from Europe, Lenker decamped to a one room cabin in the mountains of western Massachusetts. This recording is 100% analog-analog-analog (AAA). No digital process was used in the production of this sound recording. The album’s stunning artwork are watercolour paintings done by Adrianne’s grandmother, Diane Lee.

James Taylor - At Christmas (2006) [Re-Up]

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James Taylor - At Christmas (2006) [Re-Up]

James Taylor - At Christmas (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 34 Mb
Label: Columbia Records | # 88697 00323 2 | Time: 00:45:56
Genre: Christmas, Holidays, Pop, Pop/Rock, Vocal Jazz

Looking for a smart, never-out-of-style singer who turns in a perfectly solid collection of Christmas songs, including a few surprises? J.T. is your man on James Taylor at Christmas, which is nicely balanced between pop and jazz selections, with more stately hymn-like fare and balladry. Always fine in his charmingly understated voice, Taylor and company try out the old gospel standard "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and the memorable "Some Children See Him." He smoothly cuts through "Winter Wonderland" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" with a bit of jazz flavor, and reprises Joni Mitchell's increasingly popular Christmas song (even though it's about getting away from the holiday), "River." One of the album's most satisfying delights is Taylor's funky version of "Jingle Bells," sung in a kind of barroom stomp with the most intriguing phrasing since Barbra Streisand sang it in the '60s. Soulful and bright and moody as well (when Taylor sings "In the Bleak Midwinter," you believe it's indeed rough), there's barely a clinker here.

Liz Phair - Albums Collection 1993-2003 (3CD)

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Liz Phair - Albums Collection 1993-2003 (3CD)

Liz Phair - Albums Collection 1993-2003 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Lo Fi | Time: 02:41:43

Growing out of the American underground of the late '80s, Liz Phair fused lo-fi indie rock production techniques with the sensibility and structure of classic singer/songwriters. Exile in Guyville, her gold-selling debut album, was enthusiastically praised upon its 1993 release, and spawned a rash of imitators during the following years, particularly American female singer/songwriters. For her part, Phair wasn't able to fully break into the mainstream, even with the support of the press and MTV. Whip-Smart, her second album, was heavily promoted upon its 1994 release, yet despite its relatively strong chart positions, it was viewed as a disappointment, and Phair's momentum declined steadily during the mid-'90s, as she took several years to record her third album. Collection includes: Exile in Guyville (1993); Whip-Smart (1994); Liz Phair (2003).