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Stefan Grossman - Shake That Thing: Fingerpicking Country Blues (1998)

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Stefan Grossman - Shake That Thing: Fingerpicking Country Blues (1998)

Stefan Grossman - Shake That Thing: Fingerpicking Country Blues (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 160 Mb
Folk-Blues, Country Blues | Label: Shanachie | # 97027 | Time: 01:06:27

Drawing on over 30 years of experience playing the country-blues, complete with tutorials from some of the undisputed masters, it comes as no surprise that Stefan Grossman can so consistently conjure up the authentic spirit of the music with each successive release. His original compositions show Grossman to be the most confident of guitarists in his genre, effortlessly borrowing from the stylings of Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, and Blind Willie McTell among various others. While his playing isn't overly flashy, it need not be. The precision and craftsmanship injected into the fluid, rolling original "Yazoo Strut," the harder blues groove of "Spider Web Blues," and a powerful rendition of Reverend Gary Davis' "Candy Man" are country blues at its very best.

John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)

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John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)

John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Artwork included
Ancient Classical, Early Music, Celtic | Label: Delphian | # DCD34183 | 01:06:42

People of Celtic culture all over ancient Europe were fascinated by lip reed instruments, and made great horns and trumpets in many forms including the carnyx, a two-metre-long bronze trumpet surmounted by a stylised animal head. One of these was found at Deskford, Scotland, in 1816 and reconstructed in the early 1990s; it is joined here by the magnificent Tintignac carnyx, discovered in southern France in 2004 and reconstructed specially for the current project. A new reconstruction has also been made of the Loughnashade horn from Ireland, with its exquisite decorated bell disc. Recent developments in music archaeology have vastly increased our knowledge and understanding of both the physical construction of these instruments and their likely playing techniques. John Kenny has specialised in their performance for a quarter of a century, and his newly created music explores the voices of these instruments in solo, duo and ensemble textures, drawing upon Celtic mythical characters, echoes of ancient ritual in modern society, and impressions of real places in Ireland, Scotland and France.

X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

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X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.26 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 490 Mb | Scans included | 03:05:49
Punk Rock, L.A. Punk, American Underground, College Rock | Label: Rhino | # 8122 79762 7

UK-only five CD set containing a quintet of albums from the acclaimed Los Angeles punk band. Each album comes in a mini-LP sleeve with all housed in attractive slipcase. Includes the albums 'Los Angeles' (1980), 'Wild Gift' (1981), 'Under the Big Black Sun' (1982), 'More Fun in the New World' (1983), and 'Ain't Love Grande' (1985). Please note the last two albums in this set are currently unavailable in the US!

Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings (1972-1982) 40th Anniversary 10CD Box Set 2012 [Re-Up]

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Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings (1972-1982) 40th Anniversary 10CD Box Set 2012 [Re-Up]

Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings (1972-1982) 10CD Box Set 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.58 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.1 Gb | Scans ~ 1.16 Gb
Label: Virgin | # 5099944021795 | Time: 07:50:58
Art-Rock, Glam Rock, Proto Punk, New Wave, Pop/Rock

The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982, is the first complete Roxy Music box set to be released on CD. It includes each of the eight ‘Roxy Music’ Studio albums: Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life, Siren, Manifesto, Flesh And Blood and Avalon. Each of the studio albums have been taken back to their original form. New 2012 flat transfers from the original analogue master tapes ensure the audio sounds truer to its original LP sound. The box set is completed with two bonus discs of singles, B-sides and alternative mixes.

Yukihiro Takahashi - Early Albums Collection 1980-1983 (4CD) Remastered 2005-2007 [Re-Up]

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Yukihiro Takahashi - Early Albums Collection 1980-1983 (4CD) Remastered 2005-2007 [Re-Up]

Yukihiro Takahashi - Early Albums Collection 1980-1983 (4CD) [Remastered 2005-2007]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 497 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, Techno-Pop, New Wave, Electronic | Time: 02:55:23

Yukihiro Takahashi (高橋 幸宏 Takahashi Yukihiro) is a renowned Japanese musician, who is best known as the drummer and lead vocalist of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, and as the former drummer of the Sadistic Mika Band.

The Meters - Fire On The Bayou (1975) Expanded Remastered 2001 [Re-Up]

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The Meters - Fire On The Bayou (1975) Expanded Remastered 2001 [Re-Up]

The Meters - Fire On The Bayou (1975) Expanded Remastered 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Funk, New Orleans R&B, Soul | Label: Reprise/Warner/Rhino | # 8122-73548-2 | 01:00:26

By the time they released Fire On the Bayou in 1975, the Meters (now a quintet, with addition of Cyril Neville to the lineup) had graduated from regional cult heroes to internationally renowned recording act. In addition to playing on records by the likes of Paul McCartney, Dr. John, LaBelle and Robert Palmer, they were personally invited by the Rolling Stones to open their 1975 U.S. tour. The momentum helped Fire On the Bayou to become one of the Meters' most acclaimed and commercially successful albums. It remains a fan favorite, thanks to such gritty classic jams as "Talkin' 'bout New Orleans" and "They All Ask'd for You," which demonstrate the band's effortless instrumental expertise and organic rhythmic rapport. This remastered expanded edition contains five bonus tracks.

Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)

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Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)

Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb
Label: Barsuk Records | # BARK36 | Scans included | 00:52:42
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock

Oh, My Girl, the second album by singer/songwriter Jesse Sykes and her band the Sweet Hereafter – led by Phil Wandscher – picks up where her debut, Reckless Burning, left off. Songs are played at cough-syrup tempo, production is sparse, instrumentation equally so, offering just enough of a frame for the melody and lyrics to hang themselves on, and everything, absolutely everything, is underplayed. There is plenty of dynamic tension, but little to no dynamic range. Yes, this is a good thing. Sykes' ghostly voice, which hovers about her words more than inhabits them, has enough old-world folkiness, raw – if intentionally muted – willingness, and lonesome country pain in it to carry off these tunes with authority. Produced, mixed and engineered by multi-instrumentalist Tucker Martine, Oh, My Girl is full of slow, dipping passion, moody expressionism and poetic smarts to make it stand out in a sensual, narcotic way from the rest of the gothic alterna-twang pack. And one more thing: Sykes has more emotion in the grain of her halting, cracking voice than a whole army of Margo Timmins'es – so let the comparisons stop now, please.

Nobody's Business - Nobody's Business (1978) Expanded Remastered 2007 [CD + DVD]

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Nobody's Business - Nobody's Business (1978) Expanded Remastered 2007 [CD + DVD]

Nobodys Business - Nobodys Business (1978) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | 00:47:37
DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2.0, 192 kbps | 00:22:47 | ~ 1.67 Gb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Angel Air Records | # SJPCD237 | Scans included

NOBODYS BUSINESS was formed in the summer of 1977 and was a ‘supergroup’ with a pedigree that shone brightly. BOBBY HARRISON (Procol Harum, Freedom, Snafu), TONY STEVENS (Savoy Brown. Foghat, Rock Follies, Midnight Flyer), JOE JAMMER (Olympic Runners), JERRY FRANK (session drummer extraordinaire). They went to Nice, France and recorded the album ‘Nobodys Business’ which was released in 1978. The promo videos featured on the DVD were produced by Sylvia Anderson (Space 1999 etc). Now for the first time ever the album is remastered with bonus tracks and released on CD along with all promo videos recorded on DVD.

Sao Paulo SO; John Neschling - Camargo Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4; Abertura Festiva (2003)

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Sao Paulo SO; John Neschling - Camargo Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4; Abertura Festiva (2003)

Camargo Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4; Abertura Festiva (2003)
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra; John Neschling, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1290 | Time: 00:58:04

Continuing its excellent series of Guarnieri Symphonies, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under John Neschling presents another program of marvelous music that deserves the widest possible exposure outside of its native Brazil. Guarnieri's First Symphony was composed in 1944 and dedicated to Serge Koussevitsky. It's as fine an example of American (in the widest sense) neo-classicism as anything by Copland, Harris, or Piston, and it's worth pointing out that this confidently mature work actually precedes much of those composers' symphonic output, as it does, say, Tippett's, whose rhythmic complexity and contrapuntal business it in some ways resembles. The central slow movement, marked "Profundo", is particularly well sustained and supports the composer's claim to be regarded a major 20th century symphonist.

Joe Beard featuring Duke Robillard & Friends - Dealin' (2000)

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Joe Beard featuring Duke Robillard & Friends - Dealin' (2000)

Joe Beard featuring Duke Robillard & Friends - Dealin' (2000)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: AudioQuest | # AQ-CD1055 | 00:51:28

In the blues world it's OK to be a late bloomer, and when it came to recording, Joe Beard was exactly that. The charismatic singer/guitarist, whose influences range from Jimmy Reed to Lightnin' Hopkins, worked "day gigs" when his kids were growing up and didn't start to build a catalog until he was in his fifties. Blues lovers who heard Beard's AudioQuest dates of the '90s found themselves saying, "Hey, this guy is very talented; why haven't I heard of him until now?" And, of course, the answer to that question is that his nine-to-fives and family life had kept him from being a full-time bluesman. But when his kids reached adulthood, the Mississippi native turned Rochester, NY, resident had more time to devote to music. Recorded in April 2000 (when he was 62), Dealin' is Beard's third CD for AudioQuest and underscores his ability to handle a variety of electric blues styles.

Rose Tattoo - Tatts: Live in Brunswick 1982 (2017) [Re-Up]

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Rose Tattoo - Tatts: Live in Brunswick 1982 (2017) [Re-Up]

Rose Tattoo - Tatts: Live in Brunswick 1982 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Hard Rock, Boogie Rock | Label: Golden Robot | # GOLDRR011 | Time: 01:05:32

14 tracks recorded at Melbourne's Bombay Bicycle Club in Brunswick in 1982 and mastered for loyal fans in 2017! Here's an album that takes you back thirty-five years; the Australian pub rock scene was at its peak, live music was everywhere, and so was Rose Tattoo, becoming one of Australia's most revered rock bands of all time, known for their peerless, raw, heavy blues rock, hot mix of slide guitars, and the unmistakable voice of Angry Anderson. Featuring classics like 'Assault And Battery', 'Scarred For Life' and 'Rock And Roll Outlaw', Tatts: Live In Brunswick was recorded when rock was king and Rose Tattoo Angry Anderson, Pete Wells, Rob Riley, Geordie Leach and Dallas 'Digger' Royall was at its most formidable.

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)

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Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb
Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5163 | Time: 00:47:54 | Scans included
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Blues-Rock

It is so cool to find an album that was cut by professional musicians that sound like they are having a blast and doing what they were born to do, and a perfect example of this is Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King’s Fat Man’s Shine Parlor, a killer disc from their recent return to the venerable Blind Pig Records label!

Samuil Feinberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier & Organ Works (1997) [Samuil Feinberg Edition, Vol. 1]

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Samuil Feinberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier & Organ Works (1997) [Samuil Feinberg Edition, Vol. 1]

Samuil Feinberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier & Organ Works (1997)
Samuil Feinberg Edition, Volume 1 (Transcriptions by S. Feinberg)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Jimmy Classic | # OM 03-130 | Time: 01:12:15

The recordings released in this series are devoted to the music of Bach, never a specialty among Russians, and they have the feeling of something extreme, developed in isolation. Feinberg plays Bach, perhaps, as Liszt might have heard Bach and played him – with maximum use of the pedals, a full range of dynamics, and an approach that in every way transforms Bach into an arch-Romantic. This disc, in the label's Feinberg series, is perhaps the most extreme of all, for here the artist tackles not only piano works but those for organ – the listener is treated not only to Feinberg's interpretations but also to his transcriptions. Sample the booming bass lines of the group of chorale preludes in the middle of the program. Of course, the line between transcription and interpretation in this case is not terribly clear. Taken as a whole, the Chromatic fantasia and fugue, BWV 903, leaves the impression that the music has been pushed nearly as far as in Busoni's Bach transcriptions; it's not Bach, really, but it's quite a thrill.

La Petite Bande; Sigiswald Kuijken - Arcangelo Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op.6 Nos. 1-6 (1995) [Re-Up]

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La Petite Bande; Sigiswald Kuijken - Arcangelo Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op.6 Nos. 1-6 (1995) [Re-Up]

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op.6 Nos. 1-6 (1995)
La Petite Bande; Sigiswald Kuijken, violin & direction

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 05472 77432 2 | 01:08:32

La Petite Bande recorded its set during the late 1970s and these are performances which do considerable justice to the music. Brisker tempos, lighter bass string playing and an altogether more imaginative approach to continuo realization bring these concertos alive to an extent hardly realised by I Musici. Sigiswald Kuijken, the leader and director of La Petite Bande, includes a theorbo in his continuo group and this is invariably an effective addition. Both sets field a secure and lively concertino group of two violins, cello and continuo but listeners may well find that the warmer sound and greater degree of finesse provided by the concertino of I Musici is more to their liking than the thinner, wirier textures of the other. Having said that, I should add that in matters of baroque style, as in its more highly developed spirit of fantasy, La Petite Bande offers far and away the more satisfying performances.

Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD) [Re-Up]

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Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD) [Re-Up]

Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD)
XLD/EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Disco | Time: 02:52:58

British crossover jazz, funk, and pop outfit Shakatak are a sophisticated ensemble who have enjoyed a long career. With a sound steeped in contemporary jazz and R&B, they found success with both instrumental albums and pop vocal productions. Formed in London in 1980, Shakatak originally featured keyboardists Bill Sharpe and Nigel Wright, guitarist Keith Winter, bassist Steve Underwood, and drummer Roger Odell. The group quickly scored an underground hit with its debut single "Steppin'." Collection includes: Invitations (1982); Down On The Street (1984); City Rhythm (1985); Street Level (1993).