Faze-O - Slow Funk: The Atlantic Years (2024)

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Faze-O - Slow Funk: The Atlantic Years (2024)

Faze-O - Slow Funk: The Atlantic Years (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 825 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 283 MB
2:02:58 | Funk, R&B | Label: Warner Music Group

Faze-O's latest album, Slow Funk: The Atlantic Years, released in 2024, is a comprehensive collection celebrating the band's contributions to funk and soul during their time with Atlantic Records. The album, released by Warner Music Group's X5 Music Group, spans over two hours and includes a total of 23 tracks, showcasing the band's distinctive funky sound and influence on the genre. Faze-O, known for their smooth grooves and funk rhythms, emerged from Dayton, Ohio, a city renowned for its rich funk music history. Their music has been influential, particularly their hit "Riding High," which has been widely sampled in hip-hop music. The band originally formed from an earlier group called Phase Three and gained significant success under the production guidance of Clarence Satchell of the Ohio Players​.

VA - She Came From Liverpool! Merseyside Girl Pop 1962-1968 (2019)

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VA - She Came From Liverpool! Merseyside Girl Pop 1962-1968 (2019)

VA - She Came From Liverpool! Merseyside Girl Pop 1962-1968 (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, full scans) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 311 MB
59:24 | Rock, Soul, Pop, Beat, Vocal, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Ace Records

Over the last few years Ace has built up a series of prime British female pop releases, with individual collections drawn from four of the country's leading record companies of the 1960s: Decca, Pye, EMI and, most recently, Philips. With this latest compilation, rather than spotlight a particular company, the focus is on a location: the music hotbed of Merseyside. While male beat groups ruled the Merseyside roost in the 60s, the area was also home to its fair share of female talent. To illustrate the point, here are 25 hand-picked girl-pop artefacts from thereabouts. Liverpool's pop queen Cilla Black is featured with her two most Merseybeat-oriented tracks, including a terrific version of A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues, the first song she ever recorded at Abbey Road. Guitar-toting cover girls the Liverbirds, who released no records in the UK but were stars in Germany where their repertoire of Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry numbers made them favourites at the Star-Club also appear twice.

Mary Duff - Through The Years (2018)

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Mary Duff - Through The Years (2018)

Mary Duff - Through The Years (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 390 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 MB
1:07:19 | Country, Folk | Label: Rosette Records

This Superb collection features a 20 track CD featuring some of Mary's most popular and requested songs over the years. The collection features such favourites as Take Me Home Country Roads; Maggie; Talking In Your Sleep; Silver and Gold; Walking After Midnight ; Yellow Roses; Dear God and many more.

Paul Weller - 66 (Deluxe Edition) (2024)

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Paul Weller - 66 (Deluxe Edition) (2024)

Paul Weller - 66 (Deluxe Edition) (2024)
CD Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, no log) - 367 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 MB
58:01 | Rock | Label: Polydor

Deluxe Edition. Includes Bonus Disc With Four Additional Tracks.

Jethro Tull - Bursting Out (The Inflated Edition) (1978/2024)

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Jethro Tull - Bursting Out (The Inflated Edition) (1978/2024)

Jethro Tull - Bursting Out (The Inflated Edition) (1978/2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 520 MB
3:45:25 | Prog Rock | Label: Parlophone UK

Vintage live Tull at its 1970s best! "A live extravaganza from the '70s Jethro Tull, this was recorded over several nights in different venues on a portable 8-track tape recorder and transferred to 2" multitrack when I got home after the tours. I had to listen all through to many shows and pick the best live versions. But much of it was, at least, from the concert in Bern, Switzerland where dear Claude Nobs came to introduce the band in his inimitable style. Also featuring on this box set collection is the live concert from Madison Square Garden recorded a few months later and shown live on BBC TV in the U.K. A scary experience for the band as it was, we were told, the first time a live rock concert had been the subject of a live satellite broadcast.

VA - Sometimes God Hides: The Young Person's Guide To Discipline (1996)

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VA - Sometimes God Hides: The Young Person's Guide To Discipline (1996)

VA - Sometimes God Hides: The Young Person's Guide To Discipline (1996)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 468 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 MB
1:18:56 | Rock, Prog Rock | Label: Discipline Global Mobile

Sometimes God Hides: The Young Person's Guide to Discipline Review by Mike DeGagne
Sometimes God Hides is a musical stew made up of guitar-laden progressive and jazz-rock tracks, mainly from King Crimson and their solo members. With the likes of Adrian Belew and Robert Fripp leading the way, this sampler from the DGM label offers a kaleidoscopic journey through the amazing guitar craft of these talented musicians, along with some excitingly vivid excursions from Trey Gunn and the California Guitar Trio and a peculiar mix of new age and ambient from the Europa String Choir. Subtitled "The Young Persons' Guide to Discipline," these 23 tracks open up a whole new world of guitar and string manipulation, fusing familiar techniques with aberrant rhythms, electronic pastiches, and appealing yet incongruous string arrangements. Cuts such as Belew's "Burned By the Fire We Make" and King Crimson's "Red" (from an official bootleg album out of Argentina) tread on cordial rock ground but are still entertaining while, at the other end of the spectrum, tracks like Peter Hammill's haunting a cappella entitled "A Better Time" and "Voices of Ancient Children" from Los Gauchos Alemanes swoop and soar with a blend of new age mystery and modernized ambience. While the focal point of most of the songs is the guitar, the surrounding atmosphere of trancelike keyboard runs and unique string applications creates a multi-dimensional effect throughout each track. Moody and eccentric, this sampler makes for a truly peculiar instrumental journey.

VA - Freight Train: Songs of Trains, Hobos, Hope, Heartbreak & Happiness (2017)

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VA - Freight Train: Songs of Trains, Hobos, Hope, Heartbreak & Happiness (2017)

VA - Freight Train: Songs of Trains, Hobos, Hope, Heartbreak & Happiness (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 600 MB
2:06:02 | Bluegrass, Country, Skiffle, Western Swing | Label: Not Now Music

Long before the automobile was widely used as a means of transport, the railroad was the symbol of freedom, independence and adventure in America. "Go west, young man" was the typical saying for anyone who wanted to try their luck as a prospector, farmer or rancher. In 1869 it was possible for the first time to cross the American continent from east to west by rail. In addition, a suitable music began to develop, which consisted of folk, blues, rockabilly and skiffle songs. These songs glorified and celebrated on the subject of the lyrics only one thing, namely the railway. It was time to dedicate a double CD to these songs.

Connie Francis - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2017)

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Connie Francis - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2017)

Connie Francis - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 676 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 363 MB
2:37:01 | Pop, Vocal | Label: Big 3

Connie Francis is one of the best selling female artists of all time and these 60 tracks emphasise why. Since the 1950's Connie's hit­s, such as "Lipstick On Your Collar" and "Stupid Cupid" have been listened to by millions and millions of fans. Her enduring popularity after more than 50 years in the business only confirms the strength of the songs included on this remastered collection.

The Allman Brothers Band - Collected (2012)

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The Allman Brothers Band - Collected (2012)

The Allman Brothers Band - Collected (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 525 MB
3:49:46 | Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock | Label: Universal

The Allman Brothers Band was one of America's greatest Southern rock bands. Both their massive hits as the hidden gems are now all available on the exclusive 2LP Collected release. It covers the music from their late 1960s to the 1990s, including hits like 'Ramblin' Man', 'Jessica' and 'Melissa'. Besides tracks from The Allman Brothers Band Collected also includes songs by the related projects The Allman Joys, The Hour Glass and solo work from Duane & Gregg Allman. After the famous 1971 live release 'At Fillmore East', The Allman Brothers Band represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. With their extended live jam improvisations they became famous all over the world. As one of the pioneering bands in the Southern rock they recorded several successful albums and singles. The group largely infused hints of the blues, jazz, and country into their music.

Ivan Moravec - Portrait (2020)

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Ivan Moravec - Portrait (2020)

Ivan Moravec - Portrait (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, booklet) - 2.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.9 GB
14:31:44 | Classical, Romantic | Label: Supraphon

When a double volume featuring Ivan Moravec was included in the 1999 Great pianists of the 20th Century box set (Philips Records), many a music lover was taken aback. Although Americans knew the Czech artist, owing mainly to the Connoisseur Society, a lot of European listeners and critics had overlooked him yet the recordings contained in the edition certainly attested to Moravec being a pianist of global calibre. Repertoire magazine referred to him as the most closely guarded secret of the classical music world. The 90th anniversary of Ivan Moravecs birth is a very good reason to for come up with a special project. The most complete collection of his recordings to date, the present Supraphon release encompasses 11 albums and a documentary and unique, previously unseen footage from the Czech Television archives. Moravec recorded his core repertoire for the Connoisseur Society, Supraphon, Dorian, Nonesuch and Vox labels. Some of his recordings are now being released on album for the first time. A number of older recordings have been remastered from the original analogue tapes. The set includes the complete Moravec repertoire of Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, solo Franck, Janácek and Chopins Mazurkas. The booklet provides an exhaustive account of one of the greatest 20th-century pianists artistic development, from the early 1960s to the end of the millennium. Most significantly, the release affords the listener the opportunity to revel in the music that due to its sheer profundity, myriad colour shades and irresistibly personal delivery touches ones very heart. A portrait of a great artist.

Louis Prima - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2016)

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Louis Prima - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2016)

Louis Prima - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Remastered) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 824 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 447 MB
3:13:30 | Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Big 3

A 60 tracker from this multi-talented entertainer who seemingly could lend his hand to anything, but most famously excelled as a singer, trumpeter and bandleader. We concentrate on performances from the late 50s when he really hit his stride. Sam Butera and Keely Smith are in attendance on many of these tracks.

Madonna - In the Beginning (1998)

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Madonna - In the Beginning (1998)

Madonna - In the Beginning (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 267 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 MB
41:02 | Pop | Label: Gravity

Tracks recorded in 1980-1981. INTHEBEGINNING is an interesting collection of Madonna's aural baby pictures, more specifically the low-budget, lo-fi demos she made in early 1980 and '81 with songwriting partner Stephen Bray (who provides amusing liner notes in which he continually refers to her as Emmy). Highlights include "Laugh to Keep From Crying," a highly uncharacteristic rocker a la the Pretenders, with 12-string Rickenbacker guitar played by Madonna herself, two versions of the early album cut "Ain't No Big Deal," and bare-bones blueprint versions of future hits "Burning Up" and "Everybody."

Strife - Back To Thunder (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1978/2021)

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Strife - Back To Thunder (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1978/2021)

Strife - Back To Thunder (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1978/2021)
EZ CD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 554 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 MB
49:46 | Hard Rock, Prog Rock | Label: Rock Candy Records

Strife formed in 1971 and were gigging regularly by the end of that year. In February 1972, they recorded a live album at Wall City Club at Quaintways, Chester. It was never released. When an album finally emerged in 1975, it contained the most popular numbers from their stage act. They went on to record a second album Back To Thunder in 1978, featuring Don Airey on keyboards.

The Buddy Rich Quintet - The Cinch - Live From Birdland (1981/2000)

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The Buddy Rich Quintet - The Cinch - Live From Birdland (1981/2000)

The Buddy Rich Quintet - The Cinch - Live From Birdland (1981/2000)
FLAC (tracks, scans) - 206 MB MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 109 MB
40:13 | Jazz, Bop, Swing | Label: Spotlite Records

Tracks 1-3, recorded at Birdland, New York City, Friday 7th, November 1958. Tracks 4-7, recorded at Birdland, New York City, Saturday 8th, November 1958.

Radiohead - Unplugged and Unreleased (1999)

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Radiohead - Unplugged and Unreleased (1999)

Radiohead - Unplugged and Unreleased (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 425 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 MB
1:10:11 | Alternative Rock | Label: Umbrella Records

At some point in the early 21st century, Radiohead became something more than a band: they became a touchstone for everything that is fearless and adventurous in rock, inheriting the throne from David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and the Talking Heads. The latter group gave the band its name – it's an album track on 1986's True Stories – but Radiohead never sounded much like the Heads, nor did they take much from Bowie, apart from their willingness to experiment. Instead, they spliced Floyd's spaciness with U2's messianic arena rock heft, bridging the gap with guitar skronk borrowed from the '80s American underground. Jonny Greenwood's jagged, brutal interjections on "Creep," the band's 1993 breakthrough hit, recalled the ugly noise of the Pixies and Nirvana, a sound that translated over the expanse of an ocean, but in the throes of the alternative rock explosion of the mid-'90s, Radiohead were the odd band out.