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Paul McCartney - Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) (1991)

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Paul McCartney - Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) (1991)

Paul McCartney - Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 362 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 179 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | MPL / Parlophone #CDP 79641 32 / UK-CDPCSD 116 (IT)

Released after the studied, meticulous Flowers in the Dirt, the live acoustic concert album Unplugged was a breath of fresh air, and it remains one of the most enjoyable records in McCartney's catalog. Running through a selection of oldies – not only his own, but Beatles and rock & roll chestnuts – McCartney is carefree and charming, making songs like "Be-Bop-a-Lula" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (which finds Paul melding Bill Monroe with Elvis) sound fresh. But the real revelations of the record are the songs McCartney hauls out from his debut – "That Would Be Something," "Every Night," and "Junk" – which sound lovely and timeless, restoring them to their proper place in his canon. They help make Unplugged into a thoroughly enjoyable minor gem.

Patti Austin - Carry On (1991)

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Patti Austin - Carry On (1991)

Patti Austin - Carry On (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 408 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 162 Mb
Full Scans | 00:56:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Jazz Fusion | GRP Records #GRD-9660

Patti Austin, a gifted singer when she gets good material, works in murky waters on this '91 release. There are so many different things offered, from fusion and pop to more mainstream jazz and soul, that the album has no main course or personality. On the other hand, Austin does sing everything well, and GRP has enlisted enough of their session pros to ensure that the musical support is excellent. It's well-played, superbly sung filler.

Robin Trower - Back It Up (1983) {1991, Reissue}

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Robin Trower - Back It Up (1983) {1991, Reissue}

Robin Trower - Back It Up (1983) {1991, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 244 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Chrysalis Records #F2 21420

After two albums with singer Jack Bruce, Robin Trower brought back original vocalist James Dewar for his 1983 release Back It Up. Longtime fans surely hoped for another Bridge of Sighs, but by this time the songwriting had been reduced to pedestrian hard rock, with only occasional flashes of the old cosmic brilliance. Both "The River" and "Benny Dancer" have some of the old edge, and the instrumental "Island" is one of the most beautiful songs Trower ever did. Unfortunately, however, this record was ignored by the old fans (many of whom were now busy starting families and toting briefcases), and it was hard for him to win over a new audience when haircut bands like Culture Club flooded both the radio and the latest media sensation – MTV.

Sviatoslav Richter - Weber, Brahms, Prokofiev (1991)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Weber, Brahms, Prokofiev (1991)

Sviatoslav Richter - Weber, Brahms, Prokofiev (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 223 Mb | Total time: 63:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Label: Ermitage | ERC CD 12009-2 | Recorded: 1966

Richter, when he was 46 years old, played in the United States, where all the great pianists of the day were known. Yet the arrival of Richter left them all astonished. Astonished before a greatness rich in novelty, excess, and defects. Many scholars saw Richter as a crazy genius who couldn't be taken entirely seriously. Many critics and a part of the public had to make the note easy effort of changing their parameters of judgment. Some critics, and the majority of the public were overwhelmed by the effects of that mysterious power we call charisma. And so Richter became Richter. On this release are beautiful masterpieces, the history of pianism at its finest.

Reverend Gary Davis and Pink Anderson - Gospel, Blues and Street Songs [Recorded 1950-1956] (1991)

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Reverend Gary Davis and Pink Anderson - Gospel, Blues and Street Songs [Recorded 1950-1956] (1991)

Reverend Gary Davis and Pink Anderson - Gospel, Blues and Street Songs [Recorded 1950-1956] (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Acoustic Blues, Gospel | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Riverside Records (00025218052429)

This album is one of the cornerstones of Riverside Records' "Original Blues Classics" series. Regardless of the moniker, these sides loom large in the available works of seminal blues icons Pink Anderson and Rev. Gary Davis. Both performers hail from the largely underappreciated Piedmont blues scene - which first began to flourish in the late 19th and early 20th centuries - near the North/South Carolina state border. Anderson's seven tracks were recorded in Charlottesville, VA, on May 29, 1950 - while he was literally on the road. His highly sophisticated and self-accompanied style of simultaneously picking and sliding - accomplished using a half-opened jackknife - could pass for an electronic effect…

Alcatrazz - Disturbing The Peace (1985) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

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Alcatrazz - Disturbing The Peace (1985) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Alcatrazz - Disturbing The Peace (1985) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 283 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 104 Mb
Covers Included | 00:41:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Capitol Records / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-6853

Alcatrazz was originally formed as a vehicle for vocalist Graham Bonnet, but became famous for introducing budding guitar heroes instead, namely Swedish phenom Yngwie J. Malmsteen and ex-Frank Zappa associate Steve Vai. After toiling away unsuccessfully for most of the '70s with the Marble and as a solo artist, vocalist Graham Bonnet got his lucky break when he was tapped to replace Ronnie James Dio in Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow in 1979. But after recording the much maligned Down to Earth album and a single live performance headlining the first Castle Donington Monsters of Rock Festival in the summer of 1980, Bonnet was unceremoniously sacked by the temperamental Blackmore. Down but not out, Bonnet set about forming Alcatrazz, drafting veteran musicians in keyboardist Jimmy Waldo, bassist Gary Shea, and drummer Jan Uvena, and looking to reproduce the basic Rainbow sonic formula.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open (1991)

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open (1991)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 359 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Heartland Rock | MCA Records #MCD 10317 / MCAD-10317 | Germany

Into the Great Wide Open is the eighth studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in July 1991. The album was the band's last with MCA Records. The album was the second Petty produced with Jeff Lynne after the success of Full Moon Fever. The first single, "Learning to Fly", became the band's joint longest-running No. 1 single (along with "The Waiting" from 1981's Hard Promises) on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, spending six weeks at the top spot. The second single, "Out in the Cold", also made No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart, albeit for two weeks.

Egg - Egg (1970) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

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Egg - Egg (1970) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

Egg - Egg (1970) {1991, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 235 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock / Art Rock / Canterbury Scene
Deram / Polydor K.K. #POCD-1843

With a strong Canterbury influence implanted into their sound, Egg's first album has the band looking to establish their niche as a progressive group, with Dave Stewart's sharp, effective keyboard work outlining much of the album's overall feel. Mixing jazz and progressive rock drifts, the tracks on Egg contain rhythms and meters that are never at a standstill, with ongoing instrumental action encompassing nearly every track. Numerous classical overtones make for a familiar listen against a backdrop of loose-ended jazz fusion and an unordered yet inviting array of haphazard progressive spillages.

Jorge Reyes - Bajo El Sol Jaguar (1991) [Reissue 1998]

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Jorge Reyes - Bajo El Sol Jaguar (1991) [Reissue 1998]

Jorge Reyes - Bajo El Sol Jaguar (1991) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 232 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Tribal, Ambent | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Grabaciones Lejos Del Paraiso (CDGLP032)

This is techno-tribal music to raise the dead, rip the hearts out of your sacrifices, or dance to under the full moon. This album also features the innovative sounds of Spanish electric guitarist Suso Saiz. Some booming Peter Gabriel-style beats can be found among mysterious atmospheres and virtuosic percussion.

Jethro Tull & The Fairport Five - Farm On The Freeway (1991)

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Jethro Tull & The Fairport Five - Farm On The Freeway (1991)

Jethro Tull & The Fairport Five - Farm On The Freeway (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 406 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Folk Rock | Living Legend Records #LLRCD 117 | Unofficial Release

Recorded Live at the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, USA 1987. Featuring members of Fairport Convention. There seems to be at least two other versions of this concert: Jethro Tull - Upper Darby 1987 and Jethro Tull - Live At The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia - USA '87.

Raymond Leppard, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Overture 'In the Italian Style', Symphony No. 3, Grand Duo (1991)

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Raymond Leppard, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Overture 'In the Italian Style', Symphony No. 3, Grand Duo (1991)

Raymond Leppard, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Franz Schubert: Overture 'In the Italian Style', Symphony No. 3, Grand Duo (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 71:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Koss Classics | # KC 2221 | Recorded: 1990

While still a controversial matter, there seems to be general agreement that Schubert's "Grand Duo" is a symphony that the composer failed to find time to orchestrate (or perhaps a piano reduction of one which he actually did orchestrate). In any case, there isn't a trace of piano style in the music, and in any of its various orchestral arrangements it makes a fully mature Schubert orchestral work. Raymond Leppard's performance is a very fine one, and it's excellently recorded. Along with a jaunty performance of the zippy Third Symphony, this disc makes a very appealing novelty.

Alice Cooper - Constrictor (1986) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

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Alice Cooper - Constrictor (1986) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Alice Cooper - Constrictor (1986) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 275 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included | 00:37:18 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | MCA Victor, Inc. #MVCM-21028

At a time when many of the forgotten bands of the '70s began to resurface, Alice Cooper released Constrictor in 1986, his first album in three years. The album attempts a fresh start, which made sense, since Cooper suffered physically, creatively, and commercially over the past decade due to changing trends and alcoholism, which left his latest releases void of the energy that had made Killer and Welcome to My Nightmare so popular. For the most part, Cooper succeeded in re-establishing himself – this is arguably some of the best work he put forth in years. Nothing comes close to the songs he recorded in his '70s heyday, but what's here is surprisingly lively and sharp-witted: "Simple Disobedience" is a catchy anthem of rebellion, and "Teenage Frankenstein" is a straightforward, amusingly melodramatic rocker.

Free - The Best Of Free: All Right Now (1991)

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Free - The Best Of Free: All Right Now (1991)

Free - The Best Of Free: All Right Now (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 353 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Island Records #261 378

Free were an English rock band formed in London in 1968, best known for their 1970 signature song "All Right Now". They disbanded in 1973 and lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become a frontman of the band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff formed Back Street Crawler in 1975, but died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 25 in 1976. Bassist Andy Fraser formed Sharks. The band became famed for their sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums did not sell very well until the release of Fire and Water, which featured the massive hit "All Right Now".

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Italian Concerti Grossi (1991)

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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Italian Concerti Grossi (1991)

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Italian Concerti Grossi: Locatelli, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Geminiani, Torelli (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 58:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBC Records | # SMCD5099 | Recorded: 1991

Tafelmusik, Canada's orchestra on period instruments, was founded in 1979. Since the arrival of its Music Director and concertmaster Jeanne Lamon in 1981, Tafelmusik has achieved international recognition for its concerts and recordings. The ensemble has eighteen core members and is expanded as the need arises. All members of the orchestra are specialists in historical performance practice and perform on original instruments or modern replicas faithful in design and construction to the originals.

Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I've Got The Blues: Expanded Edition (1991) {2017, Japan}

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Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I've Got The Blues: Expanded Edition (1991) {2017, Japan}

Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I've Got The Blues: Expanded Edition (1991) {2017, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 526 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 222 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Sony Music Labels #SICP 5352

This Grammy-winning comeback set brought Buddy Guy back to prominence after a long studio hiatus. There are too many clichéd cover choices – "Five Long Years," "Mustang Sally," "Black Night," "There Is Something on Your Mind" – to earn unreserved recommendation, but Guy's frenetic guitar histrionics ably cut through the superstar-heavy proceedings (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Mark Knopfler all turn up) on the snarling title cut and a handful of others. The Expanded Edition of Damn Right, I've Got the Blues features two bonus tracks, "Doin' What I Like Best" and "Trouble Don't Last."