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Combustible Edison - Schizophonic! (1996)

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Combustible Edison - Schizophonic! (1996)

Combustible Edison - Schizophonic! (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Lounge, Future Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sub Pop Records (SPCD313)

There's not much to distinguish Combustible Edison's second album from their debut. It's another menu of cocktail-nation pop, both vocal and instrumental, with nods to exotica, '60s European soundtracks, bossa nova, the goofy kinds of sounds heard on early stereo demonstration records, and such. Because the genres they're aping were so superficial to begin with, there's not much point in dismissing this as revivalism. It's no more or less authentic than the original records of the '50s and '60s, so fans of these forms are about as well off with Combustible Edison as the vintage stuff. It's not wholly a re-creation, though; there's some melancholia and weariness to the torch vocal-influenced numbers in particular, which betrays an ironic, modernist bent absent from first-generation cocktail/lounge.

Neil Young - Dead Man (1996) {Original Motion Picture Soundtrack}

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Neil Young - Dead Man (1996) {Original Motion Picture Soundtrack}

Neil Young - Dead Man (1996) {Original Motion Picture Soundtrack}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 360 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Full Scans ~ 238 Mb | 01:02:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soundtrack, Psychedelic Rock, Dialogue | Vapor Records #9 46171-2

Even within the unpredictable Neil Young discography, this qualifies as one of his most unpredictable efforts. This soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch film Dead Man is entirely instrumental, with the exception of some poetry read by Johnny Depp (who stars in the film) and a bit of dialogue. What's more, these untitled instrumental passages are dominated by subterranean guitar rumbles that manage to sound both grungy and subdued. Young also takes care to vary his approach a bit, switching occaionally to pump organ, detuned piano, and acoustic guitar. The results not only evoke the hostile, desolate landscapes of the film's Old West, but work on their own terms as ambient mood music for the non-new age crowd, creating an atmosphere of restless disturbance with subtlety and grace. It's not necessarily for the typical Neil Young fan (whoever that might be), but it's certainly one of his most successful experimental efforts.

Floyd Dixon - His Complete Alladin Recordings [Recorded 1949-1952] (1996)

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Floyd Dixon - His Complete Alladin Recordings [Recorded 1949-1952] (1996)

Floyd Dixon - His Complete Alladin Recordings [Recorded 1949-1952] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 446 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 327 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Blues, Jump Blues, Piano Blues, Early R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI/Capitol (7243 8 36293 2 9)

It's a matter of opinion as to whether Dixon's Aladdin output was his peak; many would give his Specialty sides (available on the Marshall Texas Is My Home compilation) the nod. Still, his late-'40s and early-'50s work for the label included some of his most popular and best tracks, such as "Wine, Wine, Wine," "Call Operator 210," "Tired, Broke and Busted," "Let's Dance," "Telephone Blues," and "Too Much Jelly Roll" (the last of which was one of Leiber-Stoller's first recorded compositions). This two-CD, 48-track compilation is geared more toward the completist collector than the average fan, especially with the inclusion of five Sonny Parker sides (which Dixon now says he didn't play on, despite some reports to the contrary) and about ten songs that feature Mari Jones on vocals…

Irma Thomas - Irma Thomas Collection: 1961-1966 (1996)

Posted By: Rtax
Irma Thomas - Irma Thomas Collection: 1961-1966 (1996)

Irma Thomas - Irma Thomas Collection: 1961-1966 (1996)
FLAC (tracks) - 296 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 MB
56:30 | R&B, Soul, Blues | Label: Capitol

The unrivaled Soul Queen of New Orleans – a title officially bestowed by local officials, no less – Irma Thomas ranks among Crescent City R&B's greatest and most enduring musical ambassadors, never enjoying the coast-to-coast commercial success of contemporaries like Aretha Franklin and Etta James but nevertheless breathing the same rarified air in the minds of many soul music aficionados.

George Mraz - Jazz (1996)

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George Mraz - Jazz (1996)

George Mraz - Jazz (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 305 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Milestone Records (MCD-9248-2)

You couldn't have asked for a more sensitive, intuitive acoustic bassist in the '70s, '80s, and '90s than George Mraz. From Stan Getz and Joe Henderson to Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Jimmy Rowles, and Tommy Flanagan, the Czech bassist has accompanied one heavyweight after another since arriving in the U.S. in 1968. But surprisingly, Mraz didn't record as a leader until 1991. His first two albums, 1991's Catching Up and 1995's My Foolish Heart, were recorded for the Japanese Alfa label, and it wasn't until 1995's Jazz that Mraz finally recorded for an American label as a leader. Much of this excellent hard bop/post-bop CD finds him leading a trio that includes Richie Beirach on acoustic piano and Billy Hart on drums, although the trio becomes a quartet when tenor saxman Rich Perry steps in on Wayne Shorter's "Infant Eyes" and Mraz's brief "Pepper" (written for baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams)…

The Nighthawks - Pain & Paradise (1996) {2001, Reissue}

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The Nighthawks - Pain & Paradise (1996) {2001, Reissue}

The Nighthawks - Pain & Paradise (1996) {2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 302 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues | Ruf Records #RUF 1080

With harmonica player/singer Mark Wenner, bassist Jan Zukowski, and drummer/singer Pete Ragusa now well into their third decade together, the Nighthawks are a veteran blue-collar band that gets the job done, and Pain & Paradise is one of their better studio efforts. Guitar chores are now handled by relative newcomer Pete Kanaras, who replaced Danny Morris. The Nighthawks' reach never exceeds their grasp, and this album displays their excellent grasp of the Muddy Waters/Little Walter-style Chicago blues and bar-band rock & roll that lie at the core of their sound. They kick butt enough that you know you've been kicked, but not so much that it hurts, and they're even confident enough to ease up every now and then.

George Michael - Older (Expanded Edition) (1996/2022)

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George Michael - Older (Expanded Edition) (1996/2022)

George Michael - Older (Expanded Edition) (1996/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 597 MB
4:17:51 | Pop, Soul | Label: Sony Music

The reissue of George Michael’s 1996 album Older has been officially confirmed today.
Sony highlight one previously unreleased track – the 6.38 Jon Douglas Remix of ‘Spinning The Wheel’ – but this appears to be a mistake, since it was included on the ‘Dance Mixes’ CD of that third single.

Mike Onesko's Blindside Blues Band - To The Station (1996)

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Mike Onesko's Blindside Blues Band - To The Station (1996)

Mike Onesko's Blindside Blues Band - To The Station (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 411 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Full Scans | 00:56:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock | Blues Bureau International #BB 20322

Inspired by Cream, Mountain, and Jimi Hendrix, Mike Onesko's Blindside Blues Band forges ahead with its own energy-charged take on rock 'n blues. With help from Aynsley Dunbar (Journey, Starship, Whitesnake) on drums, Mike Onesko has created one of the most exciting CDs in modern blues/rock. Mike Onesko formed the Blindside Blues Band in the early 1990’s with bassist Greg Chaisson and drummer Jeff Martin formerly of Jake E. Lee’s “Badlands”. Their mission statement was to create harder-edged blues music in the tradition of late 60’s/ early 70’s blues-rock artists such as Cream, Mountain, and Robin Trower. After recording four critically-acclaimed CD’s with some personnel changes along the way, the group fulfilled their initial contract with Blues Bureau and recorded a series of records for the Akarma and Grooveyard labels, each known for their quality releases in the psychedelic and blues-rock genres.

John Pizzarelli - After Hours (1996)

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John Pizzarelli - After Hours (1996)

John Pizzarelli - After Hours (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 246 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Full Scans ~ 69 Mb | 00:46:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Novus Records / RCA Records / BMG Music #01241 63191-2
Vocal Jazz / Swing / Standards

After Hours is a 1996 studio album for Novus Records by jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and his trio. Most of the album consists of old standards, and features guests like Randy Sandke and Harry Allen.

Jackie Gleason - The Romantic Moods Of Jackie Gleason (1996)

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Jackie Gleason - The Romantic Moods Of Jackie Gleason (1996)

Jackie Gleason - The Romantic Moods Of Jackie Gleason (1996)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 678 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 326 Mb
Full Scans ~ 261 Mb | 01:08:08 + 01:07:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening | Capitol Records #CDP 7243 8 52541 2 3

This is a fine compilation of Jackie Gleason's output for Columbia. Gleason's objective was to make "musical wallpaper" that should never be intrusive, but rather conducive. He was not musically literate, but never had a problem articulating what he wanted to hear from his orchestra. The music here is quiet, melancholy, and often somber, played at mostly moderate to slow tempos. Each selection seems to flow into the next, achieving Gleason's goal of unobtrusiveness. Collectors may be more interested in seeking out the original LPs that comprise the material here, but for those looking for two CDs worth of some of the most relaxing music ever recorded, this is the place to start.

Deep Purple - Deep Purple Mk III The Final Concerts (1996) {Japan 1st Press}

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Deep Purple - Deep Purple Mk III The Final Concerts (1996) {Japan 1st Press}

Deep Purple - Deep Purple Mk III The Final Concerts (1996) {Japan 1st Press}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 868 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 307 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:02 + 01:02:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Teichiku Records #TECW-35234~5

MK III: The Final Concerts, alternatively entitled Archive Alive, is a live album by Deep Purple, recorded during the band's 1975 European tour in support of the Stormbringer album. It was released in 1996. This double CD release is culled from the very last performances from Deep Purple MK III featuring Ritchie Blackmore before he left to launch his new band Rainbow with singer Ronnie James Dio. The album features for the most part material from the last concert of the tour held at the Palais des Sports, Paris 7 April 1975, with a few tracks taken from two shows in Graz, Austria, 3 and 4 April.

The Flower Kings - Retropolis (1996) {2022, Remastered}

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The Flower Kings - Retropolis (1996) {2022, Remastered}

The Flower Kings - Retropolis (1996) {2022, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 503 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 201 Mb
Full Scans | 01:08:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Inside Out Music #IOM635 / Sony Music #19439956842

Digitally remastered edition. Retropolis, released in 1996, is the second studio album by the Swedish progressive rock band The Flower Kings (not counting Roine Stolt's 1994 solo album). The album's art is inspired by the film Metropolis. Swedish progressive rock legends The Flower Kings, and longtime label-partners InsideOutMusic, will begin an extensive reissue campaign in 2022, which will see the entire catalogue of the band reissued on CD & Vinyl in remastered editions, with it being the first time many of the albums have been available on wax. First up are 1995's Back In The World of Adventures & 1996's Retropolis, which both featured the line-up of Roine Stolt, Tomas Bodin, Michael Stolt, Jaime Salazar, Hasse Fröberg, Ulf Wallander and Hasse Bruniusson. They will be available as Ltd CD Digipak & Gatefold 2LP+CD & LP-booklet, both featuring remastered and partly remixed audio and expanded artwork and photo material from that period.

John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Chillen Man (1996)

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John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Chillen Man (1996)

John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Chillen Man (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 412 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 193 Mb
Full Scans | 01:11:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Blues Encore #CD 52003

The Boogie Chillen Man is a 1996 compilation album by John Lee Hooker. The album included some of his best known songs: "Boogie Chillen'" (1948), "Crawling King Snake" (1949), "Dimples" (1956), "Boom Boom" (1962), and more…

Samuel Friedmann - Russian Symphonic Miniatures, Vol. 2: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Glinka (1996)

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Samuel Friedmann - Russian Symphonic Miniatures, Vol. 2: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Glinka (1996)

Samuel Friedmann - Russian Symphonic Miniatures, Vol. 2: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Glinka (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 64:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arte Nova| # 74321 37294 2 | Recorded: 1995

Musical treasures from great Russian composers, ideally interpreted by the Russian conductor Samuel Friedmann with philharmonic orchestras of his mother country that represent the great music tradition of Russia.

Peter Frampton - Greatest Hits (1996)

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Peter Frampton - Greatest Hits (1996)

Peter Frampton - Greatest Hits (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 560 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 217 Mb
Full Scans | 01:14:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | A&M Records #31454 0557 2

By compiling all of Peter Frampton's biggest hits – in their hit versions, so "Show Me the Way" and "Baby, I Love Your Way" are from Frampton Comes Alive, not the studio albums – onto one disc, Greatest Hits functions as the definitive retrospective on the guitarist. It has a better selection than the single-disc Classics, Vol. 12, and it is more concise and listenable than the double-disc box Shine On: A Collection, which means it's the only collection that provides an effective, manageable overview of Frampton.