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Asia - Fantasia: Live In Tokyo (2007) {2016, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Asia - Fantasia: Live In Tokyo (2007) {2016, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Asia - Fantasia: Live In Tokyo (2007) {2016, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 648 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 267 Mb
Covers Included | 00:50:54 + 00:51:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Vivid Sound Corporation #VSCD4362/3

Asia, featuring members of Yes, ELP and King Crimson, was the first "supergroup" of the eighties. Their eponymous debut album, released in 1982, was a huge success racking up global sales in excess of 15 million copies. In 2006 the original four members reunited for the first time in over 20 years for a series of concerts in the US and the UK. The success of this tour led to a full-blown world tour running throughout 2007 in celebration of their 25th anniversary. This CD was recorded in Tokyo in March 2007 on the Japanese leg of the tour.

VA - Songs That Won the War: Christmas Jump & Jive (2001)

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VA - Songs That Won the War: Christmas Jump & Jive (2001)

VA - Songs That Won the War: Christmas Jump & Jive (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 241 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:36
Jazz, Swing, Oldies, Xmas | Label: Varèse Sarabande

Christmas Jump & Jive is one of two holiday-themed compilations included in Rod McKuen's series "Songs That Won The War." This collection is sourced primarily from radio broadcasts and transcriptions. It is a strange package: many of the selections are not holiday tunes; many are not from the 1940s, much less the war years; and some of the track titles are dubious at best: the "Quiet Christmas Riot" attributed to Buddy Rich is plain old "Quiet Riot," and Benny Goodman's "Jingle Bell Jive" is the 1935 "Jingle Bells" recorded for Victor. But buried in the filler are some rare gems: a breakneck broadcast version of Duke Ellington's "Ring Dem Bells"; a rare parody of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" by the equally rare pairing of Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald; and a broadcast performance of Nat King Cole's "Mrs. Santa Claus."

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)

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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 7708343-2 | Time: 00:51:46
Swamp Rock, Swamp Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Revered as one of the originators of swamp rock, Tony Joe White has recast a number of his classic songs on Deep Cuts, proving that time has no jurisdiction over funky. His signature groove, starting from his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie," is what he uses to paint a vivid picture of the world he experienced growing up, where poverty provided unity between otherwise divided races and bad-news women were sometimes too good to pass up. Tony Joe cut the tracks with his son Jody providing a rich palette of beats and loops, utilizing both digital and live drums, strings, organs, and the unmistakable timbre of his guitar. White's time-worn baritone is positively haunting, like a restless spirit conjured by the funk that was always the core of his music.

Jim Croce - Classic Hits (2004)

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Jim Croce - Classic Hits (2004)

Jim Croce - Classic Hits (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 127 Mb
Label: Rhino Records | # R2 73890 | Time: 00:56:18
Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, AM Pop, Singer-Songwriter

Since the bulk of Jim Croce's discography consists of compilations that shuffle "You Don't Mess Around with Jim," "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "Operator," "Time in a Bottle," and "I Got a Name" in a seemingly endless series of permutations, it's easy to be suspicious of another collection, particularly one bearing the nondescript title Classic Hits. But Classic Hits is from Rhino Records, not a budget label like Disky, and they have put together the first serious Croce hits compilation since 1992's double-disc The 50th Anniversary Collection. That collection, while comprehensive, had limited appeal since only hardcore fans need 49 Croce songs in one compilation, so this is the first noteworthy single-disc compilation since the first Croce hits album, the 1974 LP Photographs & Memories. Every one of the 14 songs on that album is here, but the "Classic Hits" billing doesn't mean all of his charting singles are here – posthumous minor hit "Chain Gang Medley" is absent.

John Hiatt - Master Of Disaster (2005)

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John Hiatt - Master Of Disaster (2005)

John Hiatt - Master Of Disaster (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb
Label: New West Records | # NW6076 | Time: 00:50:30 | Scans included
Roots Rock, Americana, Blues, Folk-Rock, Heartland Rock

Roots and groove mark this teaming of John Hiatt and the North Mississippi Allstars. On Master of Disaster, legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson and his sons Luther and Cody (the Allstars' guitarist and drummer, respectively) team with veteran bassist David Hood to give Hiatt's music a slow simmer rather than the high voltage fans might have expected from the collaboration. Yet the airy, organic interplay of the band provides the perfect complement for Hiatt's songs of folkish simplicity and lyrical grace. With the title track, he addresses the artist's midlife crisis and finds creative renewal in the process, a theme revisited in the country balladry of "Old School." There's a ragtime spirit to "Wintertime Blues" and "Back on the Corner," the insistence of a tom-tom's thump on "Love's Not Where We Thought We Left It" and "Find You At Last," a slide guitar that slices and dices through "Ain't Ever Goin' Back." With "When My Love Crosses Over," Hiatt returns to the soulful, soaring romantic balladry that remains a signature specialty, while "Cold River" tells a story that probes the coldest resources of the human heart. The result is his richest and most consistently satisfying release since the late 1980s.

Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons (2008) Reissue 2011

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Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons (2008) Reissue 2011

Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons (2008) Reissue 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Label: Repertoire Records | # REP5258 | Time: 00:48:13
Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Classic Rock

Jack Bruce must have enjoyed his 2005 get-together with Cream so much that, when Clapton and Baker were unwilling to continue the collaboration, he rang up Robin Trower to renew the brief power trio fling they had in the mid-'80s. The Trower-Bruce pairing had released only two albums, B.L.T. and Truce, and was dormant since 1982, so this 2007 reunion was somewhat of a continuation of the project, albeit one separated by a quarter century. The results impressively continue where Truce left off, as Bruce brings his distinctive croon/moan to bluesy, riff-oriented tunes dominated by Trower's silvery guitar runs. Gary Husband fills the drum slot adequately if inconspicuously, but his contributions are mixed so far under Bruce's vocals and Trower's guitar that they are secondary. The previous two releases called in Trower's old Procol Harum lyricist Keith Reid and Bruce collaborator Peter Brown to write the words, but Bruce and Trower pen these 11 songs without outside assistance.

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD

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Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | 00:59:37 | Scans ~ 30 Mb
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 / 2.0 @ 448 kbps; DTS | ~ 5.3 Gb
Subs: English, French, Italian, German | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79835-2
Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Video Opera

Three Tales is a video-opera in three acts (titled Hindenburg, Bikini and Dolly) with music by American composer Steve Reich and visuals by Beryl Korot, his wife. It is scored for two sopranos, three tenors, string quartet, percussion, keyboards, and pre-recorded audio. Its premiere was at the Vienna Festival on May 12, 2002; the BBC had commissioned a version for television broadcast four months later. The 12-minute tale Hindenburg had been written (and recorded) in 1998, while the remaining tales were completed (and recorded) in the year of the premiere.

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

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Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Cool Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Koch | # KOC-CD-9964 | Time: 00:52:39

No chance Franks is going to change the formula now after all these years, but what a great formula it is. Michael Franks delivers another superb collection of idiosyncratic pop songs as only he can - this time out with a bit of a Brazilian flavored twist. Features Chuck Loeb (guitar, keyboards, programming), David Sancious (piano, keyboards), Jeff Lorber (keyboards, programming), Michael White (drums) and Eric Marienthal.

John Pizzarelli - Knowing You (2005)

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John Pizzarelli - Knowing You (2005)

John Pizzarelli - Knowing You (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 323 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Telarc #CD-83615

Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli returns with another solid collection of tastefully swinging standards on Knowing You. Never straying too far from what he does best, Pizzarelli is nonetheless an exciting improviser and pleasing vocalist who always finds a way to make an old chestnut of a tune his own. Here, his rapport with such longtime bandmates as pianist Ray Kennedy, bassist Martin Pizzarelli, and drummer Tony Tedesco is instinctual, full of humor, and filled with call-and-response interplay. To these ends, Pizzarelli has compiled an enjoyable set of well- and lesser-known standards, including the sprightly swinger "Coffee, Black," the elegantly mellow "The Shadow of Your Smile," and the sweetly unexpected Brian Wilson classic "God Only Knows."

Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986) [Remastered Expanded Edition 2002]

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Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986) [Remastered Expanded Edition 2002]

Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986) [Remastered Expanded Edition 2002]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA Nashville | # 088 170 265-2 | Time: 00:39:46
Country-Rock, Heartland Rock, Country, Americana

On this 1986 debut, Steve Earle burst on the scene as a fully formed songwriting master, synthesizing effortlessly the finest parts of country-folk troubadours like Townes Van Zandt and the anthemic, working-class rock of Bruce Springsteen. "Someday," a country-rock masterpiece about a kid stuck pumping gas in a dead-end town, remains the perfect realization of this style, and with the exception of the slight and silly "Little Rock 'N' Roller," most everything else here (especially "Hillbilly Highway" and the heartbreaking ballad "My Old Friend the Blues") comes awfully close. The 2002 reissue, overseen by Earle and original producer Tony Brown, offers fresh remastering, new liner notes by Earle, and a bonus live version of Springsteen's "State Trooper."

Oscar Peterson - Fly Me To The Moon (2006) {Remastered}

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Oscar Peterson - Fly Me To The Moon (2006) {Remastered}

Oscar Peterson - Fly Me To The Moon (2006) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 210 Mb
Full Scans | 01:10:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Verve Records / Universal Music #06024 9875796

A pleasant compilation of Oscar Peterson tracks with Ed Thigpen, Louis Hayes, Bobby Durham, and others sitting in, all anchored by Peterson's classic version of "Fly Me to the Moon," originally written by Bart Howard in 1954.

Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime (2007)

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Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime (2007)

Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 78 Mb | Scans ~ 54 Mb
Label: Blue Note | # 00946 397342 2 1 | Time: 00:34:23
Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock

Beauty & Crime is the seventh studio album by singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. It is her first album of new material since 2001's Songs in Red and Gray and her first for Blue Note Records. It was released on July 17, 2007. Beauty & Crime won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, on February 11, 2008. On Beauty & Crime, Suzanne Vega's Blue Note Records debut, the Manhattan native uses New York City as the backdrop for a collection of eleven new songs that juxtapose acoustic guitar-driven melodies with coolly synthesized beats; intensely personal lyrics with compelling, short story-like narratives; images of today's scarred cityscape with memories of Vega's old Upper West Side 'hood and Lower East Side haunts. The past commingles with the present, the public with the private, familiar sounds with the utterly new, just like the city itself. Making her first new studio album in six years, Vega says, "I feel like I really stretched my limits. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone–to sing in keys I wouldn't have sung in before, to work with different textures, to be unafraid of doing what ever sounded good to me. I wanted to make a modern classic."

Electric Light Orchestra And Jeff Lynne - Original Album Classics (2018) {5CD Box Set} Repost

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Electric Light Orchestra And Jeff Lynne - Original Album Classics (2018) {5CD Box Set} Repost

Electric Light Orchestra And Jeff Lynne - Original Album Classics (2018) {5CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,41 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 522 Mb
Full Scans | 03:03:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock | Sony Music / Legacy #190758 81832

5CD package containing albums from Electric Light Orchestra and Jeff Lynne's solo career. Albums are packaged in cardboard replica vinyl sleeves and bundled in a card slipcase. Albums featured: Armchair Theatre, Zoom, Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of ELO, Longwave & Electric Light Orchestra Live.

Mylène Farmer - N°5 On Tour (2009) {Limited Collector's Edition}

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Mylène Farmer - N°5 On Tour (2009) {Limited Collector's Edition}

Mylène Farmer - N°5 On Tour (2009) {Limited Collector's Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 825 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 293 Mb | Scans (JPG + PDF) | 01:50:59
DVD5 | MPEG-2 Video 720x576 (16:9), 25.0 fps, 8000 Kbps
LPCM 2.0, 48 Khz, 1536 Kbps | 00:14:28 | ~ 1,10 Gb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Dance, Europop, Rock | Stuffed Monkey / Polydor / Universal Music #532 374-2

Mylène Farmer's fifth live album to date, No.5 on Tour, documents her 2009 tour of France in support of her most recent studio album, Point de Suture (2008). The standard edition of album includes 20 songs spread across two discs, including a bunch of her greatest hits performed in the electro-rock style of Point de Suture. Though some of these songs are also included on her previous live albums, most recently Avant Que l'Ombre…A Bercy (2006), N°5 on Tour stands apart from its in-concert predecessors on account of its new arrangements, abundance of new material, and recording quality so pristine that it sounds as though the album were recorded in a studio with overdubbed interjections of audience noise and stage banter.

Pet Shop Boys - Actually / Further Listening 1987-1988 (2001) {Remastered} Re-Up

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Pet Shop Boys - Actually / Further Listening 1987-1988 (2001) {Remastered} Re-Up

Pet Shop Boys - Actually / Further Listening 1987-1988 (2001) {Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 944 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 356 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:07 + 01:16:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Synth-Pop, Pop, Dance | Parlophone #0946379315 2 3

Actually is the second album by English pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 7 September 1987 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and by EMI Manhattan in the United States and Canada. Actually is featured in the 2005 musical reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and in 2006 Q magazine placed the album at No. 22 in its list of "40 Best Albums of the '80s". In 2012 Slant Magazine listed the album at No. 88 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s". Actually was re-released in 2001 as Actually/Further Listening 1987–1988. The re-released version was not only digitally remastered but came with a second disc of B-sides, remixes done by the Pet Shop Boys and previously unreleased material from around the time of the album's original release.