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Michael Chapman - Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) {2011, Remastered}

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Michael Chapman - Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) {2011, Remastered}

Michael Chapman - Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) {2011, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Full Scans ~ 198 Mb | 00:46:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Light In The Attic Records / Harvest #LITA 060

After the critical acclaim Michael Chapman received for Rainmaker in 1969, he followed up quickly in early 1970 with Fully Qualified Survivor, a record more adventurous and haunting than its predecessor, with added production flourishes and equally strong songs. Fully Qualified Survivor is the album that established Chapman as a folk troubadour. Leaving the guitar pyrotechnics largely locked in a shed, Chapman concentrated instead on his songwriting skills, and the sacrifice—for this record anyway—paid off. Leaving the lead guitar credits to a fellow Hull-man, Mick Ronson (who got his gig with David Bowie as a result of his playing on this album), with Rick Kemp making a return as bassist and Barry Morgan on drums, Chapman relied on no less than Paul Buckmaster—then beginning to work with Elton John, among others—to employ and arrange a small string section to fill out the songs.

Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)

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Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)

Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 289 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans ~ 251 Mb | 00:43:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Experimental / Alternative Rock / Avantgarde / Minimal / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Post-Punk
Megaphone Records #Megaphone 032 / Knock'em Dead Records #Knock'em Dead 009

Stepmother is Lukas Simonis (Dull Schicksal, VRIL, Coolhaven …), Jeroen Visser (Kazanchis, morFrom …), Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Hat Shoes, Hail …) and David Kerman (5UUs, Present, Thinking Plague, Aranis …). Anglo-American-Dutch post-punk prog rock and experimental soundscapes with a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A reunion of an 80s band that never existed (but should have): twangy guitars, nifty keyboards, zany drumming, vocal histrionics à la The Rutles (well, sort of), lop-sided rhythms, regurgitated spam lyrics.

Smokie - Take A Minute (2010)

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Smokie - Take A Minute (2010)

Smokie - Take A Minute (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 366 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Country Rock | Black Pelican / Goldferry #FHP 420892

2010 has seen Smokie gain new chart success with an album of brand new material "Take a Minute". It's the twenty first studio album by British rock band Smokie. Released initially in Denmark in August, the album went up to No. 6 in the charts. It finally reached No. 3 and spent eight weeks there. The album was also successful in Norway, where it peaked at No. 6 during a six weeks chart run. Take a Minute was released in Germany on 15 October 2010 and internationally in February 2011. The first single from the album is "Sally's Song (The Legacy Goes On)". The song is a continuation of the story of the other character, Sally, in "Living Next Door to Alice". The second single is "Nothing Hurts Like a Broken Heart".

Ensemble Marsyas with Monica Huggett - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas (2012)

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Ensemble Marsyas with Monica Huggett - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas (2012)

Ensemble Marsyas with Monica Huggett - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 415 | Time: 00:49:41

Ensemble Marsyas’ debut recording on Linn features three of the extraordinary trio sonatas by the Bohemian composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) for violin, two oboes, bassoon and continuo on period instruments. These sonatas represent the most spectacularly challenging music ever written for wind instruments in terms of their utopian demands on the technique of the players, their musical integrity and their breathtaking scale. This repertoire saw the ensemble awarded both first prize and the audience prize at the 2007 Brugge International Competition. The Edinburgh based chamber group comprises the best of a new generation of musicians specialising in early music from across Europe. Ensemble Marsyas is Peter Whelan - bassoon, Josep Domènech Lafont - oboe, Molly Marsh - oboe, Thomas Dunford - theorbo, Philippe Grisvard - harpsichord/organ, Christine Sticher - violone. They are joined for this recording by Baroque violinist Monica Huggett who is a multiple Gramophone Award winner and Grammy nominee. The members of Ensemble Marsyas have been awarded accolades by both critics and the recording industry alike - the most recent including a 2010 Gramophone Award for a recording featuring Peter Whelan.

The Electric Prunes - The Complete Reprise Singles (2012)

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The Electric Prunes - The Complete Reprise Singles (2012)

The Electric Prunes - The Complete Reprise Singles (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Label: Real Gone Music | # OPCD-8574 | Time: 01:08:42
Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Acid Rock

Although they certainly had an experimental and exploratory side, at least for a garage band, the Electric Prunes were always considered first and foremost a singles band by Reprise Records, and the group's singles were carefully mixed to sound perfect coming through a mono car radio, while the LP versions of the same songs would be mixed for a home-based stereo system, which means the radio mixes were much punchier. This 24-track set collects all of the Prunes' singles for Reprise during the heady psychedelic period of 1966 through 1969, including the classic hit "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)," the Bo Diddley-rhythmed "Get Me to the World on Time," and other oddities that didn't get much or any radio time like "Wind-Up Toys," which rides an intriguing, staggered beat and shows that this band could have done just fine if left alone to develop.

Harold Mabern - Afro Blue (2015)

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Harold Mabern - Afro Blue (2015)

Harold Mabern - Afro Blue (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 507 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Full Scans | 01:09:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz | Smoke Sessions Records #SSR-1503

Harold Mabern's second release on Smoke Sessions Records, Afro Blue, is a very special recording featuring guest vocalists Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, and Alexis Cole. The chemistry of these artists with Harold the sound of his piano voicings combined with their voices is extraordinary. Well-known in jazz circles as a consummate accompanist for instrumental soloists, The Mabe also has a special gift for sensitive and supportive playing behind singers. It's something he takes pride in and has been doing since he first hit the stage at Birdland half a century ago with Betty Carter.

Roy Harper - Albums Collection 1966-2013 (16CD)

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Roy Harper - Albums Collection 1966-2013 (16CD)

Roy Harper - Albums Collection 1966-2013 (16CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.9 Gb | Scans ~ 3.5 Gb
Genre: British Folk-Rock, Folk, Psychedelic, Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Time: 14:02:18

Collection includes: Sophisticated Beggar (1966); Folkjokeopus (1969); Flat, Baroque and Berserk (1970); Stormcock (1971); Valentine (1974); HQ (1975); Bullinamingvase (1977); The Unknown Soldier (1980); Once (1990); Death or Glory? (1992); The Dream Society (1998); Green Man (2000); Counter Culture (2005); The Death of God (2005); Man & Myth (2013).

The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD)

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD)

The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.98 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.12 Gb | Complete Scans
Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Folk-Rock, Chamber Pop | Time: 07:45:49

Sophisticated yet folk-tinged indie pop from Portland, with a literary edge provided by vocalist Colin Meloy. A collection of 11 CD, which includes seven studio albums by The Decemberists, also 3 EPs and one single.

Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs

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Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs

Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb
Label: EMI | # 50999 6 23594 2 9 | Time: 02:34:39 | Scans ~ 20 Mb
Blues-Rock, British Blues, Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Hard-rocking British blues band led by virtuosic guitarist Alvin Lee and best known for their legendary Woodstock performance. 2012 Compilation. 34 Tracks. Including 3 BBC recordings, previously unavailable on CD.

Leslie West - Still Climbing (2013)

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Leslie West - Still Climbing (2013)

Leslie West - Still Climbing (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 316 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans ~ 150 Mb | 00:41:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Provogue Records #PRD 7405 5

Legendary hard rock guitarist Leslie West – best known for his work with Mountain and the Vagrants – shows that he's not about to start slowing down despite a career that's spanned six decades with this set of passionate, blues-influenced rock & roll. Still Climbing features West offering up his trademark meaty guitar riffs and gale-force vocals while accompanied by a handful of guest stars, including blues guitar legend Johnny Winter, Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, and modern-day bluesman Jonny Lang. Along with a handful of fresh original songs, Still Climbing also includes new interpretations of "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Over the Rainbow," and "Feeling Good."

Blackmore's Night - Sucellus (2018) {Japan}

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Blackmore's Night - Sucellus (2018) {Japan}

Blackmore's Night - Sucellus (2018) {Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 735 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 294 Mb
Full Scans | 00:52:40 + 00:52:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock | Shakuntala #STCD-139/140

Legendary Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore shifted his musical focus away from hard rock in the late '90s and started concentrating on his love of Renaissance-era music. He formed Blackmore's Night with his fiancée, vocalist/lyricist Candice Night, and recruited other musicians from around the world to combine elements of world music, Renaissance, new age, folk, and rock & roll. Blackmore didn't exactly retire his Fender Stratocaster, but he plays acoustic guitar almost exclusively in Blackmore's Night. His acoustic guitar melodies and Night's clear, ethereal voice blend with a host of instruments such as mandolins, keyboards, pennywhistles, violins, tambourines, military drums, and hurdy-gurdies. Blackmore once described the band's sound as "Mike Oldfield meets Enya."

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Live! In Chicago (2010)

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Live! In Chicago (2010)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Live! In Chicago (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Label: Roadrunner | # RR 7742-2 | Time: 01:15:22
Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Hard Rock

First off, Kenny Wayne Shepherd was 33 years old at the release of this album, so he’s not a kid playing hot guitar anymore, he’s a grown man doing it. And he does play a hot lead guitar – that, in a nutshell, is what he does. But over the years he’s also learned that the blues isn’t just about blazing lead licks, it’s also about letting the song say its say – and on Live! In Chicago he does that. This is a concert full of songs and not just a bunch of guitar leads broken up by someone singing for a bit. Shepherd is also fully aware of the history of the blues and he honors some of his heroes here by playing with blues legends like Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett and he doesn’t step all over them with his guitar playing – he supports them. The concert grew out of the tour Shepherd put together in support of 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads project, a DVD/CD documentary that featured Shepherd traveling around the country on a ten day trip interviewing and playing with icons from the blues world, including the surviving members of Muddy Waters' and Howlin' Wolf's bands, making this show, recorded at the House of Blues in Chicago, a kind of culmination.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) (2018) Repost

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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) (2018) Repost

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 575 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 218 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Arena Rock, Glam Rock, Soundtrack | Virgin EMI Records #0602567988700

The soundtrack to the 2018 Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody offers a fittingly cinematic portrait of the iconic rock band, built around a handful of the group's most well-known songs, including live versions and several tracks reworked specifically for the film. As a souvenir of the movie, the soundtrack works especially well. Opening with guitarist Brian May's arrangement of the "20th Century Fox Fanfare," and showcasing his distinctive searing guitar leads, it perfectly sets the tone for telling Queen and Freddie Mercury's story on the big screen. Here we get such beloved classics as "Somebody to Love," "Killer Queen," "Another One Bites the Dust," and "Under Pressure."

Kenny G - The Moment (1996) {2011, K2HD Mastering CD, Japan}

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Kenny G - The Moment (1996) {2011, K2HD Mastering CD, Japan}

Kenny G - The Moment (1996) {2011, K2HD Mastering CD, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 385 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Full Scans ~ 279 Mb | 01:03:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Sony Music #88697978962

Although The Moment followed four years after Kenny G's blockbuster Breathless, the saxophonist didn't change his approach at all during his time off. Kenny G remains a sweet, melodic instrumentalist, who works entirely in lush, slick adult contemporary pop settings. His playing has improved somewhat in those four years – he soars and dives with effortless skill, and his vibrato remains fleet and elegant – yet after The Moment is finished, you wish that he had tried some new musical territories. That said, it is true that The Moment ranks second to only Breathless in terms of sheer consistency in Kenny G's catalog, thanks to the sustained vision of producer Babyface. Of particular note are the two vocal collaborations (Babyface's "Everytime I Close My Eyes," Toni Braxton's "That Somebody Was You"), which are the best duets to yet appear on any of Kenny G's records.

Cullan Bryant and Dmitry Rachmanov - Beethoven and His Teachers: Music for Piano, Four Hands (2011) 2CDs

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Cullan Bryant and Dmitry Rachmanov - Beethoven and His Teachers: Music for Piano, Four Hands (2011) 2CDs

Beethoven and His Teachers: Music for Piano, Four Hands (2011) 2CDs
Cullan Bryant and Dmitry Rachmanov, period piano; Maria Ferrante, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572519-20 | Time: 01:32:20

Performing on early 19th-century pianos from the Frederick Historic Piano Collection, competition prizewinners Dmitry Rachmanov, a Juilliard graduate, and Cullan Bryant, a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, explore the interrelationships between the keyboard music of Beethoven and his principal teachers in this fascinating double-album of rarities for piano four-hands, culminating in a revelatory account of the Great Fugue in Beethoven’s own keyboard arrangement. The distinctive sonorities of these highly esteemed period instruments transport the listener back to the time when Beethoven, his teachers or his own pupils, may have performed this music themselves for the first time.