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Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) Audio Fidelity Remastered 2016

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Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) Audio Fidelity Remastered 2016

Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:49
Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop, Soft Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 237
Mastered By Stephen Marsh & Steve Hoffman

Nyro peaked early, and Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, just her second album, remains her best. It's not only because it contains the original versions of no less than three songs that were big hits for other artists: "Sweet Blindness" (covered by the 5th Dimension), "Stoned Soul Picnic" (also covered by the 5th Dimension), and "Eli's Comin'" (done by Three Dog Night). It's not even just because those three songs are so outstanding. It's because the album as a whole is so outstanding, with its invigorating blend of blue-eyed soul, New York pop, and early confessional singer/songwriting. Nyro sang of love, inscrutably enigmatic romantic daredevils, getting drunk, lonely women, and sensual desire with an infectious joie de vivre. The arrangements superbly complemented the material with lively brass, wailing counterpoint backup vocals, and Nyro's own ebullient piano.

Laura Nyro - More Than A New Discovery (1966) Remastered 2008

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Laura Nyro - More Than A New Discovery (1966) Remastered 2008

Laura Nyro - More Than A New Discovery (1966) Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk | Label: Rev-Ola | # CR REV 233 | 00:35:22

These 12 sides represent singer/songwriter Laura Nyro 's earliest professional recordings. More Than a New Discovery was originally issued on the Folkways label in conjunction with Verve Records in early 1967. The contents were subsequently reissued as The First Songs in 1969 after she began to garner national exposure with her first two LPs for Columbia – Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), respectively. Many of these titles became international hits for some of the early '70s most prominent pop music vocalists and bands. Among them, "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Blowing Away" were covered by the Fifth Dimension . "And When I Die" became one of Blood, Sweat & Tears signature pieces. Likewise, "Stoney End," as well as "I Never Meant to Hurt You," are both arguably best known via Barbra Streisand 's renditions. Accompanied by a small pop combo, Nyro 's prowess as both composer and performer are evidence that she was a disciple of both Tin Pan Alley as well as the Brill Building writers. Additionally, Nyro was able to blend the introspection of a classic torch ballad with an undeniable intimacy inherent in her lyrics.

Captain & Tennille - Captain & Tennille's Greatest Hits (1977) {Reissue}

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Captain & Tennille - Captain & Tennille's Greatest Hits (1977) {Reissue}

Captain & Tennille - Captain & Tennille's Greatest Hits (1977) {Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 285 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, AM Pop | A&M Records #CDA3105

Soft rock duo Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille definitely didn't fit everybody's notions of cool. "Muskrat Love" is a quintessential slice of novelty cheese that could only have scored during the '70s. But it's unfair to judge them by something they didn't write and isn't representative of their career. (However, Dragon's bare-chested poses on the original gatefold sleeve definitely fell into the "what were they thinking?" file.) Otherwise, there aren't any blemishes on this roundup of their first three A&M albums – a commercial coup accorded to few acts so early in their careers. The buoyant "Love Will Keep Us Together" is the natural opener – and set the template for a style centered around Dragon's lush, baroque keyboards and Tennille's breathy, intimate vocals.

Joan Baez - The Complete A&M Recordings (2003) 4CD Box Set

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Joan Baez - The Complete A&M Recordings (2003) 4CD Box Set

Joan Baez - The Complete A&M Recordings (2003) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.9 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 713 Mb | Scans ~ 26 Mb
Label: A&M Records | # B0000828-02 | Time: 05:11:53
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Folk, Psychedelic

All six albums Joan Baez recorded for A&M during the '70s with non-LP singles-a long-overdue look at a key phase in her career! This box has every note from this fertile period, including the albums Come from the Shadows, Gracias La Vida (Here's to Life), Diamonds and Rust , the live album From Every Stage and the never-before-on-CD Where Are You Now My Son? and Gulf Winds releases.

Carpenters - Gold: Greatest Hits (2000)

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Carpenters - Gold: Greatest Hits (2000)

Carpenters - Gold: Greatest Hits (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 455 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 107 Mb
AM Pop, Soft Rock | Label: A&M/Universal | # 602498450765 | Time: 01:16:13

Usually the name Gold: Greatest Hits means "avoid this album." Many times small labels will buy the rights to some obscure songs by a big-name artist and then release it under that very title. But despite the name, this collection keeps the crap in the middle of the album, buried between the good stuff. In fact, this is a really good retrospective of this band. The dark and lonely ballads that Karen Carpenter sang take center stage, pushing brother Richard's pop contributions to the background. The album starts strong enough, featuring several of their biggest hits, including "Superstar," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Goodbye to Love," and "It's Going to Take Some Time." And the album ends with more big hits, such as "Top of the World," "(They Long to Be) Close to You," and "We've Only Just Begun"; even their Klaatu cover, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft," makes it. But the middle is a danger zone of filler, featuring forgettable tracks like "Please Mr. Postman" and its ilk. But this collection has the requisite amount of good Carpenters songs to make it worthwhile, and anyone who does not have these songs on album should give this a listen.

Sandie Shaw - The Sandie Shaw Supplement (1968) {1993, Reissue}

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Sandie Shaw - The Sandie Shaw Supplement (1968) {1993, Reissue}

Sandie Shaw - The Sandie Shaw Supplement (1968) {1993, Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 352 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
AM Pop, Ballad | RPM Records #RPM 112

The Sandie Shaw Supplement was a television show hosted by the British singer Sandie Shaw in 1968; and also the name of her fourth original album released in November of that year by Pye Records, and re-issued shortly afterwards on the Marble Arch label. The TV show included Shaw singing the songs from the album. Most of the shows have since been erased by the BBC, after Shaw asked for them to put the film on videotape. Only two episodes (episodes 2 & 3) have survived, after being returned to the BBC from overseas in the early 1990s. Episode 2 was shown on BBC2 shortly after being recovered. The audio tracks to some episodes have survived and pirate versions can sometimes be found on the internet but are generally hard to find.

VA - Massive Hits! Sixties (2011) 3CD Set

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VA - Massive Hits! Sixties (2011) 3CD Set

VA - Massive Hits! Sixties (2011) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.07 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 466 Mb
Label: EMI | # 50999 0 94519 2 6 | Time: 03:18:53 | Scans included
Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic, AM Pop, Rhythm & Blues

3 CD Set, 75 great tracks. The Animals, The Lovin' Spoonful, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Sly & The Family Stone, Manfred Mann, The Beach Boys, The Hollies, Fleetwood Mac, The Band, Jeff Beck, The Seekers, Elvis Presley, Neil Sedaka, Fats Domino, Cher, Paul Jones, Lulu, Jose Feliciano, Peter And Gordon, Johnny Nash, Bedrocks, P. J. Proby, The Dubliners and more, and more…

Laura Nyro - Angel In The Dark (2001)

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Laura Nyro - Angel In The Dark (2001)

Laura Nyro - Angel In The Dark (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Rounder | # 3176 | Time: 00:56:26

Angel in the Dark is a lovely recording featuring the graceful vocals and finely crafted songs that everyone expects from Laura Nyro. These sessions were completed in the summer of 1995 and represent the last music Nyro recorded. The title cut and "Sweet Dream Fade" mine the same soul terrain as her late '60s recordings, featuring horns and underlined by heavy guitar riffs. These upbeat pieces perfectly integrate voice, arrangements, and lyrics to create an organic whole, and are two of the best cuts on the album. Slower, piano-based songs like "Triple Goddess Twilight," "He Was Too Good to Me," and "Serious Playground" are mixed in-between these songs. These pieces are quieter and introspective, with Nyro's voice more intimate. It is almost as though she was sitting at the piano, late at night, and singing to herself. There are also several covers including "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Let It Be Me." The first of these is over five minutes and has been slowed down so much that it drags. In fact, she slows down all of the covers as if to convert them into heartfelt ballads.

Peter, Paul and Mary - Albums Collection 1962-1969 (12CD) Japanese Mini-LP Remastered Reissue 2012

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Peter, Paul and Mary - Albums Collection 1962-1969 (12CD) Japanese Mini-LP Remastered Reissue 2012

Peter, Paul and Mary - Albums Collection 1962-1969 (12CD)
Japanese Mini-LP Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.02 Gb | Scans ~ 1.77 Gb
Label: Warner Music Japan | # WPCR-14591~14602 | Time: 07:31:11
Folk, Folk-Pop, Folk-Rock, Pop/Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Peter, Paul and Mary featuring 2012 remastering, using the original master tape. Includes a description and lyrics. Part of a eleven-album Peter, Paul and Mary cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Peter, Paul And Mary I", "Moving", "In The Wind", "Peter, Paul And Mary in Concert", "A Song Will Rise", "See What Tomorrow Brings", "The Peter, Paul And Mary Album", "Album 1700", "In Japan", "Late Again", and "Peter, Paul And Mommy". The most popular folk group of the 1960s, Peter, Paul and Mary in later decades have also proved themselves to be among the most durable music acts in history. Their longevity dwarfs that of the Weavers, while the fact that the trio continues to be associated with a major record label (Warner Bros.) after decades in the business sets them apart from rivals like the Kingston Trio and the Brothers Four. Then again, perhaps it isn't so surprising – Peter, Paul and Mary's roots run deeper than almost any other folk act one might care to name, while their appeal crosses audience lines that other acts couldn't (and can't) even approach.

Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CDs, Remastered 2000

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Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CDs, Remastered 2000

Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CD [Remastered 2000]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 480 Mb | Scans included
AM Pop, Baroque Pop, Chanson, Pop/Rock | Label: Fontana | Time: 02:34:08

One of the most enigmatic figures in rock history, Scott Walker was known as Scotty Engel when he cut obscure flop records in the late '50s and early '60s in the teen idol vein. He then hooked up with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form the Walker Brothers. They weren't named Walker, they weren't brothers, and they weren't English, but they nevertheless became a part of the British Invasion after moving to the U.K. in 1965. They enjoyed a couple of years of massive success there (and a couple of hits in the U.S.) in a Righteous Brothers vein. As their full-throated lead singer and principal songwriter, Walker was the dominant artistic force in the group, who split in 1967. While remaining virtually unknown in his homeland, Walker launched a hugely successful solo career in Britain with a unique blend of orchestrated, almost MOR arrangements with idiosyncratic and morose lyrics. At the height of psychedelia, Walker openly looked to crooners like Sinatra, Jack Jones, and Tony Bennett for inspiration, and to Jacques Brel for much of his material. None of those balladeers, however, would have sung about the oddball subjects – prostitutes, transvestites, suicidal brooders, plagues, and Joseph Stalin – that populated Walker's songs.

Don McLean - American Boys (2024)

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Don McLean - American Boys (2024)

Don McLean - American Boys (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 350 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 Mb | 00:48:53
Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock, AM Pop | Label: BFD

Fifty years after Don McLean's seminal release, American Pie, Don headed into the studio to record new original tracks for his upcoming release, American Boys. Don had not thought he would do another original album, but the pandemic hit us all, and he had time to consider and write. American Boys was conceived with the help of Vip Vipperman, Mike Severs, and many musical friends. Much like McLean's American Pie and its nostalgic shift of music from the '50s through the '60s, along with subsequent releases confronting other socio-political flaws within America, American Boys also examines the severedness within the country, its injustices, inequality, and more. True to his artistic nature, Don delivers a thoughtful record.

Don McLean - Solo: Don McLean Live (1976) 2CDs, Remastered Reissue 1995

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Don McLean - Solo: Don McLean Live (1976) 2CDs, Remastered Reissue 1995

Don McLean - Solo: Don McLean Live (1976) 2CDs, Remastered Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 549 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 239 Mb
Label: BGO Records | # BGOCD300 | Time: 01:44:38 | Scans ~ 126 Mb
Singer-Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk, Soft Rock, AM Pop

Don McLean's final album for United Artists was a musical tour de force, and the best self-contained account of the full breadth of McLean's talent. Recorded live in England, in Manchester, Bristol, London, and Oxford, the 26 songs encompassed not only the artist's best-known work, but also many of his personal favorites, among them works by other composers (including Bob Dylan's "Masters of War"). All the songs are done solo by McLean on acoustic guitar and banjo, performing in a loose, freewheeling style more appropriate to a folk performance at a small club than a rock concert – except that McLean was doing these performances to tens of thousands of people at a time. He ranges freely across his repertory, including a loose yet sincere rendition of "American Pie" and a stunning version of "Till Tomorrow" (his encore), through "The Arkansas Traveller" and "Homeless Brother" to "Castles in the Air," the last in a version that makes the studio recording seem cold and sterile.

Linda Ronstadt - The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt (2002) 23 Tracks Edition

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Linda Ronstadt - The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt (2002) 23 Tracks Edition

Linda Ronstadt - The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt (2002) [23 Tracks Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 486 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Label: Elektra/WSM | # 8122 73605 2 | Time: 01:16:30
Country Rock, Soft Rock, Country Pop, AM Pop

If Rhino had merely combined Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 and volume two, they would have a compilation that captured her at her peak. They didn't do that for 2002's The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt, but they did follow that basic blueprint very closely, with 16 of the 21 songs culled from her '70s heyday, with the remaining five drawing from her late-'80s/early-'90s adult contemporary comeback, including "Don't' Know Much" and "Somewhere out There." That these songs don't quite fit musically with the laid-back Californian soft rock of the '70s doesn't matter, nor does it matter that her excursions into other genres – her traditional pop albums with Nelson Riddle, her Mexican records, her country albums with Trio – are missing ("Different Drum" with the Stone Poneys is here), because this collection expertly delivers her biggest hits in an enjoyable fashion with very little fat. Those original hits records remain first-rate, but it's nicer to get all of these on one disc instead of two.

John Denver - The Unplugged Collection (1996)

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John Denver - The Unplugged Collection (1996)

John Denver - The Unplugged Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Pop, Folk, Soft Rock | Label: CMC | # 8231372 | Time: 00:57:32

A very special collection of the late singer's very best performed in an acoustic setting, without the embellishments of recording overdubs. Here are the raw songs in all their beauty performed by one of the sweetest voices ever to grace the pop music charts. Includes his signature song "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Leaving On A Jet Plane", "Thank God I'm A Country Boy", "Annie's Song", "Perhaps Love", "Rocky Mountain High" and many more.

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP, SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

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Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD) Japanese Mini-LP, SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

Diana Ross & The Supremes - Motown Albums 1964-1969 (10CD)
Japanese Mini-LP SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 774 Mb | Scans ~ 1.2 Gb
Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, AM Pop | Label: Motown/Universal Music Japan | Time: 05:38:04

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Diana Ross & The Supremes featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. Part of a ten-album Diana Ross & The Supremes SHM-CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Where Did Our Love Go", "More Hits By The Supremes", "I Hear A Symphony", "The Supremes A Go Go", "Sing Holland Dozier Holland", "Reflections", "Join The Temptaions", "Love Child", "Let The Sunshine In", and "Cream Of The Crop".