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Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold (1975) CD Release 1987

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Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold (1975) CD Release 1987

Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold (1975) CD Release 1987
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 424 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
Folk-Rock, Country Folk, Country | Label: Reprise Records | # 2237-2 | Time: 01:12:01

Following the success of Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot continued his success by releasing a greatest-hits compilation. A double album (now a single CD), it contained the most popular songs from his Warner Bros. years on disc two, and he re-recorded many of his early songs for side one of record one. Although not as good, perhaps, as the originals, this did bring them up to date with his current sound style. Just about all the favorites are here (except "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," which hadn't been recorded yet when this set was put together and appears on Lightfoot's second volume of Gord's Gold), making this a good general overview of a strong talent. When Warner transferred the double LP to CD, "Affair on 8th Avenue" was dropped from the program to make the set fit on a single disc. Randy Newman arranged the orchestration on "Minstrel of the Dawn," by the way.

Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set

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Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set

Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 462 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Label: RCA, Legacy, Sony BMG Music | # 88697234812 | Time: 03:20:36
Outlaw Country, Progressive Country, Country-Folk, Country-Pop

Waylon Jennings spent 20 years with RCA Records, signing with the label in 1965 and remaining with them until 1985, when he moved on to record for MCA Records. Needless to say, his key creative years were with RCA, particularly after 1972, when Jennings renegotiated his deal to give him more artistic control over what he produced. This box set package includes five of the resulting RCA albums that Jennings produced between 1973 and 1978, including 1973's Lonesome, On'ry and Mean, 1974's This Time and The Ramblin' Man, 1977's Ol' Waylon, and 1978's Waylon & Willie (with Willie Nelson), with whatever bonus tracks that were included on RCA's individual CD reissues of each album. It's a whole lot of Waylon, probably more than the casual listener would need and serious fans would most likely already have all of, but a big chunk of Jennings' legacy is here, so it makes an easy way to connect with his most creative period as an artist in one simple swoop.

Nanci Griffith - Albums Collection 1978-1994 (5CD)

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Nanci Griffith - Albums Collection 1978-1994 (5CD)

Nanci Griffith - Albums Collection 1978-1994 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 598 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk, Progressive Country | Time: 03:47:44

One of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of her generation, Nanci Griffith had a gift for writing songs that were literate and emotionally complex while also sounding thoroughly universal, even when they most often reflected small-town Texas life. A proud daughter of the Lone Star State, Griffith liked to call her music "folkabilly," reflecting her influences in folk, country, early rock & roll, and the Texas songwriting community that for her was both an inspiration and a home base. Though her music was steeped in tales of ordinary lives, she wasn't afraid to speak her mind about social and political matters, and injected a progressive sound and feeling into music that embraced traditionalism. 1984's Once in a Very Blue Moon, her third album, was the creative breakthrough where she hit her stride as a songwriter and performer, 1993's Other Voices, Other Rooms was a celebration of her influences and was a critical and commercial success, and 2004's Hearts in Mind was an ambitious collection of politically oriented songs. Collection includes: There's A Light Beyond These Woods (1978), Poet In My Window (1982), The Last of the True Believers (1986), Other Voices, Other Rooms (1993), Flyer (1994).

Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]

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Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]

Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Label: Big Pink | # BIG PINK 68 | Time: 00:38:00
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Rock, Outlaw Country, Country-Folk

Rock Salt & Nails is the debut album by Steve Young. It is a pioneering Country rock/Outlaw country album that was recorded in 1969, with guest musicians Gram Parsons, Gene Clark and James Burton.

Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]

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Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]

Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]
Rock, Country-Folk, Singer/Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 37:28 | 223,81 Mb
Label: Reprise Records (Canada) | Cat.# CD 2246 | Released: 1990 (1976)

"Summertime Dream" is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's 12th original album, released on the Reprise Records label in 1976. It peaked at #1 on the Canadian RPM national album chart, and #12 on the US Billboard pop chart. The album marked Lightfoot's commercial zenith in a remarkable period of popularity which had begun with the 1970 hit, "If You Could Read My Mind". He would never again achieve the same level of commercial success. The album shot to popularity on the back of the haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", which told the story of the final hours of SS Edmund Fitzgerald which had sunk on Lake Superior in November 1975. The song remains popular to this day and has been credited with making the sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald the most famous maritime incident in the history of the Great Lakes. "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" reached #1 in Canada on November 20, 1976. In the US, it peaked at #2 on the pop chart and #50 on the country chart while "Race Among the Ruins" peaked at #65 on the pop chart.

Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001

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Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001

Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 112 Mb
Label: Buddha Records | # 74465 99826 2 | Time: 00:36:45
Outlaw Country, Progressive Country, Country-Folk

Dreaming My Dreams was Waylon Jennings' first number one record, and deservedly so. He had created outlaw country with Honky Tonk Heroes, and then delivered two further albums that subtly developed its themes, even if they weren't quite as consistent. Dreaming My Dreams maintains the consistency, increasing the country quotient while subtly making it more sentimental than before. This is an unabashedly romantic album, not just in its love songs, but in its tributes to Waylon's heroes. "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" opens and "Bob Wills Is Still the King" closes the album – making Jennings an heir apparent to their legacies. Between those two extremes, Waylon appropriates Jimmie Rodgers ("Waymore's Blues"), covers Roger Miller ("I've Been a Long Time Leaving [But I'll Be a Long Time Gone]"), ups the outlaw ante ("Let's All Help the Cowboys [Sing the Blues]"), and writes and records as many sentimental tunes as possible without seeming like a sissy. At times, the emotional undertow may seem a bit much, yet the whole thing adds up as Waylon's best album since Honky Tonk Heroes, and one of the few of his prime outlaw period to deliver from beginning to end.

John Prine - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (1993) 2CDs

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John Prine - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (1993) 2CDs

John Prine - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (1993) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 854 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 343 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb
Label: Rhino Records | # 8122-71400-2 | Time: 02:29:11
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Country-Folk, Folk-Rock

Rhino's Great Days: The John Prine Anthology is an excellent summary of John Prine's prime period, from his sublime 1971 eponymous debut to 1991's Missing Years. This (appropriately) draws heavily from his early recordings (including the aforementioned debut), but it also does a terrific job of finding songs on uneven albums, while giving weight to such classic albums as Bruised Orange. Although those previously mentioned albums are all worthwhile on their own terms (as are many of Prine's other records), this provides a nearly flawless recap of his career – so much so that it's not only for neophytes, but also reminds longtime fans why they loved him in the first place.

The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs

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The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs

The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 230 Mb | Scans included
Country-Folk, Celtic, Folk-Rock | Label: Capitol | # 72435-38923-2-6 | 01:38:29

EMI's two-disc collection Souvenir: 1989-1998 rather nicely chronicles the decade when the Rankin Family rose to prominence in the Canadian pop/folk scene and opened a floodgate of likeminded musicians who brought Celtic influences into the contemporary scene. The collection is evenly focused on their entire career, with a bit of emphasis on the albums North Country and Uprooted, but also properly serves as an end cap to an impressive career (the Rankins disbanded in 1999) and as a memorial to the late John Morris Rankin (1959-2000). It is the perfect place to start for the curious and a fine set for those looking for a comprehensive retrospective.

Emmylou Harris - Portraits (1996) 3CD Box Set

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Emmylou Harris - Portraits (1996) 3CD Box Set

Emmylou Harris - Portraits (1996) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.25 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 538 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb
Label: Reprise Records, Reprise Archives | # 9362-45308-2 | Time: 03:42:09
Country, Country Pop, Progressive Country, Country Rock

Portraits is a three-disc, 61-track box set covering Emmylou Harris' entire career for Reprise and Warner Records, which spans from 1974 to 1992. Not only does the box select highlights from classic albums like Luxury Liner, Roses in the Snow, and Blue Kentucky Girl, but it also features her early duets with Gram Parsons and selections from the Trio album she recorded with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. Portraits doesn't dwell too long on unreleased material – there are only five unearthed tracks on the entire set – preferring to sketch out a full overview of her career. While there might be a few favorite tracks missing, the box nevertheless fulfills its goals quite nicely – anyone looking for a comprehensive compilation of Emmylou's career will not be disappointed.

VA - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (2014)

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VA - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (2014)

VA - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Country-Folk, Americana | Label: Sony Masterworks | # 88843060672 | 00:52:27

Tribute albums frequently betray their subject, but not this homage to Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears, the country giant’s 1964 salute to Native Americans. A concept album about a discomfiting cause – the US’s treatment of its indigenous people – Tears was a radical statement resisted, to Cash’s fury, by the Nashville establishment. For its 50th anniversary, producer Joe Henry gathers a stellar house band that takes turns to lead. Gillian Welch delivers an entrancing As Long As the Grass Shall Grow; Emmylou does likewise with Apache Tears. Steve Earle drawls: “I ain’t no fan of Custer” and instrumentals evoke North America’s haunted plains. Very fine.

VA - Best Country Album in the World... Ever! (1994) 2CDs

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VA - Best Country Album in the World... Ever! (1994) 2CDs

VA - Best Country Album in the World… Ever! (1994) 2CD
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 800 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 300 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # 7243 8 44484 2 4 (7243 8 31646 2 2) | Time: 02:08:47
Country, Country-Pop, Country-Folk

Almost all of country music's heavies contribute to this two-disc set, and many of the greatest anthems are all present. Forty tracks in all, including 'Rhinestone Cowboy' by Glenn Campbell, Kenny Roger's 'Coward of the County', 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash, 'Me & Bobby McGee' by Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Wynette's 'Stand by Your Man', Patsy Cline's 'Crazy', 'Achy Breaky Heart' (Billy Ray Cyrus), The Charlie Daniels Band's 'Devil Went Down to Georgia', 'I Will Always Love You' by Dolly Parton and Much More.

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set

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Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.47 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 655 Mb | Scans ~ 549 Mb
Label: Charly Records | # SNAJ 729 CD | Time: 04:45:44
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country-Folk, Country-Rock

Texas Troubadour is a four-disc box set that packages the late songwriter Townes Van Zandt's first seven studio albums for the Poppy and Tomato labels: For the Sake of the Song (1968); Our Mother the Mountain (1969); Townes Van Zandt (1970); Delta Momma Blues (1971); High, Low and In Between (1972); The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1972), and Flyin' Shoes (1978). In addition, there are four studio outtakes from 1972-73 and a decent portion of Live at the Old Quarter, Houston issued in 1973. Charly reproduces the original cover art in miniature, two covers to each CD. Sound is the same as on the original CD issues, so fans who already own these albums will not be served by purchasing them again in this format. Musically, the work is superb, and since many of Van Zandt's recordings are out of print, this is a fine argument for getting them altogether. Another plus is Adam Komorowski's extensive biographical essay included in the 36-page color booklet that's loaded with photos.

Guy Clark - Somedays The Song Writes You (2009)

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Guy Clark - Somedays The Song Writes You (2009)

Guy Clark - Somedays The Song Writes You (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Country-Folk, Alt-Country | Label: Dualtone | # 80302-01471-26 | Time: 00:39:09

Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark has been a patriarchal figure to many in the Nashville songwriting community for decades. Artists like Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle studied under the watchful eye of Clark during their early years. Like friend Townes Van Zandt before him, Clark is a master storyteller, a dream weaver blessed with the ability to match ear-catching melodies with poetic lyrics that aim for the deepest part of the listener's soul. Somedays the Song Writes You, Clark's eleventh studio album, is a well-crafted collection of compositions that rank among some of his best. Clark's tobacco-and-whiskey-stained voice has never sounded better than it does on such tracks as "The Guitar," a fiery number about a wayward musician and the pawnshop guitar that causes an unexpected awakening in him, and "Hollywood," a slow-grooving cut that takes a sideways look at the world-famous district of Los Angeles, CA. Clark, as he has on previous albums, covers a Townes Van Zandt tune on Somedays the Song Writes You.

VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set

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VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set

VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 434 Mb | Scans ~ 109 Mb
Label: Dara Records | # TORTV 3CD 1161 | Time: 03:09:44
Genre: Irish Folk, Celtic, Folk Pop, Folk-Rock, Country-Folk

Limited three CD box set that contains all three Woman's Heart albums: A Woman's Heart, A Woman's Heart 2, A Woman's Heart - A Decade On. Listening to Ireland speak from the heart is to hear a woman's voice. A Woman's Heart is a rare collection of Ireland's top female vocalists, including Maura O'Connell, Frances Black, Dolores Keane, Sharon Shannon, Eleanor McEvoy, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Coughlan, and Mary Black… Each artist is famous in her own right and sings one of her signature pieces.

Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (2009) Japanese Edition

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Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (2009) Japanese Edition

Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (2009) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb
Label: Hear Music | # UCCO-3012 | Time: 00:59:36 | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Country-Folk, Country-Rock

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane is the 2009 studio album by Elvis Costello. It was recorded in Nashville with American songwriter and producer T Bone Burnett, and released on 9 June 2009 on the Hear Music label. The album features bluegrass, Americana and country music along with Costello's familiar garrulous lyrics.