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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.

The New Seekers - Songbook 1970-1974 (2006) 2CDs

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The New Seekers - Songbook 1970-1974 (2006) 2CDs

The New Seekers - Songbook 1970-1974 (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 984 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 356 Mb | Scans ~ 32 Mb | 02:35:42
Folk Rock, Sunshine Pop, Pop/Rock, Folk Pop, Psychdelic | Universal | # 983 201-2

Definitive 2 CD best-of collection from cult Anglo-Australian folk-pop group best known for their international smash hit 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing'. In their heyday between 1970-74 they were one of the biggest bands in the world, selling over 25 million records, and this release revisits that period. It includes the aforementioned classic and has been hailed by fans for finally bringing together all their top tunes, including some never before available on CD. 52-tracks in all.

Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)

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Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)

Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 129 Mb
Label: Island Masters | # IMCD 196/524 007-2 | Time: 01:02:10
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Folk-Rock, Baroque Pop

Released in 1994 and curated by Joe Boyd, the 16-track collection Way to Blue held true to its claim as An Introduction to Nick Drake. Though largely unknown during his lifetime and brief career, the beguiling English folksinger ascended to a kind of romantic cult hero in the two decades following his 1974 death. His name was known among artists and hardcore record collectors and thanks to Boyd's Hannibal Records label, his three lone albums along with the essential 1986 rarities disc Time of No Reply were all back in print. Artists like R.E.M., the Cure, and the Dream Academy had all cited him as an influence in the mid-'80s, but it really wasn't until the '90s that his gentle, austere music began to achieve the legendary status that it would enjoy well into the 21st century. A handful of other Nick Drake compilations had existed before this one, but Way to Blue remains the definitive primer for aspiring and casual fans.

Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)

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Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)

Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Label: Ear Music | # 0210912EMU | Time: 00:35:25
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk, Jazz-Pop

The inspiration behind Closer to the People was to get Tanita Tikaram closer to her road band: to record the singer/songwriter with a touring combo with serious blues and soul roots. Several of these players have done time with Van Morrison, a comparison that comes in handy for Closer to the People, not because her songs sound like Van's – they don't – but the record trades in jazz and soul influences while also spinning these familiar tropes into the realm of the personal. Tikaram specializes in sculpted, open-ended compositions – even when the tempo quickens her songs seem to unfold gracefully – and that means the hushed arrangements, underpinned by acoustic bass and brushed drums, seem like reflections of the song's soul.

VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs

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VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs

VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 870 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 334 Mb | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Label: Green Linnet | # GLCD 106 | Time: 02:26:06
Celtic Folk, Celtic New Age, Celtic Folk-Rock

Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection is a double-disc collection featuring 38 tracks from the Celtic music insitution. Every one of the label's biggest artists – including Silly Wizard, Altan, Wolfstone, the Bothy Band, John Williams, Tannahill Weavers – is on the collection, giving a good representation of not only the label, but the state of Celtic music of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. It's an excellent retrospective.

Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)

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Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)

Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Artwork included
Label: Wildflower/Cleopatra | # CLP 0924 | Time: 01:02:20
Holidays, Christmas, Pop/Rock, Folk

Building on her well-represented holiday catalog, Christmas with Judy Collins is essentially a reissue of the folk artist's 2000 release All on a Wintry Night, padded with two additional songs. All 14 tracks from Wintry Night are featured here in their original sequence with the addition of a new single, the western-tinged "Angels in the Snow" leading off the album, and a stirring, largely a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" closing it out. Fans of Collins' rich, warm voice will enjoy some of the more stripped-down arrangements, which feature her singing to a simple piano accompaniment on lesser-known carols like "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Cherry Tree Carol." On the other hand, the dated synthesizer sounds on tracks like "Come Rejoice" and "Good King Wenceslas" sound rather homogenous and the spoken intro over the faux-strings of "Away in a Manger" is far too heavy-handed to take seriously. Fortunately, the bulk of the album's 16 tracks favor the more minimalist arrangements keeping Collins' lovely voice at the forefront without much distraction.

The Stone Poneys (Linda Ronstadt) - Albums Collection 1967-1968 (3CD) Japanese Remastered Reissue SHM-CD, 2016

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The Stone Poneys (Linda Ronstadt) - Albums Collection 1967-1968 (3CD) Japanese Remastered Reissue SHM-CD, 2016

The Stone Poneys (Linda Ronstadt) - Albums Collection 1967-1968 (3CD)
Japanese Mini LP, Cardboard Sleeve, Remastered Reissue SHM-CD, 2016

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 570 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 268 Mb | Scans included
AM Pop, Folk-Rock, Folk Pop, Psychedelic | Time: 01:28:13

Before becoming a solo act, Linda Ronstadt was the lead singer of the Stone Poneys, an L.A.-based trio with an acoustic folkish sound and strong original material. The band's focal point and greatest asset was Ronstadt's clear, powerful singing. Originally recording in a coffeehouse folk style not far removed from Peter, Paul and Mary, the group rocked up its sound slightly and scored a Top 20 hit with "Different Drum," written by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees, in 1967.

Judy Collins - Trust Your Heart (1987)

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Judy Collins - Trust Your Heart (1987)

Judy Collins - Trust Your Heart (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Folk, Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop | Label: Gold Castle | # GD-1002 | Time: 00:36:28

Trust Your Heart is an album by Judy Collins, released in 1987 by Gold Castle. The album liner notes credit Judy Collins with "overall production".[1] It was released simultaneously with her autobiography of the same name. It is composed of seven of the 16 songs from an album she made for the British label, Telstar, titled Amazing Grace. In addition, she recorded two original songs, Trust Your Heart, and The Life You Dream, as well as a cover of Moonfall from the 1985 Broadway musical, Drood, aka "The Mystery of Edwin Drood".

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.

Barry McGuire feat The Mamas and The Papas - This Precious Time (1965) + The World's Last Private Citizen (1968) 2 LP in 1 CD

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Barry McGuire feat The Mamas and The Papas - This Precious Time (1965) + The World's Last Private Citizen (1968) 2 LP in 1 CD

Barry McGuire featuring The Mamas and The Papas - 'This Precious Time' (1965)
+ 'The World's Last Private Citizen' (1968) 2 LP in 1 CD, 2009

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:40
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Collector's Choice Music | # CCM-2053

Although former New Christy Minstrels singer Barry McGuire scored a fluke novelty hit with the Bob Dylan-styled folk-rock protest anthem "Eve of Destruction" in the summer of 1965, neither he nor producer Lou Adler's startup label Dunhill Records seems to have had a long-term plan for his solo career beyond trying to score another hit single. Naturally, Dunhill quickly issued an Eve of Destruction LP, filling the tracks with McGuire covers of recent folk hits and more originals by P.F. Sloan, who'd penned the hit. Sloan also wrote the follow-up singles "Child of Our Times" and "This Precious Time," neither of which made the Top 40. By the end of the year, Dunhill had another McGuire LP, This Precious Time, again mixing Sloan songs with other people's hits like "Do You Believe in Magic" and "Yesterday." That is the first of two McGuire albums combined on this two-fer CD reissue.

Sally Oldfield - Mirrors: The Bronze Anthology (2000) 2CDs

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Sally Oldfield - Mirrors: The Bronze Anthology (2000) 2CDs

Sally Oldfield - Mirrors: The Bronze Anthology (2000) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 580 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 231 Mb | Scans included
Folk Pop, Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Castle | # ESACD872 | Time: 01:34:13

This double-disc is a very solid collection of Sally Oldfield's recordings for the CBS subsidiary Bronze (don't laugh, Uriah Heep was on there too). Before her brief resurgence in the '90s, Oldfield's recordings were new age before there was such a term. She brought not only a songwriter's sense of elegance to tape, but also an instrumentalist's sense of silence and dynamic. Brother Mike Oldfield helped out on "Waterbearer," perhaps he best-known offering here, as well as on some of the subsequent tracks on later records. Oldfied was the real precursor to people like Enya and Loreena McKennitt, marrying a classicist's sense of arrangement and dynamic to a mystic's heart and a Celtic woman's abiding folk history, myth, and legend. These two discs are impeccably remastered and offer a wonderful introduction to a talent who, at least on this side of the pond, never got her proper due.

Maggie Reilly - Elena (1996)

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Maggie Reilly - Elena (1996)

Maggie Reilly - Elena (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 174 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 8 37563 2 2 | Time: 00:49:13
Vocal Pop, Pop Rock, British Folk, Folk-Rock

Best known for her lengthy collaboration with famed electronic composer Mike Oldfield, singer Maggie Reilly was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1956. She began her performing career during the early 1970s as a member of the local blues band Joe Cool; later renamed Cado Belle, the group's self-titled debut LP was issued in 1976. An EP followed a year later, but Cado Belle dissolved soon after, with Reilly turning to session work before signing on with the trio Riotous Assembly. She met Oldfield in 1979, and a year later contributed vocals to his album QE2; they collaborated on three more projects – Five Miles Out, Crises and Discovery – before Reilly made her solo debut in 1984 with a cover of the classic "As Tears Go By." She spent the latter half of the decade focusing on raising a family, returning to music only intermittently, including a 1989 reunion with Oldfield on his album Earth Moving; finally, in 1992 Reilly issued her debut solo LP Echoes, followed a year later by Midnight Sun. Elena appeared in 1996.

The Springfields - Over The Hills And Far Away (1997) 2CD

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The Springfields - Over The Hills And Far Away (1997) 2CD

The Springfields - Over The Hills And Far Away (1997) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 708 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb | Scans ~ 116 Mb
Genre: Folk, Folk Pop | Label: Philips | # 534 930-2 | Time: 01:49:19

Two CDs devoted to the Springfields is probably a bit much for casual fans. This set could likely have been trimmed to one 70-minute CD, leaving out "Silver Dollar," "Row Row Row" and some of the other lesser material from their first album, although it is strange in an enlightening way to hear Dusty singing the latter, a pre-World War I standard more suited to the likes of Ruth Etting. What's good is that none of the high spots are left out, including "Allentown Jail," the ethereal "Far Away Place," "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" (natch), the delightful "Little Boat" (the best of their international numbers), and the gorgeous, near-British beat style "Come On Home," where Dusty starts to show off some of the soulfulness that would later identify her voice. The notes are well detailed, and the mastering is flawless.

Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs

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Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs

Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 635 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 259 Mb | Scans included
Irish Rebel Folk, Celtic, Folk Pop | Label: Harmac | # HMCD 50 | Time: 01:51:17

Just as the title implies, 25 Years of Greatness is a career-spanning 32-track compilation covering most of the highlights of the Wolfe Tones' first quarter of a century. There is the important caveat, however, that like many folk groups, the Wolfe Tones have recorded many of their most popular songs several times, and this collection tends to favor more recent and/or more arranged versions of the Spartan originals that graced early albums like Let the People Sing. That's not as much of a problem as it would be with some groups, however, as the Wolfe Tones have wisely resisted any temptation to "update," "modernize," or otherwise ruin a traditional Irish folk style that has worked for them for so long; even the Fairport Convention-like electric track of the new "Rock On Rockall" has a bracingly traditional feel to it. This is the Wolfe Tones set to have if you're having just one, but there's plenty more where this came from.

Judith Durham, The Seekers - 25 Year Reunion Celebration: Live In Concert At The Melbourne Concert Hall Australia (1993)

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Judith Durham, The Seekers - 25 Year Reunion Celebration: Live In Concert At The Melbourne Concert Hall Australia (1993)

Judith Durham, The Seekers - 25 Year Reunion Celebration (1993) UK Release 1995
Live In Concert At The Melbourne Concert Hall Australia

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 440 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Folk-Pop, AM Pop, Early Pop/Rock | Label: EMI | # 7243 8 28191 2 7 | Time: 01:06:22

25 Year Reunion Celebration is a live album credited to Judith Durham and The Seekers. It celebrates the 25th anniversary of the band's final performance in 1968. The concert was recorded at the Melbourne Concert Hall and released on 29 November 1993 and peaked at number 9 on the ARIA Charts in January 1994. The success lead to a sell-out UK tour across 1994 and 1995 at London's 'Royal Albert Hall' and 'Wembley Arena'. The album was released in Europe in 1995 and in the US in 1999.