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Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges (2011)

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Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges (2011)

Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:05
Country, Americana, Folk-Rock | Label: Blue Note, Ramp Records | # 509990 71491 2 2

2011 album from the Oscar-winning actor, performer and songwriter. A musician before his acting career took off, Bridges' award-winning and critically acclaimed role in 2009's Crazy Heart introduced his musical talents to a wider audience. Working with producer T-Bone Burnett again, this self-titled album picks up where Crazy Heart left off, proving that Jeff Bridges is a man for all seasons.

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.

VA - Four Decades Of Folk Rock (2007)

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VA - Four Decades Of Folk Rock (2007)

VA - Four Decades Of Folk Rock (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.8 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 656 MB
4:44:16 | Folk Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Time Life

Four Decades of Folk Rock is an expansive box set, allowing one disc and over an hour of music for each decade. For those who would argue that folk-rock was primarily a 1960s phenomenon in the United States and a '60s and '70s phenomenon in Britain, the box counters that the musical strains of folk-rock have informed everyone from R.E.M. to the Bangles to David Gray. It's unlikely, though, that anyone but record shop nerds and music historians will be very interested in the debate. For everyone else, the set will be measured by the quality of the music itself, and on that account, Four Decades delivers a remarkable set list.

Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F° (1992)

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Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F° (1992)

Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F° (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Alternative Folk | Label: A&M | # 540 012-2 | Time: 00:39:45

While 99.9 F° is not the techno album that Suzanne Vega was rumored to be making, it does offer a significant departure from her previous contemporary folk albums. Vega uses more synthesizers and drum machines, often evoking a bizarre carnivalesque atmosphere on the album. Still, 99.9 F° is a folk album at heart; every song is steeped in traditional song form, and Vega's writing is strong. Fans of Vega's previous work might be taken aback, but those willing to listen to the album will find that she has produced one of her strongest yet.

Glen Phillips - There Is So Much Here (2022)

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Glen Phillips - There Is So Much Here (2022)

Glen Phillips - There Is So Much Here (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 286 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:39:57
Folk Rock, Americana, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Compass Records

The 11 tracks on Phillips’ new album are informed by the time that the pandemic shut down allowed for reflection, moving between quiet love songs and rockers that consider the multi-faceted meanings hidden in our everyday lives. “Stone Throat” is a jazzy, midtempo rocker that looks at a couple in a new relationship, trying to find the balance between desire and responsibility, or as Phillips sings, “trying to find the balance, between the sacred and the street.” There’s a hint of new wave ska in the rhythm of “I Was a Riot,” a song that casts a compassionate eye on the end of a relationship.

Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers (2018)

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Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers (2018)

Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans ~ 87 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Folk-Rock | Label: New West | # NW6446 | 00:53:37

Richard Thompsons new album, 13 Rivers, is the artists first self-produced record in over a decade. 13 Rivers is a very stripped down, bare-bones recording and according to Thompson the album is a reflection of current events that have happened in his life. This has been an intense year for myself and my family, getting older doesnt mean that life gets easier! There are surprises around every bend. I think this reflects in the immediacy of the stories, and the passion in the songs. Sometimes I am speaking directly about events, at other times songs are an imaginative spin on what life throws at you. The music is just a mirror to life, but we try to polish that mirror as brightly as possible. The album was recorded at Boulevard Recording in Los Angeles, California. 13 Rivers features Richards regular accompanists, Michael Jerome and Taras Prodaniuk, as well as Thompsons guitar tech, Bobby Eichorn, on second guitar. Each track on the album was recorded in analog, with minimal overdubbing.

Bill Fay - Still Some Light [Recorded 1970-2009] (2010)

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Bill Fay - Still Some Light [Recorded 1970-2009] (2010)

Bill Fay - Still Some Light [Recorded 1970-2009] (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 684 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 292 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jnana Records (NIFE 008CD)

In his extensive liner notes to this double-disc, Bill Fay claims that only David Tibet would have released Still Some Light, a collection of demos from 1970 and 1971 gathered from various sources, and a disc of new songs. So it is Tibet we must thank as well. Fay is the British singer/songwriter whose first two albums - Bill Fay and Time of the Last Persecution - were issued by Decca in the early '70s to favorable reviews and poor sales. They disappeared until the 21st century, where they have been rightfully regarded as lost classics. The first disc in this collection features demos that Fay and his bandmates had lying about for decades. The fact that these relationships continued after the music stopped says a lot about all of the respect and trust for one another these men have. Fay plays piano, organ, acoustic guitar, and sings, while Alan Rushton is on drums, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Ray Russell on electric guitar…

Magna Carta - When All Is Said And Done (2022)

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Magna Carta - When All Is Said And Done (2022)

Magna Carta - When All Is Said And Done (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:10:16 | 435 Mb / 1,18 Gb
Genre: Folk Rock / Label: Repertoire Records

In progressive rock circles, Magna Carta are a bit like the Little Engine That Could – from relatively modest beginnings in 1969, they've endured across 36 years and counting, even as their louder, more heavily amplified rivals from the same era have long since been consigned to history. Acts such as King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer may be better (and much more widely) known, but Magna Carta have stayed together, making music decades longer.

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."

VA - Nuggets From The Golden State: The Berkeley EP's 1966-1968 (1995)

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VA - Nuggets From The Golden State: The Berkeley EP's 1966-1968 (1995)

VA - Nuggets From The Golden State: The Berkeley EPs 1966-1968 (1995)
Country Joe & The Fish; Frumious Bandersnatch; Mad River; Notes From The Underground

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Label: Big Beat Records / Ace Records | # CDWIKD 153 | Time: 01:01:31
Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Folk-Rock

Compiling the "Nuggets From The Golden State" series has been a lot of fun and a true labour of love, but right from the start there's one volume I've been itching to put together: 'The Berkeley EPs'. A compilation of four prized artefacts from the mid-1960s West Coast rock renaissance, this CD hopes to make a case for the town of Berkeley as the real birthplace of psychedelic music.People in the UK tend to view the whole of the Bay Area as just "San Francisco" whereas Berkeley, a twenty minute drive east across the Bay Bridge, is a completely separate area, both geographically and intellectually. And it shows.

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1976-1977 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

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VA - Singers & Songwriters 1976-1977 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1976-1977 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 572 Mb | Scans included
Label: Time-Life Music/Rhino | # 25915-D OPCD-2780A | Time: 01:31:56
Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Folk Rock, Blues-Rock, Country-Rock

Time Life Music’s Singers & Songwriters: 1976-1977 collects 24 radio hits over the span of two discs. Despite the title, the compilation doesn’t just favor traditional singer/songwriters like Al Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, and England Dan & John Ford Coley, though they are represented here. Group contributions include Orleans (“Still the One”), Fleetwood Mac (“Say You Love Me”), Chicago (“If You Leave Me Now”), and Bread (“Lost Without Your Love”), but it’s the solo acts that provide the most recognizable hits.

The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969) [Reissue 1989]

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The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969) [Reissue 1989]

The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969) [Reissue 1989]
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 192 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 79 MB | Covers - 56 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records (467044 2)

If Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde found Roger McGuinn having to re-create the Byrds after massive personnel turnovers (and not having an easy time of it), Ballad of Easy Rider was the album where the new lineup really hit its stride. Gracefully moving back and forth between serene folk-rock (the title cut, still one of McGuinn's most beautiful melodies), sure-footed rock & roll ("Jesus Is Just All Right"), heartfelt country-rock ("Oil In My Lamp" and "Tulsa County"), and even a dash of R&B (the unexpectedly funky "Fido," which even features a percussion solo), Ballad of Easy Rider sounds confident and committed where Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde often seemed tentative…

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992

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Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).

Grateful Dead - American Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1970/2020)

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Grateful Dead - American Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1970/2020)

Grateful Dead - American Beauty (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1970/2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,04 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 435 Mb | 03:04:31
Country Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Grateful Dead Records, Rhino Entertainment

We are thankful to be here today celebrating the Grateful Dead's most lauded studio masterpiece with a 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION. Available on October 30th, the three-CD set will feature the original album with newly remastered audio, plus one of the most requested archival recordings in the Dead's vault - the unreleased concert recorded on February 18, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. On stage that night, the Dead debuted a whole new batch of songs, five in all: “Wharf Rat,” “Playing In The Band,” “Bertha,” “Greatest Story Ever Told” and “Loser.”