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Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996)

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Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996)

Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Alternative Folk | Label: A&M | # 540 583 2 | Time: 00:38:51

Nine Objects of Desire is Suzanne Vega's fifth studio album, released September 10, 1996. It peaked at number 92 in the Billboard 200.

Jim (Jimmy) Messina - One More Mile (1983) Remastered 2008

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Jim (Jimmy) Messina - One More Mile (1983) Remastered 2008

Jim (Jimmy) Messina - One More Mile (1983) Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Wounded Bird | # WOU 3825 | Time: 00:38:36

Reissue of his 1983 album. Jim Messina has had a long history with music, being a member of both Buffalo Springfield & Poco. He was one half of the mega-duo Loggins & Messina. As well he issued a few solo albums. Two of those were on the Warner Brothers label. Messina was released in 1981 & One More Mile was released in 1983. The two albums have been long out of print and here it is back in a remastered version.

Moby Grape - Truly Fine Citizen (1969) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Moby Grape - Truly Fine Citizen (1969) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Truly Fine Citizen (1969) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:47
Psychedelic Rock, Folk-Rock, Country-Rock | Label: Sundazed Music | # SC 11194

Like many rock artists who trekked to Nashville in the late-'60s to lay down or pick up roots, Moby Grape emerged with an LP that stripped the band back to its core strengths to make music that was simple yet effective. Produced by Bob Johnston (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel), Truly Fine Citizen finds the San Francisco group, now down to a trio, keying in on songwriting and vocals. Highlights include guitarist Peter Lewis' countrified album-opener "Changes, Circles Spinning," his tender, almost Neil Young-ish ballad "Now I Know High" and Jerry Miller and Skip Spence's rollicking "Tongue-Tied." An unpretentious – and underrated – album of the '60s.

Jon Allen - Sweet Defeat (2011) Expanded Edition 2012

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Jon Allen - Sweet Defeat (2011) Expanded Edition 2012

Jon Allen - Sweet Defeat (2011) Expanded Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock | Label: Monologue/Ok!Good | # OK 90118-2 | Time: 00:47:42

Where a slow-burning, word of mouth campaign was hugely beneficial to Jon Allen – his debut album, 2009’s Dead Man’s Suit, was given a sizeable leg-up by one track’s use in a Land Rover campaign, while champions included Jo Whiley, Jools Holland and Emmylou Harris – second album Sweet Defeat not only has the task of matching this, but is also burdened with the albatross of assumed instant impact. But it seems as though that’s the last thing Allen is worried about. While his passport may substantiate the on-paper Britishness of this Hampshire-born artist, his yarns and philosophies paint a picture of a grizzled American folk musician, decades of abandon behind him. Sweet Defeat, in this vein, employs good honest rock'n'roll ideals, actioned via a collection of simple, folksy melodies.

Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb
Label: Exile/Polydor | # 5305454 | Time: 01:02:34 | Scans ~ 154 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Celtic, Blue-Eyed Soul

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of Van's classic 1979 album featuring two previously unreleased bonus tracks: alternate versions of 'Steppin' Out Queen' and 'Troubadours'. Into The Music is a wonderfully diverse album, featuring some notable guests including Ry Cooder, Robin Williamson of the Incredible String Band, former James Brown saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and trumpeter and future soundtrack composer, Mark Isham. Includes original artwork and full lyrics to Van Morrison compositions 12 tracks.

Damien Jurado - Albums Collection 1997-2014 (12CD)

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Damien Jurado - Albums Collection 1997-2014 (12CD)

Damien Jurado - Albums Collection 1997-2014 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Scans ~ 1 Gb
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Folk-Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi | Time: 07:39:42

Acclaimed indie singer/songwriter whose poignant folk songcraft has transcended detours into pop, roots rock, indie rock, and psychedelia. Collection includes: Waters Ave S. (1997); Rehearsals For Departure (1999); Ghost of David (2000); I Break Chairs (2002); Where Shall You Take Me? (2003); On My Way to Absence (2005); And Now That I'm In Your Shadow (2006); Caught In The Trees (2008); Saint Bartlett (2010); Maraqopa (2012); Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son (2014).

Moby Grape - Moby Grape '69 (1969) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Moby Grape - Moby Grape '69 (1969) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Moby Grape '69 (1969) Expanded Remastered 2007
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:12
Psychedelic Rock, Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Sundazed Music | # SC 11193

Moby Grape '69 is the third album by the psychedelic rock band Moby Grape. It is the first album after the departure of co-founder Skip Spence. Spence nonetheless is heard on one song, "Seeing", presumably from the Wow/Grape Jam sessions, and positioned as the final song on Moby Grape '69. As Peter Lewis describes the album, "We made Moby Grape '69, in an attempt to rebound from the Wow album, which was over-produced. And it's a cool album. Although we could have rehearsed it a little more, we still believed in it. But I think we were waiting for Skippy to come back, and he never did." The album peaked at a disappointing number 113 on the Billboard chart. While it did not sell well at the time of its release, in a recent (2008) review, it is pointed out that the album would be particularly appreciated by persons who like the music of Poco and The Eagles. For Moby Grape fans at the time, the album was perhaps too country in musical orientation. In some respects, the album was ahead of its time, predating the more popular first country rock releases by Poco and The Eagles.

Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb
Label: Sundazed Music | # SC 11191 | 00:59:19 | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, Blues-Rock

Wow, the sophomore album by multi-talented Moby Grape, brims with ambition, adventure and a determination to show the world the San Francisco quintet could do it all. Firmly in the post-Pepper spirit of the day, the set, first issued in 1968, features everything from taut rockers and blistering blues to touching melodic ballads, country waltzes and the outright unclassifiable. The band's guitar-heavy sound is augmented in spots with piano, brass, string orchestration and, in its original vinyl incarnation, one track made to be played at 78-rpm.

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.

Moby Grape - Moby Grape (1967) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Moby Grape - Moby Grape (1967) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Moby Grape (1967) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:12
Psychedelic Rock, Country-Rock, Folk-Rock | Label: Sundazed Music | # SC 11190

Few debuts are as initially powerful and permanently impressive as this 1967 set from San Francisco's Moby Grape. The triple-threat quintet (every member played, sang and wrote songs) serves up an utterly unique first course that mixes psychedelia, hook-filled pop, blues and country elements. The album tosses off diamond-delicate ballads and full bore rockers with equal soul and inspiration – and more energy than any other band then on the scene. Without a single duff cut, here's an album that plays as fresh and strong as the day it was first released. In 2003, the album was ranked number 121 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Ray Bonneville - Bad Man's Blood (2011)

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Ray Bonneville - Bad Man's Blood (2011)

Ray Bonneville - Bad Man's Blood (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 83 Mb
Label: Red House Records | # RHR CD 243 | Time: 00:40:05
Singer/Songwriter, Country Blues, Americana, Folk-Rock

For decades, bluesman and songwriter Ray Bonneville worked day jobs while playing his songs in coffee houses and house parties at night, eventually earning a place on international festival stages with Muddy Waters and Bukka White long before he had a recording contract. Since 1993, Bonneville's issued a host of recordings of consistently high quality. 2008's Goin' by Feel, produced by Gurf Morlix, scored him a number one at Americana with "I Am the Big Easy," his tribute to New Orleans (Bonneville lived there before relocating to Austin). Bad Man's Blood was co-produced with Justin Douglas and Morlix (electric, baritone, and bass guitars and banjo), percussionist Mike Meadows, and saxophonist Dexter Payne, in various combinations. Bonneville plays an amalgam of acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, and his trademark foot stomp. The blues songs – the poetic, narrative title track (inspired no doubt by hardbitten characters from Gothic American fiction) to raw, skeletal, electric snaky rhythm constructions like "Mississippi," that addresses the Delta's tradition in his playing and the horrors of the river flooding in its historical story line.

Stephen Stills - Man Alive! (2005)

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Stephen Stills - Man Alive! (2005)

Stephen Stills - Man Alive! (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Titan Pyramid | # 50102-2 | Time: 00:57:57

Fourteen years after his last solo outing, STILLS ALONE, Stephen Stills unveiled 2005's MAN ALIVE!, a remarkably vital and dynamic album that features the veteran performer penning almost every song and playing many of the record's instruments. Although David Crosby is absent, Stills's other CSNY mates, Graham Nash and Neil Young, turn up separately. While Nash subtly sticks to backing-vocal duty, Young contributes his typically incendiary electric-guitar lines to the hard-rocking "'Round the Bend" and offers up vocal harmonies and acoustic-guitar work on the spare, soulful "Different Man." A more unlikely cameo comes in the form of pianist Herbie Hancock's prominent presence on the 11-minute epic "Spanish Suite," which also features Latin percussion great Willie Bobo. Of course, Stills is the main attraction on MAN ALIVE!, with his husky voice carrying every song, including the socially conscious CSN-like track "Feed the People" and the blues-tinged "Piece of Me".

Bob Dylan - The Complete Album Collection Vol. One (2013) [47 CD Box Set] PROPER

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Bob Dylan - The Complete Album Collection Vol. One (2013) [47 CD Box Set] PROPER

Bob Dylan - The Complete Album Collection Vol. One (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia, Columbia 88691924312 | EU | ~ 12.95 or 5.12 Gb | Artwork -> 3.18 Gb
Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Classic Rock

The Complete Album Collection Vol. One is a forty-seven disc box set released on November 4, 2013 by Bob Dylan. It includes thirty-five albums released between 1962 and 2012, six live albums, and a compilation album unique to the set, Side Tracks, which contains previously released material unavailable on regular studio or live albums…

Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004) 3 CDs Box Set

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Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004) 3 CDs Box Set

Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.12 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 477 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb | 03:29:06
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Folk-Prog | Label: Sanctuary | # SMETD129

Sanctuary's mammoth triple-disc Pentangle overview poses a bit of a dilemma. First of all, it's called Pentangling, which is already the name of a 1973 compilation, and secondly, while not deliberately misleading, it focuses more attention on the solo careers of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch than it does on the entity that supplies the collection's title. Despite these petty gripes, Pentangling is filled to the brim with some of the finest recordings the British folk movement had to offer, and hearing the group as a whole, followed by an entire disc – one apiece – of two of the genre's most gifted guitarists, is rewarding in more ways than one: both men, as well as the band, released material well into the 21st century, but Pentangling focuses only on their treasured late-'60s/early-'70s output. Listeners looking for a more comprehensive take on Pentangle would be better off with Castle's excellent Light Flight: The Anthology, and Renbourn and Jansch both have lovingly packaged retrospectives that fare better than the ones offered here, but as far as entry points go, Pentangling does more than skim the surface.

June Tabor & Oysterband - Ragged Kingdom (2011)

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June Tabor & Oysterband - Ragged Kingdom (2011)

June Tabor & Oysterband - Ragged Kingdom (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 188 Mb
Genre: British Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Topic Records | # TSCD585 | Time: 00:46:14

Twenty-one years ago, June Tabor and Oysterband got together to record what is now recognised as an English folk-rock classic. It wasn't exclusively a folk album, though there were some traditional tracks, but rather an eclectic, powerful reworking of anything from Lou Reed to Shane McGowan. Now, at long last, comes the followup that so many of us have been asking for, and it's no disappointment. The energy is still there, along with the desire to startle and experiment, but so is a new maturity and emotional depth, and even greater variety. The traditional songs include Bonnie Bunch of Roses, in which the stomping backing is never allowed to overshadow Tabor's no-nonsense storytelling; then there's a glorious melodeon and fiddle-backed treatment of Fountains Flowing, that song of parting and grief, and there's delicate, unaccompanied vocal harmony singing on the Scottish lament (When I Was No But) Sweet Sixteen. The contemporary songs range from a fiddle-backed stomp through Dylan's Seven Curses, through to a thoughtful, gutsy reworking of PJ Harvey's That Was My Veil, and a pained, acoustic version of Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart.