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Michael D'Abo (ex-Manfred Mann) - Broken Rainbows (1974) [Japanese Reissue 2001]

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Michael D'Abo (ex-Manfred Mann) - Broken Rainbows (1974) [Japanese Reissue 2001]

Michael D'Abo - Broken Rainbows (1974) [Japanese Reissue 2001]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 72 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Folk-Rock, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: A&M/Universal | # UICY-3335 | 00:31:37

Michael d'Abo first rose to prominence in British rock through his assumption of a most unenviable task, succeeding Paul Jones as lead singer in Manfred Mann – the group's own record label, EMI, was so persuaded of the unlikelihood that anyone could replace him, that they dropped the band from the roster. He proved up to the challenge, however, and across the four decades since, has remained a busy and well-known musical figure, in rock and in music in general.

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.

VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)

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VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)

VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 648 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Rock (variety of styles) | Label: Sony Music | # 88875085792 | Time: 04:43:44

Ultimate Rock: 72 of the biggest rock anthems and harder to find rarities across 4 CDs, all housed in a fold out cardboard digi-pack sleeve. Alice Cooper, Argent, Blue Oyster Cult, Kansas, Judas Priest, Mott The Hoople, David Bowie, Primal Scream, Meat Loaf, The Stranglers, Santana, Manic Street Preachers, Jeff Buckley, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Al Stewart, Cheap Trick, Spirit, Johnny Winter, The Guess Who, Fleetwood Mac and more, and more…

The Byrds - There Is A Season (2006) 4 CD Box Set + Bonus DVD

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The Byrds - There Is A Season (2006) 4 CD Box Set + Bonus DVD

The Byrds - There Is A Season (2006) 4 CD Box Set + Bonus DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.72 Gb | Time: 04:41:14
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 720x576 (4:3) VBR | Audio: LPCM 2.0, 1536 Kbps | ~ 1.6 Gb | 00:25:39
Rock, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Country-Rock | Columbia/Legacy | # 82876877002 | Scans ~ 325 Mb

There Is a Season is a four-CD box set by the American rock band The Byrds that was released on September 26, 2006 by Columbia/Legacy. It comprises 99 tracks and includes material from every one of the band's twelve studio albums, presented in roughly chronological order. In addition to the four CDs, the set also includes a bonus DVD featuring ten previously unissued television performances.

Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy (2007)

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Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy (2007)

Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 347 Mb
Country Blues, Country Folk, Americana | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79961-2 | 01:10:50

My Name Is Buddy: Another Record by Ry Cooder is the thirteenth studio album by Ry Cooder. It is the second social-political concept album by Ry Cooder. Cooder has described it as the second in a trilogy that began with Chávez Ravine and concluded with I, Flathead. The album is packaged in a small booklet that includes a brief story and drawing to accompany each song. Both the songs and the stories relate tales from the viewpoint of the characters, Buddy Red Cat, Lefty Mouse, and Reverend Tom Toad. The liner notes ask listeners/readers to join them as they "Journey through time and space in days of labor, big bosses, farm failures, strikes, company cops, sundown towns, hobos, and trains… the America of yesteryear".

R.E.M. - The Best Of R.E.M. (1991)

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R.E.M. - The Best Of R.E.M. (1991)

R.E.M. - The Best Of R.E.M. (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:28
Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # CDP 7131282

The Best of R.E.M. is a greatest hits album by R.E.M. released in 1991, shortly after the success of the band's seventh studio album, Out of Time, released by Warner Bros. The Best of R.E.M., however, was released by the band's previous record label, I.R.S. Records, and only includes tracks from their first five albums while the group was with that label. As such, it covers their output from 1982 to 1987. The Best of R.E.M. was only issued in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Brazil, complete with liner notes from Remarks: The Story of R.E.M. by Tony Fletcher (a domestic American greatest hits album had been released prior with a very similar track list titled Eponymous). It has no alternate mixes (unlike Eponymous); all the songs are the album versions. Three songs were taken from each of the first five studio albums and one song was taken from Chronic Town, the band's first EP, making a total of sixteen songs on the album.

Suzanne Vega - Songs In Red And Gray (2001)

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Suzanne Vega - Songs In Red And Gray (2001)

Suzanne Vega - Songs In Red And Gray (2001)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:45:31
Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop Rock, Folk | Label: A&M | # 493 111-2

Songs in Red and Gray is the sixth studio album release by New York-based singer/songwriter and musician Suzanne Vega. The album was Vega's final album for A&M Records (with whom she had been since 1983) and also marks the divorce from her husband and producer Mitchell Froom.

VA - Total Lee! The Songs of Lee Hazlewood (2002)

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VA - Total Lee! The Songs of Lee Hazlewood (2002)

VA - Total Lee! The Songs of Lee Hazlewood (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Label: Astralwerks | # ASW12464-2 | Time: 00:58:54
Alternative Country, Folk, Baroque Pop, Indie Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock

On reflection, it's no wonder that so many artists were available for Total Lee: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood. Hazlewood occupies a position in posterity similar to that of the Velvet Underground–ignored by the world at large, but disproportionately adored by fellow musicians. Hazlewood's only glimpse of popular appeal occurred when Nancy Sinatra had a worldwide hit with his "These Boots Are Made For Walking"–a karaoke standard ignored by the 16 artists who appear on this tribute album. What is startling about this fine collection is that a lot of the artists here seem endearingly unable to separate their admiration for Hazlewood's songs from Hazlewood's myth: for most young men who've ever picked up a guitar, Hazlewood's life of meandering from town to town, girl to girl, bottle to bottle, has a certain aspirational quality, and may be the reason why every male artist on this album finds himself, consciously or not, adopting Hazlewood's signature consumptive drawl: The Webb Brothers, Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley, Calexico and Erlend Oye are more impersonation than interpretation, but nonetheless engaging.

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".

Rodriguez - Albums Collection: Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012) 3CDs

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Rodriguez - Albums Collection: Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012) 3CDs

Rodriguez - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (3CD)
Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 896 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Time: 02:14:40

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, known professionally as Rodriguez (born July 10, 1942), is an American singer-songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. His music career initially proved disappointing in the United States, but unknown to Rodriguez his albums became extremely successful and influential in South Africa, where he is believed to have sold more records than Elvis Presley. His work also found a following in some other countries in Africa, and also in Australia and New Zealand. Because information about him was scarce, it was incorrectly rumored there that he had committed suicide shortly after releasing his second album. In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to find and contact Rodriguez, which led to an unexpected revival of his musical career. This was told in the 2012 Academy Award–winning documentary film Searching for Sugar Man and helped give Rodriguez a measure of fame in his home country.

Van Morrison - Days Like This (1995)

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Van Morrison - Days Like This (1995)

Van Morrison - Days Like This (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb
Label: Exile/Polydor | # 527 307-2 | 00:58:09 | Scans ~ 140 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Celtic, Soul

Days Like This is the twenty-third studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1995. It is a diverse group of songs offering a variety of moods and styles. It ranked No. 5 on the UK album charts and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. His daughter, singer-songwriter Shana Morrison performed duets with her father on two tracks, "You Don't Know Me" and "I'll Never Be Free". "Ancient Highway" was nine minutes long and contained the words "praying to my higher self/Don't let me down". It is said to be the one song on the album where he comes closest to following his muse. The title track has continued to be a popular song in concert to the present day.

Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 5305449 | Time: 00:52:46
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Avalon Sunset is the nineteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in 1989 by Mercury Records to both commercial and critical success. On 9 January 2008, Avalon Sunset was reissued and remastered, featuring an alternative take of "Whenever God Shines His Light" and a version of "When the Saints Go Marching In" with additional lyrics by Morrison. Includes original artwork and full lyrics to Van Morrison compositions 12 tracks. At the end of 1989, Christgau named Avalon Sunset the 22nd best album of the year in his list for the annual Pazz & Jop critics poll. The Times ranked it 63rd their 1993 list of "All Time Top 100 Albums".

R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993

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R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993

R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 483 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb
Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13200 2 6 | Time: 01:07:43 | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Folk-Rock

R.E.M. began to move toward mainstream record production on Lifes Rich Pageant, but they didn't have a commercial breakthrough until the following year's Document. Ironically, Document is a stranger, more varied album than its predecessor, but co-producer Scott Litt – who would go on to produce every R.E.M. album in the following decade – is a better conduit for the band than Don Gehman, giving the group a clean sound without sacrificing their enigmatic tendencies. "Finest Worksong," the stream-of-conscious rant "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," and the surprise Top Ten single "The One I Love" all crackle with muscular rhythms and guitar riffs, but the real surprise is how political the mid-tempo jangle pop of "Welcome to the Occupation," "Disturbance at the Heron House," and "King of Birds" is. Where Lifes Rich Pageant sounded a bit like a party record, Document is a fiery statement, and its memorable melodies and riffs are made all the more indelible by its righteous anger.

Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991) [Analogue Productions, Remastered Reissue 2015]

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Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991) [Analogue Productions, Remastered Reissue 2015]

Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991) APO Remastered Reissue 2015
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 052 SA | 00:48:16

The Analogue Productions/QRP pressing reissue treatment delivers sonics and luxury packaging second to none for discerning collectors. Now we've given three titles by Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan this premier makeover and you reap the benefits: Solace, Mirrorball and Afterglow. Each on 45 RPM LP and Hybrid SACD. Solace, McLachlan's second album, is considerably more mature and musically sophisticated than her 1988 debut, the promising if limited Touch. In fact, this disc is a must-have for McLachlan fans whose first encounter with her work was with her extremely popular later releases, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing.

R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (1985) Expanded Reissue 1992

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R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (1985) Expanded Reissue 1992

R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (1985) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
Label: I.R.S. Records | # 0777 7 13160 2 9, 7 13160 2| Time: 00:55:41
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop, Indie Pop, Folk-Rock

Fables of the Reconstruction (or Reconstruction of the Fables) is the third studio album by American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released on June 10, 1985, through I.R.S. Records. It was the band's first album recorded outside of the U.S., with sessions taking place at Livingston Studios in London with producer Joe Boyd. The record displays a darker, murkier sound and lyrics drawing from Southern Gothic themes and characters. Additionally, more varied instrumentation is utilized, including string and brass arrangements and banjo. Critical reception to Fables of the Reconstruction was positive, with many reviews noting its folk elements and murky tone. Retrospectively, it has also been viewed as a transitional album, retaining the sound and obscure themes of the band's early work while hinting at the experimentation with acoustic instrumentation that would be present on their later albums.