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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.

Tom Waits - Small Change (1976) [Reissue 2018]

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Tom Waits - Small Change (1976) [Reissue 2018]

Tom Waits - Small Change (1976) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Folk, Blues, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ANTI (7568-2)

The fourth release in Tom Waits' series of skid row travelogues, Small Change proves to be the archetypal album of his '70s work. A jazz trio comprising tenor sax player Lew Tabackin, bassist Jim Hughart, and drummer Shelly Manne, plus an occasional string section, back Waits and his piano on songs steeped in whiskey and atmosphere in which he alternately sings in his broken-beaned drunk's voice (now deeper and overtly influenced by Louis Armstrong) and recites jazzy poetry. It's as if Waits were determined to combine the Humphrey Bogart and Dooley Wilson characters from Casablanca with a dash of On the Road's Dean Moriarty to illuminate a dark world of bars and all-night diners. Of course, he'd been in that world before, but in songs like "The Piano Has Been Drinking" and "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart," Waits gives it its clearest expression…

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.

Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

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Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Folk Revival, Medieval/Early Music | Label: BGO | # BGOCD442 | 01:09:53

Anthems in Eden is a 1969 album by Shirley and Dolly Collins, with the Early Music Consort of London, directed by David Munrow. The album originally consisted of a 28-minute set of folk songs plus seven other individual pieces performed by the same group. The musical arrangements for these eight pieces included early music instruments, such as viols, recorders, sackbuts and crumhorns. In 1976, six new songs were recorded with a different assortment of accompanists, to replace the original seven individual songs. This 1976 album consisting of the 28-minute set plus the six new songs was released by Harvest Records under the title Amaranth. Subsequent releases have combined all fourteen pieces under the original title, Anthems in Eden.

Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner (1975) [Reissue 2018]

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Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner (1975) [Reissue 2018]

Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner (1975) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 413 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Folk, Blues, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ANTI (7567-2)

Tom Waits' first two albums, 1973's Closing Time and 1974's The Heart of Saturday Night, documented his estimable strengths as a songwriter, but they didn't always give much of a sense of the personality that came through in his live performances. In front of an audience, Waits transformed himself into something resembling a minor character from a Jack Kerouac novel, a witty but bedraggled hipster from the seedy side of Los Angeles. His third album, 1975's Nighthawks at the Diner, was designed to show off Waits as an entertainer as well as a tunesmith; producer Bones Howe set up a nightclub facsimile in a recording studio, paired Waits with a solid band of jazz-inclined studio musicians, brought in an audience, and recorded what was in essence his first live album…

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.

Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night (1974) [Reissue 2018]

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Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night (1974) [Reissue 2018]

Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night (1974) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 211 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Folk, Blues, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ANTI (7566-2)

If Closing Time, Tom Waits' debut album, consisted of love songs set in a late-night world of bars and neon signs, its follow-up, The Heart of Saturday Night, largely dispenses with the romance in favor of poetic depictions of the same setting. On "Diamonds on My Windshield" and "The Ghosts of Saturday Night," Waits doesn't even sing, instead reciting his verse rhythmically against bass and drums like a Beat hipster. Musically, the album contains the same mixture of folk, blues, and jazz as its predecessor, with producer Bones Howe occasionally bringing in an orchestra to underscore the loping melodies. Waits' songs are sometimes sketchier in addition to being more impersonal, but "(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night" and "Semi Suite" are the equal of anything on Closing Time…

Joe Henry - Murder Of Crows (1989)

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Joe Henry - Murder Of Crows (1989)

Joe Henry - Murder Of Crows (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb | 00:41:17
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Americana | Label: A&M | # 395210-2

Major label release, a name producer, noted session men, this album couldn't lose, right? Well, not quite. Although time has caught up with Murder of Crows, sometimes Joe Henry gets lost amidst all the busy work and fancy arranging of his songs. True, there are some great songs here, notably "Six Feet in the Country," "Here and Gone" and "Step Across the Mountain" which will remind one a lot of Counting Crows. Here is a glimpse at a young songwriter being pushed too quickly to come up with the goods. Sometimes, the waiting is the hardest part…

The Seekers - Carry Me - The Seekers' 60th Anniversary (2022)

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The Seekers - Carry Me - The Seekers' 60th Anniversary (2022)

The Seekers - Carry Me - The Seekers' 60th Anniversary (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 415 MB
2:56:24 | Pop, Folk | Label: Universal Music Australia

Australia's first 'supergroup', The Seekers, are proud to announce the forthcoming release of their album Carry Me, marking the band's Diamond Jubilee and the first album since the sad passing of long-time lead singer Judith Durham in August this year. A personally selected and curated collection of The Seekers' greatest hits, these sixty epoch-making songs range the group's entire career, including the band's final studio recording, the eponymous 'Carry Me', written by Bruce Woodley. Included in the 3-CD set, which spans the breath of their career, are reminiscences and recollections from Athol, Keith and Bruce, as well as their personal favourite Seekers songs, everything from the universally loved 'I'll Never Find Another You' and 'Morningtown Ride' to the lesser known 'The Water is Wide' and the festive 'When A Child is Born'.

Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986) [Remastered Expanded Edition 2002]

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Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986) [Remastered Expanded Edition 2002]

Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986) [Remastered Expanded Edition 2002]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA Nashville | # 088 170 265-2 | Time: 00:39:46
Country-Rock, Heartland Rock, Country, Americana

On this 1986 debut, Steve Earle burst on the scene as a fully formed songwriting master, synthesizing effortlessly the finest parts of country-folk troubadours like Townes Van Zandt and the anthemic, working-class rock of Bruce Springsteen. "Someday," a country-rock masterpiece about a kid stuck pumping gas in a dead-end town, remains the perfect realization of this style, and with the exception of the slight and silly "Little Rock 'N' Roller," most everything else here (especially "Hillbilly Highway" and the heartbreaking ballad "My Old Friend the Blues") comes awfully close. The 2002 reissue, overseen by Earle and original producer Tony Brown, offers fresh remastering, new liner notes by Earle, and a bonus live version of Springsteen's "State Trooper."

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.

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.

Marianne Faithfull - The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull (1987)

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Marianne Faithfull - The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull (1987)

Marianne Faithfull - The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Folk Pop, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic | Label: London | # 820 482-2 | Time: 00:45:57

The Very Best of Marianne Faithfull' is a particularly strong collection of Marianne's earliest recordings made for Decca between 1964 to 1968. This album contains every one of her singles which made the charts both in Britain and America during those fruitful four years.

VA - Occupy This Album (2012)

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VA - Occupy This Album (2012)

VA - Occupy This Album (2012)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, booklet) - 1.9 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 733 MB
5:13:43 | Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Alternative, Folk, Blues Rock | Label: Razor & Tie

"Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99%". Proceeds will go directly towards the needs of sustaining this growing movement. 99 Artists, 99 Tracks, for The 99%, a Soundtrack for the movement, Occupy This Album is a work that gives your voice back to music. This incredible compilation appeals to all which includes Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers, to the little known killer musicians that we discovered playing in Zucotti Park, Occupy Wall Street. Rock and Roll, Jam Bands, Hip Hop, Reggae, Jazz, Flemenco, alternative, underground indy, French, Dutch, Spanish, Brittish, and of course Folk songs, this compilation is all encompassing and is the definitive compilation of "Protest Music" of modern times.