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Spirit - It Shall Be: Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972 (2018) [5CD Box Set]

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Spirit - It Shall Be: Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972 (2018) [5CD Box Set]

Spirit - It Shall Be: Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972 (2018)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Esoteric Recordings, ECLEC52619 | ~ 2061 or 933 Mb | Scans(png) -> 468 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock / Jazz Rock

2018 five CD clamshell box set by the legendary American band Spirit. Formed in Los Angeles in 1967 from the remnants of The Red Roosters, Spirit was one of the great bands to emerge on the US West Coast in the psychedelic era…

If - Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces (1974) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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If - Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces (1974) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

If - Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces (1974)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 212 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 86 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 1 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.27 Gb
Capitol ST 11299 | Prog Rock, Jazz-Rock

If's last studio album isn't as good as their first albums. After many line-up changes, the band slowly changed their musical direction to more straightforward blues-soul-rock…

If - Double Diamond (1973) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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If - Double Diamond (1973) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

If - Double Diamond (1973)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 232 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 98 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 20 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.46 Gb
Metromedia Records, BML1-0174 | Prog Rock, Jazz-Rock

Double Diamond is the sixth album by British jazz-rock group If and the second to be issued in the U.S. on the Metromedia Records label. With only Dick Morrissey left from the original band, the new line-up featured Fi Trench (keyboards) and Pete Arnesen (keyboards), Steve Rosenthal (guitar/lead vocals), Kurt Palomaki (bass) and Cliff Davies (drums)…

Stanley Clarke - The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection (2012) [7CD Box Set]

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Stanley Clarke - The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection (2012) [7CD Box Set]

Stanley Clarke - The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Epic / Legacy / Sony Music, 88697931222 | ~ 1819 or 790 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 148 Mb
Jazz Fusion, Funk, Rock, Pop

The seven-disc Stanley Clarke anthology, The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection, brings together all six of the influential jazz bassist's original albums for Epic. Included here: 1974's Stanley Clarke, 1975's Journey to Love, 1976's School Days, 1978's Modern Man, 1979's I Wanna Play for You, as well as the 1991 concert compilation Live (1976-1977). These are highly recommended jazz, funk, and fusion releases and must-haves for any Clarke fan.

The Sons Of Champlin - The Best Of The Sons Of Champlin (2006)

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The Sons Of Champlin - The Best Of The Sons Of Champlin (2006)

The Sons Of Champlin - The Best Of The Sons Of Champlin (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 487 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, R&B, Early Jazz Rock | Label: Acadia | # ACA 8119 | Time: 01:18:07

The Sons of Champlin released three albums on Capitol Records between 1969 and 1971 (Loosen Up Naturally, The Sons, and Follow Your Heart), none of which was a commercial hit for various reasons, but not for lack of musical quality. This 78-minute CD makes a reasonable selection of the highlights from those LPs, demonstrating that at their best, the Sons were a collection of talented musicians who packed their songs full of good solos that grew out of complicated arrangements. Although they were a part of the psychedelic San Francisco scene of the time, their music never quite fit the mold, leaning much more toward jazz and R&B than, say, the Grateful Dead. the Sons played instruments including saxophones and a vibraphone, not otherwise typical of the San Francisco Sound, and they were less interested in songs than in creating platforms for soloing. They might start a tune like "Love of a Woman" as a gentle, romantic ballad with an acoustic guitar, but midway through that would suddenly give way to a jazzy instrumental section in a different time signature, return to the ballad, then again go off into jazz.

The Sons of Champlin - Loosen Up Naturally (1969) + The Sons (1969) + Follow Your Heart (1971) 3 LPs on 2 CDs, Remastered 2014

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The Sons of Champlin - Loosen Up Naturally (1969) + The Sons (1969) + Follow Your Heart (1971) 3 LPs on 2 CDs, Remastered 2014

The Sons of Champlin - Loosen Up Naturally (1969) + The Sons (1969) + Follow Your Heart (1971)
3 LPs on 2 CDs, Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 922 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Psychedelic Rock, R&B, Early Jazz Rock | Label: BSO | # BGOCD1135 | Time: 02:24:32

This 2014 three-fer contains Loosen Up Naturally, The Sons, and Follow Your Heart, the albums the Sons of Champlin recorded between 1969 and 1971. These are also the Sons' first three albums and it's possible to hear them stretch out with each subsequent record, deepening their grooves, highlighting their jazz inflections, and eventually folding in a rather smooth, sun-kissed gloss. Unlike many of their San Franciscan brethren, they weren't particularly hard-edged or Dionysian: they had a stronger sense of soul and rhythm, they reveled in feel over texture. This can mean that all three of these records meander a bit – songwriting wasn't a Sons specialty – but there's an open-hearted attitude to the trinity that remains appealing.

Gong - Shamal (1976) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Gong - Shamal (1976) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Gong - Shamal (1976)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 266 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 95 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.94 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.42 Gb
Virgin, 27.048-1 | Progressive Rock, Fusion, Jazz-Rock

Between Daevid Allen's departure from the band and Pierre Moerlen's official takeover of the band, there is Shamal. This transitional album contains none of the Allen-inspired psychedelia, but also very little of Moerlen's jazz influence. Shamal is, for the most part, a progressive rock album, half vocal, half instrumental. Its most accessible tune, the opening "Wingful of Eyes," had the potential for airplay if only it hadn't been so lengthy…

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - The Complete Live Oblivion (1995)

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Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - The Complete Live Oblivion (1995)

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - The Complete Live Oblivion (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 645 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 267 MB
1:56:19 | Scans - 16 MB | Jazz-Rock, Blues Rock | Label: One Way Records

Complete Live Oblivion Review by Jim Newsom
As a retrospective collection, this two-disc set provides an excellent introduction to the Oblivion Express's music of the early '70s. Brian Auger's distinctive organ and percussive electric piano attack lead the way, defining the group's sound. Guitarist Jack Mills may lean a little too heavily on the wah-wah effect popular at the time, and Alex Ligertwood's vocals may be an acquired taste, but the total package is very strong, a potent mix of jazz and rock. Mixing covers of funky jazz classics like Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage" and Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance" with "Happiness is Just Around the Bend" and other originals, this recording captures Auger and cohorts at the peak of their powers, stretching out at the Whisky a Go Go in 1974. Throughout, these guys really cook, taking the music into new directions only hinted at on earlier studio efforts, showing how exciting the jazz-rock blend could be.

Caravan - The World Is Yours: The Anthology 1968-1976 (2010) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Caravan - The World Is Yours: The Anthology 1968-1976 (2010) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Caravan - The World Is Yours: The Anthology 1968-1976 (2010) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.75 Gb | Scans ~ 363 Mb
Label: Decca Records, Universal Music | # 532 459-5 | Time: 05:03:20
Art Rock, Prog-Rock, Jazz-Rock, Canterbury Scene, Psychedelic Rock

The World Is Yours - The Anthology 1968-1976 is an exhaustive remastered four CD box set from Canterbury sound band Caravan. The set includes previously unreleased studio recordings, album tracks, rare single mixes, BBC recordings and out-takes,a s well as a lavish book featuring an essay and previously unseen photographs plus sleeve notes by Mark Powell.

Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before (1974) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before (1974) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before (1974)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 232 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 99 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 2.81 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.47 Gb
Polydor, PD 6509 | Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Rock

This Return to Forever set finds guitarist Al DiMeola debuting with the pacesetting fusion quartet, an influential unit that also featured keyboardist Chick Corea, electric bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White. On this high energy set, short interludes separate the main pieces: "Vulcan Worlds," "The Shadow of Lo," "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy," "Earth Juice" and the lengthy "Song to the Pharoah Kings."…

Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (1973) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (1973) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (1973)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 244 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 101 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.32 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.49 Gb
Polydor, PD 5536 / 2310 283 | Jazz-Rock, Fusion

The second incarnation of Chick Corea's influential fusion group released only a single record, the magnificent Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy. Featuring a more rock-oriented approach than the Flora Purim-Joe Farrell band that was responsible for both Return to Forever and Light as a Feather, Corea and old standby Stanley Clarke join forces here with propulsive drummer Lenny White and electric guitarist Bill Connors…

Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015

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Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015

Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Rock | Label: Capitol | # UCCU-90112 | Time: 00:38:39

With Wayne Henderson of Crusaders fame handling the production, Caldera showed a great deal of promise on its self-titled 1976 debut album. The Latin jazz-fusion unit isn't afraid to take chances on such imaginative pieces as Jorge Strunz's "El Juguete" and Eduardo del Barrio's "Exaltation" – chances that pay off in a major way. Though one can tell that Caldera's members were well aware of such explorers as Return to Forever, Weather Report, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it's also clear that they were major Earth, Wind & Fire fans and had absorbed a wide variety of Latin music. Strunz and del Barrio were hardly the only fusionists who incorporated Latin rhythms in the 1970s – Chick Corea, George Duke, Wayne Shorter, Al DiMeola, and Joe Zawinul were all well aware of the musical innovations of Latinos, but Caldera was unique in the sense that the band represented a real melting pot of Latinos bringing different ideas to the table. And on this LP, those ideas work magnificently.

The Ides Of March - Last Band Standing (2015) [4CD + DVD Box Set]

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The Ides Of March - Last Band Standing (2015) [4CD + DVD Box Set]

The Ides Of March - Last Band Standing (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ides Of March Records, IOM 2015LE8 | ~ 2115 or 758 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 136 Mb
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Jazz Rock, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock

~ The Definitive 50 Year Anniversary Collection ~

Frank Zappa: Collection (1969 - 1981) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

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Frank Zappa: Collection (1969 - 1981) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Frank Zappa: Collection (1969 - 1981)
6 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1744 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 642 Mb | Artwork > 764 Mb
Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist…

Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)

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Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)

Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 577 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Rock, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Time: 03:30:38

Collection includes 3 solo albums by percussionist and vibraphonist Marc Wagnon and also one collaboration with Mike Clark & Paul Jackson.