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VA - A Game For All Who Know: The H & F Recordings Box (2017)

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VA - A Game For All Who Know: The H & F Recordings Box (2017)

VA - A Game For All Who Know: The H & F Recordings Box (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 785 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 402 Mb | 02:51:53
Pop Rock, Psychedelic Folk | Label: Cherry Red Records, Grapefruit Records

Between 1968 and 1974, amateur songwriters, musicians and home taping enthusiasts Peter Howell and John Ferdinando - aka H & F Recordings - retreated to their makeshift home studio in East Sussex to mastermind a series of privately-issued albums that were attributed to semi-fictitious groups such as Ithaca and Agincourt. Only pressed in double-digit quantities, those albums are now amongst the most valuable vinyl artefacts of the era, with copies selling for upwards of £2,000 on the extremely rare occasions that they surface. A Game For All Who Know: The H & F Recordings Box gathers together all four albums and adds an unreleased-at-the-time fifth, the Friends LP Fragile, which was abandoned at acetate stage after Howell accepted an invitation in 1974 to join the BBC Radiophonic Workshop on a full-time basis. The first four albums are presented in miniature card sleeve replicas of the original vinyl artwork, while the Friends album recreates the duo's original plans for the artwork had the LP reached pressing stage.

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

Posted By: Designol
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.

The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988

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The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988

The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Label: Line Music | # TACD 9.00552 O | Time: 01:13:05
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk

Sweet Child, released in 1968, at the peak of Pentangle's career, is probably the most representative of their work. A sprawling two-record set, half recorded in the studio and half live at the Royal Festival Hall, showcases just how versatile Pentangle was in their unique brand of English folk, jazz, Celtic, blues, and pop styles. Some of the live covers are easily their finest performances. Furry Lewis' "Turn Your Money Green," sung by the delightful Jacqui McShee, swings sweetly, buttressed of course by John Renbourn and Bert Jansch's guitar tapestry. Charlie Mingus' "Haitian Flight Song" features a great solo by bassist Danny Thompson, who was easily one of the finest musicians to grace the instrument. The studio tracks are uniformly excellent as well, especially "The Time Has Come," which turns waltz time inside out. McShee, Renbourn, and Jansch all turn in career performances on this track. But these examples merely scratch the surface of Pentangle's peak. In all, Sweet Child is an awesome and delightful collection, and probably their finest hour.

Lindisfarne - The Charisma Years 1970-1973 (2011) 4CD Box Set

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Lindisfarne - The Charisma Years 1970-1973 (2011) 4CD Box Set

Lindisfarne - The Charisma Years 1970-1973 (2011) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 652 Mb | Scans ~ 303 Mb
Label: EMI/Virgin | # 50999 9 48391 2 8 | Time: 04:44:28
British Folk-Rock, Folk-Prog, Psychedelic Folk

Digitally re-mastered four CD collection from the British Folk icons. The Charisma Years (1970-1973) comprises the five Lindisfarne albums that were released by the Charisma label. The set also includes B-sides, outtakes and several rare tracks taken from foreign LPs, most of which are appearing on CD for the first time. Features the albums Nicely Out of Tune (1970), Fog on the Tyne (1971), Dingly Dell (1972), Roll On, Ruby (1973) and Live (1973).

Josephine Foster - Faithful Fairy Harmony (2018)

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Josephine Foster - Faithful Fairy Harmony (2018)

Josephine Foster - Faithful Fairy Harmony (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 365 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:16:10
Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Female Vocal | Label: Fire Records

Josephine raises a stained-glass lamp and shepherds us spelunking the depths of spirit in this four-part double album. Following the fame of her voice are choruses of winged entities (and a space shuttle) that ascend and descend a maze of spirituals: ritual prayers, blues laments, vestal hymns and jubilant benedictions. The edges of the natural world are revolving backdrops from which our narrator perches upon symbolic precipice or saunters desolate snow-blanched forest, exploring eternal themes of mortality and morality, beneath the moon and in occasional dialogue with a mysterious lord of love, an ambiguous mystical figure.

John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) 17 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) 17 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) 17 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5.98 Gb | Scans ~ 891 Mb
Label: Universal-Island | # 374 228-8 | Time: 19:46:03
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Folk Jazz, Guitar Virtuoso

The Island Years is the most exhaustive career retrospective from one of Britain’s most original and enduring singer/songwriters. Housed in an LP size hard-back slip case, this lavish box set including: 17 CDs featuring 12 key studio albums, recorded for Island between 1967 and 1987, now with previously unreleased mixes, Out-Takes, unheard songs and 2 complete, previously unreleased live solo concerts from 1972 and 1977 and the complete demos for The Apprentice, the last album Martyn delivered to Island. A hard-back book featuring a new essay by The Island Years compiler and researcher John Hillarby plus rare and previously unseen photographs and extensive memorabilia.

The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010

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The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010

The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010
FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.37 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 583 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Psychedelic Folk, British Folk Rock | Label: Fledg'ling | Time: 03:53:04

In the liner notes to these carefully packaged reissues, all four of the Incredible String Band principals– co-founder Clive Palmer, core duo Mike Heron and Robin Williamson, and Elektra records executive Joe Boyd– offer their insights in separate essays. Three of them mention the smell of patchouli. Such were the times, certainly, but the ISB are loved equally by avant-garde musicians, psychedelia enthusiasts, and those slightly dweeby young gentlemen who hang around music shops on college campuses. The reissue of their first four albums probably put to rest any notion that the ISB were a properly great band, releasing just one true classic, but they were rarely anything less than brave, inspired, and profoundly weird.

Al Stewart - Albums Collection 1967-2009 (21 CD) + DVD ''Live at Musikladen''

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Al Stewart - Albums Collection 1967-2009 (21 CD) + DVD ''Live at Musikladen''

Al Stewart - Albums Collection 1967-2009 (21 CD) + DVD "Live at Musikladen"
FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 7.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 3.25 Gb | Scans included | Time: 19:05:05
DVD-5 | NTSC, 720x480 (4:3) VBR | AC-3, 6ch, 448 kbps | ~ 2.7 Gb | Time: 00:43:05
Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock

A collection of 21 CD, which includes all the studio albums by Al Stewart at the moment, as well as a compilation of his best songs. Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart, 5 September 1945) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician. Stewart came to stardom as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s, and developed his own unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events from history. He is best known for his hit 1976 single "Year of the Cat" from the platinum album Year of the Cat.

Bert Jansch - Albums Collection 1965-2006 (19CD) [Re-Up]

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Bert Jansch - Albums Collection 1965-2006 (19CD) [Re-Up]

Bert Jansch - Albums Collection 1965-2006 (19CD)
FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.12 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.85 Gb | Scans ~ 3.05 Gb
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk-Rock, British Folk, Psychedelic | 13:34:55

Collection includes 19 albums by British folk-rock legend Bert Jansch. One of the most important figures in contemporary British folk, Bert Jansch brought an unsurpassed combination of virtuosity and eclecticism to the acoustic guitar, both as a solo act and a key member of Pentangle.

Richard Thompson - Watching The Dark (1993) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Richard Thompson - Watching The Dark (1993) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Richard Thompson - Watching The Dark (1993) 3CD Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.15 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 498 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb | 03:37:27
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, British Folk, Psychedelic | Label: Hannibal | # HNCD 5303

Watching The Dark contains 3 CDs with 23 live, rare and unreleased tracks spanning the years 1969-1992. Also included is a 24-page booklet with photos, a complete biography and a selected discography. Includes liner notes by Greil Marcus, Joe Boyd and Leslie Berman. This three-disc set contains too many rarities and flouts chronology too blatantly to function as a simple best-of. Rather, it's an eclectic overview that dips deep enough into the archives to appeal to the hardcore fans that make up most of Thompson's audience while featuring enough classics to operate as a de facto "Greatest Hits" for those unfamiliar with the unjustly hitless guitarist/singer/songwriter. Previously unreleased live cuts display Thompson's unrivaled way with his axe ("Can't Win," "Calvary Cross"). Fans of Thompson's folkier side will delight at never-before heard traditional tunes like "Bogie's Bonnie Belle" and "Poor Wee Jockey Clarke." There are even some previously unheard Fairport tracks for those who've been in on Thompson's special gift from the very beginning. If you love Thompson, you must own this.

Michael Chapman - Looking For Eleven (1980) Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

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Michael Chapman - Looking For Eleven (1980) Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

Michael Chapman - Looking For Eleven (1980) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 123 Mb | 00:52:14
Singer-Songwriter, British Folk-Rock, Folk, Psychedelic | Label: Edsel | # EDCD 496

Originally recorded for Criminal Records in 1980, Looking for Eleven finds Rod Clements and Ray Laidlaw of Lindisfarne handling bass and drum duties, rather than Rick Kemp and Dave Mattacks. The resulting set has a somewhat stripped-down sound to it, though the assorted Chapman trademarks are present and accounted for, right down to the offbeat guitar sounds (Chapman, like John Martyn, has always refused to stick with a typical acoustic guitar sound). This album features more than the usual amount of instrumental work, which makes for a particularly engaging listening experience.

Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

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Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 730 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 292 Mb | Scans ~ 26 Mb | 02:07:58
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Folk-Prog | Label: Castle | # CAS 72357-2

Two CD set. Pretty much the first UK Folk-Rock supergroup and the inventors of the sound that would later be adopted by Fairport, Trees and others. Pentangle were an unusual agglomeration of seemingly disparate talents, and at their best succeeded in mixing elements of traditional Folk, Jazz improvisation and Pop into a seamless whole. Featuring the brilliant and contrasting guitar talents of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, against the rhythmic undertow provided by drummer Terry Cox and superb bass player Danny Thompson, and topped off with the bell-like purity of Jacqui McShee's vocals, Pentangle garnered much critical acclaim. This is the perfect introduction to their work. 31 tracks.

Claire Hamill - One House Left Standing (1971) Remastered Reissue 2008

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Claire Hamill - One House Left Standing (1971) Remastered Reissue 2008

Claire Hamill - One House Left Standing (1971) Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Folk, Folk-Rock | Label: Esoteric Recordings | # ECLEC2031 | Time: 00:40:10

2008 digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of Claire's 1971 debut album including four bonus tracks (three of which are previously unreleased). One House Left Standing is a masterpiece of Folk Rock and the art of songwriting featuring music of both innocence and maturity. The possessor of one of the finest voices in popular music, Claire Hamill signed to Island records at the age of 16, recording two albums which featured contributions from John Martyn, Free and Terry Reid. With her songs covered by Eva Cassidy and cited by Kate Bush as an influence, this reissue is the first part of a program that sees the reissuing of Claire's work by Esoteric Recordings.

Stackridge - 50 - Recordings 1971-2021 (2021)

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Stackridge - 50 - Recordings 1971-2021 (2021)

Stackridge - 50 - Recordings 1971-2021 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 529 MB
03:44:29 | Psychedelic Folk, Prog Rock | Label: Angel Air

On the afternoon of August 19th 1971 an event took place in the Garden of The Chelsea Arts Club, South Kensington, London, which was billed as “A Summer Garden Party”. The invited guests were a mix of music business luminaries – agents, managers, record company executives, venue promoters, music paper journalists and musicians from the world’s of rock and pop.
At 6.30pm a group of Musicians sauntered onto the lawn, plugged in their instruments and began to play perhaps the strangest tunes that these jaded ears had ever heard. Sadly they only managed three numbers before the club’s management asked them to stop as they had received so many phone call complaints about the “noise” from the neighbours.
The name of the band was Stackridge. This 3CD release is a celebration of 50 years, with a collection of the band’s favourite tracks.

The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs [Re-Up]

The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 555 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 246 Mb
Label: Elektra | # 7559 62761-2 | Time: 01:47:53 | Scans ~ 38 Mb
British Folk, Acid Folk, Psychedelic, British Folk-Rock

U is a double album by The Incredible String Band released in 1970 on Elektra Records. The music on the album is taken from the Incredible String Band's live mixed-media show of the same name, for which the band had just concluded performances when they recorded the album. The "U" show, which involved pantomime-like dancing along with music, had failed financially. Therefore, in an effort to recoup some of the losses, producer Joe Boyd booked the band for a mere two days in a recording studio to record what became a double album's worth of material. Despite the time constraints (literally 48 hours in which band members switched off in shifts between recording and napping) the album still contains (characteristically) rich overdubbing.