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Elton John - A Single Man (1978) [1989, Reissue]

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Elton John - A Single Man (1978) [1989, Reissue]

Elton John - A Single Man (1978) [1989, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 48:44 | 302,24 Mb
Label: Rocket Records (W.-Germany) | Cat.# 826 805-2 | Released: 1989 (1978-10-16)

"A Single Man", released in 1978, is the 12th studio album release for Elton John. It is the first album where Gary Osborne replaced Bernie Taupin as lyricist. It is also the only Elton John album to not have any tracks co-written by Bernie Taupin on the original cut. The album was released on 16 October 1978 by MCA in America, and by Rocket in the UK. Singles from the album were "Part-Time Love", October 1978; "Song for Guy", November 1978; and "Return to Paradise", 1979. "Song for Guy" was a near-global success, charting high everywhere except the US and Canada, where John's label, MCA Records, did not feel that it had hit potential. "A Single Man" was John's first album ever to be officially released in the former USSR. In the US, A Single Man was certified Gold in October 1978 and Platinum in November of the same year by the RIAA. Like with many of John's releases of the late-70s and the 1980s, it received generally mixed reviews from critics.

Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller (1974) [1985, Reissue]

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Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller (1974) [1985, Reissue]

Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller (1974) [1985, Reissue]
Jazz, Fusion | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 48:24 | 260,58 Mb
Label: Columbia (USA) | Cat.# CK 32494 | Released: 1985 (1974-03-24)

"Mysterious Traveller" is the 4th studio album of Weather Report and was released in 1974. This album marked the end of bassist Miroslav Vitouš's tenure with the band. Vitouš was replaced by Alphonso Johnson. Another addition to the line-up is drummer Ishmael Wilburn. Greg Errico was the drummer for the tour between the previously released Sweetnighter and this album, but declined an invitation to be a permanent member of the band. The record is the band's first that predominantly uses electric bass and incorporates liberal uses of funk, R&B grooves, and rock that would later be hallmarked as the band's "signature" sound. Also, the more restricted compositional format became evident on this album, replacing the more "open improvisation" formats used on the first three albums.

Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]

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Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]

Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]
Rock, Country-Folk, Singer/Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 37:28 | 223,81 Mb
Label: Reprise Records (Canada) | Cat.# CD 2246 | Released: 1990 (1976)

"Summertime Dream" is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's 12th original album, released on the Reprise Records label in 1976. It peaked at #1 on the Canadian RPM national album chart, and #12 on the US Billboard pop chart. The album marked Lightfoot's commercial zenith in a remarkable period of popularity which had begun with the 1970 hit, "If You Could Read My Mind". He would never again achieve the same level of commercial success. The album shot to popularity on the back of the haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", which told the story of the final hours of SS Edmund Fitzgerald which had sunk on Lake Superior in November 1975. The song remains popular to this day and has been credited with making the sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald the most famous maritime incident in the history of the Great Lakes. "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" reached #1 in Canada on November 20, 1976. In the US, it peaked at #2 on the pop chart and #50 on the country chart while "Race Among the Ruins" peaked at #65 on the pop chart.

Barry Manilow - I Wanna Do It With You (1982) [1990, Reissue]

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Barry Manilow - I Wanna Do It With You (1982) [1990, Reissue]

Barry Manilow - I Wanna Do It With You (1982) [1990, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AC | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:12 | 357,15 Mb
Label: Arista/BMG Records (West Germany) | Cat.# 260 927 | Released: 1990 (1982)

"Here Comes the Night" is the 12th album by singer-songwriter Barry Manilow. The album was recorded at Sound City Recording Studios in Van Nuys, California. The United Kingdom release went by the title "I Wanna Do It With You". It was released in 1982, and it scored single Platinum.

David Bowie - ChangesOneBowie (1976) [1984, Reissue] {Japan for USA}

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David Bowie - ChangesOneBowie (1976) [1984, Reissue] {Japan for USA}

David Bowie - ChangesOneBowie (1976) [1984, Reissue] {Japan for USA}
Rock, Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 46:39 | 322,87 Mb
Label: RCA Records (USA) | Cat.# PCD1-1732 | Released: 1984 (1976-05-21)

David Bowie's first official compilation album, released in the wake of "Station to Station" and sharing that album's odd typography, "Changesonebowie" is a handy one-stop roundup of the last four years of hits, plus "Space Oddity" an American smash in 1973, but unavailable on a U.K. single since its first appearance in 1969. It soared to the top of the British chart, dragging Changesone with it the album eventually peaked at #2.

Neil Diamond - September Morn (1979) [1996, Reissue]

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Neil Diamond - September Morn (1979) [1996, Reissue]

Neil Diamond - September Morn (1979) [1996, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AC | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 38:01 | 386,60 Mb
Label: Columbia/Sony Music (Austria) | Cat.# 484455 2 | Released: 1996 (1979-12-22)

"September Morn" is the thirteenth studio album by the American singer Neil Diamond. Released in 1979, the album includes a disco version of the Motown classic "Dancing in the Street" and a remake of "I'm a Believer". The title track was an international chart hit, and became Diamond's 30th Top 40 hit in the U.S. The song peaked at #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #14 on the Cash Box Top 100, and #7 on Record World. In Canada, it peaked at #15. The song was a much bigger hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, reaching #2 in the U.S. and spending two weeks at #1 in Canada.

Zinga - Zinga (1982) [2005, Reissue]

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Zinga - Zinga (1982) [2005, Reissue]

Zinga - Zinga (1982) [2005, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Post-Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:41 | 311,44 Mb
Label: My Disc Records (USA) | Cat.# FZ 38191 | Released: 2005 (1982)

Great grooves from Zinga - a group who must have been filed way back at the end of the record racks in the early 80s, given their name - but who should have been right on top, given the strength of their music. There's a nicely bumping style to most of these cuts - a groove that seems to take off perfectly from the late disco rhythms of "To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, and which has a similar stripped-down and funky feel - a groove that shakes off the excesses of disco, yet never goes too far into some of the colder electronics of the 80s years.

Julio Iglesias - Un Hombre Solo (1987) [1996, Reissue]

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Julio Iglesias - Un Hombre Solo (1987) [1996, Reissue]

Julio Iglesias - Un Hombre Solo (1987) [1996, Reissue]
Pop, Latin Pop, Vocal, Ballad | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:21 | 219,83 Mb
Label: CBS/Sony (Spain) | Cat.# CD 002 | Released: 1996 (1987)

"Un Hombre Solo (A single man)" is a Julio Iglesias album released in 1987. It achieved worldwide success. The album was composed, arranged and produced by Manuel Alejandro. In 1988, it won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album. The album was released in LP, CD and Digipack format, with 2 editions: worldwide and Brazil. He received platinum distinction in different countries like: Argentina (8×); Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Brazil (5×); Venezuela and Sony Discos (4×).

Arthur Prysock & Count Basie - Arthur Prysock / Count Basie (1966) [1989, Reissue]

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Arthur Prysock & Count Basie - Arthur Prysock / Count Basie (1966) [1989, Reissue]

Arthur Prysock & Count Basie - Arthur Prysock / Count Basie (1966) [1989, Reissue]
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Standards | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 43:38 | 243,28 Mb
Label: Verve Records (USA) | Cat.# 827 011-2 | Released: 1989-06-20 (1966)

Arthur Prysock/Count Basie documents a set of wonderful mid-'60s cuts in which Arthur Prysock came the closest of any replacements to duplicating the Joe Williams sound in the Basie orchestra. Seven saxes are led by Lockjaw Davis in a big band that drives Prysock. Of the 14 songs, the best are "I Could Write a Book" and "Don't Go to Strangers."

Aretha Franklin - Get It Right (1983) [1993, Reissue]

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Aretha Franklin - Get It Right (1983) [1993, Reissue]

Aretha Franklin - Get It Right (1983) [1993, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 40:02 | 335,07 Mb
Label: Arista/BMG Records (Germany) | Cat.# 74321 14018 2 | Released: 1993 (1983-07-14)

"Get It Right" is the 29th studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was produced by Luther Vandross, following his successful teaming with the singer for the Gold-certified album, "Jump To It", in 1982. "Get It Right" was not as commercially successful, and Franklin did not have Vandross produce any further albums. The disc's title song became a #1 hit on Billboard's R&B singles chart - knocking Donna Summer out of the top spot - but it stalled at only #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was a critical and commercial failure, selling about 200,000 copies in the US. It was belatedly issued on compact disc in the 1990s.

The Persuaders - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (1974) [2012, Japan]

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The Persuaders - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (1974) [2012, Japan]

The Persuaders - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (1974) [2012, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 37:54 | 254,66 Mb
Label: ATCO Records/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-27590 | Released: 2012-11-07 (1974)

A worthy album by one of New York's most soulful groups. Lead singer Douglas "Smokey" Scott could belt a lyric as convincingly as anyone. Their soulful rendition of "Best Thing Ever Happened to Me" probably surprised Jim Weatherly (the composer) with its earthiness. "Some Guys Have All the Luck," which did well on the charts, sounds better than Rod Stewart's Top Ten remake. They get real on "We're Just Trying to Make It," an epic song about a man, his woman, and their issues. "Stay With Me" is irresistible with its sweet unison backing vocals and building lead.

Jack Jones - Sings Michel Legrand (1971) [1993, Reissue]

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Jack Jones - Sings Michel Legrand (1971) [1993, Reissue]

Jack Jones - Sings Michel Legrand (1971) [1993, Reissue]
Jazz, Pop, Stage & Screen, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 34:06 | 263,78 Mb
Label: LaserLight Digital (USA) | Cat.# 12 141 | Released: 1993-07-22 (1971)

The match-up of neo-pop crooner with composer is a felicitous one, especially given that this album was recorded in Paris with arranging and conducting. The result is that the treatment of familiar songs such as and is less gimmicky than usual: and slow down, and treat in a more melancholy-than-usual manner. Elsewhere, 's blues and jazz influences are on display, notably on and 's lugubrious lyrics sometimes overstate the wistful tone of ' s melodies, but , by keeping his emotions in check, brings the two into harmony. The liner notes claim this is the singer's favorite of his own albums, and it is certainly one of his least compromised. So often, he has tried on record to balance his pop roots with the commercial demands of contemporary pop-rock; here, he is going all out in one particular style, and the approach works for him.

Teena Marie - Robbery (1983) [1989, Reissue]

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Teena Marie - Robbery (1983) [1989, Reissue]

Teena Marie - Robbery (1983) [1989, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 49:28 | 460,97 Mb
Label: Epic/CBS Records, Inc. (USA) | Cat.# EK 38882 | Released: 1989-05-25 (1983-09-18)

"Robbery" is the 5th album by Teena Marie, released in 1983. It is her 1st album for Epic Records, following her acrimonious departure from Motown the previous year. The album was written and produced by Marie herself and features contributions from Patrice Rushen, Paulinho da Costa, and Steve Ferrone among others. However, the album did not repeat the success of her last Motown release "It Must Be Magic", stalling at #13 on the Black Albums chart and only reaching #119 on the Billboard Albums chart.

Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]

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Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]

Roy Orbison - Lonely And Blue (1961) & Crying (1962) [1993, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Vocal, Rock & Roll | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:01:50 | 379,15 Mb
Label: Monument Records (Europe) | Cat.# 474956 2 | Released: 1993 (1961/1962)

Roy Orbison's 1961 and 1962 Monument albums, Sings Lonely and Blue and Crying, are drawn together on one CD. All of the original faults are still present, including the relatively lightweight content, but the familiar singles plus the Orbison covers of pieces such as "Love Hurts," coupled with the excellent sound, make this a good investment. And the annotation isn't bad, either.

Carly Simon - Another Passenger (1976) [1988, Reissue]

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Carly Simon - Another Passenger (1976) [1988, Reissue]

Carly Simon - Another Passenger (1976) [1988, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Vocal, Singer-Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:29 | 379,92 Mb
Label: Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records (USA) | Cat.# 1064-2 | Released: 1988-10-13 (1976-06-05)

"Another Passenger" is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's 7th album, and 6th studio album, released in 1976. For this album, Simon enlisted a new producer, Ted Templeman, as well as his clients, The Doobie Brothers, to provide backing vocals. "Another Passenger" peaked at #29 on the Billboard Pop albums chart. The lead single "It Keeps You Runnin'" peaked at #46 on the Pop singles chart and #27 on the Adult Contemporary chart, while the second single "Half A Chance" appeared only on the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at #39. Despite the lukewarm commercial reception, the album was, and remains, one of Simon's best reviewed works.