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Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (1998) Japanese SHM-CD 2012

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Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (1998) Japanese SHM-CD 2012

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (1998) Japanese SHM-CD 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 483 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Label: Vertigo / USM Japan | # UICY-25236 | Time: 01:18:59
Classic Rock, Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Blues-Rock

Exactly ten years after Dire Straits' first compilation, Money for Nothing, appeared in the stores, their second, Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits, was released. A decade is a significant span of time, and the average band would have produced enough material for an entirely different collection, one that shared no similarities with its predecessor. Dire Straits is not the average band, however, and during those ten years, they released exactly two albums – 1991's On Every Street, their first studio album since Brothers in Arms in 1985, and 1993's On the Night, a live album culled from tapes of the record's supporting tour. Not quite enough new material for a new greatest-hits album, but it had been years since Dire Straits had released an album of any sort (a compilation of BBC sessions snuck into the stores in 1995) – hence the birth of Sultans of Swing.

Mia Dyson - Tender Heart (2024)

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Mia Dyson - Tender Heart (2024)

Mia Dyson - Tender Heart (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 203 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 78 Mb | 00:34:05
Roots Rock, Blues Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Self-Released

There’s something electric and urgent driving Dyson's latest album, Tender Heart. Something momentous, that has her plunging open-heartedly into the magical, terrifying, mundane, mysterious business of life.

Ry Cooder - Three First Albums 1970-1972 (3CD) Reprise Reissue 1996

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Ry Cooder - Three First Albums 1970-1972 (3CD) Reprise Reissue 1996

Ry Cooder - Three First Albums 1970-1972 (3CD) Reprise Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 238 Mb | Scans ~ 194 Mb
Genre: Country-Blues, Country-Rock, Blues-Rock, Roots Rock | Time: 01:47:23

Collection includes: 'Ry Cooder' (1970) # 7599-27510-2, 'Into the Purple Valley' (1971) # 7599-27200-2, 'Boomer's Story' (1972) # 7599-26398-2.

The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

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The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 466 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 194 Mb
Full Scans | 01:14:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Country Rock, Americana | Capitol Records #7243 5 25390 2 4

None of the Band's previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the group seemed to affect the sound of a loose jam session, alternating emphasis on different instruments, while the lead and harmony vocals passed back and forth as if the singers were making up their blend on the spot. In retrospect, especially as the lyrics sank in, the arrangements seemed far more considered and crafted to support a group of songs that took family, faith, and rural life as their subjects and proceeded to imbue their values with uncertainty.

The Band - Stage Fright (1970) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

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The Band - Stage Fright (1970) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

The Band - Stage Fright (1970) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 323 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock | Capitol Records #7243 5 25395 2 9

Stage Fright, the Band's third album, sounded on its surface like the group's first two releases, Music from Big Pink and The Band, employing the same dense arrangements with their mixture of a deep bottom formed by drummer Levon Helm and bassist Rick Danko, penetrating guitar work by Robbie Robertson, and the varied keyboard work of pianist Richard Manuel and organist Garth Hudson, with Helm, Danko, and Manuel's vocals on top. But the songs this time around were far more personal, and, despite a nominal complacency, quite troubling. Only "All La Glory," Robertson's song about the birth of his daughter, was fully positive.

The Band - The Band (1969) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

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The Band - The Band (1969) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

The Band - The Band (1969) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 453 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans | 01:12:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Americana | Capitol Records #72435-25389-2-8

The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group's second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort, partially because the players had become a more cohesive unit, and partially because guitarist Robbie Robertson had taken over the songwriting, writing or co-writing all 12 songs. Though a Canadian, Robertson focused on a series of American archetypes from the union worker in "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" and the retired sailor in "Rockin' Chair" to, most famously, the Confederate Civil War observer Virgil Cane in "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

Nils Lofgren & Grin - The Best of Nils Lofgren & Grin: The A&M Years (1998)

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Nils Lofgren & Grin - The Best of Nils Lofgren & Grin: The A&M Years (1998)

Nils Lofgren & Grin - The Best of Nils Lofgren & Grin: The A&M Years (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 466 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 189 Mb
Full Scans | 01:04:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Roots Rock, Heartland Rock, Blues Rock | Spectrum Music #554638-2

Spectrum Music, a British division of PolyGram devoted to budget-priced compilations of material from the major label's vaults, is responsible for this CD-length collection drawn from the fourth Grin album, 1973's Gone Crazy (the other three were on Spindizzy and now are owned by Sony), and bandleader Nils Lofgren's first five solo albums: Nils Lofgren (1975), Cry Tough (1976), I Came to Dance (1977), the live Night After Night (1977), and Nils (1979), all of which were released originally on A&M Records. Since no chart singles emerged from these LPs, there isn't any objective criterion for what might constitute the best of them, though a subjective consensus of Grin/Lofgren fans no doubt would agree with the inclusion of the Keith Richards tribute "Keith Don't Go (Ode to the Glimmer Twin)," "Back It Up," and "The Sun Hasn't Set on This Boy Yet," all from Nils Lofgren.

The Band - Northern Lights - Southern Cross (1975) {2001, Remastered & Expanded}

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The Band - Northern Lights - Southern Cross (1975) {2001, Remastered & Expanded}

The Band - Northern Lights - Southern Cross (1975) {2001, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 304 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Country Rock, Americana | Capitol Records #7243 5 25394 2 0

The first studio album of Band originals since 1971's Cahoot – in many respects, Northern Lights-Southern Cross was viewed as a comeback. It also can be seen as a swan song, in that its recording marked the last time the five members would work together in the studio as a permanent group, with a commitment to making a record they would tour behind and build on as a working band. The album was also, ironically enough, the Band's finest since their self-titled sophomore effort, even outdoing Stage Fright.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country (1969) {2008, 40th Anniversary Edition, Remastered}

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Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country (1969) {2008, 40th Anniversary Edition, Remastered}

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country (1969) {2008, 40th Anniversary Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 415 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans | 00:56:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Swamp Rock, Southern Rock, Blues Rock | Fantasy Records #0888072308770

Opening slowly with the dark, swampy "Born on the Bayou," Bayou Country reveals an assured Creedence Clearwater Revival, a band that has found its voice between their first and second album. It's not just that "Born on the Bayou" announces that CCR has discovered its sound – it reveals the extent of John Fogerty's myth-making. With this song, he sketches out his persona; it makes him sound as if he crawled out of the backwoods of Louisiana instead of being a native San Franciscan. He carries this illusion throughout the record, through the ominous meanderings of "Graveyard Train" through the stoked cover of "Good Golly Miss Molly" to "Keep on Chooglin'," which rides out a southern-fried groove for nearly eight minutes.

Chris Isaak - First Comes The Night (2015)

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Chris Isaak - First Comes The Night (2015)

Chris Isaak - First Comes The Night (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 340 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock | Wiked Game Record / Universal Music #47581839

Vintage-inspired singer/songwriter Chris Isaak has periodically attempted to update his '50s and '60s-influenced sound. Albums like 2002's Always Got Tonight and 2009's Mr. Lucky found the California native incorporating funk grooves, modern rock guitars, and the occasional synthesizer. Despite these moves toward contemporizing his pompadour-accented approach however, Isaak's best work, even on those albums, is always on the tracks where he embraces his old-school aesthetics and delivers melodic, twangy songs in his signature goosebump-inducing croon. This is the approach Isaak takes on his 13th studio album, 2015's First Comes the Night.

Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World (1989)

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Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World (1989)

Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 315 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll | Reprise Records #9 25837-2

When filmmaker David Lynch backed a disquieting scene in Blue Velvet with Roy Orbison's "In Dreams," he demonstrated the eerie atmosphere behind its pre-'60s innocence. Orbison disciple Chris Isaak played those qualities to the hilt in his shimmering, spare "Wicked Game," so it was no surprise when Lynch included the ballad in Wild at Heart. What was surprising, given the fact that it sounded like nothing else on pop radio in 1990, was that "Wicked Game" became a breakout Top Ten hit, pushing Isaak's accompanying album Heart Shaped World to platinum status. Of course, there's more than that one moody masterpiece of a single to recommend Heart Shaped World.

Chris Isaak - Beyond The Sun (2011) {Deluxe Edition}

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Chris Isaak - Beyond The Sun (2011) {Deluxe Edition}

Chris Isaak - Beyond The Sun (2011) {Deluxe Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 481 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 196 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:40 + 00:28:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rockabilly, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll | Wicked Game Records / Vanguard Records #78212-2

Some albums are so obvious it’s a wonder they didn’t exist before, and so it is with Chris Isaak's Beyond the Sun, a salute to the classic rock & roll label Sun Records. Ever since his first album, Isaak has exhibited an enormous debt to the titans who recorded at Sun, particularly Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, whose work is showcased heavily here. Isaak doesn’t stick strictly to songs released on Sun – he covers “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” which Presley did not release during his time on Sun – but he doesn’t stick to the obvious, either, finding excellent songs from the likes of Warren Smith. Still, Elvis rules the roost, not only in terms of songs covered, but in approach.

Bruce Springsteen - Best Of Bruce Springsteen (2024)

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Bruce Springsteen - Best Of Bruce Springsteen (2024)

Bruce Springsteen - Best Of Bruce Springsteen (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 604 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 253 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:56
Heartland Rock, Folk Rock, Roots Rock | Label: Columbia Records

Best Of Bruce Springsteen is a collection of original songs spanning his storied 50-year recording career, from 1973's Greeting from Asbury Park, NJ to 2020's Letter To You. It will be available as an 18-track set across 2 LPs or 1 CD. The collection spans early-career favourites like "Growin' Up" and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)," staples of Springsteen's live shows from "Dancing In The Dark" to "The Rising," best-selling breakouts like "Born To Run" and "Hungry Heart," as well as recent releases "Hello Sunshine" and "Letter To You." Here, these career-spanning works appear together in one set for the first time. The packaging includes archival photos and a new essay.

Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse - Hot Nostalgia Radio (2024)

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Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse - Hot Nostalgia Radio (2024)

Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse - Hot Nostalgia Radio (2024)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 321 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | 00:48:28
Blues Rock, Roots Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Grow Vision

The California-based Roots-Rock band have been gaining momentum across the UK and Europe for their acclaimed genre-bending music and epic one-of-a-kind live shows. Beaux Gris Gris expand their eclectic nature once again with this14 track album, celebrating and paying homage to classic songwriting and crossing the genre's that inspired their development as artists.

The Delgado Brothers - Two Trains (2018)

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The Delgado Brothers - Two Trains (2018)

The Delgado Brothers - Two Trains (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 414 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 179 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock, Roots Rock | Bell Asher Records #915051

Though they came out of the same East L.A. scene as Los Lobos and El Chicano, the Delgado Brothers – frontman Joe, bassist Bob, and drummer Steve with keyboard player Billy Steinway – forsake Hispanic inspiration for the most part, relying instead on blues/R&B and sweet vocal harmonies. Signed to the Hightone label, the group worked with producers Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker (Robert Cray), and released The Delgado Brothers in 1987. After laying low in the first part of the '90s, the Delgado Brothers re-formed at the urging of John "Juke" Logan. Percussionist Ray Solis was added to round out their Latin beat and R&B mix. "Let's Get Back" on the Mocombo label brought the Delgados back to the fold, where they continue to play up and down the West Coast.