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Linda Lewis - A Tear And A Smile (1983) {Big Break Records}

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Linda Lewis - A Tear And A Smile (1983) {Big Break Records}

Linda Lewis - A Tear And A Smile (1983) {Big Break Records}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 200dpi | 405MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Despite several rough patches at the end of the 1970s, Linda Lewis rebounded with glorious aplomb on her September 1983 album, A Tear and a Smile. More than any of its predecessors, this album finds the singer in complete control of both her songwriting and her remarkable, dynamic vocal range – at the same time continuing down the path she forged during the previous decade. From start to finish, the songs are filled to bursting with soft ballads and wildly far-reaching grooves, helped along by Bert de Coteaux's immaculate production. But, as good as "I Am What I Am" and the haunting "Sweet Heartache" are, where she gathers her force and puts all her strengths together is on the absolutely stunning title track. Self-penned, "A Tear and a Smile" finds Lewis running without any flaws at all. That just leaves room (and barely!) for "Why Can't I Be the Other Woman," a duet between Lewis and Luther Vandross.

VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)

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VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)

VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 63827 2 6 | Time: 01:03:58
Tribute, Jazz, R&B

2006 collection that contains Jazz musicians performing the classic, unforgettable music of R&B/Rock icon Prince. Prince has been among the most original and influential artists to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. Jazz musicians have always had a keen ear for Pop tunes of lasting quality since Coleman Hawkins covered 'Body And Soul'. Blue Note celebrates the work of Prince with this collection of tracks that features cover versions of Prince classics by the Bob Belden Project featuring guest vocals by Cassandra Wilson, Venus de Milo, Phil Perry, Holly Cole and Jimi Tunnell.

Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)

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Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)

Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1316 | Time: 01:17:06

Is Duke Robillard a blues, jazz, swing, or rock musician? That's a question that has plagued many a record store clerk trying to slot the guitarist into a bin that fans might logically gravitate to. But, since Robillard has released albums in all of those genres, he clearly needs multiple locations for his albums, and this one needs to go in all of them. An outlet for his different vintage guitars (some shown on the cover) as well as styles he works in, Guitar Groove-A- Rama is a one-stop album for the Duke Robillard fan who isn't sure which category of music he wants to hear. Kicking off with some dusky Southern swamp rock in "Do the Memphis Grind," the album twists, turns, and wiggles through deep blues, loungey jazz, instrumental surf and pop, a Bob Dylan cover, a tango, and a 16-minute history of blues guitar legends who have inspired Robillard. If it sounds like a lot to bite off, and it is, but due to savvy sequencing and the artist's incredible talents, the project never seems scattershot or eclectic simply for the sake of being so.

Sabu - Banshee (2022)

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Sabu - Banshee (2022)

Sabu - Banshee (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Frontiers Music SRL #FR CD 1280

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Sabu to the label and the subsequent release of a new album, "Banshee". Sabu is the namesake of singer/guitarist/producer Paul Sabu, whose outstanding contributions to the genre over the past three decades have made him a legendary figure in the world of AOR. This will be the first Sabu album since 1998's "Between The Light" and the sixth Sabu album overall. "Banshee" was created in collaboration with Barry Sparks (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker Group, UFO, Dokken, and Ted Nugent), who, along with Paul, provides all the instrumentation on the album, as well as background vocals. Fans who are familiar with Sabu's work will find that the sound and vibe of "Banshee" is in line with Paul's classic releases under the band moniker Only Child, so, needless to say, something for AOR aficionados to truly look forward to.

Landfall - Elevate (2022) {Japanese Edition}

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Landfall - Elevate (2022) {Japanese Edition}

Landfall - Elevate (2022) {Japanese Edition}
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 447 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, AOR | Avalon #MICP-11739

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present the sophomore album, "Elevate" from Brazilian melodic rockers Landfall. Hailing from Curitiba, Brazil, Landfall features singer Gui Oliver (ex-Auras), guitarist Marcelo Gelbcke, bassist Thiago Forbeci, and drummer Felipe Souzza. The band’s delightful Melodic Rock/AOR sound can best be described as falling somewhere between classic melodic rock, a là Journey, and slightly heavier influences, such as classic era Dokken, White Lion, and Extreme. With phenomenal musical and songwriting abilities and the golden voice of Oliver, Landfall is truly a welcome addition to the melodic rock genre.

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 172 Mb
Label: Exile Productions Ltd., Polydor | # 5308757 | Time: 00:58:24
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Van Morrison never stopped recording during the 1990s, but for a little while it seemed as if he was disconnected from his muse. It wasn't so much his series of jazz cover albums – he'd return to this vein often in subsequent decades – but his songwriting that showed signs bitterness, particularly on 1995's Days Like This, where he seemed dismissive of the very notion of being a songwriter. In that light, it's hard not to see 1997's The Healing Game as a rejuvenation. Indeed, the album's very title suggests that Morrison is in the process of mending fences and reconnecting with a sense of joy, a process that began during his deep dive into Mose Allison and other bluesy jazz artists in the mid-'90s. Morrison retains that sense of swing on The Healing Game – he also retains keyboardist Georgie Fame, who would become a fixture on Morrison's albums over the next two decades – and it invigorates a set of songs that aren't necessarily all that different from what he's been writing as of late; he's still specializing in ballads, blues, and folk-rock colored by R&B.

Gary Moore - Old New Ballads Blues (2006) {Japan 1st Press}

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Gary Moore - Old New Ballads Blues (2006) {Japan 1st Press}

Gary Moore - Old New Ballads Blues (2006) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 397 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Victor #VICP-63480

Since the early '90s Belfast guitar whiz Gary Moore has returned again and again to the blues, leaving his metal phase far behind. Old New Ballads Blues is exactly what the title says it is, a mix of old blues (covers of songs by Elmore James, Willie Dixon, and Otis Rush), new blues (five Moore originals), ballads (half the album) and, well, blues (by one definition or another, everything here passes for blues). The real surprise is that the strongest songs are the original Moore-penned ballads, as Moore gives powerful and atmospheric performances (both vocally and as a guitarist) on "Gonna Rain Today," "No Reason to Cry," and a solid horn-augmented remake of one of his best songs, "Midnight Blues," from what is easily his best album, 1990s million-selling Still Got the Blues.

Candy Dulfer - Girl Night Out (1999) {Japan 1st Press}

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Candy Dulfer - Girl Night Out (1999) {Japan 1st Press}

Candy Dulfer - Girl Night Out (1999) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 464 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans ~ 115 Mb | 01:05:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz | BMG #BVCP-21074

Candy Dulfer is a Dutch smooth jazz, funk alto saxophonist and occasional singer who began playing at the age of six. She founded her band, Funky Stuff, when she was fourteen years old. Her debut album Saxuality (1990) received a Grammy nomination. Dulfer has released eleven studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation album. She has performed and recorded songs with musicians including her father Hans Dulfer, Prince, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison, and Maceo Parker, and has performed live with Alan Parsons (1995), Pink Floyd (1990), and Tower of Power (2014). She hosted the Dutch television series Candy meets… (2007), in which she interviews fellow musicians. In 2013 she became a judge in the fifth season of the Dutch version of X Factor.

VA - Compendium Records (Norway's First Progressive Record Store And Label 1974-1977) (2010)

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VA - Compendium Records (Norway's First Progressive Record Store And Label 1974-1977) (2010)

VA - Compendium Records (Norway's First Progressive Record Store And Label 1974-1977) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 465 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 MB
1:19:43 | Jazz, Folk, Rock, Nordic | Label: Plastic Strip

A beautiful tribute to Compendium Records – first a store, then an important label in Norway during the 70s – home to a wicked range of jazz and progressive rock sounds! Compendium's store had a great reputation for bringing in imports from the UK and beyond – especially some of the more important leftfield artists of those crucial early 70s underground years. So when the label got its start, it was actually with a Henry Cow album – before then branching out into work from some local talents, and some important jazz rock material as well. The package is very nicely done – words and images of the store and label at their height – with tracks that include "Oslo" by Henry Cow, "Watching Everybody Else" by Blow Out, "Spanish Knee" by Hugh Hopper, "Street Talk" by Vanessa, "Steam" by Karin Krog & Archie Shepp, "Peace In The World" by Charles Austin & Joe Gallivan, "Come Down" by Saluki, and "Seven Drones" by Hopper, Dean, Tippett, & Gallivan

VA - In Come a Bumblebee: Traditional Songs and Tunes on English Concertina (1977/2004)

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VA - In Come a Bumblebee: Traditional Songs and Tunes on English Concertina (1977/2004)

VA - In Come a Bumblebee: Traditional Songs and Tunes on English Concertina (1977/2004)
FLAC (tracks) - 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 MB
43:05 | Folk | Label: Smithsonian Folkways

English concertina (a small accordion) virtuoso Richard Carlin is joined by four multi-instrumentalist friends on a variety of songs ranging from sprightly dance tunes to ballads. The traditional tunes which they have arranged are primarily from England Scotland and Ireland with the title song (“In Come a Bumblebee”) representing the U.S. Carlin recorded two other albums for Folkways In Came a Bumblebee- FW08846 and The Poppy Seed - FW08847 and is the author of the book Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways. Liner notes provide background information on the concertina the musicians and each song.

VA - Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams (1993)

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VA - Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams (1993)

VA - Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock | Label: Columbia | # OK 57134 | 00:55:02

The shear breadth and diversity of artists gathered for this benefit project, Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams, is a tribute to the affection Victoria Williams' peers had for her. It conveniently also makes for heady listening for any fan of contemporary music. The hard, brittle edges of Soul Asylum ("Summer of Drugs") and Buffalo Tom ("Merry Go Round") stand shoulder to shoulder with the country-folk of Lucinda Williams ("Main Road") and Maria McKee (an inspired and riveting "Opelousas (Sweet Relief)"). Sweet Relief offers a unique opportunity to introduce yourself to an enduring songwriter while savoring some of the day's most intriguing musicians. How sweet it is!

Johnny Cash - The Rebel Sings (Country Hits & All-Time Favourites) (2019)

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Johnny Cash - The Rebel Sings (Country Hits & All-Time Favourites) (2019)

Johnny Cash - The Rebel Sings (Country Hits & All-Time Favourites) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 733 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 343 MB
2:24:50 | Country | Label: Factory of Sounds

He started out with Elvis Presley on the Sun label and jumped from rockabilly stardom to the status of a country legend. Johnny Cash began performing concerts at prisons starting in the late 1950s. Although Cash cultivated a romantic outlaw image, he never served a prison sentence. Cash's record, "Folsom Prison Blues", made the country Top 5. His "I Walk the Line" became No. 1 on the country charts and entered the pop charts Top 20. "Home of the Blues" followed, recorded in July 1957. That same year, Cash became the first Sun artist to release a long-playing album. His single "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" became one of his biggest hits.

The La De Das - The Happy Prince (1969) Remastered Reissue 2005

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The La De Das - The Happy Prince (1969) Remastered Reissue 2005

The La De Das - The Happy Prince (1969) Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 01:19:43
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: EMI Music New Zealand | # 7243 474755 2 8

The seeds for the La De Das THE HAPPY PRINCE were sown very early on in 1967, long before Pete Townsend's TOMMY and Ray Davies' ARTHUR were even conceived, unfortunately it would be two years before it was finally released.Band members Bruce Howard and Trevor Wilson were talking of a rock opera as early as 1966 and started writing material early in 1967. The project was temporarily put on hold while the band left New Zealand in May '67 to hopefully conquer the Aussie scene.The La De Das eventually talked EMI Australia into recording THE HAPPY PRINCE album in January 1969. Finally released in April 1969 to unanimously excellent reviews, it was only a moderate seller at the time.This album is comprised of two versions of THE HAPPY PRINCE - one version is without Adrian Rawlins' narration in an attempt to show how the album might have sounded as a collection of songs.

VA - Livin' The Night Life (80s New York Garage Classics) (2009)

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VA - Livin' The Night Life (80s New York Garage Classics) (2009)

VA - Livin' The Night Life (80s New York Garage Classics) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 499 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 MB
1:18:29 | Disco, House, Soul, Garage House, Electro, Funk | Label: Harmless

Livin' the Night Life: '80s New York Garage Classics Review by Andy Kellman
Here's an unexpected complement to the compilations that celebrate Paradise Garage DJ and remixer Larry Levan – such as Journey into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story and Classic West End Records Remixes. Released by the Harmless-affiliated Backbeats label, Livin' the Night Life: '80s New York Garage Classics does not contain any of the tracks from either previous set and boasts some of best post-disco/pre-house singles from the decade, including Young & Company's "I Like (What You're Doing to Me)," Cultural Vibe's "Ma Foom Bay [Love Chant Mix]," Sleeque's "One for the Money," and the Class Action version of "Weekend" (more electronic-oriented than the Phreek version heard on Journey into Paradise). Serious collectors likely have most of what's here, but newcomers will be knocked out by just about everything.

Jeff Beck - Flash (1985) {Epic} {1st UK press}

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Jeff Beck - Flash (1985) {Epic} {1st UK press}

Jeff Beck - Flash (1985) {Epic} {1st UK press}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 253MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock

Before you do anything else with Flash, drop the needle on the last half of “Ambitious,” the album’s chug-a-funk leadoff track. Just as singer Jimmy Hall steps back from the song’s skeletal tune and jackhammer rhythm with a Tarzanlike “yeah!” Jeff Beck’s guitar suddenly shoots up into the mix like a runaway jet, cutting a reckless path through Nile Rodgers’ spit ‘n’ polish production with sawtooth distortion and heat-ray feedback. Then, in a daredevil display of rock-guitar heroics that recalls Jimi Hendrix on Electric Ladyland in his full pyrotechnic glory, Beck yanks his guitar up and down flights of freakish harmonic steps, executes breathtaking suicide dives with his vibrato bar, and claws away at the song’s core riff with angry trills and harsh, scraping leads.