VA - The First Great Rock Festivals Of The Seventies - Isle Of Wight / Atlanta Pop Festival (1971)

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VA - The First Great Rock Festivals Of The Seventies - Isle Of Wight / Atlanta Pop Festival (1971)

VA - The First Great Rock Festivals Of The Seventies - Isle Of Wight / Atlanta Pop Festival (1971)
FLAC (tracks) - 827 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 335 MB
2:22:24 | Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Southern Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Columbia

Tripple Album with the Isle Of Wight festival from 1970 and the second Atlanta Pop Festival also from 1970 which was held in Byron, Georgia - not in Atlanta again. So many great Stars and great songs on 3 records. Fantastic!

VA - 100 Hits Acoustic (2014)

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VA - 100 Hits Acoustic (2014)

VA – 100 Hits Acoustic (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) 2.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 849 MB
06:10:56 | Rock, Pop, Folk, Acoustic | Label: Demon Music Group

2014 five CD set. 100 Hits brings you the best classic acoustic tracks from the last six decades featuring artists such as the Coral, the Byrds, Albert Hammond and Johnny Cash.

VA - Dangerous Curves: The Art of the Guitar (2000)

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VA - Dangerous Curves: The Art of the Guitar (2000)

VA - Dangerous Curves: The Art of the Guitar (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 292 MB
00:56:40 | Rock, Blues, Folk | Label: Museum Music - MM110

Commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a compendium to the exhibition of the same name, DANGEROUS CURVES: THE ART OF THE GUITAR is an unparalleled music collection that celebrates the power and diversity of guitar music. Each performer showcased is a master of the guitar, and each tune selected reveals how the guitar has come to dominate the modern music culture. Includes performances by Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wes Montgomery, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix and more.

VA - Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds In 3D (Limited Edition) (2011)

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VA - Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds In 3D (Limited Edition) (2011)

VA - Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds In 3D (Limited Edition) (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 641 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 266 MB
1:56:08 | Electronic, Reggae, Dub, Dancehall | Label: Soul Jazz Records

Soul Jazz brilliantly bridges pioneering Jamaican digital dancehall to contemporary and future funk practitioners schooled in the style – the epic Invasion Of The Killer Mysteron Sounds compiled by The Bug and Stuart Baker! Mysteron Killer Sounds comes a with loose, comic book theme – "Alien Sound Lord Abductors" come to capture souls while the "Digital Defenders" have arrived to protect them – and it's fitting! The material here cherishes the hertiage of Jamaican and other points tropical dance music with sweaty, feverish rhythms – be they first wave Jamaican dancehall revolutionaries or next phase innovators.

The Shirelles & King Curtis - Give A Twist Party (Remastered) (1962/2022)

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The Shirelles & King Curtis - Give A Twist Party (Remastered) (1962/2022)

The Shirelles & King Curtis - Give A Twist Party (Remastered) (1962/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 431 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 MB
1:06:57 | Soul, Pop, Ballad, Twist | Label: RevOla

Give a Twist Party Review by Richie Unterberger
A rather strange concept for an early-'60s album, pairing the Shirelles, then at the peak of their success, with R&B/soul sax great King Curtis. It's not so much a collaboration as an alternation; Curtis gets three instrumentals to himself, and sings "I Got a Woman" and another cut. King does duet with the girls on "I Still Want You," and the Shirelles handle the rest of the material, mostly written by their chief producer/songwriter Luther Dixon, in a much more up-tempo vein than their famous singles. No hits on this record, which is respectable but not terribly exciting, and a bit schizo in concept.

Phenomena - Phenomena (Remastered) (2021)

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Phenomena - Phenomena (Remastered) (2021)

Phenomena - Phenomena (Remastered) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 446 MB
3:13:29 | Prog Rock, AOR | Label: Explore Rights Management Ltd

Four CD collection of the first three big-selling albums by Phenomena, a studio- created return to the idea of the concept album originally masterminded by producer Tom Galley with his brother, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley along with a host of guest players. Plus the ‘Anthology’ album with five bonus tracks, including the 12-inch remixes of the band’s big hit ‘Did It All For Love’ and ‘Still The Night’. Featuring guest appearances from Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Trapeze vocalist Glenn Hughes, the late great drummer Cozy Powell, Queen’s Brian May, legends John Wetton (King Crimson, ASIA) and Neil Murray (Colosseum II, The Michael Schenker Group, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, etc).

Michael Jackson - Remixed Supergold (1996)

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Michael Jackson - Remixed Supergold (1996)

Michael Jackson - Remixed Supergold (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 554 MB
1:20:15 | Synth-pop, Disco | Unofficial Release | Label: Dangerous Records

Remixed Supergold, a Bootleg of songs by Michael Jackson. Released in 1996.

VA - Deep In The Funk Vaults (2015)

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VA - Deep In The Funk Vaults (2015)

VA - Deep In The Funk Vaults (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 312 MB
52:37 | Funk, Soul | Label: Zone Plus

Classic funk & disco from the 70s and 80s. Includes vocals, instrumentals, underscores, commercial cuts, breaks & stings.

The Flatlanders Featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock - More A Legend Than A Band (Remastered) (1990)

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The Flatlanders Featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock - More A Legend Than A Band (Remastered) (1990)

The Flatlanders Featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock - More A Legend Than A Band (Remastered) (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 225 MB
35:27 | Scans - 9 MB | Country | Label: Rounder

More a Legend Than a Band Review by Stewart Mason
In any other circumstance, that title would be hyperbole, but in the case of the Flatlanders, it's the simple truth. Although their only commercial release during their nearly four-year existence was an eight track on the tacky Plantation label, bandleaders Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock went on to become pioneers in alternative country, directly influencing bands ranging from Uncle Tupelo to Ely disciples the Clash. This 1990 reissue gives that eight track a proper digital release for the first time ever (minus two weaker tracks, covers of the country standards "Hello Stranger" and "Waiting for a Train"), plus four previously unreleased tracks recorded during the same March 1972 sessions.

Hawkwind - Dust Of Time: 1969-2021 (2021)

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Hawkwind - Dust Of Time: 1969-2021 (2021)

Hawkwind - Dust Of Time: 1969-2021 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) - 2.8 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.05 GB
4:45:33 | Rock, Space Rock | Label: Atomhenge

A comprehensive 6 CD boxed set gathering together 81 tracks of musical highlights from over 50 years of the legendary Hawkwind. The first ever compilation to gather together all eras of the band’s history. Hawkwind are one of the most legendary British bands who emerged at the dawn of 1970s. Formed in the Notting Hill area of London in 1969 and always helmed by their visionary leader Dave Brock, Hawkwind truly bridged the genres of psychedelic rock, hard rock and art rock to create a sound of their own.

Rainbow - On Stage (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1977/2012)

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Rainbow - On Stage (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1977/2012)

Rainbow - On Stage (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1977/2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 906 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 311 MB
2:15:46 | Full Scans - 13 MB | Hard Rock | Label: Polydor

When Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, they barely skipped a beat replacing him. And he barely skipped a beat forming Rainbow, a mirror image of his old band. Vocalist Ronnie James Dio, though, provided Blackmore with a clipped, howl-free voice, hardening Rainbow's sound considerably despite the presence of Mellotron, organ, and other keyboards. By the time it released On Stage, the band had developed its dominion: songs about killing kings, men on silver mountains, and women locked in towers. Subjects were grandiose and the execution heavy, even ponderous. But there's charm in the way Dio intones, "Do you waaant some love? / Well, here we are to give you love," as Blackmore strums in the background. But Dio and Blackmore turn to hard, hard rock with the sprawling "Man on the Silver Mountain" and slow, sad-sack blues with "Mistreated". For gear-heads, there's a full accounting of the band's equipment on the back cover. This re-mastered edition boasts a warmer sound, but who needs warmth with that big guitar spilling over onto your shirt and shoes while the crowd claps along? –Andrew Bartlett

Men Without Hats - The Silver Collection (2008)

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Men Without Hats - The Silver Collection (2008)

Men Without Hats - The Silver Collection (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 482 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 MB
1:06:55 | Bonus DVD - 1.3 GB | Full Scans - 60 MB | New Wave, Synth-pop | Label: Unidisc

The Silver Collection Review by Tomas Mureika
Men Without Hats were one of Canada's best – and quirkiest – new wave bands. Under the guidance of mysterious frontman Ivan and his brother Stefan Doroschuk, the Hats delivered some of the best synth pop of the early '80s. And much of that is on display in this collection – the hits from their Folk of the '80s EP, their smash Rhythm of Youth album and their enigmatic Folk of the '80s, Pt. 3 record. This includes unforgettable songs like "Living in China," "I Got the Message," "Antarctica," "I Like," "Ban the Game," and "Where Do the Boys Go?" This is a career retrospective, so it also features later hits, such as "Pop Goes the World," "Freeways," and a cover of Bryan Ferry's "Editions of You." Though the original albums are well worth seeking out to hear in their entirety, this is a strong collection, definitely weighted towards the beginning of the Hats' career, when they were at their most powerful and profound. Don't let "The Safety Dance" fool you – Ivan was writing about some pretty heavy stuff a lot of the time and the nifty little new wave dance nuggets in which he encapsulated his weighty lyrics just made the band's subversion all the more eloquent. This is the next best thing to the original albums. A formidable collection.

The Counts - What's Up Front That Counts (Remastered) (1971/2018)

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The Counts - What's Up Front That Counts (Remastered) (1971/2018)

The Counts - What's Up Front That Counts (Remastered) (1971/2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 222 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 MB
34:13 | Funk, Soul | Label: Ace

What's Up Front That Counts Review by Andrew Hamilton
Shortchanged by Westbound records in favor of the Ohio Players and Funkadelic, the Counts were a good band that didn't hang around long enough to sniff gold. "Rhythm Changes" dropped as a single while this LP, their first, incubated. The credit read "the Fabulous Counts," but by time the album emerged, they were simply the Counts. "Thinking Single" was the first 45 from the completed album, but "What's Up Front," a studio monster comprising eight minutes of stoner funk; the staccato-ish "Rock of Lies"; and "What's It All About," a lurching beat-ballad, were better choices. Style-wise, the Counts exhibited shades of the Ohio Players but were nowhere near as identifiable. Like the Barkays, but to a much greater degree, the Counts didn't have a definitive style. But that hardly kept them from jamming their butts off, as they do on this disk.

VA - Live at Caffè Lena: Music from America's Legendary Coffeehouse 1967-2013 (2013)

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VA - Live at Caffè Lena: Music from America's Legendary Coffeehouse 1967-2013 (2013)

VA - Live at Caffè Lena: Music from America's Legendary Coffeehouse 1967-2013 (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, log) - 912 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 396 MB
2:52:13 | Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk | Label: Tompkins Square

Unreleased performances by Dave Van Ronk, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Kate McGarrigle, Rick Danko, Anais Mitchell, Sleepy John Estes, Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and more.
Nestled in the quaint upstate town of Saratoga Springs, New York is Caffè Lena, the oldest continuously operating folk music coffeehouse in the US. Opened by Lena Spencer in 1960, this tiny room has played host to influential artists across diverse genres of music; traditional folk, blues, singer-songwriters, jazz and bluegrass. Luckily, many performances were caught on tape through the years, offering the listener a thrilling seat inside this hallowed venue. 'Live At Caffè Lena', a 3-CD box set, the result of years of investigative research, contains 47 tracks, all released for the very first time, alongside previously unpublished photographs. Images include selections from the archive of esteemed photographer Joe Alper, who captured many iconic, intimate portraits from the folk era of the 1960s.

Ry Cooder - Cambridge Folk Festival (UK Broadcast 1979) (2020)

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Ry Cooder - Cambridge Folk Festival (UK Broadcast 1979) (2020)

Ry Cooder - Cambridge Folk Festival (UK Broadcast 1979) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, log) - 329 MB
58:07 | Scans - 15 MB | Blues, Folk | Label: Left Field Media

STUNNING ALL ACOUSTIC BROADCAST FROM RY COODER AT CAMBRIDGE IN 1979 Bop Till You Drop, Ry Cooder's eighth album, was released in July 1979 and remains the first digitally recorded major-label album in popular music, recorded as it was on a digital 32-track machine built by 3M. The album consists almost entirely of covers of earlier rhythm and blues and rock and roll classics, including Elvis Presley's Little Sister and the 1965 Fontella Bass-Bobby McClure hit Don't Mess Up a Good Thing , on which Cooder duetted with soul star Chaka Khan. Khan also performed on the only original track on the album, Down in Hollywood.