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Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco - You're Driving Me Crazy (2018) (Repost)

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Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco - You're Driving Me Crazy (2018) (Repost)

Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco - You're Driving Me Crazy (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 452 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 62 MB
Genre: Jazz, Blues, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Exile/Sony/Legacy (19075820032)

Van Morrison's late career tear continues with You're Driving Me Crazy, his third album in seven months. Following the formula of 2017's Roll with the Punches and Versatile - each offered jazz, blues and R&B standards and redone originals - this set offers eight tracks from Morrison's catalog and seven standards. it stands on its own, however, as a collaborative encounter with jazz organist and trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco's hip quartet. They all holed up in a Sausalito studio and completed the recording in only two days, capturing everything in a take or two.
The loose feel is deceptive as the playing is anchored deep in the pocket; it crackles with live-wire intensity. Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets" is framed by a gentle swing, with DeFrancesco's organ and Troy Roberts' smoky tenor saxophone introducing Morrison…

The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Latin Kaleidoscope / Cuban Fever (1968) [Reissue 2011]

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The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Latin Kaleidoscope / Cuban Fever (1968) [Reissue 2011]

The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Latin Kaleidoscope / Cuban Fever (1968) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MPS Records (06025 2759201)

One of the great latin jazz lps of the 60s and featuring who else but Sabu Martinez. Latin Kaleidoscope is comprised of two suites, with the band swinging on well-written parts to a panoply of well-used percussion elements. Boland recruited drummers Kenny Clare, Al "Tootie" Heath" and Sabu Martinez to add their percussion talents. Gary McFarland’s six-part "Latin Kaleidoscope" is a joy to discover - much as it was to first hear his solo creations and offers much evidence of his gifts. Boland, who added his own touches to this suite, never takes a solo throughout and is occasionally heard on harpsichord; a sensitive touch to sensitively considered music. And excellent solos are taken by Sahib Shihab ("Duas Rosas"), Ronnie Scott ("Uma Fita de Tres Cores") and Aki Persson ("Othos Negros") Francy Boland’s "Cuban Fever" is like a musical postcard of Cuba: powerful, colorful, exciting…

The Black Noodle Project - Divided We Fall (2017)

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The Black Noodle Project - Divided We Fall (2017)

The Black Noodle Project - Divided We Fall (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 262 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Progressive Promotion Records (PPRCD054)

"Divided We Fall" is the sixth album of the post-progressive french band The Black Noodle Project. This record is a powerful trip into a divided mind, a storm of melancholic melodies and raging riffs, an aerial journey where beauty collides with deep emotions.

Faber - Universal Flow (2012)

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Faber - Universal Flow (2012)

Faber - Universal Flow (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 319 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Traditional Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MellowJet Records (cdr-fa1201)

Real masterpieces of music always leave the handwriting of the artist. The musician Roland Schmidt who lives in Lübeck, Germany, achieved this already with his debut album. Now, five albums later, the tradition is being continued with “Universal Flow”. It sounds like Faber instantly. The musician adventures sound technical experiments and interrupts his album with different moods which only unfold in combination with traditional electronic music. Catchy melody patterns repeat unremarkably during the runtime of the album and fuse all together. Faber’s music hopefully never grows up which is fully appreciated.

Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes: Live At Tavastia (2024)

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Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes: Live At Tavastia (2024)

Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes: Live At Tavastia (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 407 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM 1.0094)

The Tavastia club in Helsinki is truly a location steeped in history. One album that also has a great history is Tales from the Thousend Lakes by Amorphis.
To celebrate the album's 30th anniversary, Amorphis have performed their classic album in its entirety in chronological order and the result will be released in July 2024 as Tales from the Thousand Lakes (Live at Tavastia).

Joyous Noise - Wanderingman (1972) [Reissue 2012]

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Joyous Noise - Wanderingman (1972) [Reissue 2012]

Joyous Noise - Wanderingman (1972) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 218 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 2 MB
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Big Pink Music (VSCD-5057, Big Pink 189)

Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, Joyous Noise comprised Lee Montgomery (vocals), Marc McClure (guitar, keyboards, dobro), Lance Wakely (lead guitar), Happy Smith (bass) and Dennis Dragon (drums). McClure was previously a member of Levitt And McClure, an excellent country-influenced act associated with San Francisco’s Beau Brummels.
A similar style of music was present on both Joyous Noise albums, but an interest in jazz was equally apparent. McClure subsequently embarked on an ill-starred solo career before joining the reformed Spanky And Our Gang in 1976. Dennis Dragon, brother of Daryl Dragon of Captain And Tennille, later joined the irreverent Surf Punks.
"Wanderingman" is the band's 2nd effort. Compared to the first album, it is more progressive/psychedelic oriented as 'Wanderingman Suite' is a killer track in the album which reminds of typical American progsters in the same era. First time on CD!

Nat Adderley - Introducing Nat Adderley (1955) [Reissue 2001]

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Nat Adderley - Introducing Nat Adderley (1955) [Reissue 2001]

Nat Adderley - Introducing Nat Adderley (1955) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 138 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 543 828-2)

The debut recording session of the Adderley brothers, saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley and trumpeter Nat. Given the shining star of recognition that Cannonball achieved in his short life, it's amazing that the brothers' first date would be with Nat as leader. And the band on this record is, well, stellar, even for that time in 1955: Paul Chambers on bass, Horace Silver on piano, and Roy Haynes on drums. Issued in the Desert Island Discs series by Verve, this is truly one of them. It's a hard, post-bop date that features a quintet of excellent players having a good old time in the studio. All tunes are by the Adderley brothers, who, at this time, were free to exploit their own identities (Cannonball had yet to be saddled with his "new Bird" status, since Charlie Parker had been dead less than six months)…

Cirkel - The First Goodbye (1984) [Reissue 1993]

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Cirkel - The First Goodbye (1984) [Reissue 1993]

Cirkel - The First Goodbye (1984) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 38 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Musea (FGBG 4080.AR)

Cirkel was a short-lived Dutch Prog act from the town of Gorinchem. They were active during the early-80's, featuring Hans den Hartog on guitars/keyboards, Hennie van Mourik on lead vocals/bass, Chris van Hoogdalem on guitars and Ad Struijk of the Art/Punk Rock group The Divorce on drums. Their sole album ''The First Goodbye'' was recorded at the Ballad Sound Studio in Vuren and was a private 83' release on Goodbye Records. Reinier Bruijns contributed his acoustic guitar on one track. Similar-sounding with tons of other 80's bands influenced by Classic Prog, Cirkel played a melodic Neo Prog with sensitive vocals and interesting instrumental variety, split in two different styles. Some tracks are fairly symphonic with good keyboard layers and evident inspirations from bands like Genesis and Camel, performed in the way Prog music was delivered in the 80's…

Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition]

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Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition]

Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 147 MB
Genre: Electronic, Downtempo, House | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCP-66772)

On Last Night, Moby is as blissfully out of touch with modern club music as he is current. As he explains (of course) in the album's liner notes, he has been in the thick of New York City club culture since the early '80s, and he takes the opportunity here to pay tribute to a number of dance music strains that have fallen in and out of fashion - in a couple cases, they've recently fallen back into fashion - including some angles he hasn't taken in well over a decade. The sturdiest, most appealing tracks tend to be where Moby breaks out with some highly energized combination of rollicking pianos, stabbing keyboards, and random divas, mixing and matching rave, Hi-NRG, and disco: "Everyday It's 1989," "Stars," and "Disco Lies" (featuring a vocalist who is nearly a dead ringer for a young Taylor Dayne) would've had no place on any of the last five Moby albums…

Gary Brooker - Lead Me To The Water (1982) [Reissue 2011]

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Gary Brooker - Lead Me To The Water (1982) [Reissue 2011]

Gary Brooker - Lead Me To The Water (1982) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Rock, Soft Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2271)

Esoteric Recordings are proud to present the re- mastered CD edition of the album "Lead Me To The Water", the second solo album by Procol Harum's keyboard player and songwriter Gary Brooker. Recorded after Brooker had spent two years as a member of Eric Clapton's band, the record was a fine effort which featured a host of Brooker's friends as guests including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Phil Collins, Albert Lee et al. The album featured such magnificent material as "Mineral Man", "Sympathy For The Hard Of Hearing" and "The Cycle". This Esoteric Recordings reissue is remastered and includes a bonus track of the B-side of a single taken from the album.

Junior Mance - Harlem Lullaby (1967) & I Believe to My Soul (1968) [Reissue 2000]

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Junior Mance - Harlem Lullaby (1967) & I Believe to My Soul (1968) [Reissue 2000]

Junior Mance - Harlem Lullaby (1967) & I Believe to My Soul (1968) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 363 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables (COL-CD-6606)

Pianist Junior Mance originally released these albums in 1967-1968 on the Atlantic label; they were then combined in 2000 for the first time on CD by the Collectables label. Harlem Lullaby is a haphazard recording with a revolving-door rhythm section that is marred by Mance's insistence to occasionally utilize a harpsichord instead of piano. By contrast, I Believe to My Soul is a horn-laden affair with Mance sticking to piano; appearances from David "Fathead" Newman, Frank Wess, and Joe Newman also help make this the better date of the two. Neither album is essential, but they will be of interest to collectors of mid-'60s mainstream soul jazz.

Jimmy Johnson - North // South (1982) [Reissue 1999]

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Jimmy Johnson - North // South (1982) [Reissue 1999]

Jimmy Johnson - North - South (1982) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (Delmark DD-647)

Finally reissued on CD in 1999, nearly 20 years after its initial release, Jimmy Johnson's North/South is worth the wait for fans of electric Chicago blues with soul and rock influences. Probably named in tribute to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's epic East-West album (Butterfield's guitarist Michael Bloomfield had died just prior to the album's recording), North/South is third-generation Chicago blues, far enough removed from the music's gutbucket origins to seamlessly incorporate influences like Eddie Lusk's soulful clavinet on the opening "Country Preacher," but still connected enough to its roots that songs like "Can't Go No Further" and "A Woman Ain't Supposed to Be Hard" have the passion and soul sometimes missing from the smoother likes of Robert Cray…

Rousseau - Retreat (1983) [Reissue 2009]

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Rousseau - Retreat (1983) [Reissue 2009]

Rousseau - Retreat (1983) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 263 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Musea/MALS (FGBG 4839.AR/MALS 329)

German band Rousseau issued three albums during the Eighties ("Flower In Asphalt", "Retreat" and "Square The Circle"), that have all been issued or reissued by Musea. We could define those masterpieces as in the same vein as early Camel, Caravan and other sophisticated English bands. This line-up performs a very romantic and elaborated music that is fond of nostalgic ambiences. The band is mainly instrumental and their style is mainly based on layers and fluid keyboards parts as well as splendid flute solos and airy guitar.

Nik Tyndall - Lagoon (1990)

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Nik Tyndall - Lagoon (1990)

Nik Tyndall - Lagoon (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: New Age, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hearts of Space (HS11018-2)

Lagoon is an electronic music classic by Nik Tyndall. On the Hearts of Space label, it is his first album with widespread distribution in the U.S. This space music is cozy and inviting. There are no hard edges. The gentle flow of the soundscape conjures imagery of a tropical paradise. The organic atmospheres caress listeners like a warm ocean breeze.
Like Tyndall's other works, Lagoon is rich with layers of organic sound that evoke water, windchimes, gongs, and gamelan to create the sensation of a floating paradise. The seven tracks flow smoothly into one another, creating a soothing tropical paradise.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Stars & Stripes Forever (1974) [Reissue 1991]

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Stars & Stripes Forever (1974) [Reissue 1991]

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Stars & Stripes Forever (1974) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD128)

In many ways, the mixed collection of live and studio recordings on Stars & Stripes Forever accomplished for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and rock music what Sweetheart of the Rodeo failed to do for or with the Byrds, showing the rock band plunging deeply into country music. Two years in the making, it incorporated new studio cuts and live tracks recorded at five concerts over a two-year period, as well as interview material with guest fiddle player Vassar Clements. The mix works better than just about any genuine country (as opposed to country-rock) effort ever done by a rock band, mostly because the band was so careful in their recording and editing, and they gave themselves time to get this stuff just the way they wanted it. Beyond the excellent concert renditions of "Mr. Bojangles" or "The Battle of New Orleans" (which became a single in the wake of this album), and covers of Hank Williams songs…