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Don Cherry - Art Deco (1988) {A&M Records CD5258 rel 1989}

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Don Cherry - Art Deco (1988) {A&M Records CD5258 rel 1989}

Don Cherry - Art Deco (1988) {A&M Records CD5258 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 312 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 133 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989 A&M Records, Inc. | CD 5258
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Progressive Jazz / Trumpet

Although it is not mentioned anywhere on the outside of this CD, this session is very much a reunion. Trumpeter Don Cherry is reunited with bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins from the early Ornette Coleman Quartet and, most importantly, tenor saxophonist James Clay. Clay, who after playing with Cherry in Los Angeles in the 1950s and doing a few recordings moved back to Texas, had been in obscurity for decades. Fortunately, his playing is quite strong on what turns out to be a surprising bop-oriented session. Comprised of superior standards, a few group originals and three Ornette Coleman tunes (including the classic "The Blessing"), this set is quite accessible and finds all of the musicians in top form.

Demon - Heart Of Our Time (1985) {1988, Reissue}

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Demon - Heart Of Our Time (1985) {1988, Reissue}

Demon - Heart Of Our Time (1985) {1988, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 273 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, NWOBHM | ZYX Metallic #ZM CD 1006

New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Demon were known for their shocking and elaborate performances (quite unique, considering the no-fuss, stripped-down philosophy characteristic of the movement), but never sounded as extreme as their name might suggest. Instead, they forged a mainstream hard rock/metal style, which, though it didn't stand out from the pack, has managed to keep them in business for several decades. Singer Dave Hill and guitarist Mal Spooner had already cut their teeth with various amateur acts in their native Staffordshire, England, by the time they decided to join forces and found Demon midway through 1980.

Dexter Gordon - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) {7CD Set, Columbia 886979189126 rec 1976-1980}

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Dexter Gordon - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) {7CD Set, Columbia 886979189126 rec 1976-1980}

Dexter Gordon - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) {7CD Set, Columbia 886979189126 rec 1976-1980}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.87 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.11 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 302 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976-80, 2011 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88697918912 6
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Saxophone

Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon had been an expatriate since 1963 when he discovered Europe was where the consistently paying jazz gigs were to be found. In 1976 he returned to the States and began recording for Columbia Records and also embarked on an acting career. Sony Legacy repackaged and re-released six Dexter Gordon albums of that era in their entirety with mini-LP sleeves and original cover art: Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard (1976), Sophisticated Giant (1977), Manhattan Symphonie (1978), Live at Carnegie Hall (1978), and Gotham City (1980).

Peter Gabriel - So (1986)

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Peter Gabriel - So (1986)

Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin/Charisma, PGCD 5 | ~ 278 or 110 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Art Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Funk

Peter Gabriel introduced his fifth studio album, So, with "Sledgehammer," an Otis Redding-inspired soul-pop raver that was easily his catchiest, happiest single to date. Needless to say, it was also his most accessible, and, in that sense it was a good introduction to So, the catchiest, happiest record he ever cut…

Night Ranger - Big Life (1987) [Japanese Ed.]

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Night Ranger - Big Life (1987) [Japanese Ed.]

Night Ranger - Big Life (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
MCA Records, 18P2-2685 | ~ 287 or 101 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 37 Mb
Melodic Hard Rock / AOR

Night Ranger was riding high on the success of Midnight Madness and Seven Wishes, a pair of albums that actually brought the arena rockers into arenas. They had stardom and they knew they wanted to keep the Big Life – which is exactly why their 1987 follow-up to Seven Wishes sounds so stilted…

Level 42 - The Complete Polydor Years 1980-1984 (2021) {10CD Set, Polydor--Robinsongs ROBINBX45}

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Level 42 - The Complete Polydor Years 1980-1984 (2021) {10CD Set, Polydor--Robinsongs ROBINBX45}

Level 42 - The Complete Polydor Years 1980-1984 (2021) {10CD Set, Polydor–Robinsongs ROBINBX45}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.99 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.33 Gb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980-84, 2021 Polydor / Robinsongs / Cherry Red | ROBINBX4
Jazz / Sophisti-Pop / Contemporary Pop / Dance Rock / Jazz Funk / New Wave / Synth Pop

Formed in the last embers of the 70’s Level 42 started as a Jazz Fusion band before embracing dance rock for which they would be best known. The band’s first single Love Meeting Love was released in 1980 to much critical acclaim which led to the debut album, the self-titled Level 42 which charted in the top 20. Throughout the 80’s the band released numerous albums and toured regularly building a large and devoted fan base – these early years are featured here. Volume One contains all the Level 42 albums from 1981 – 1984 in their original glory. Discs 6 -10 contain all the B-Sides, 7” Mixes, remixes and rare versions from those eras. Compiled in conjunction with Level 42 and band experts Paul Wallace, Paul Waller and Simon Carson. The band go out on a major tour in 2021 and are fully involved with the release of this box set. This beauty is PART ONE! PART TWO to follow…

Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson (1987) [MFSL UDCD 618]

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Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson (1987) [MFSL UDCD 618]

Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1994 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 618 | ~ 310 or 127 Mb | Scans Included
Soft Rock / Classic Rock

Robbie Robertson was once asked why he waited 11 years after the breakup of the Band to release a solo project, and he replied, "I wasn't so sure I had something to say." One can hear a bit of this thinking in Robertson's self-titled solo debut; it's obvious that he didn't care to revisit the country- and blues-flavored roots rock that had been his bread and butter with the Band, and at the same time Robertson seemed determined to make an album that had something important to say, and could stand alongside his legendary earlier work…

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) {1985, Reissue} Re-Up

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Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) {1985, Reissue} Re-Up

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) {1985, Reissue}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 482 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 184 Mb
Full Scans ~ 586 Mb | 00:39:33 + 00:36:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Glam Rock, Classic Rock | Carrere #CA 804 / CA 96.087 | France

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was where Elton John's personality began to gather more attention than his music, as it topped the American charts for eight straight weeks. In many ways, the double album was a recap of all the styles and sounds that made John a star. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is all over the map, beginning with the prog rock epic "Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)" and immediately careening into the balladry of "Candle in the Wind." For the rest of the album, John leaps between popcraft ("Bennie and the Jets"), ballads ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"), hard rock ("Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"), novelties ("Jamaica Jerk-Off"), Bernie Taupin's literary pretensions ("The Ballad of Danny Bailey"), and everything in between. Though its diversity is impressive, the album doesn't hold together very well. Even so, its individual moments are spectacular and the glitzy, crowd-pleasing showmanship that fuels the album pretty much defines what made Elton John a superstar in the early '70s.

Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood (1980) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40128]

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Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood (1980) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40128]

Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-40128 | ~ 256 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 186 Mb
Pop Rock / Art Rock / Synth-Pop

Flesh + Blood is the seventh studio album by the English art rock band Roxy Music. Released in late May 1980, it was an immediate commercial success peaking at No. 1 in the UK for one week in June and then returned to the summit in August for another three weeks, in total spending 60 weeks on the albums chart in the United Kingdom. The album also peaked at No. 35 in the United States and No. 10 in Australia…

British Lions - Trouble With Women (1980)

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British Lions - Trouble With Women (1980)

British Lions - Trouble With Women (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | COE Records, COE337 | ~ 489 or 174 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 5.78 Mb
Hard Rock, Glam

In the late '70s, the British Lions recorded a second album, but could not get it released in either the U.S. or the U.K., and the band broke up. The LP did appear on Cherry Red in 1980; this reissue adds a bunch of demos, live cuts, and radio promo commercials…

Night Ranger - 7 Wishes (1985) [Japanese Ed.]

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Night Ranger - 7 Wishes (1985) [Japanese Ed.]

Night Ranger - 7 Wishes (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
MCA Records, 32XD-307 | ~ 267 or 100 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 31 Mb
Melodic Hard Rock / AOR

Never understood why the boys dubbed their third record 7 Wishes and not 3 Wishes (maybe cause Shooting Star snagged the idea first); whatever the case, the title track, concerning a magic lamb, burns down one side and up the other…

Kathy Mattea - Willow In The Wind (1989)

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Kathy Mattea - Willow In The Wind (1989)

Kathy Mattea - Willow In The Wind (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 220 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Country / Country-Folk / Country-Pop
Mercury #836 950-2 | US

The year 1989 was awesome for Kathy Mattea. Her brand of country-pop music began to evolve toward folk and Celtic-oriented influences, which were actually encouraged by her label – changes like this in Nash Vegas are few and far between – and what's more, it all translated in terms of chart success and record sales. A strong and indeed the first completely realized project of her career, Willow in the Wind boasted three hits, "Burnin' Old Memories," "Where've You Been," and "Come from the Heart." The hard honky tonk/West Texas swing of "Burnin' Old Memories," with its slightly rocked-up tempo, is more than just catchy; it's infectious.

Supertramp - ...Famous Last Words... (1982) {199?, Remastered}

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Supertramp - ...Famous Last Words... (1982) {199?, Remastered}

Supertramp - …Famous Last Words… (1982) {199?, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 339 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 138 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Soft Rock | A&M Records #393 732-2

…Famous Last Words… was the last album that Roger Hodgson made with Supertramp before seeking a solo career, and he made sure that radio would take kindly to his last hurrah with the band. Sporting an airy and overly bright pop sheen, …Famous Last Words… put two singles on the charts, with the poignant "My Kind of Lady" peaking at number 31 and the effervescent smile of "It's Raining Again" going to number 11. The album itself went Top Ten both in the U.S. and in the U.K., eventually going gold in America. The songs are purposely tailored for Top 40 radio, delicately textured and built around overly bland and urbane choruses. Hodgson's abundance of romantically inclined poetry and love song fluff replaces the lyrical keenness that Supertramp had produced in the past, and the instrumental proficiency that they once mastered has vanished.

Julio Iglesias - Hey! (1980)

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Julio Iglesias - Hey! (1980)

Julio Iglesias - Hey! (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | CBS, CK 39567 | ~ 238 or 94 Mb | Scans Included
Pop, Latin Pop, Vocal

Julio Jose Iglesias de la Cueva (born 23 September 1943), better known as Julio Iglesias (Spanish pronunciation: [?xuljo i??lesjas]), is a Spanish singer and songwriter who has been awarded with the Guinness Record thrice. In 1983, he was the most recorded artist in more languages in the world, and in 2013 as the Latin artist who has sold the most records in history…

Chet Baker featuring Van Morrison - Live at Ronnie Scott's (1986) {Apollon Japan, BY32-5010, Early Press}

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Chet Baker featuring Van Morrison - Live at Ronnie Scott's (1986) {Apollon Japan, BY32-5010, Early Press}

Chet Baker featuring Van Morrison - Live at Ronnie Scott's (1986) {Apollon Japan, BY32-5010, Early Press}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 194 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 141 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 175 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987 Apollon Music Japan | BY32-5010 | Jazz Road Series
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Trumpet

This 1986 release finds the legendary trumpeter/singer at the end of his career. However, his inimitable style remains lucid and expressive. On this date, Baker plays a varied program, including uptempo Baker favorites "But Not for Me" and "If I Should Lose You." Baker was also one of the great balladeers of his generation, and even here, at the end of his life, his trumpet playing is unmistakably lyrical and "cool" on the soft-spoken and plaintive version of "You Can't Go Home Again." His mournful phrasing on the bossa nova-tinged "Arboway," highlights the trumpeter's fondness for breathy playing in the lower register of the instrument.