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Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975) [MFSL, UDSACD 2016] Re-up

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Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975) [MFSL, UDSACD 2016] Re-up

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2016 | ~ 333 or 121 Mb | Scans Included
Funk / Soul

Earth, Wind & Fire has delivered more than its share of excellent albums, but if a person could own only one EWF release, the logical choice would be That's the Way of the World, which was the band's best album as well as its best-selling…

Chicago - At Carnegie Hall (1971) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Chicago - At Carnegie Hall (1971) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Chicago - At Carnegie Hall (1971)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1005 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 406 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 1 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 6.16 Gb
CBS/Sony, SOPB 55051~4 | Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Funk, Pop Rock

After issuing three consecutive studio double LPs, Chicago topped themselves with this four-album live box set. As the title suggests, At Carnegie Hall, Vols. 1-4 (Chicago IV) (1971) finds the band at the venerable New York City venue during a five-night stand (April 5-April 10) in the spring of 1971…

Hamiet Bluiett - Resolution (1977) {Black Saint 120014-2 rel 1994}

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Hamiet Bluiett - Resolution (1977) {Black Saint 120014-2 rel 1994}

Hamiet Bluiett - Resolution (1977) {Black Saint 120014-2 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 1994 Black Saint | 120 014-2
Jazz / Spiritual Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Clarinet

I took a bit of a nap on Hamiet! Not all his material is maniac, so I think I was deterred by a straighter outing in an earlier examination, as I reverse-devour in depth the Avant-Jazz lineage with unthwarted esurience. It’s always majorly thrilling to find “someone else” & start cruising through their releases & history. The Bluiett epiphany came about with probably the best inadvertent recommendation ever from an anonymous NY Jazz body who told me he had to stop taking lessons from Bluiett cos’ he was “too crazy”! So a Southern saxophonist playing Off-Raod squall, with a reputation for being “too crazy”?…could it possibly be better? & thus I pick out this album, Resolution from 1977 that pleasingly is still in print.

Renaissance - Prologue (1972) {1998, Reissue}

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Renaissance - Prologue (1972) {1998, Reissue}

Renaissance - Prologue (1972) {1998, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 274 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Folk Rock, Symphonic Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 4574-WY

Renaissance are an English progressive rock band, best known for their 1978 UK top 10 hit "Northern Lights" and progressive rock classics like "Carpet of the Sun", "Mother Russia", and "Ashes Are Burning". They developed a unique sound, combining a female lead vocal with a fusion of classical, folk, rock, and jazz influences. Characteristic elements of the Renaissance sound are Annie Haslam's wide vocal range, prominent piano accompaniment, orchestral arrangements, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, synthesiser, and versatile drum work. The band created a significant following in the northeast United States in the 70s, and that region remains their strongest fan base.

The Doors - Live In Philadelphia '70 (2005) {2CD Set, Bright Midnight Records RHM2 7912}

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The Doors - Live In Philadelphia '70 (2005) {2CD Set, Bright Midnight Records RHM2 7912}

The Doors - Live In Philadelphia '70 (2005) {2CD Set, Bright Midnight Records RHM2 7912}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 660 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 250 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 2005 Bright Midnight Records / The Doors Music | RHM2 7912
Rock / Classic Rock / Psychedelic Rock

One of several concerts from which 1970s official live Doors album Absolutely Live was sourced is offered in its entirety on this double-CD, Live in Philadelphia, of a May 1, 1970 show, available through the Internet only. Like Absolutely Live, it finds the band in a loosey-goosey state that drifts close to sloppiness, albeit with an engaging tipsy humor. Except for a few obligatory staples ("Light My Fire," "Break on Through," "Roadhouse Blues"), the group seemed determined not to play overly familiar tunes, even reaching back on occasion to their bar band days as a poor man's Rolling Stones for B.B. King ("Rock Me Baby"), Elvis Presley ("Mystery Train"), and Chuck Berry ("Carol") covers.

Franco - Francophonic, Vol. 1, 1953-1980 (2008) {2CD Set, Stern's Music STCD 3041-42}

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Franco - Francophonic, Vol. 1, 1953-1980 (2008) {2CD Set, Stern's Music STCD 3041-42}

Franco - Francophonic, Vol. 1, 1953-1980 (2008) {2CD Set, Stern's Music STCD 3041-42}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 648 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 355 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953-80, 2008 Sterns Music / Sterns Africa | STCD3041~42
Jazz / World Music / African Traditions / Afro Pop

As his recording career stretched over about 35 years and more than 150 albums, it would be impossible for any Franco compilation, even a two-CD one, to give but a taste of his overall work. If you're willing to accept the limitations inherent in a two-CD set for such a prolific artist, however, Francophonic does a pretty good job of both assembling highlights from his discs and providing some sort of outline to his musical evolution. It samples from numerous eras over the course of its 28 tracks, spanning the years 1953-1980 and lasting a good two and a half hours.

Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn - Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn: Masters Of Irish Music (1977) CD Release 1994

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Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn - Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn: Masters Of Irish Music (1977) CD Release 1994

Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn - Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn: Masters Of Irish Music (1977/1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 82 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Irish Folk | Label: Shanachie | # 34009 | Time: 00:31:43

Frankie Gavin and Alec Fin provide a vintage 1977 duet of Irish fiddle and bouzouki (large octave mandolin) that has withstood the test of time. Frankie and Alec are founding members of the group De Danann, a group that only recently retired after over 30 years of great music. Frankie is a legendary fiddle player known for his fast and fluid style. Alec is playing counterpoint and double lead bouzouki in complete synch. This could be called the typical old pub style back when it was rare to find more than two or three musicians playing together. The happiness of the music is overpowering and immediately stimulates toe tapping if not Irish style dancing.

Blue Mitchell - Blue Mitchell (aka Soul Village) (1971) Remastered Reissue 2014

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Blue Mitchell - Blue Mitchell (aka Soul Village) (1971) Remastered Reissue 2014

Blue Mitchell - Blue Mitchell (aka Soul Village) (1971) Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included | 00:30:56
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mainstream, Boplicity | # MRL 315, CDBOPM 029

Trumpeter Blue Mitchell made his name when he was a member of the Horace Silver Quintet, who were at the vanguard of the soul jazz movement in the late 50s-early 60s and recorded several best-selling albums for Blue Note: Finger Poppin', Blowin' The Blues Away and The Tokyo Blues. When the Quintet disbanded, Mitchell formed his own combo and signed to Blue Note direct. Over the next five years he made eight albums including The Thing To Do and Down With It! which continued to define soulful jazz. He championed young talent, employing drummer Al Foster and pianist Chick Corea. In the early 70s he signed to Bob Shad's Mainstream Records at a point where he was a successful session player, utilised by John Mayall and Ray Charles, among others. This, his debut album as solo artist, is a magnificent, largely acoustic, session unusual for this period. Its five tracks of swinging soul jazz, include Mi Hermano, a big club spin for Gilles Peterson.

Tony McPhee - The Two Sides Of Tony (T.S.) McPhee (1973) {Air Mail Archive Japan AIRAC-1072, Cardboard Sleeve rel 2004}

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Tony McPhee - The Two Sides Of Tony (T.S.) McPhee (1973) {Air Mail Archive Japan AIRAC-1072, Cardboard Sleeve rel 2004}

Tony McPhee - The Two Sides Of Tony (T.S.) McPhee (1973) {Air Mail Archive Japan AIRAC-1072, Cardboard Sleeve rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 232 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 53 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2004 WWA Records / Air Mail Archive Japan | AIRAC-1072
Rock / Blues Rock / Psychedelic Rock

Aptly titled, Two Sides of Tony McPhee not only explores McPhee's conceptions about love, relationships, religion, and aging, but the album is divided up musically, showcasing his talent as both a guitarist and a keyboard player. After displaying his keenness for composing a concept album with Split, a piece that he recorded with his band the Groundhogs based on the complexities of schizophrenia, McPhee decided to record an album that was more exclusive and personal. The result was Two Sides of Tony McPhee, with McPhee playing an acoustic and electric guitar for the first four tracks, then switching to three different synthesizers and an electric piano for side two, a lengthy spoken poem entitled "The Hunt."

Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul - A.R.C. (1971) (Re-up)

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Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul - A.R.C. (1971) (Re-up)

Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul - A.R.C. (1971)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 174 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 1009, 833 678-2)

This LP features pianist Chick Corea, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Barry Altschul during the brief period that, along with Anthony Braxton, they were members of the fine avant-garde quartet Circle. The music heard on this set is not quite as free as Circle's but often very explorative. Four of the six songs are Corea originals which, in addition to Holland's "Vedana" and Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti," form a very viable set of adventurous jazz, recorded just a few months before Corea changed direction.

Embryo - 10 Albums (1971-2008) (Re-up)

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Embryo - 10 Albums (1971-2008) (Re-up)

Embryo - 10 Albums (1971-2008)
EAC Rip | WavPack, APE, FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 3,44 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,36 GB | Covers - 631 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Materiali Sonori, Garden of Delights, SPV/Revisited Records, Schneeball, World In Sound

Embryo are a musical collective from Munich who, lead by former R&B and jazz organist Christian Burchard, boast the participation of some 400+ musicians since their beginnings in 1970. Over the years, the band went from classic space rock to jazz fusion, then Burchard soon started travelling the world and recording LPs with African bands and Middle Eastern musicians. They are still going strong and their 30 or so albums cover a wide spectrum of styles, but the constant remains a blend of Krautrock, fusion and ethnic music.
Of particular interest to progsters are four of their earlier albums: "Rache" (heavy, Jethro Tull inspired), "Steig Aus" (for some warmer, jazzy prog), "Father, Son and Holy Ghost" (lots of ethnic influences) and "We Keep On" (a convincing blend of rock, ethnic and jazz)…

Kursaal Flyers - Little Does She Know: Complete Recordings (2020) {4CD Box Set, Remastered}

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Kursaal Flyers - Little Does She Know: Complete Recordings (2020) {4CD Box Set, Remastered}

Kursaal Flyers - Little Does She Know: Complete Recordings (2020) {4CD Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 1,66 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 599 Mb
Full Scans ~ 285 Mb | 04:09:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pub Rock, Power Pop, New Wave | RPM Records #RPMBX 551

In the days before punk rock, Kursaal Flyers straddled the line separating pub rock and power pop. The line was so thin it would seem to disappear in the rearview mirror, but when Kursaal Flyers were active in the mid-'70s, they were subtly pulled in two different directions. They'd tour on the same circuit as their friends Dr. Feelgood, but they also signed to Jonathan King's company in 1975, then worked with pop impresario Mike Batt after singing to CBS for The Golden Mile in 1976. Batt gave "Little Does She Know" a grandiose arrangement designed to conjure memories of Phil Spector, and it was enough for the single to crack the U.K. Top 20; however, instead of being their breakthrough, it was their only hit.

Bernie Marsden - And About Time Too (1979) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Bernie Marsden - And About Time Too (1979) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Bernie Marsden - And About Time Too (1979)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 265 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 92 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 114 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.47 Gb
Trash TRSH-2001, Japan | Rock

Bernie Marsden was well into a recording career when he struck out on his own for 1979's And About Time Too, which may explain the album's joking title. At the time, Marsden was playing guitar in Whitesnake, following years with UFO, Wild Turkey, Cozy Powell's Hammer, and Babe Ruth, among others, so he had a significant résumé, all suggesting that he was ready for a spot of heavy rocking, but And About Time Too is much softer than his past or present, a slick and phased collection of '70s album pop and rock featuring such impressive players as Powell, Jack Bruce, Ian Paice, and Jon Lord…

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Latin Jazz | Label: CTI/PJL | # MTCJ-4001 | Time: 00:35:27

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira – not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be. When Moreira and his colleagues blend jazz with Brazilian music, rock and funk on such cuts as "Wind Chant," "Tombo in 7/4" and "Romance of Death," the results are consistently enriching. Fingers is an album to savor.

Caravan - Better By Far (1977) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Caravan - Better By Far (1977) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Caravan - Better By Far (1977)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 255 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 105 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.21 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.51 Gb
Arista Records, SPARTY 1008 | Progressive Rock

"Better by far" falls outwith the classic Caravan Deram label years of "Land of grey and pink", "For girls who grow.." etc., which were indeed better by far than this album. That said, the music here is enjoyable if relatively unchallenging…