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Al Kooper - Easy Does It + New York City (You're A Woman) + A Possible Projection Of The Future - Childhood's End (2010) 2CD

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Al Kooper - Easy Does It + New York City (You're A Woman) + A Possible Projection Of The Future - Childhood's End (2010) 2CD

Al Kooper - Easy Does It (1970); New York City (You're A Woman) (1971);
A Possible Projection Of The Future - Childhood's End (1972) 3 LP on 2 CD, 2010

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 924 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 334 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Blues Rock, R&B, Pop/Rock | Label: Raven | # RVCD-318 | 02:25:36

Raven presents, on a great value Double CD, three landmark albums by legendary multi-instrumentalist, producer and solo artist Al Kooper. Few American musicians have pursued a more diverse or fascinating career than Kooper. As well as having played organ on Bob Dylan's timeless 'Like a Rolling Stone', formed Blood Sweat & Tears and produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kooper has issued more than a dozen solo albums and continues to record. Easy Does It (1970), New York City (You're a Woman) (1971) and A Possible Projection of the Future (1972) were his 5th, 6th and 7th albums recorded for Columbia and incorporate soul, pop, country and jazz elements with seamless ease. All showcase Kooper's incredible musicianship at its creative and innovative peak. Also features a stellar cast of session musicians including Herbie Flowers, Joe Beck, Rick Marotta, Carol Kaye, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rita Coolidge etc.

Harry Nilsson - The Best Of Harry Nilsson (2009) [Re-Up]

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Harry Nilsson - The Best Of Harry Nilsson (2009) [Re-Up]

Harry Nilsson - The Best Of Harry Nilsson (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Label: Camden / Sony Music | # 88697477932 | Time: 00:57:39
Singer/Songwriter, Pop Rock, Soft Rock

2009 UK compilation from the late great American singer/songwriter. Harry Nilsson's career began on a high in the '60s, when critics (and even The Beatles) took notice of his amazing vocal and composing talents. Having written hits for Three Dog Night, The Monkees and others, Nilsson finally had a few hits of his own, ironically enough, with other peoples' songs ('Everybody's Talkin'' was written by Fred Neil and 'Without You' was penned by Badfinger's Pete Ham and Tommy Evans). This compilation gathers 18 of Nilsson's best including the aforementioned hits plus 'One', 'Without Her', 'Remember (Christmas)', 'Joy' and more.

Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)

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Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)

Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Rock, Blues | Label: Remark | # 511 386-2 | Time: 00:57:59

You'll recognise the wonderful Steamy Windows (covered by good friend Tina Turner with TJW backing her) but the awesome opening track Tunica Motel which tells of Tony Joe's return to his blues roots sets the stage for the whole album. Tunica Motel has it all - strong hooks and TJW's strong songwriting which starts as a song about getting away from it all, and becomes, gradually, a gut-spilling account. "I'm so tired of fighting with myself…" confesses TJW. Later, when he's contemplating his musical direction, he "sees the ghost of Robert Johnson" and for me the line brings an involunatary tingle down my spine every time I hear it, which is often. Tony Joe is Back! In this album he reintroduces us to his warm Stratocaster blues in gorgeous tracks: Ain't Going Down This Time and You're Gonna Look in Blues. In some ways these marked a new sound that he'd develop on subsequent albums - moving us closer to his use of Spanish guitar.

Julieta Venegas - Otra Cosa (2010)

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Julieta Venegas - Otra Cosa (2010)

Julieta Venegas - Otra Cosa (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music | # 88697659002 | Time: 00:38:33
Latin Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Ranchera

Otra Cosa, the eagerly awaited fifth studio album by Julieta Venegas, is remarkably similar to her previous two, Sí (2003) and Limón y Sal (2006). The similarity is remarkable because both those albums were all-around excellent, loaded with Latin pop hits and first-rate album tracks. There wasn't a bad track on either album, and Otra Cosa is likewise rock-solid, starting off with three fantastic songs in a row, "Amores Platónicos," "Bien o Mal," and "Despedida." Moreover, all three albums are similar in style, produced by Cachorro López and comprised of upbeat pop songs with clever lyrics, rich melodies, and a range of instrumentation (guitar, piano, accordion, and beats, above all). Otra Cosa was eagerly awaited in part because of the four years since Limón y Sal. During that time, Venegas became one of the most popular and critically acclaimed Latin pop artists in the world.

John Denver - The Troubadour 1971 (2020)

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John Denver - The Troubadour 1971 (2020)

John Denver - The Troubadour 1971 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 56:19 | 208 Mb
Genre: Folk, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Singer-Songwriter / Label: The Media Champ

13 songs from the legendary singer/songwriter. Includes 'Starwood In Aspen', 'Carolina In My Mind', 'Readjustment Blues', 'Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream' and many many more!

Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002

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Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002

Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26923-2 | Time: 00:36:48
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Country, Rock & Roll, Soul, Swamp Rock, Blues Rock

Going back and listening again to Tony Joe White's prodigious output from his early years, one is amazed at the depth of his talent as a guitarist, a singer and as a songwriter. After a series of albums that explored his love of deep Southern Blues, TJW took a warmer, more acoustic turn with Home Made Icecream. A lot of this is the back porch music he clearly loves - and here he is surrounded by fine session men who, if I recall from my old vinyl copy, include a drummer who wouldn't play until he'd read the lyrics…which as Tony Joe noted: "Is all right by me." The album flows beautifully, kicking off with a little rocker - Saturday Night in Oak Grove Louisiana (Tony Joe always had a thing about vehicles - little details like fender skirts - and here its the fibreglass mufflers on his pickup truck) and featuring among other things a gorgeous, lightly picked acoustic guitar and harp instrumental: the title track of the album. There's a ballad - Ol Mother Earth - but the standout is the last track which blows in like a cold breeze off a lake. "Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You" is among his best ever examples of songwriting, singing and guitar playing.

Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Dirt and the Stars (2020)

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Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Dirt and the Stars (2020)

Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Dirt and the Stars (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 308 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | 00:58:30
Folk, Americana, Singer-Songwriter,Female Vocal | Label: Lambent Light Records, Thirty Tigers

Five-time Grammy-winner Mary Chapin Carpenters 15th studio album, The Dirt And The Stars, finds the singer-songwriter pondering lifes intimate, personal moments and exploring its most universally challenging questions at an unprecedented time. Written at her rural Virginia farmhouse before stay-at-home orders became the new normal, the songs celebrate invaluable experiences and irreplaceable wisdom, while also advocating exploration of the best in all of us. Produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) and recorded at Peter Gabriels Real World Studios in Bath, in southwestern England, The Dirt And The Stars marks Carpenters first collection of all-new material since 2016s The Things That We Are Made Of.

Ray LaMontagne - Monovision (2020)

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Ray LaMontagne - Monovision (2020)

Ray LaMontagne - Monovision (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 246 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:45:21
Folk, Americana, Singer-Songwriter | Label: RCA Records

Ray LaMontagne has been making albums long enough to firmly establish the warm rusticity of his singer-songwriter approach, then pursue his more psychedelic inclinations. On his eighth full-length, MONOVISION, he circles back to a sort of considered simplicity.

Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules (2020)

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Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules (2020)

Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules (2020)
XLD FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 311 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 119 Mb | 00:51:40
Baroque Pop | Label: BMG Rights Management

Unfollow The Rules finds Rufus Wainwright at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty and a new-found fearlessness, while remaining as mischievous as ever. Recorded in the same legendary Los Angeles studios as his landmark debut, his ninth album is both a bookend to Act 1 of an extraordinary career and a distillation of 21 years of experience at pop’s most flamboyant coal face. Inspired by middle age, married life, fatherhood, friends, loss, London and Laurel Canyon, Unfollow The Rules captures Rufus at a crossroads. Ready to tackle new challenges, yet compelled to confront his past, he’s taking stock of two decades of running riot with rules, making sense of how he has matured as a musician and celebrating the contended family man he has become.

Jon Allen - Sweet Defeat (2011) Expanded Edition 2012

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Jon Allen - Sweet Defeat (2011) Expanded Edition 2012

Jon Allen - Sweet Defeat (2011) Expanded Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:47:42
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock | Label: Monologue/Ok!Good | # OK 90118-2

Where a slow-burning, word of mouth campaign was hugely beneficial to Jon Allen – his debut album, 2009’s Dead Man’s Suit, was given a sizeable leg-up by one track’s use in a Land Rover campaign, while champions included Jo Whiley, Jools Holland and Emmylou Harris – second album Sweet Defeat not only has the task of matching this, but is also burdened with the albatross of assumed instant impact. But it seems as though that’s the last thing Allen is worried about. While his passport may substantiate the on-paper Britishness of this Hampshire-born artist, his yarns and philosophies paint a picture of a grizzled American folk musician, decades of abandon behind him. Sweet Defeat, in this vein, employs good honest rock'n'roll ideals, actioned via a collection of simple, folksy melodies.

Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996) [Re-Up]

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Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996) [Re-Up]

Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects of Desire (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Alternative Folk | Label: A&M | # 540 583 2 | Time: 00:38:51

Nine Objects of Desire is Suzanne Vega's fifth studio album, released September 10, 1996. It peaked at number 92 in the Billboard 200.

Samantha Crain - A Small Death (2020)

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Samantha Crain - A Small Death (2020)

Samantha Crain - A Small Death (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:39:51
Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: Ramseur Records, Real Kind Records, Thirty Tigers

After releasing her previous album in 2017, Samantha Crain thought she would never make music again. Instead she found herself trying to work out how to live without the use of her hands, which had become paralysed. However, with a steeliness and concrete determination to at least employ music as a pastime, if no longer professionally, she tasked herself with perseverance in finding her way back to health. And she never gave up.

Damien Jurado - What's New Tomboy? (2020)

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Damien Jurado - What's New Tomboy? (2020)

Damien Jurado - What's New Tomboy? (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 140 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 68 Mb | 00:29:33
Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Loose Music, Mama Bird Recording Co.

What’s New, Tomboy? is an album that seeks respite in bare minimums and barren revelations: sometimes frail, sometimes affirming, sometimes wry, and usually a threadbare mix of all those sentiments. It could be considered Damien Jurado’s finest collection of music to date, with songs exuding the inviting warmth of a lone porch light gleaming amidst the disorienting darkness. Though more stripped and grounded in their execution, songs like Sandra, Ochoa and Alice Hyatt are generous and candid in their vocabulary, eschewing the sometimes abstruse imagery of Jurado’s previous releases. “There is no hiding on these tracks.” Though What’s New, Tomboy? is the first Damien Jurado record that ends with a question mark, he has never sounded more assured and content in giving up his ghosts: “I’m only living sentences // That were long before I got here.”

Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)

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Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)

Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb
Label: Minos-EMI | # 7243 577286 2 1 | Time: 01:11:24 | Scans ~ 99 Mb
Greek Folk, Mediterranean Traditions, Soundtracks

Mikis Theodorakis is legendary Greek composer, born in Chios, Greece on 29th July 1925. He has worked for the Greek as well as international music industry for the last 70 years, contributing close to a thousand songs along the way. He has mostly centered his compositions to 20th century classical Greek music, working in a wide setting of genres. In a career that has been marred by rich musical taste, he has worked in various dimensions of production such as symphonic works, chamber music, cantatas, hymns, operas, stage plays and film scores. His work, in addition to featuring classical Greek poems and literature, is also influenced by his political leanings and struggles which were shaped throughout his life.

Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune (1989) {Elektra 60832-2 rec 1964-1966}

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Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune (1989) {Elektra 60832-2 rec 1964-1966}

Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune (1989) {Elektra 60832-2 rec 1964-1966}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 391 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964-66, 1989 Elektra / Asylum Records | 60832-2
Folk / Folk Rock / Political Folk / Singer-Songwriter

It's often difficult to create a compilation album that does a musician justice when they recorded for more than one label, and this is certainly the case with Phil Ochs. Ochs' first three albums for Elektra were the work of a gifted but earnest topical songwriter armed with an acoustic guitar, while the five albums that followed for A&M found Ochs exploring both personal as well as political issues, and broadening his musical approach. Unfortunately, outside of the three-disc box set Farewells & Fantasies and the out of print double-LP collection Chords of Fame, none of the many Ochs compilations that have emerged have featured material from both periods of his recording career, and There but for Fortune devotes itself strictly to Ochs' Elektra recordings, with a special emphasis on his best known political songs.