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James Taylor - Flag (1979) MFSL Remastered 2011 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 24, 2020
James Taylor - Flag (1979) MFSL Remastered 2011 [Re-Up]

James Taylor - Flag (1979) [MFSL Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:02
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2071

Digitally remastered SACD Hybrid edition of this 1979 album from the singer/songwriter. James Taylor was an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T., the artist who defines the singer/songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylor's music to life like never before.

John Lee Hooker - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 20, 2019
John Lee Hooker - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Electric Delta Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Capricorn | # 314 538 689-2 | Time: 00:41:42

The album features collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Robert Cray, Canned Heat, George Thorogood, Los Lobos and Carlos Santana, among others. The Healer peaked at number 62 on the Billboard 200 and "I'm in the Mood" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Performance.
Simon And Garfunkel ‎- The Concert In Central Park (1982) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

Simon And Garfunkel ‎- The Concert In Central Park (1982) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb | 01:15:25
Folk-Rock, Folk, Soft Rock, AM Pop | Label: Sony Records Int'l | # SICP 1540

The Concert in Central Park is the first live album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, released in February 1982 on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded in September 1981 at a free benefit concert in Central Park, New York City, where the pair performed in front of more than 500,000 people. Proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the run-down green space in the middle of Manhattan. This concert and album marked the start of a short-lived reunion for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Ringo Starr - Give More Love (2017) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at July 8, 2019
Ringo Starr - Give More Love (2017) [Re-Up]

Ringo Starr - Give More Love (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal/Roccabella | # 00602557804164 | Time: 00:52:44
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock

Ringo Starr kicks off Give More Love, his 18th studio album of new material, with "We're on the Road Again," an ode to the working musician that effectively summarizes the third act of his career. Following the formation of the All-Starr Band, Ringo has stuck to a regular schedule of tours and albums that pop up every two or three years. Paul McCartney shows up every so often, as he does on Give More Love, singing and playing on "We're on the Road Again" – a cameo that provides a promotional hook for its initial release, but doesn't drastically change the sound of the album. Starr remains fond of late-period Beatles, goosed with a bit of arena rock volume, and since he's working with a group of well-seasoned pros, this guitar pop is all well crafted and amiable.

Great White - ...Twice Shy (1989) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 1, 2021
Great White - ...Twice Shy (1989) [Re-Up]

Great White - …Twice Shy (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Hard Rock, Glam Metal | Label: Capitol | # C2 90640 | Time: 00:49:26

With …Twice Shy, Great White followed through on the promise of Once Bitten…, turning in a tight, hard-rocking album that featured well-chosen covers (Ian Hunter's "Once Bitten Twice Shy") and impressive originals that replicated the classic arena rock sound of the '70s ("House of Broken Love," "Mistah Bone"). The result was the band's best album and its most popular – the album broke into the Top Ten and sold over two million copies.
Otis Redding - Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Otis Redding - Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 286:49 minutes | 6,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Stax Records, an imprint of Concord Bicycle Music, is pleased to announce the release of Otis Redding – Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings. In chronological order, this six-CD collection presents the entirety of Redding’s historic performances over three nights at the famed Sunset Strip venue. The seven sets, recorded Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th, 1966, feature the singer’s popular songs of the time, including “Respect,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and his cover of The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Several of these recordings–all remixed and remastered from the original 4-track analog tapes–will be made available for the very first time on October 21. In fact, this collection will be the first to offer fans the chance to relive all of the sets in their entirety–including between-song banter by Redding–exactly as they were performed. Rounding out the package is a poster, plus new liner notes from Los Angeles-based journalist Lynell George and box set co-producer Bill Bentley.
Earth, Wind & Fire - Raise! (1981) [Early Japanese Pressing] Re-Up

Earth, Wind & Fire - Raise! (1981) [Early Japanese Pressing]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm, Disco | Label: CBS/Sony | # 35DP 15 | Time: 00:38:21

Raise! is the eleventh studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, Released on November 14, 1981 by CBS Records, it was produced by the band's leader Maurice White for Kalimba Productions. Raise! was the bestselling R&B album of 1982. The album featured the #1 R&B and # 3 Pop hit "Let's Groove". The single "Wanna Be With You" won EWF a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group. Raise! also marked the return to the band of guitarist Roland Bautista, last heard from on 1972's Last Days and Time. Ken Tucker of Rolling Stone describes Raise! as a reflection of "street-gritty black pop" and that on "Let's Groove" and the fast, cutting "Lady Sun", the horn section screams like a car running a red light". Music critic Robert Christgau says that on the album, he felt "a show of strength was due".

The Kinks - Think Visual (1986) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 24, 2021
The Kinks - Think Visual (1986) [Re-Up]

The Kinks - Think Visual (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock | Label: MCA | # MCAD-5822 | Time: 00:44:25

Released in late 1986, "Think Visual" is the first album the Kinks did for MCA Records. Arista Records seemingly sensed that the Kinks period of commercial renaissance was over following the dropoff in sales of 1984's "Word Of Mouth". Indeed, the sales dropoff continued with "Think Visual", but don't let that fool you. "Think Visual" is an engaging, spirited rock record that no Kinks fan should be without.

Randy Newman - Randy Newman's Faust (1995)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 1, 2019
Randy Newman - Randy Newman's Faust (1995)

Randy Newman - Randy Newman's Faust (1995)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 346 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Full Scans ~ 124 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Symphonic Rock, Musical, Rock Opera | Reprise #9 45672-2

In Randy Newman’s musical version of Faust, not even God is safe from the poison baton. Newman has rounded up a bunch of his friends to sing the parts — James Taylor, Don Henley, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt. And that’s pretty close to the roster of the band playing in my idea of hell. Yet Faust turns out to be the best work in years for all involved. The musical poses a question Newman first raised in “God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind),” from 1972’s Sail Away, one that Christianity can’t adequately answer. If God is good and omnipotent, why would he allow the Holocaust, the Cambodian killing fields, O.J. Simpson’s acquittal or Jim Carrey’s success? On Faust, the Lord, played with relish by Taylor (appropriately backed by a gospel choir), is just as complex and interesting as the devil…

Daniel Norgren - Wooh Dang (2019)  Music

Posted by delpotro at July 3, 2019
Daniel Norgren - Wooh Dang (2019)

Daniel Norgren - Wooh Dang (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 87 Mb | 00:37:56
Folk, Bedroom Pop, Blues, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Superpuma Records

For the past dozen or so years, Swedish singer-songwriter Daniel Norgren has been releasing albums full of romantically-rendered Southern folk interpretations for European audiences. Wooh Dang, his sparse eighth album, is the first to be released in the United States, and will likely help establish the 35 year-old singer-songwriter to an Americana scene that his music fits neatly into. Over ten songs, Norgren offers a survey course of sorts in 20th century American roots music: “Dandelion Time” is a Southern blues indebted to Howlin Wolf; “The Power” draws from Smokey Robinson’s pop balladry; “Let Love Run the Game,” the album’s shining centerpiece, is a finely-tuned classic soul pastiche by way of Muscle Shoals. There’s an innocence and intensity to Norgren’s reimagination of the American South, a tendency towards straightforward appropriation countered by the careful studiousness with which Norgren approaches his source material.