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Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969) {2016, The Elevated Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 24, 2016
Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969) {2016, The Elevated Edition}

Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969) {2016, The Elevated Edition}
DVD-9 | ISO | MPEG-2, NTSC 16:9 / 4:3 (720x480), 29.970 fps, VBR ~ 7200 kbps
Audio: DD 5.1, 448 Kbps / DTS 5.1, 96 KHz/24-bit, 1510 Kbps / LPCM 2.0, 96 KHz/24-bit, 1024 Kbps
Progressive Rock, Blues Rock | ~ 6,55 Gb | RAR 5% Recovery | Chrysalis #0190295932862

Stand Up is the second studio album by the British rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1969. Stand Up represents the first album project on which Anderson was in full control of the music and lyrics. The result was an eclectic album with various styles appearing in its songs, yet an album which remained somewhat in the blues rock mould, which would be the last such album from Jethro Tull. The album quickly went to number 1 in the UK charts. It was released again in November 2016 in a box set with two CDs and one DVD, named Stand Up - The Elevated Edition. The box contains rare and previously unreleased music (such as an alternate take of "Bourée", BBC tracks, radio spots) including new stereo and 5.1 mixes of the album and bonus tracks by Steven WIlson, and a live presentation, from a concert in Sweden in 1969, also remixed by Wilson.

Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater - Reservation Blues (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 18, 2016
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater - Reservation Blues (2000)

Eddy ''The Chief'' Clearwater - Reservation Blues (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Bullseye Blues & Jazz | # 11661-9636-2 | 00:54:49

Eddy Clearwater is equally talented as a bluish singer and as an improvising guitarist. On Reservation Blues, he ranges from Chicago blues to rock & roll, throwing in a couple instrumentals too. His repertoire includes both socially relevant lyrics and good-time music, featuring some of the latter when the former gets a bit too somber. Although there are some solid solos from his supporting players (including three guitar spots for Duke Robillard, two fine solos from tenor saxophonist Dennis Taylor, and a guest appearance by Carey Bell on harmonica during "Find Yourself"), Clearwater is the main star throughout. Fortunately, he is heard in prime form, whether happily jamming "I Wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down" and "Blues Cruise" or singing in a more serious mood on "Winds of Change" and "Everything to Gain." A gem.

The Swing Cats - The Best Of The Swing Cats (2003)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 5, 2016
The Swing Cats - The Best Of The Swing Cats (2003)

The Swing Cats - The Best Of The Swing Cats (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 297 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rockabilly, Swing | Raucous Records #RAUCD 137

In the wake of Brian Setzer's success as a retro-swing act, his former Stray Cats partners Lee Rocker (bass) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums) formed their own swing/rockabilly/jump blues combo, the Swing Cats, with another rockabilly revivalist veteran, ex-Polecats guitarist Danny B. Harvey. The Swing Cats released their eponymous debut early in 1999, featuring guest vocal spots from Tim Polecat, Jamie James, and Claudia Cummings, among others. A Special Tribute to Elvis followed a year later. That same year Swing Cat Stomp was released.

Chris Rea - King Of The Beach (2000) [Bonus Track Edition]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 4, 2016
Chris Rea - King Of The Beach (2000) [Bonus Track Edition]

Chris Rea - King Of The Beach (2000) [Bonus Track Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 228 Mb
Genre: Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Blues | Label: EastWest/Magnet | # 8573 85017 2 | Time: 01:00:05

A sequel of sorts to his earlier On the Beach, King of the Beach continues the laid-back mood of the earlier album but is (despite the goofy title) a more mature and unified work. It's one of his best albums and is a return to form after the film soundtrack La Passione and the more electronic sounds of The Road to Hell Part 2. Written primarily during a vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it's replete with lots of beach and summer imagery in the titles ("King of the Beach," "All Summer Long," "Sandwriting," "Sail Away") as well as the lyrics, which were originally written as poems. A remix of "All Summer Long" was a big dance hit in Ibiza and other Mediterranean hot spots. A good album for a summer day, with a soulful mellowness flowing through the tracks.

George Benson - 20-20 (1984)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Aug. 22, 2016
George Benson - 20-20 (1984)

George Benson - 20-20 (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 332 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Warner Bros | Catalog Number: 7599251782

George Benson certainly is a good soul vocalist, fervently turning every phrase as if he meant every lovelorn syllable. The bright spots on 20/20 are the tense high-tech title track and an elegant Basie-like treatment of "Beyond the Sea," with several jazz luminaries in the all-star band and Frank Foster and Ralph Burns handling the chart. There is only one instrumental, "Stand Up."

Paul McCartney - The Alternate Ram (2004) {Pear}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 1, 2016
Paul McCartney - The Alternate Ram (2004) {Pear}

Paul McCartney - The Alternate Ram (2004) {Pear}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 177 mb
Genre: pop, rock, pop rock

The Alternate Ram is the 2004 bootleg CD by Paul McCartney. Released on the Pear label, this features the original mono mix of the album with different mixes than the standard stereo mix, plus radio promotional spots and alternate mixes from different sources.

Jay Hoggard - The Little Tiger (1991) {Muse Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 13, 2016
Jay Hoggard - The Little Tiger (1991) {Muse Records}

Jay Hoggard - The Little Tiger (1991) {Muse Records}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 284MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard gained his initial recognition for his playing in avant-garde and adventurous settings. By the late 80s, Hoggard had decided to explore hard bop and straight-ahead jazz. On this out of print but worthy CD, the vibraphonist recalls Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson in spots, swinging on a variety of originals, Stevie Wonder's "You And I" and "Sonny's Themes" (which covers Sonny Rollins' "Alfie" and "Sonnymoon for Two"). The young Benny Green is a major asset on piano, bassist Marcus McLaurine and drummer Yoron Israel are excellent in support, and Hoggard's songs are full of variety and color.
The Brecker Brothers - The Bottom Line Archive (2015) {The Bottom Line Records-BFD BLRCD011 rec 1976}

The Brecker Brothers - The Bottom Line Archive (2015) {The Bottom Line Records-BFD BLRCD011 rec 1976}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 459 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2015 The Bottom Line Records / BFD | BLRCD011
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Trumpet / Saxophone

Why is this the first and only official live release by The Brecker Brothers Band, you ask? Perhaps surprisingly, it documents a group that rarely played live, much less toured extensively. This is due in part to a 1970 s music world with the constraints of a vital studio scene, wherein virtuoso musicians were kept busy tracking for television, movies, commercials, and all styles of solo spots and horn sections – regardless of musical style. We were making a living in the recording studios, recalls Brecker. The clubs paid next to nothing, as did ‘opening act’ gigs. Clive Davis was always begging us to go out on the road, but we weren’t going to blow the studio work.

Unified Past - Spots (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 24, 2016
Unified Past - Spots (2013)

Unified Past - Spots (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 470 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Melodic Revolution Records #MRR CD 22005

The band's fourth studio album "Spots" is a production that should see the band establishing a reach towards a fairly broad sized audience. Their blend of classic hard rock and progressive rock into what I'd describe as a pomp rock sound is often an interesting one, and fairly appealing at that. An album worth investigating by progressive rock fans with a taste for classic hard rock just as much as by those with an affection for classic hard rock who also enjoy occasional forays into progressive rock territories…
Carly Simon - Songs from the Trees, A Musical Memoir Collection (2015) [2CD] {Elektra-Rhino}

Carly Simon - Songs from the Trees, A Musical Memoir Collection (2015) [2CD] {Elektra-Rhino}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 691 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 265 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 290 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Elektra / Rhino | 081227949495
Pop / Rock / Soft Rock / Singer / Songwriter

Pointedly not a greatest-hits collection, the double-disc compilation Songs from the Trees instead is a soundtrack to Carly Simon's 2015 memoir Boys in the Trees (in that it has a cousin in Elvis Costello's Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, an autobiography with an accompanying aural collection). Surely, there are hits here – not all of them, but "You're So Vain," "Mockingbird," "You Belong to Me," and "Anticipation" are – but there are also some deep cuts, a track from the Simon Sisters ("Winken', Blinkin' and Nod") and other assorted rarities.