Marsupilami - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008] (Re-up)

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Marsupilami - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008] (Re-up)

Marsupilami - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 535 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 202 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Marsupilami were an English proto-prog outfit who relocated to the Netherlands. The complexity of their music is quite unusual for the times - we're talking 1970 here, when the big guns such as Yes, Genesis and Crimson were barely coming out of the woodwork. A mixture of blues, experimental jazz and hints of folk, their music is often dark and foreboding, favouring perilously complex structures. Try to imagine a mixture of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, the Strawbs and East of Eden. Their two albums feature weird/oblique melodies and harmonies, lots of heavy keyboards, electric guitar and flute (at times purposely off key), with the drummer pounding on his skins as if his life depended on it. This is very early prog and you particularly feel this in the organ work, which has a typical early 70's psych feel…

Betty Carter - Feed The Fire (1994)

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Betty Carter - Feed The Fire (1994)

Betty Carter - Feed The Fire (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 352 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 523 600-2)

Taken from a live 1993 performance in London, Feed the Fire is an album filled with surprises. Betty Carter is known for her practice of featuring hot new up-and-coming musicians in her bands, but on this recording she is accompanied by established, world-class talent: Geri Allen, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette. Dave Holland demonstrates why he is one of the greatest living bassists with his unerring sense of melody and pitch. Jack DeJohnette, an acknowledged master of the drums for 30 years, is nothing less than explosive, punctuating the solo statements of his bandmates with powerful flurries. Allen's touch is reminiscent of Keith Jarrett's at times, such as on her excellent solo on "Love Notes"…

Opeth - In Cauda Venenum (2019) [3CD Extended Edition 2022]

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Opeth - In Cauda Venenum (2019) [3CD Extended Edition 2022]

Opeth - In Cauda Venenum (2019) [3CD Extended Edition 2022]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,04 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 388 MB | Covers - 69 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atomic Fire (AF0060CDB)

After concluding their successful co-headline tour through North America, progressive metal legends Opeth finally release "In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)". This special edition, available on digipack, contains the English and Swedish versions of Opeth’s latest album "In Cauda Venenum" with new illustrations by internationally renowned Travis Smith in the booklet. In addition, there is also a third CD including 3 unreleased bonus tracks, both in English and Swedish…

Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 2007] (Re-up)

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Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 2007] (Re-up)

Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz, Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tiliqua Records (TILAR-5008)

Legendary Japanese jazz guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi formed the New Directions trio in 1969, with Motoharu Yoshizawa on bass and cello and Yoshisaburo Toyozumi on percussion. Their first recordings together were published a year later on the original issue of this wonderful album. Takayanagi was prominent in the Japanese swing and bebop scenes from the 1950s onwards, but found a new lease of life in the uninhibited improv of New Directions, a platform he could use to divorce his playing not only from the conventional harmonics of jazz, but even the shackles of his own instrument, using violin bows and table-top guitars in the style of Keith Rowe…

Panama Limited Jug Band - Panama Limited Jug Band (1969) [Reissue 2006]

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Panama Limited Jug Band - Panama Limited Jug Band (1969) [Reissue 2006]

Panama Limited Jug Band - Panama Limited Jug Band (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 289 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Retro Disc International (RDI 33005)

This late 1969-70 British group (recording at Abbey Road for EMI's progressive Harvest label) manages to sound authentically American on this collection of 1920's & 1930's blues, folk & jug band songs (though an actual jug is played on only a few tunes). They are traditional tunes. When this album failed commercially, two members exited, and the reconstituted group shortened their name to "Panama Limited", started making limited use of electric instruments and started writing original songs influenced by Captain Beefheart.

Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition] (Re-up)

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Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition] (Re-up)

Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 147 MB
Genre: Electronic, House, Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCP-66772)

On Last Night, Moby is as blissfully out of touch with modern club music as he is current. As he explains (of course) in the album's liner notes, he has been in the thick of New York City club culture since the early '80s, and he takes the opportunity here to pay tribute to a number of dance music strains that have fallen in and out of fashion - in a couple cases, they've recently fallen back into fashion - including some angles he hasn't taken in well over a decade. The sturdiest, most appealing tracks tend to be where Moby breaks out with some highly energized combination of rollicking pianos, stabbing keyboards, and random divas, mixing and matching rave, Hi-NRG, and disco: "Everyday It's 1989," "Stars," and "Disco Lies" (featuring a vocalist who is nearly a dead ringer for a young Taylor Dayne) would've had no place on any of the last five Moby albums…

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Just A Closer Walk With Thee (1960) [Reissue 1991]

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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Just A Closer Walk With Thee (1960) [Reissue 1991]

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Just A Closer Walk With Thee (1960) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Blues, Gospel Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Fantasy Records (00025218054126)

Here's Brownie and Sonny's gospel album, recorded in 1957 at Jenny Lind Hall in Oakland, California. Those used to hearing this duo stomp and hoot the blues will be surprised as they tackle material like "What a Beautiful City," "I Shall Not Be Moved," "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray," and Gary Davis' "Get Right Church" in their own inimitable style. But an even bigger surprise comes with the liner notes, penned by major league baseball player Orlando Cepeda! By far the most interesting of all the many recordings this twosome made during their time together.

Peter Mergener & Michael Weisser - Beam-Scape (1984) [Reissue 1990] (Re-up)

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Peter Mergener & Michael Weisser - Beam-Scape (1984) [Reissue 1990] (Re-up)

Peter Mergener & Michael Weisser - Beam-Scape (1984) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 346 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 710.046)

Beam-Scape is the debut album by Michael Weisser and Peter Mergener, made before they officially adopted the group name Software. This album consists of Software's typical '80s influenced progressive new-age electronic. The tracks move very slowly, and progress in the same way: beginning drone, then asequence of arpeggios on keyboard, then a melody played on top with another keyboard, all in the presence of dreamy space sounds throughout.

The John Scofield Quartet - What We Do (1993) (Re-up)

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The John Scofield Quartet - What We Do (1993) (Re-up)

The John Scofield Quartet - What We Do (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 385 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0777 7 99586 2 7)

Guitarist John Scofield contributed all nine originals on this album and teams up with up-and-coming tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Bill Stewart for a set of consistently stimulating music. The interesting blend between Scofield and Lovano, the consistently inventive solos, and the unpredictable material - which falls loosely into the post-bop area but is really unclassifiable - make this a CD worth listening to several times.

La Nuova Era - La Nuova Era (1984) [Reissue 1994]

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La Nuova Era - La Nuova Era (1984) [Reissue 1994]

La Nuova Era - La Nuova Era (1984) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 160 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 76 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mellow Records (MMP 245)

A very distinctive and unique album among progressive Italian releases, the sole self titled LP by La Nuova Era sounds unlike any other and is well deserving of reappraisal. Entirely instrumental except for one short female vocal piece, the album features delicate instrumentation by way of a frequent blending of floating synths over gentle acoustic guitar, drifting ambience and classical piano atmosphere weaving around pulsing icy electronic soundscapes. Try to imagine a slightly darker mix of 70's and 80's Tangerine Dream mixed with a gentle Xian acoustics and you might have a better idea of what to expect. The somewhat murky production gives much of the album a slightly grim and confronting sound, ensuring the Christian elements maintain a very reflective and somber tone. The striking stony grey illustration of a crucifix on the cover is perfectly suited to the soundtrack as well.

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 429 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-6057, SONY A-34910)

Passport To Romance (1956). Come aboard the S.S. Percy Faith for a simulated cruise to the romantic and exotic sites of Europe via Passport to Romance and its 12 orchestral pop instrumentals. Faith, our musical tour guide, leads us through the bright, enticing scenery of the Old World, pointing out tourist attractions with one hand while conducting his orchestra with the other. You'll see the "Heart of Paris," see "The Portuguese Washerwomen" at work, and enjoy a fine "Madeira." Passport to Romance was Faith's first charting album, and made use of the extended format to create a theme of travel in music, which later became a hallmark of 101 Strings albums. Faith's orchestrations are cheerful and varied, evoking sunny days and happy times; the music conjures film images of cafés, gondola rides, and tango dancers…

Goliath - Goliath (1970) [Reissue 2004] (Re-up)

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Goliath - Goliath (1970) [Reissue 2004] (Re-up)

Goliath - Goliath (1970) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Estrella Rockera (ER 42110)

In 1970 members Linda Rothwell (vocals), Malcolm Grundy (guitar), Joseph Rosbotham (woodwinds), John Williamson (bass), Eric Eastman (drums, percussion) released their debut and only album self titled. Scouring the web is nigh impossible for finding information on this band, suffice to say if you like Traffic, Gravy Train or even early Greenslade then Goliath's lighter jazz infected crossover progressive sounds may well work for you. From the UK.

Toots Thielemans + Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Live In The Netherlands (1982)

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Toots Thielemans + Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Live In The Netherlands (1982)

Toots Thielemans - Live In The Netherlands (1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (CD 2308.233)

This rather memorable Pablo recording, his only album as a leader for Norman Granz's label (although he made several notable appearances as a sideman), features the great jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans in a sparse trio with guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels Pedersen. The four main numbers ("Blues in the Closet," "Thriving on a Riff," "Autumn Leaves," and "Someday My Prince Will Come") are pure bebop, and Thielemans' solo guitar rendition of "The Mooche" is also a highlight.

U96 - Replugged (1993)

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U96 - Replugged (1993)

U96 - Replugged (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 167 MB
Genre: Techno, Euro House, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor/Urban (519 148-2)

The Hamburg-based electronic act are best remembered for their huge international hit, ‘Das Boot’, a techno treatment of Klaus Doldinger’s 1981 film theme, which crept into the UK Top 20 in the summer of 1992.
Originally released in 1991, ‘Das Boot’ single was number one in Germany (and other European countries) for several weeks. Their follow-up single, ‘I Wanna Be A Kennedy’, which borrowed heavily from Visage’s ‘Fade To Grey’, was another huge European hit.
U96’s debut album was largely built around the success of ‘Das Boot’, bookended with two versions of the hit track, as well as an attendant third single, ‘Der Kommandant’. The follow-up album, Replugged, released in 1993, was a far more diverse collection, featuring a wider range of electronic and ambient sounds.

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Sun's Gonna Shine [Recorded 1960] (1994)

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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Sun's Gonna Shine [Recorded 1960] (1994)

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Sun's Gonna Shine [Recorded 1960] (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tomato (TOM 9902-2)

These recordings were made in 1960, when Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee were in their prime. That is to say, when they were the most exciting entertainers out there. They were a spirited duo, so perfectly attuned they were like a single musical force, joined in perfect harmony even as their personalities clashed in joyous rivalry. Sonny wild, untamed, his free hand fanning the harmonica while his falsetto cries recalled fieldhollers of long ago. Brownie was more refined, his voice rich and domineering, decrying the unfaithfulness of women, the unkindness of strangers. He’d cast mock anguished looks at the disconcerting exuberance of his friend, then light up the room with a smile…