Mike Stuart Span - Timespan [Recorded 1967-1969] (1996)

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Mike Stuart Span - Timespan [Recorded 1967-1969] (1996)

Mike Stuart Span - Timespan [Recorded 1967-1969] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wooden Hill (WHCD003)

Fifteen tracks from 1967-1969 (some from the very end of that span were recorded when the group were known as "Leviathan"). "Children of Tomorrow" and its B-side are the only two of these items that saw official (and very limited) release; the rest are taken from demos and a 1968 session for John Peel on the BBC. While "Children of Tomorrow" is the unquestioned highlight, much of this is pretty fair pop-psych. It takes a more raucous guitar-based approach than many of their psych contemporaries, only faltering when the band occasionally opts for a hard blues/soul approach. If you like British cult bands of the time such as Tomorrow, or are in the market for psychedelia that dips the usual spacy lyrics and full harmonies in guitars that owe a lot to late-'60s Who and Yardbirds, you'll be satisfied with much of what's on tap here.

Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra - 1938-1940 (1996)

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Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra - 1938-1940 (1996)

Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra - 1938-1940 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 200 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Dixieland, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 890)

A superb cornetist with faultless taste who started with Glenn Miller and was featured on Jackie Gleason's Easy Listening albums.
Bobby Hackett's mellow tone and melodic style offered a contrast to the brasher Dixieland-oriented trumpeters. Emphasizing his middle-register and lyricism, Hackett was a flexible soloist who actually sounded little like his main inspiration, Louis Armstrong.

Made In Sweden - Live! At The "Golden Circle" (1970) [Reissue 2002] (Proper)

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Made In Sweden - Live! At The "Golden Circle" (1970) [Reissue 2002] (Proper)

Made In Sweden - Live! At The Golden Circle (1970) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 407 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (016424-2)

Sweden - a country largely politicised during the late sixties - took it's first steps towards creating it's own music and its own cultural language during the late sixties with bands like Hansson & Karlsson, Mecki Mark Men, Lea Riders Group and others. Out of the latter (featuring Bosse Häggström on Bass and Tommy "Slim" Borgudd on drums), Made in Sweden evolved together with Georg "Jojje" Wadenius as a instrumentally talented trio. Recording three studio albums (plus the music for a children's play called "Rengbågslandet" in 1970) and this live album, was definitely enough to showcase their collected talents, until they broke up in 1970, shortly after their brilliant album "Made in England" was released. In 1975, Made in Sweden reformed but with a different line-up only featuring Jojje as an original member. This formation released one album, and then dismantled…

V.A. - attrACTion! (Erotic Music & Erotic Pictures) (1995) (Re-up)

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V.A. - attrACTion! (Erotic Music & Erotic Pictures) (1995) (Re-up)

V.A. - attrACTion! (Erotic Music & Erotic Pictures) (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 280 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers - 111 MB
Genre: New Age, Electronic, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 2250-2)

The idea for this music sampler came from the erotic photography of one of the most important German photographers of the 90s: Günter Blum!
Artists: MegaByte, Software, Win Kowa, Eylin De Winter, Interface and Peter Sefkow.

John Lee Hooker - The Complete '50s Chess Recordings [Recorded 1950-1954] (1998)

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John Lee Hooker - The Complete '50s Chess Recordings [Recorded 1950-1954] (1998)

John Lee Hooker - The Complete '50s Chess Recordings [Recorded 1950-1954] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 385 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 229 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chess/MCA Records (CHD2-9391)

Hooker bounced around between label affiliations like crazy in the 1950s, recording under almost as many fake names as he did labels during that decade. His two lasting record company hookups occurred with Chess in the early 1950s and Vee-Jay later on in the decade. All of Hooker's Chess masters from that decade (he would later record in the '60s for them as well) are here on this two-disc, 31-track collection. Unlike other Chess artists, Hooker did little of his recording in Chicago, preferring to work out of his Detroit home base, where he continued to record for other labels under a variety of pseudonyms. His 1951 Chicago session excepted, the rest of the tracks emanate from Detroit sessions that also saw issuance on the local Gone, H-Q and Fortune labels…

Wilbur Harden - Jazz Way Out (1958) [Reissue 1991]

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Wilbur Harden - Jazz Way Out (1958) [Reissue 1991]

Wilbur Harden - Jazz Way Out (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 178 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 67 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Savoy Jazz (SV-0122)

The presence of John Coltrane on this 1958 Savoy release is its obvious drawing card, but in fact there are impressive contributions from all hands. Leader Wilbur Harden left the jazz scene by the early '60s, which is a pity. He was a player with fresh ideas and an engaging command of his trumpet's and flügelhorn's middle register. The sextet heard on this date performs two Harden compositions and one by the group's trombonist, Curtis Fuller, for a skimpy total running time of 29 minutes. The "way out" reference in the title is misleading. There are traces of exotic Asian and African influences, but they never overpower what is essentially an intelligent, straight-ahead, hard bop date. At the time of this release, Coltrane had been recording as a leader and sideman for Prestige and was on his second tour of duty with Miles Davis, whose group was on the verge of recording Kind of Blue…

Arena - Breakfast in Biarritz (2001)

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Arena - Breakfast in Biarritz (2001)

Arena - Breakfast in Biarritz (2001)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 521 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 196 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verglas Music (VGCD021)

A live album recorded during the "Immortal?" tour by this excellent neo-prog band. Recorded at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, in Holland, Oct. 2000. The performances are very faithful to the original tracks, with little room for enhancement, deviation, or extension.

Lemongrass - Orange (2021)

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Lemongrass - Orange (2021)

Lemongrass - Orange (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 317 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Front cover
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lemongrassmusic

Since debuting his Lemongrass project back in 1997, Roland Voss keeps on evolving and fine-tuning his immense sound cosmos, deftly straddling the worlds of finest Electronica, warm mooded Chillout, stellar Ambient atmospheres and luscious Lounge grooves. His 25th album, simply called “Orange”, is a fluid continuation of his blissful songcraft. A most exquisite, superbly detailed choice of instrumentation and samples is shaping the character of the album most. Already the opener “Gecko Island” clearly sets the tone, weightlessly meandering along ethereal sounds to form a simply beautiful, spot-on tune. While “No Stress” gently guides you with catchy guitars, playful vocal samples and a highly infectious groove, “Streaming” is a smooth Trip-Hop ruled beach trip, which makes your head nodding on its own…

Woody Herman and His Orchestra - 1939 (2000)

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Woody Herman and His Orchestra - 1939 (2000)

Woody Herman and His Orchestra - 1939 (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 168 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1128)

Woody Herman had a breakthrough during the period of time covered by Classics' third Herman CD. The Apr. 12, 1939, session yielded "Woodchopper's Ball," Herman's first hit, and it also featured "Dallas Blues," "Blues Downstairs," and "Blues Upstairs." From then on, Herman's first group would be known as "The Band That Plays the Blues." Other highlights of this enjoyable CD include four titles featuring singer Connie Boswell, the Andrews Sisters guesting on "Begin the Beguine," some vocals by Mary Ann McCall, and the tracks "The Sheik of Araby" and "Farewell Blues." Despite the lack of any major soloists (beyond the leader), things were definitely looking up by August 1939 for Herman.

Frank Borell - Listen to the Distance (2021)

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Frank Borell - Listen to the Distance (2021)

Frank Borell - Listen to the Distance (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 562 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 213 MB | Front cover
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Maretimo Records

Frank Borell is one of the well known chill german producers and famous and popular for his mystic chillsound. His projects "Frank Borell, Dreamscape, Mahoroba and Airstream" has become cult status at compilations like Dubai Chill Lounge, Ibiza chill Session, Lounge del Mare, Island of chill and many more. Frank Borell sounds are moving in the area of the soundscapes of Ambient, the world of Chillout to the smooth transition of Lounge-Sounds.

The Move - Move (1968) [2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition 2007]

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The Move - Move (1968) [2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition 2007]

The Move - Move (1968) [2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 488 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 216 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Salvo (SALVODCD207)

There's a good reason why the Move's eponymous 1968 debut album sounds like the work of two or three different bands - actually, befitting a band with multiple lead singers, there's more than one reason. First, there's that lead singer conundrum. Carl Wayne was the group's frontman, but Roy Wood wrote the band's original tunes and sometimes took the lead, and when the group covered a rock & roll class, they could have rhythm guitarist Trevor Burton sing (as they did on Eddie Cochran's "Weekend") or drummer Bev Bevan (as they did on the Coasters' "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart"). Such ever-changing leads can lend excitement but it can also lend confusion, especially when the group enthusiastically mixes up Who-inspired art pop with three-chord rock & roll oldies and more than a hint of British eccentricity…

V.A. - Simply Jazz After Dark [4CD Box Set] (2014)

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V.A. - Simply Jazz After Dark [4CD Box Set] (2014)

V.A. - Simply Jazz After Dark [4CD Box Set] (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,44 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 704 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Union Square Music (SIMPLYCD125)

When the hour is late, but life goes on, the chilled-out grooves of Simply Jazz After Dark ease you into the wee small hours. This meticulously selected 4CD collection of jazz legends in a mellow mood will take the edge off the day and soothe the soul. Includes informative liner notes on all tracks and artists featured.
Count Basie, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley, Donald Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald, Lee Morgan and many more.

Tempus Fugit - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (1997-2008)

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Tempus Fugit - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (1997-2008)

Tempus Fugit - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (1997-2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,22 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 427 MB | Covers - 75 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Masque Records, Rock Symphony

From the start (with their 1997 studio album) it was obvious that the band decided to keep alive the spirit of the 70s, with a relatively strong Yes, Camel and Marillion influence, but a unique touch that only Brazilian bands can provide, the album was well received in the States but became really accepted in Continental Europe and specially in Japan, where they became some sort of minor icons.
With the same formation plus two guests (Marco Aurêh - flute on "O Dom de Voar" and Fernando Sierpe - vocals on "Discover"), the band releases their second album called "The Dawn After the Storm" (1999), and this time they hit the nail right in the head. If their debut was solid, this time they surpassed the expectations and gave us one of the best Brazilian albums full of lush keyboards and fresh ideas…

Tangerine Dream - Atlantic Walls [Recorded 1988-1997] (1998)

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Tangerine Dream - Atlantic Walls [Recorded 1988-1997] (1998)

Tangerine Dream - Atlantic Walls [Recorded 1988-1997] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 468 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers included
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School, New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: TDI Music (TDI CD003)

One of the first CDs released by TD's own label TDI in summer 1998 were the compilations Atlantic Bridges and Atlantic Walls, both featuring well-known material of the decade from 1988 to 1997. Atlantic Walls includes tracks from the following albums: "Optical Race" (1988), "Lily On The Beach" (1989), "Melrose" (1990), "Rockoon" (1992), "Turn Of The Tides" (1994), "Tyranny Of Beauty" (1995), "The Dream Mixes" (1995), "TimeSquare" (1997).

Sonny Boy Williamson II - His Best [Recorded 1955-1964] (2001)

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Sonny Boy Williamson II - His Best [Recorded 1955-1964] (2001)

Sonny Boy Williamson II - His Best [Recorded 1955-1964] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chess/MCA Records (1125492)

While some hardliners will point to his early 1950s Trumpet recordings as his most undiluted work, Sonny Boy's tenure at Chess Records was his longest and most successful and therefore deserves first look for the novice coming to this remarkable bluesman at ground level. This 20-track collection takes 17 tracks from the excellent two-disc Essential Sonny Boy Williamson collection and adds "Sad To Be Alone," "My Younger Days" and an alternate session-second version of "One Way Out" with Buddy Guy on guitar (yes, this is the version that the Allman Brothers used as the blueprint for their cover version) to the final mix. This is another entry into MCA's Chess 50th Anniversary Series and the digital transfers here are exemplary, making this an automatic audio upgrade for those who already have this material in their collection.