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Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (1973) [1998, Digitally Remastered] *Re-Up* *New Rip*

Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (1973) [1998, Digitally Remastered]
Pop/Rock, Country | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:15 Min | 445,83 Mb
Label: Festival Records/Warner Music Australia (AU) | Cat.# D35026 (D21035) | Released: 1998 (1973)

"Let Me Be There" is the third studio album album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1973. It consisted of her performances of a collection of 11 cover songs, plus "Let Me Be There", a new song first recorded by Newton-John herself. Outside the United States, it was called "Music Makes My Day" and it was published in the United Kingdom by Pye International, with some different songs, including the noted song "Music Makes My Day" a non-US release. It was produced by Bruce Welch, John Farrar and Alan Hawkshaw.
Tony Bennett - Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues (2001) Repost / New Rip

Tony Bennett - Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 138 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 163 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Blues | RPM Records / Columbia #CK 85833

Tony Bennett's latter-day albums tend to have themes, and this one has two, as indicated by its double-barreled title: It is both a duets album and a blues album. The duet partners include ten singers who range from his recent touring partners Diana Krall and k.d. lang to fellow veterans Ray Charles, B.B. King, and Kay Starr, and younger, but still mature pop stars Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and Billy Joel. All sound happy to be sharing a mic with Bennett. Not surprisingly, the singer's conception of the blues does not extend to the Mississippi Delta or the South Side of Chicago; rather, he is interested in the blues as filtered through the sound of the Swing Era, particularly from around Kansas City, and as interpreted by Tin Pan Alley and show tunes…
Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks (2007) Repost / New Rip

Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions… The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 593 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 188 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 133 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Reprise Records #9362-49998-1

The first American single-disc Stevie Nicks compilation since 1991's Timespace, Reprise's 2007 Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks bests that previous set even if it falls just short of being truly definitive. The problem area lies in the place where it clearly attempts to distinguish itself from its predecessor: the inclusion of Fleetwood Mac songs. Where Timespace never attempted to explore this territory, Crystal Visions does, but with the exception of "Silver Springs," all of the Mac songs are re-recordings – "Dreams" is performed with Deep Dish, there's a live version of "Rhiannon," and a version of "Landslide" performed live with the Melbourne Symphony…
Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble & Choir; Thomas Hengelbrock - Lotti, Zelenka, Bach (2009) [Repost, New Rip]

Antonio Lotti - Jan Dismas Zelenka - Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble & Choir; Thomas Hengelbrock, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # DHM88697-59423 | 01:16:00

Gramophone Awards 2010 Best of Category - Baroque Vocal. "The Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble and Choir perform with full-blooded tension; Hengelbrock makes the fullest possible use of the plangent oboes and pulsating string chords but also ensures that the music-making never loses its focused precision…This is nothing short of revelatory."
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition (1972) {West Germany Target CD} Repost / New Rip

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition (1972) {West Germany Target CD}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 208 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 91 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 45 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Art Rock | Cotillion / Atlantic #19122-2 / 80086-2

Pictures at an Exhibition is a live album by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in November 1971 on Island Records. It is a recording of the band's arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, performed at Newcastle City Hall on 26 March 1971. Emerson wished to arrange the piece after seeing an orchestral performance of it several years before. He bought a copy of the score, and pitched the idea to Lake and Palmer, who agreed to adapt it. Pictures at an Exhibition went to number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and number 10 on the US Billboard 200.
Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2008) {Deluxe Edition} Repost / New Rip

Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2008) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 517 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 218 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Electro-Funk, Blue-Eyed Soul | A&M/Octone Records #0602517767669

It Won't Be Soon Before Long is the second studio album by the American rock band Maroon 5. It was released in May 2007 as the follow-up to their debut album Songs About Jane (2002). The name was inspired by a phrase the band adopted to keep themselves motivated while on their tour. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling around 430,000 copies in its first week and, as of 2011, approximately 5 million copies worldwide. It is the first Maroon 5 studio release to feature drummer Matt Flynn. The band's former drummer, percussionist and background vocalist – Ryan Dusick, who officially left Maroon 5 in 2006 due to serious wrist and shoulder injuries, was credited as the "Musical Director".
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) {2013, Remastered} Repost / New Rip

Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) {2013, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 309 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 34 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Stax Remasters #STX-34334-02

Albert King recorded a lot in the early '60s, including some classic sides, but they never quite hit the mark. They never gained a large audience, nor did they really capture the ferocity of his single-string leads. Then he signed with Stax in 1966 and recorded a number of sessions with the house band, Booker T. & the MG's, and everything just clicked. The MG's gave King supple Southern support, providing an excellent contrast to his tightly wound lead guitar, allowing to him to unleash a torrent of blistering guitar runs that were profoundly influential, not just in blues, but in rock & roll (witness Eric Clapton's unabashed copping of King throughout Cream's Disraeli Gears)…
Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton (1999) Repost / New Rip

Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 515 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock | Reprise Records / Duck Records #9362-47564-2

Clapton Chronicles ignores Eric Clapton's 1983 Reprise debut, Money and Cigarettes (which sounded more like an RSO album, anyway), starting with the pair of Phil Collins-produced mid-'80s albums, Behind the Sun and August. Though these had a pop sheen, they were album rock holdovers. Clapton didn't get the balance between hard rock and commercial gloss right until 1989's Journeyman, whose featured songs – "Before You Accuse Me," "Bad Love," and "Pretending" – form the heart of this compilation. Journeyman was overshadowed by the phenomenal success of "Tears in Heaven" and 1992's Unplugged…
The Allman Brothers Band – Idlewild South (1970) ATCO/SD 33-342 – Original US Presswell Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Allman Brothers Band – Idlewild South
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: ATCO Records/SD 33-342 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Southern-Rock

If you’re going to listen to the Allman Brothers, make sure you have the first four records. The band made The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, At Fillmore East, and three-fourths of Eat a Peach with its original lineup, before Duane Allman’s fatal motorcycle accident in 1971. The Tom Dowd-produced Idlewild South, their second album, comes off with a little less ferocity than their debut — which is perhaps the result of reaching for new sounds the second time around. “Revival,” the album’s opener, introduces Dickey Betts as a composer.
Johnny Frigo With Bucky & John Pizzarelli - Live From Studio A In New York City (1989) Repost / New Rip

Johnny Frigo With Bucky & John Pizzarelli - Live From Studio A In New York City (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 325 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing | Chesky Records #JD1

At the age of 71, Johnny Frigo finally had his debut as a leader on record, with the exception of an obscure effort in 1957. Although he had spent much of his career as a studio bassist, Frigo successfully switched full-time to his first love, the violin, and was immediately considered one of the top swing-based violinists. Joined by both Bucky and John Pizzarelli on guitars, either Ron Carter or Michael Moore on bass, and drummer Butch Miles, Frigo is in wonderful form on 14 standards, including "Pick Yourself Up," "Detour Ahead" (which he had co-written while with the Soft Winds in the late '40s), "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "The Song Is You." This recommended CD launched the Chesky label.