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Jethro Tull - Live At Madison Square Garden 1978 (Digital Remaster)

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The latest release from the mighty Tull. Their new one is DVD/CD of a showcase gig that was broadcast simultaneously to the UK. Unfortunately, no one thought to record the video when the band wasn't being broadcast to the UK, So the DVD starts with a pile of stills?! This is the CD version, giving the full concert.

This musical release from the progressive rock group Jethro Tull captures a live performance, recorded on October 9th, 1978. Some of the tracks featured in the concert include Sweet Dream, Songs from the Wood, Aqualung, and more...C. Albertson

I bought this off of a UK site, worrying that the US would be ignored with this release. However you get it, just GET IT. If you're a Tull fan, you'll want this. The DVD is the complete 95 minute concert with only 50 minutes in video form and the rest of the show with photographs from the concert while the songs play live. The CD is a 78 minute version of the concert. Here's hoping Jethro Tull release more vintage footage in the near future...M. Kravitz

Jethro Tull - Live At Madison Square Garden 1978 (Digital Remaster 2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 180 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist.

01. Sweet Dream 6:52
02. One Brown Mouse 3:24
03. Heavy Horses 7:22
04. Thick As A Brick 11:23
05. No Lullaby (Including Flute Solo) 9:00
06. Songs From The Wood 4:54
07. Quatrain 0:41
08. Aqualung 8:04
09. Locomotive Breath (Including Dambusters March) 15:40
10. Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll 4:17
11. My God/Cross Eyed Mary 6:59

31.10.2009. u 18:16 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

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U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

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Like The Joshua Tree before it, "The Unforgettable Fire" is given a lavish multimedia overhaul in its deluxe reissue treatment, with the fanciest edition containing a bonus CD plus a bonus DVD, and the simplest just containing the CD. That second CD rounds up all of the stray, mid-'80s tracks from U2, most notably all of the Wide Awake in America EP (strangely, the studio cuts "Love Comes Tumbling" and "The Three Sunrises" are swapped in the running order) and two previously unreleased tracks -- the moody "Disappearing Act," and the instrumental "Yoshino Blossom" -- that both feel like incomplete outtakes. In addition to an alternate, extended, single version of "Pride (In the Name of Love)," the disc contains all of the "Pride" B-sides from all the various territories -- the OK "Boomerang I" and "Boomerang II," long versions of "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" and "4th of July" -- along with the two B-sides from "The Unforgettable Fire" ("Bass Trap," "Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come"), the NME vinyl promo of "Wire (Celtic Dub Mix)," and a Kevorkian remix of that track, and finally a Daniel Lanois version of "A Sort of Homecoming." Apart from Wide Awake, almost all of this material emphasizes how U2 was growing in the studio and finding meaning within that -- compare how the Lanois mix of "Homecoming" is built on percolating worldbeat and changes the feel of the record -- and while that might not result in many unheard songs, it does foster an increased appreciation for the group's growth on Unforgettable Fire...S. Thomas

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984) (Deluxe Editi 2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 257 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

CD1:

01 A Sort of Homecoming 5:28
02 Pride (In the Name of Love) 3:50
03 Wire 4:19
04 The Unforgettable Fire 4:55
05 Promenade 2:35
06 4th of July 2:16
07 Bad 6:08
08 Indian Summer Sky 4:19
09 Elvis Presley and America 6:22
10 MLK 2:33

CD 2

01 Disappearing Act 4:34
02 A Sort of Homecoming Live 4:06
03 Bad Live 7:59
04 Love Comes Tumbling 4:52
05 The Three Sunrises 3:52
06 Yoshino Blossom 3:39
07 Wire Kevorkian Remix 5:12
08 Boomerang I 2:48
09 Pride (In the Name of Love) Single Version 4:42
10 A Sort of Homecoming Remix 3:17
11 11 O'Clock Tick Tock Remix 4:13
12 Wire Celtic Dub Mix 4:35
13 Bass Trap 5:15
14 Boomerang II 4:50
15 4th of July 2:26
16 Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come 3:14

30.10.2009. u 22:17 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

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Procol Harum - Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972) (Digipak)

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the British band's 1972 live album recorded with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Stylish packaging includes 20-page booklet, rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia plus extensive sleevenotes by Procol expert and respected author Patrick Humphries with contributions from band members. Eight tracks. Salvo.

This whole album was an afterthought -- Procol Harum had been invited to play a concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Da Camera Singers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in August of 1971, at the tail-end of their last tour with Robin Trower in the lineup. Amid all of the preparation -- including the writing of new orchestral arrangements by Gary Brooker and with a new lead guitarist, Dave Ball, just joining the lineup -- Brooker decided that it might be a good idea to preserve a professionally made tape of the show and sested that A&M Records, to which they were signed, might want to record the performance; the label agreed with just a week to go until the concert. Even "Conquistador," the song on which the resulting album's commercial success was built, was added at the last minute, with no time for the orchestra to rehearse the arrangement that Brooker wrote on the flight from England. They did it cold, opening the concert, and the eventual album featured a performance -- highlighted by the orchestra's brass in a Spanish mode, running scales on the strings, and B.J. Wilson's powerful drumming -- helped loft the single to number 16 in America. The group's second-biggest hit record (after "A Whiter Shade of Pale"), in turn, helped lift the album into the American Top Five. Ironically, the success of the LP also left Procol Harum's image slightly askew, with the presence of the orchestra and choir and the selection of songs, from the most ambitious part of the band's repertory, all combining to present the group as more of a progressive rock act than they actually were. "Conquistador" was the most accessible song on the album, and nothing else here matches it for sheer, bracing excitement, but the rest -- especially "Whaling Stories" and "A Salty Dog" and the multi-part "In Held 'Twas I" -- were all opened up by the vast canvas provided by the orchestra, and the group didn't wimp out in their own performance; Wilson, Ball, Brooker, and company all played hard and heavy where the songs required it. [Note: Long out of print on CD, Procol Harum Live: In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra & the Da Camera Singers was finally reissued in August of 2002 by Repertoire Records in a newly annotated edition with one bonus track, "Luskus Delph," which was recorded at the same show and only ever issued on vinyl as a U.K. single B-side.]...B. Eder

Procol Harum - Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972) (Digipak 2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 121 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01 Conquistador 5:02
02 Whaling Stories 7:41
03 A Salty Dog 5:34
04 All This and More 4:22
05 In Held Twas in 19:08
06 Luskus Delph (B-Side) 3:38
07 Simple Sister (from the Rehearsal) 3:21
08 Shine on Brightly (from the Rehearsal) 4:05

29.10.2009. u 21:03 • 9 KomentaraPrint#

Rod Stewart - The Story So Far: The Very Best of (2001)

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The irony of calling this two-disc Rod Stewart collection The Story So Far is that it only tells part of the story, and leaves off the one song, 1971's magnificent "Every Picture Tells a Story" from the album of the same name, that would have given this anthology's title some real credence. Oh, "Maggie Mae" is here, as it should be, but the version of Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe" that comes at the end of disc two is an inferior late period re-recording. Most of what you get is the disco and post-disco Stewart when he was well past his sell-by date, and while his Sam Cooke phrasing and rough as sandpaper voice were still well intact during this middle period, one gets the nagging feeling that he was mostly going through the motions, no matter how many of his recordings hit the pop charts. It's the artistic difference between "Maggie Mae" and "Hot Legs." The former feels like a real portrait based on real emotions while the latter feels like a cheap Madison Avenue jingle for women's stockings. One wonders if Stewart can really tell the difference anymore. He knows how to pick a good song to cover, like his version here of Tom Waits' "Downtown Train," and he had a hit with the song, but it doesn't even come close to carrying the emotional power of Waits' original. It could have, and should have, given Stewart's undeniably effective voice, but he coasted on "Downtown Train," and anyone who has heard Waits' version knew it in an instant. This anthology will probably suffice for the casual listener who came to know Stewart during the MTV era, and that's fine, it delivers the hits and touches on Stewart's recent guise as a cultural balladeer, but it doesn't really tell anything close to the whole story. This is a gifted singer who did wonderful work with the Faces and Jeff Beck, and began his solo career in brilliant fashion, and little of that is here. You do get "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?," though, and the distance between that song and "Maggie Mae" is where the real story falls...Steve Leggett

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size ca.: 355 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1: A Night Out

01. Maggie May 5.46
02. Baby Jane 4.43
03. Some Guys Have All The Luck 4.33
04. Young Turks 5.04
05. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? 5.31
06. What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So In Love With You) 4.19
07. Hot Legs 5.15
08. You Wear It Well 5.01
09. Rhythm Of My Heart 4.13
10. Downtown Train 4.39
11. The Motown Song 3.58
12. This Old Heart Of Mine 4.11
13. Tonight I'm Yours 4.12
14. Ooh La La 4.15
15. I Can't Deny It 3.44
16. It Takes Two 4.12
17. Stay With Me (Faces) 4.37

Total time: 78' 22"

CD 2: A Night In

01. Sailing 4.38
02. I Don't Want To Talk About It 4.49
03. Have I Told You Lately 3.59
04. The First Cut Is The Deepest 4.31
05. You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) 4.30
06. All For Love 4.42
07. Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) 3.56
08. Every Beat Of My Heart 5.21
09. Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda) 6.12
10. Don't Come Around Here 3.50
11. The Killing Of Georgie (Part I And II) 6.29
12. Love Touch 4.03
13. I Was Only Joking 6.07
14. Ruby Tuesday 4.05
15. In A Broken Dream 3.40
16. Reason To Believe (Unpled) 3.53
17. In My Life 1.58

29.10.2009. u 20:06 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Good Earth (1974) (Remaster Edit 2004)

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Another piece of topical hard rock from Manfred Mann's Earth Band and, as before, listenable even to those without a serious bone in their bodies, by virtue of the playing. Moving between hard rock and British blues influences (with a special debt to Cream on the opening cut, "Give Me the Good Earth") and progressive rock, the quartet cuts a mean swathe across the sonic landscape, between Mick Rogers' soaring guitar solos and Manfred Mann's inimitable synthesizer work. Some of the less ambitious cuts, such as "I'll Be Gone," are relatively dispensable, but when these guys start reaching, as onmore… "Earth Hymn," that's when their best musical instincts take hold, and the results are always worth hearing. There's stuff here that King Crimson or Be Bop Deluxe wouldn't have been ashamed to have had on any of their albums; indeed, the instrumental "Sky High" is worth the price of admission by itself as a showcase for the talents of all four players as both hard rock musicians and an art rock ensemble. They even manage to work in elements of folk-rock, and its attendant lyricism, on the album, by way of the Christopher Logue-based "Be Not Too Hard" (which was also recorded, in a different adaptation, by Joan Baez about seven years earlier). And "Earth Hymn, Pt. 2" closes out the album in grand style, once again pushing the band to the edge of their unique brand of progressive/hard rock...Rainer Zuphall

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size ca.: 112 MB
Genre : Progressive Rock
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Tracklist:

01. Give Me The Good Earth 8.31
02. Launching Place 5.52
03. I'll Be Gone 3.42
04. Earth Hymn 6.19
05. Sky High 5.15
06. Be Not Too Hard 4.12
07. Earth Hymn Part 2 4.18
08. Be Not Too Hard (Single Edit) 3.39
09. I'll Be Gone (Single Edit) 3.28
10. Earth Hymn Part 2a (Single Edit) 4.13

29.10.2009. u 20:02 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

Lou Reed - Power and Glory: Live (1992)

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Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size ca.: 195 MB
Genre : Rock
Cover: Front

Tracklist:

CD 1

01 - Sweet Jane 4:56
02 - What's Good 3:44
03 - Magician 7:27
04 - Sword Of Damocles 5:52
05 - Warrior King 5:30
06 - Power And Glory 4:38
07 - Romeo Had Juliette 3:57
08 - Tell It To Your Heart 4:59

CD 2

01 - Magic And Loss 8:14
02 - Walk On The Wild Side 6:02
03 - Harry's Circumcision 5:06
04 - There Is No Time 3.58
05 - Strawman 5:18
06 - Dirty Blvd. 6:09
07 - Vicious 4:18
08 - Satellite Of Love 5:04

29.10.2009. u 19:57 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love: The Very Best of (2001)

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Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size ca.:180 MB
Genre : Reggae
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Tracklist

01. Stir It Up 3:36
02. Get Up, Stand Up 3:17
03. I Shot The Sheriff 3:52
04. Lively Up Yourself 5:10
05. No Woman No Cry 7:08
06. Roots, Rock, Reggae 3:37
07. Exodus 4:29
08. Jamming 3:35
09. Waiting In Vain 4:11
10. Three Little Birds 3:00
11. Turn Your Lights Down Low 3:39
12. One Love / People Get Ready 2:52
13. Is This Love 3:52
14. Sun Is Shining 4:57
15. So Much Trouble In The World 4:00
16. Could You Be Loved 3:55
17. Redemption Song 3:37
18. Buffalo Soldier 2:44
19. Iron Lion Zion 3:09
20. I Know A Place 3:19

29.10.2009. u 19:53 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

Barclay James Harvest - Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974) (14-track Remaster 2003)

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2003 remastered reissue of the British progressive rock act's 1974 album includes 5 bonus tracks, 'Child Of The Universe' (US Single Version), 'The Great 1974 Mining Disaster' (Original Mix - Previously Unreleased), 'Maestoso (A Hymn In The Roof Of The World)' (Recorded at Olymopic Studios, London in March 1974), 'Negative Earth' (Original Mix - Previously Unreleased) & 'Child Of The Universe' (Remake For Planned US Single). Features 14 tracks in all & a 16-page booklet.

The group's first album for Polydor is several steps above their EMI work. Most of the psychedelic-era influences are softened here and broadened, and transmuted into something heavier and more serious, even as the Beatle-esque harmonies remain intact. The guitars sound real heavy, almost larger than life here, while the swelling Mellotron and synthesizer sounds give the music the feel of an orchestra. The group had also mastered by this time the Pink Floyd technique of playing pretty tunes really slowly, which made them sound incredibly profound (it's actually a technique that goes back, in different forms, to Gustav Mahler and Anton Bruckner). John Lees gives superb, virtuoso performances on lead guitar on "Paper Wings" and "For No One." Les Holroyd's gorgeous "Poor Boy Blues" sounded more like Crosby, Stills & Nash than CSN did in those days, and is almost worth the price of the CD. (British import). Everyone Is Everybody Else was reissued in 2003 with five bonus cuts... Bruce Eder

If you never buy another hippie album buy this one. The extra tracks are a bonus but the album is it stood was as near perfection as it gets.
'Everyone is everybody else' was the pirate Radio Caroline's signoff tune in the early 70's. It was as clear and concise an anthem of 1960's rebellion as anyone achieved, including John Lennon. When one relistens to these kinds of albums one expects some embarassment. Here there is none. I expect the band would not change a single line in any song. The guitar is as beautiful now as it was 30 years ago. It was BJH's misfortune to be a little too intellectual for the Anglo-Saxon market. Their popularity was in mainland Europe. But if Nick Drake can be recognised after 30 years, there is hope that BJH will finally get the recognition they so richly deserved...Tim o' Halorion

Codec: mp3 / flac
Size: 141/374 MB
Genre : Progressive Rock
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Tracklist:

01. Child of the Universe 5:06
02. Negative Earth 5:33
03. Paper Wings 4:18
04. The Great 1974 Mining Disaster 4:45
05. Crazy City 4:07
06. See Me See You 4:36
07. Poor Boy Blues 3:04
08. Mill Boys 2:47
09. For No One 5:11
10. Child of the Universe (Bonus) US Single Version 2:54
11. The Great 1974 Mining Disaster - prev. unreleased (Bonus) 4:50
12. Maestoso (A Hymn in the Roof of the World) (Bonus) 5:30
13. Negative Earth - prev. unreleased (Bonus) 5:37
14. Child of the Universe (Bonus) Remake for Planned Us Single 3:36

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29.10.2009. u 19:45 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

Pearls Before Swine - The Use Of Ashes 1970 (2004)

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Their fourth album (second for Warner/Reprise) released in 1970 continued the tradition of psychedelic dreamy poetic musing and added a small orchestra of strings to add a classical feel. The album features songs written by Tom Rapp whilst living in Holland including the superb "The Jeweler". Subversive, tender, moving, goofy, maddening, and profound PBS and Tom Rapp created some of the best and timeless musical poetry of the '60's and '70's.

For their second Reprise Records outing, Pearls Before Swine worked primarily with Nashville-based musicians, including a small orchestra who provide a stately feel to the highly intimate nature of the material. According to Tom Rapp's comments in the liner booklet accompanying the Jewels Were the Stars (2003) box , the songs were written while he and his wife were living in the Netherlands, which Rapp said contributed significantly to the air of romanticism throughout. "Jeweller" opens the album with an exquisite tale that exemplifies Rapp's remarkable abilities to draw upon disparate metaphors such as shining coins and worshiping God, both involving the Use of Ashes -- hence the title. The rural mood created by the notable Music City USA stalwarts effortlessly fuses with David Briggs' baroque-flavored harpsichord on the delicate "From the Movie of the Same Name," featuring Rapp and spouse Elisabeth on non-verbal vocalizations as they "da-da-da" the melody. Although "Rocket Man" predates the Elton John cut by a couple of years, Bernie Taupin cites it as his inspiration for the lyrics behind John's 1972 Top Ten hit. The words are credited as having been influenced by a Ray Bradbury novella that dealt with the universal emotion of loss. Again, Briggs' keyboard runs relate the story with subdued refinement. By contrast, "God Save the Child" is one of the more amplified inclusions, making good use of session heavies Kenneth A. Buttrey (drums) and Charlie McCoy (guitar), especially when placed against the restrained string section. Another sonic texture in the tapestry is the jazzy "Tell Me Why," shimmering with an uncredited vibraphone lead gliding beneath Rapp's whimsical lines. These tracks are offset by the noir "When the War Began," the ethereal love song "Margery," and the mid-tempo retelling of the "Riegal," a ship whose 4,000 inhabitants perished during World War II. Rapp's juxtaposition of stark imagery reveals that while Pearls Before Swine might not have continued the bombastic direction set about on their earlier protest works "Uncle John" or "Drop Out," they maintained social and political relevance. In 2003 Use of Ashes (1970) was issued on compact disc as part of the aforementioned Jewels Were the Stars compendium, anthologizing the band's Reprise Records output...L. Planer

Codec: flac
Size ca.: 165 MB
Genre : Psychedelic Folk Rock
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Tracklist

01 The Jeweler 2:48
02 From the Movie of the Same Name 2:21
03 Rocket Man 3:06
04 God Save the Child 3:08
05 Song About a Rose 2:21
06 Tell Me Why 3:43
07 Margery 3:03
08 The Old Man 3:16
09 Riegal 3:13
10 When the War Began 5:07

29.10.2009. u 19:42 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

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Procol Harum – Home (1970) (18-track Remaster 1999)

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Reissue of the hit British rocker's 1970 album for A&M. Contains all nine of the original cuts, plus nine bonus tracks, 'Rockin' Warm-Up/ Go Go Go (Move On Down The Line)', 'The Dead Man's Dream' (Take 7), 'Procol Have A Laugh...', 'Still There'll Be More' (Instrumental Take 3), 'About To Die' (Instrumental Takes 1 & 2), 'Barnyard Story' (Take 4 Remix), 'Piggy Pig Pig' (Take 2 Remix), 'Your Own Choice' (Take 14 Remix) and 'Whaling Stories' (Take 2). 18 tracks total, all in stereo. 1999 release.

The fourth album by Procol Harum was released as the band was in the midst of a significant shift. With the departure of organist Matthew Fisher, guitarist Robin Trower stepped more to the fore. The two-keyboard approach was still being utilized, with singer Gary Brooker's piano being joined on some selections by the organ playing of multi-instrumentalist Chris Copping. However, the stately grandeur that had been previously applied with grace and subtlety gave way to a band that rocked much harder.
HOME is the work of a changed but still very compelling Procol Harum. Just compare this album's opening track, "Whiskey Train", to title-track opener onthe band's previous album, A SALTY DOG. Orchestral epics largely give way to bluesy riffing, but as the album rolls along the familiar characteristic strains, both sonic and lyrical, offer a full dose of Procol Harum's dark and symphonic sensibilities.

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 177 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01 Whisky Train 4:31
02 The Dead Man's Dream 4:46
03 Still There'll Be More 4:53
04 Nothing That I Didn't Know 3:36
05 About to Die 3:36
06 Barnyard Story 2:46
07 Piggy Pig Pig 4:48
08 Whaling Stories 7:06
09 Your Own Choice 3:14
10 Rockin' Warm-Up/Go Go Go (Move on Down the Line)
11 The Dead Man's Dream (Take 7)
12 Procol Have a Laugh...
13 Still There'll Be More (Instrumental Take 3)
14 About to Die (Instrumental Takes 1 & 2)
15 Barnyard Story (Take 4 Remix)
16 Piggy Pig Pig (Take 2 Remix)
17 Your Own Choice (Take 14 Remix)
18 Whaling Stories (Take 2)

28.10.2009. u 14:58 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Concert (1980) (Remaster Edit 2006)

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"The Concert" has taken some hits through the years, but it is actually a really fine live album, featuring several of the group's best songs in tough, muscular renditions.The sound is good, the songs are great, and there are virtually no weak moments here. Some of the band's lesser-known album tracks, like "The Midnight Special", "Tombstone Shadow" and the spiritual-slash-rockabilly tune "Don't Look Now", are particularly enjoyable in this live setting, but the single hits work very well also, including "Proud Mary" and "Green River"...Rudy Rathlos

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size ca.: 110 MB
Genre : Swamp rock, Roots rock
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Tracklist:

01. Born On The Bayou 5.15
02. Green River 3.00
03. Tombstone Shadow 4.06
04. Don't Look Now 2.26
05. Travelin' Band 2.18
06. Who'll Stop The Rain 2.32
07. Bad Moon Rising 2.17
08. Proud Mary 3.31
09. Fortunate Son 2.24
10. Commotion 2.36
11. The Midnight Special 3.48
12. Night Time Is The Right Time 3.30
13. Down On The Corner 2.44
14. Keep On Chooglin' 9.12

28.10.2009. u 14:53 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

Marillion - Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) (Live) (1988)

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As a farewell present for fans, the double CD live collection of The Thieving Magpie is perhaps the closest to a Fish-era Marillion concert you'll ever be. This is the band during their heyday (at least in their peak album selling years) just as Fish was about to leave (or be dismissed, depending on who you ask). Here's a band known for its proximity to fans back when they performed to packed arenas. It is, without a doubt, a testament to a great band who, after releasing this album, went in two different directions with two very different results. The two CDs are divided into a full live version of Misplaced Childhood (the band's greates achievement) and a collection of tracks from their three other albums. The results can also be divided into two groups: awesome and lacking. Being able to enjoy Misplaced Childhood in its enterity is a true gift that the lads gave to us fans. This is one of those classic albums that transcends time and taste, and that should be around forever. It is also proof of the band's musical talents, both as composers and as performers. This is a 42+ minute track if you think about it! The first disc starts off with an intro of Rossini's 'La Gazza Ladra' that segues into one of the bands best loved tracks, Slainte Mhath and then visits a varied collection of hits that are taken from different concerts. This disc could have been somewhat better, not because of the quality of the tracks presented, but because of the tracks missing from it. Granted, the band had already released Real to Reel and Brief Encounter, so a few of the better known pieces of Marillion's music was already out in live versions, but still, a better way to say goodbye and thanks to the fans would have been to include Forgotten sons, Assassing, Garden Party and/or Market Square Heroes.
Still, this is an album that should be owned not only by Marillion fans, but also by every and anyone who loves great music...Rodrigo Llamozas

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size ca.: 258 MB
Genre : Art Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1

01. Intro-La Gazza Ladra 2.46
02. Slainte Mnath 4.50
03. He Knows You Know 5.13
04. Chelsea Monday 8.01
05. Freaks 4.06
06. Jigsaw 6.24
07. Punch & Judy 3.23
08. Sugar Mice 6.03
09. Fugazi 8.39
10. Script For Jester's Tear 8.46
11. Incommunicado 5.23
12. White Russian 6.14

CD 2

01. Pseudo Silk Kimono 2.19
02. Kayleigh 3.52
03. Lavender 2.27
04. Bitter Suite 7.38
05. Heart Of Lothian 5.13
06. Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) 2.17
07. Lords Of The Backstage 6.08
08. Blind Curve 5.35
09. Childhoods End? 2.48
10. White Feather 4.23

28.10.2009. u 14:48 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

Jethro Tull - This Was(1968)

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2008 two CD 40th Anniversary collector's edition of Jethro Tull debut album. Disc One contains the mono version of the album, which has never been available on CD, plus nine BBC tracks from sessions which relate to the album. Disc Two features a new stereo mix of the album plus four bonus tracks from rare early singles: 'Sunshine Day', 'Song For John Gee', 'Love Story' and 'Christmas Song'. This Was originally reached #10 in the UK charts, partly thanks to great airplay from BBC Radio DJ John Peel. ---------------------------------------------- 40 years on from its original release Jethro Tull’s début album is a varied affair that demonstrated the band’s combination of folk, jazz, blues and hard rock although in a more fractured way than the later releases. The elements that would create the high selling albums that followed were in place - the unique combinations not quite as effective as they would become. Early examples of what would evolve into the trademark sound are evident in places though, most notably on “Beggars Farm” where the flute, multiple time changes and psyche-rock tendencies merge effectively, and also on the unconventional vocal on “A Song For Jeffrey“, a track selected for single release. Elsewhere though, thanks to the presence of blues purist Mick Abrahams on guitar there are more head-on blues based songs that would even encourage their record company to try to get Anderson to lay down his flute for good. “Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine” is a superb loose harmonica driven piece, “It’s Breaking Me Up” another slice of blues based rock not instantly recognisable as Tull and the loud driving rock of “Cat’s Squirrel” places Tull at that point as firm contemporaries of The Jeff Beck Group and Led Zeppelin, all following groundwork laid by The Yardbirds. “Move On Alone” and opening track “My Sunday Feeling” are both instantly placed as sixties efforts, the former almost Kinks-like in its British-ness, the latter now somewhat dated. Quite a reliance on instrumentals too place this work as from a band not yet confident in the lyricism that would mark their greater work. “Serenade To A Cuckoo” is a strange piece, occasionally sounding like incidental music from The Pink Panther, “Dharma For One” more upbeat yet blighted by a drum solo and “Round” a short and gentle flute fronted piece that closes the album.
The sound then of a band finding its way, searching for its sound but all in all still a surprisingly good listen. The absence of tracks overplayed on rock radio perhaps helping keep attention on discovering gems within the work.
The plethora of bonus tracks that accompany the release is impressive too. Disc one adds no less nine takes from the annoyingly elusive BBC archive. Six are repeats of songs from the album although the tremendously energetic version of “My Sunday Feeling” and a more guitar dominated, earthier take on “Cat’s Squirrel“, showcasing guitarist Mick Abrahams’ apparent talents are both impressive. “So Much Trouble” is another superb example of a route Tull may have taken as a blues-based rock band if Ian Anderson had surrendered his vision and Abrahams not gelt fit to take his to Blodwyn Pig. The second disc of the remastered set offers a new stereo mix that reproduces not just the album in full but also visits a couple of non-album singles, “Love Story” and “Christmas Song” both released as A side’s in 1968. “Love Story” already appears on the a side in BBC Session guise and appears once more as one of four final mono recordings that also revisit “Christmas Song” in its original flavour as well as early ‘68 single “Sunshine Day” and “Song For Jeffrey” flipside “One For John Gee“. A thorough and well packaged set that demonstrates the difference in sound between Jethro Tull as they started out and the sound they would find significant success with. Including some excellent blues based work this release should possibly reignite interest in Abrahams almost as much as it will in Jethro Tull, who are currently embarking on a big UK tour to celebrate this notable anniversary.
Highlight: Cat’s Squirrel...Manfred Mandel

Jethro Tull - This Was(1968) (40th Anniversary 2CD Remaster Edit)

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Size ca.: 290 MB
Genre : Progressive Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1

01. My Sunday Feeling 3.43
02. Some Day The Sun Won't Shine 2.49
03. Beggar's Farm 4.23
04. Move On Alone 2.00
05. Serenade To A Cuckoo 6.07
06. Dharma For One 4.13
07. It's Breaking Me Up 5.01
08. Cat's Squirrel 5.40
09. A Song For Jeffrey 3.26
10. Round 0.59
11. So Much Trouble 3.19
12. My Sunday Feeling 3.49
13. Serenade To A Cuckoo 3.37
14. Cat's Squirrel 4.38
15. A Song For Jeffrey 3.13
16. Love Story 3.04
17. Stormy Monday 4.09
18. Beggars Farm 3.22
19. Dharma For One 3.46

CD 2

01. My Sunday Feeling 3.42
02. Some Day The Sun Won't Shine 2.47
03. Beggars Farm 4.21
04. Move On Alone 1.57
05. Serenade To A Cuckoo 6.05
06. Dharma For One 4.13
07. It's Breaking Me Up 5.03
08. Cat's Squirrel 5.39
09. A Song For Jeffrey 3.23
10. Round 1.00
11. Love Story 3.05
12. Christmas Song 3.13
13. Sunshine Day 2.26
14. One For John Gee 2.05
15. Love Story 3.05
16. Christmas Song 3.05

28.10.2009. u 14:42 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

The Byrds - Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde (1969) (Remaster Edit 1997)

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Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, and Kevin Kelley all left the Byrds in wake of the release of Sweetheart of the Rodeo, leaving Roger McGuinn to assemble a new band from scratch. Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde, the first album with McGuinn as unquestioned leader (and sole founding member), was an interesting but uneven set that saw him attempting to bring together the psych-tinged rock of the group's early period with the pure country that Parsons had brought to Sweetheart. The new lineup on this album was as strong as any the band would ever have, with guitarist Clarence White sounding revelatory whenever he opens up, and Gene Parsons and John York comprising a strong and sympathetic rhythm section. But while everyone on board was a great musician, they don't always sound like a band just yet, and the strain to come up with new material seems to have let them down; McGuinn contributes a few strong originals (especially "King Apathy III" and "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man," the latter written with Parsons before his departure from the group), but the two songs he penned for the movie Candy are just short of disastrous, and the closing medley of "My Back Pages" and "Baby What You Want Me to Do" sounds like padding. Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde proved there was still life left in the Byrds, but also sested that they hadn't gotten back to full speed yet... Mark Deming

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Size: 118 MB
Genre : Folk, Rock, Psychedelic Rock
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Tracklist:

01. This Wheel's on Fire 4:44
02. Old Blue 3:21
03. Your Gentle Way of Loving Me 2:35
04. Child of the Universe 3:15
05. Nashville West 2:28
06. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man 3:53
07. King Apathy III 3:00
08. Candy 3:38
09. Bad Night at the Whiskey 3:23
10. Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues 4:08
11. Stanley's Song (Bonus3) :12
12. Lay Lady Lay (Bonus Alternate Version) 3:18
13. This Wheel's on (Bonus previously unreleased) 3:53
14. My Back Pages/B.J. Blues (Bonus Alternate Take) 4:18
15. Nashville West (Bonus Alternate Version) 2:04

28.10.2009. u 14:32 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 27.10.2009.

Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) (Japan Mini LP Remaster 2006)

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David Bowie has never been shy about acknowledging his influences, and since the boho decadence and sexual ambiguity of the Velvet Underground's music had a major impact on Bowie's work, it was only fitting that as Ziggy Stardust mania was reaching its peak, Bowie would offer Lou Reed some much needed help with his career, which was stuck in neutral after his first solo album came and went. Musically, Reed's work didn't have too much in common with the sonic bombast of the glam scene, but at least it was a place where his eccentricities could find a comfortable home, and on Transformer Bowie and his right-hand man, Mick Ronson, crafted a new sound for Reed that was better fitting (and more commercially astute) than the ambivalent tone of his first solo album. Ronson adds some guitar raunch to "Vicious" and "Hangin' Round" that's a lot flashier than what Reed cranked out with the Velvets, but still honors Lou's strengths in guitar-driven hard rock, while the imaginative arrangements Ronson cooked up for "Perfect Day," "Walk on the Wild Side," and "Goodnight Ladies" blend pop polish with musical thinking just as distinctive as Reed's lyrical conceits. And while Reed occasionally overplays his hand in writing stuff he figured the glam kids wanted ("Make Up" and "I'm So Free" being the most obvious examples), "Perfect Day," "Walk on the Wild Side," and "New York Telephone Conversation" proved he could still write about the demimonde with both perception and respect. The sound and style of Transformer would in many ways define Reed's career in the 1970s, and while it led him into a style that proved to be a dead end, you can't deny that Bowie and Ronson gave their hero a new lease on life -- and a solid album in the bargain. [This edition adds the acoustic demo versions of "Hangin' 'Round" and "Perfect Day."]...M. Deming

This sophomore release by the Velvet Underground cofounder has long been hailed as one of the key touchstones of the punk and alternative eras that followed it. Reinforcing the literary adage to "write what you know," Reed paints an alternately detached/debauched portrait of the drag-and-drugs-infused underground of Warhol's New York, a place, time, and mindset so compelling it has largely overshadowed the rest of the singer-songwriter's mercurial career. That the album would also give Reed an unlikely Top 20 pop hit via the teasing, twisted sexuality of "Walk on the Wild Side" is but one of its deep, rewarding ironies. Indeed, as produced by David Bowie and guitarist and cohort Mick Ronson at the height of their own Ziggy Stardust fame, Reed's songs are cast in a seductive cabaret setting that's more Jacques Brel than Lower East Side. This 30th-anniversary edition features two unreleased acoustic demos ("Hangin' 'Round," "Perfect Day"), a vintage radio spot by announcer and word-jazz cult fave Ken Nordine, and a new illustrated booklet and perceptive essay by Michael Hill...J. McCulley

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Size: 105 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01 Vicious 2:58
02 Andy's Chest 3:20
03 Perfect Day 3:46
04 Hangin' 'Round 3:35
05 Walk on the Wild Side 4:15
06 Make Up 3:00
07 Satellite of Love 3:42
08 Wagon Wheel 3:19
09 New York Telephone Conversation 1:33
10 I'm So Free 3:09
11 Goodnight Ladies 4:31
12 Hangin' 'Round previously unreleased / Bonus / Acoustic Demo 3:57
13 Perfect Day previously unreleased / Bonus / Acoustic Demo 4:50

27.10.2009. u 10:26 • 5 KomentaraPrint#

nedjelja, 25.10.2009.

Lee Clayton - Naked Child (1979) (2007)

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I Ride alone, from his third album, " Naked Child", released in 1979. US country rock singer Lee Clayton flew Voodoo fighters in the US Airforce in the mid to late sixties. He began writing music whilst still in the airforce, and when he left the service, both Waylon Jennings and Tom Rush expressed an interest in and recorded a few of his songs. He released his first album, on MCA Records, in 1973, but it wasn't as successful as he would have liked and he was left virtually destitute, although he came back quite strongly in the latter part of the seventies, releasing a number of really good albums, one of them being "Naked Child". As far as we know, he's still around today.

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Size: 85 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01. Saturday Night Special 3:14
02. I Ride Alone 5:16
03. 10000 Years Sexual Moon 6:24
04. Wind and Rain 2:42
05. I Love You 5:07
06. Jaded Virgin 4:16
07. A Little Cocaine 5:26
08. If I Can Do (So Can You) 4:44

25.10.2009. u 03:01 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

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24.10.2009. u 13:23 • 6 KomentaraPrint#

Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight (1970)

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On August 31, 1970, Leonard Cohen was scheduled to play the third Isle of Wight Festival. The conditions were not optimal. While 100,00 tickets or so had been sold, there were nearly 600,000 in attendance. Fans overran the island to see and hear the Who, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, and many others over five days. Given the gatecrashers, things got ugly and violent. Some acts were booed from the stage while others were pelted with projectiles; fires were set -- even the stage got torched during Hendrix's performance. Murray Lerner, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who had been commissioned to capture it all, packed up his gear. Thank goodness he stayed.
Leonard Cohen, was 35, had two albums under his belt with a third on the way. He was scheduled to play after Hendrix, right in the middle of the chaos. Organizers tried to find a replacement piano for the one that had been burned -- he was asleep in his trailer when he was awakened at 1 a.m. An unkempt Cohen took the stage without hesitation at 2 a.m in a safari jacket and jeans over his pajamas, along with the Army -- producer Bob Johnson on organ, piano, and guitar; Elkin "Bubba" Fowler on bass and banjo; fiddler Charlie Daniels; guitarist Ron Cornelius; and vocalists Corlynn Hanney, Susan Mussmano, and Donna Washburn. Cohen opened with a story about a man at a circus asking people to light a match so they could see one another; he requested that from the rowdy crowd. Some granted it early, many more later. Lerner instinctually reset a camera just before his performance and got most of Cohen's show, the vibe of which transformed the festival's last day.
It's all here on CD and DVD from Legacy. Cohen played songs from his first two albums, debuted a few -- including "Suzanne," from the forthcoming Songs of Love and Hate -- recited poems, and told stories. He offered personal confessions about being in a cheap hotel, trying to pick up a blonde woman in a Nazi poster while coming down from a speed run; he talked of friends who committed suicide because they had no one to talk to; and shared effortlessly, politely, and honestly without artifice or "showmanship." In other words, the qualities he has become known for throughout his career.
The CD captures the entire performance in nearly pristine sound. The hits (of the time) are here, the banter is here, and the entire performance by the band is so special it will leave the listener utterly satisfied. Whether it's "So Long Marianne," the poem "They Locked Up a Man," the stellar reading of "The Partisan," or the chilling version of "Famous Blue Raincoat," this is top-notch Cohen. The DVD is imperfect, but that's alright; it is still essential viewing artistically and historically. What Lerner captures is utterly magical, and not to be missed. His sense of timing is impeccable, his taste unassailable. Since he hastily reset his gear, there is one camera instead of three, but it hardly matters. He captures the essence of what happened, he understood instinctually what was going on on-stage and with the crowd, and he portrays that throughout the gig. The concert is interspersed with brief interviews with eyewitnesses Judy Collins and Joan Baez; but their input is unnecessary and self-serving. Kris Kristofferson's first person commentary, however, is wonderful, because it is journalistic and simple, without nostalgic interpretation. Cohen is not present as a commentator, which is unfortunate, but this is only a small complaint, really. This is one CD/DVD package that is so complementary, its pieces are inseparable...T. Jurek

Nearly 40 summers ago on August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the third annual Isle Of Wight music festival. The audience of 600,000 was in a fiery and frenzied mood, after turning the festival into a political arena, trampling the fences, setting fire to structures and equipment - and stoked by the most incendiary performance of Jimi Hendrix's career.
As Cohen followed Hendrix's set, onlookers and (fellow festival headliners) Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others stood sidestage in awe as the Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist quietly tamed the crowd. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner (From Mao To Mozart, Festival, Message To Love), perfectly captured Cohen's performance. Likewise, Columbia Records staff A&R producer Teo Macero did a brilliant job of supervising the live audio recording.
This CD/DVD package contains the new, beautiful film documentary by Lerner featuring interviews with fellow festival performers, as well as Cohen's full performance on CD. All tracks are previously unreleased (sans bits of "Suzanne" which were featured in the documentary Message to Love, also by Lerner). Included are live versions of classic songs from the first two Leonard Cohen LPs: "So Long, Marianne," "The Stranger Song," "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye," "Suzanne," "Bird On The Wire," "You Know Who I Am," and "The Partisan" as well as spoken word and poetry.

Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight (1970) (2009)

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Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 183 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01 Introduction 3:06
02 Bird on a Wire 4:15
03 Intro to So Long, Marianne 0:16
04 So Long, Marianne 7:07
05 Intro: "Let's Renew Ourselves Now..." 0:51
06 You Know Who I Am 3:58
07 Intro to Poems 0:29
08 Lady Midnight 3:38
09 They Locked Up a Man (Poem)/A Person Who Eats Meat/Intro 2:00
10 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong 4:54
11 The Stranger Song 6:37
12 Tonight Will Be Fine 6:17
13 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye 3:34
14 Diamonds in the Mine 5:23
15 Suzanne 4:18
16 Sing Another Song, Boys 6:13
17The Partisan 4:47
18 Famous Blue Raincoat 5:20
19 Seems So Long Ago, Nancy 4:19

24.10.2009. u 13:08 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

petak, 23.10.2009.

David Bowie - Space Oddity (1969) (40th Anniversary 2CD Digipak Edit)

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David Bowie’s Space Oddity, produced by Tony Visconti (bar the track "Space Oddity" itself which was produced by the late Gus Dudgeon), was a giant leap forward in terms of songwriting for Bowie compared to his eponymous debut, and can be considered as the first truly essential David Bowie album. Noted for a list of collaborators, including session players Herbie Flowers, Tim Renwick, Terry Cox and Rick Wakeman, the album delves into psychedelic folk-rock, as well as prog, with its genre-defying template creating a blueprint of what would become over the next decade and more, one of the most inimitable British artists. The two-CD digipak contains an extensive booklet featuring rare photographs, memorabilia, sleeve notes and a chronology by Kevin Cann. CD one features the original album remastered from the original analogue masters tapes, whilst CD two features 15 bonus tracks of which eight are previously unreleased, including two ultra-rare demos.

Special 40th Anniversary two CD edition of David Bowie's classic 1969 album released in a digipak with an extensive booklet featuring rare photographs, memorabilia, and sleeve notes. Disc One features the original album remastered from the original analogue master tapes. Disc Two features 15 bonus tracks, of which eight are previously unreleased, including two ultra-rare demos. The album, produced by Tony Visconti (bar 'Space Oddity' itself which was produced by the late Gus Dudgeon), was a giant leap forward in terms of songwriting for Bowie compared to his eponymous debut, and can be considered as the first truly essential David Bowie album. Noted for a list of collaborators, including session players Herbie Flowers, Tim Renwick, Terry Cox and Rick Wakeman, the album delves into Psychedelic Folk-Rock, as well as Prog, with its genre-defying template creating a blueprint of what would become, over the next decade and more, one of the most inimitable British artists. EMI.

David Bowie - Space Oddity (1969) (40th Anniversary 2CD Digipak Edit 2009)

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Size: 251 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1 - (2009 Digital Remaster)

01. Space Oddity 5:17
02. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed 6:53
03. Letter To Hermione 2:36
04. Cygnet Committee 9:34
05. Janine 3:24
06. An Occasional Dream 3:01
07. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud 4:51
08. God Knows I'm Good 3:20
09. Memory Of A Free Festival 7:09

CD 2

01. Space Oddity (Demo) 5:14
02. An Occasional Dream (Demo) 2:52
03. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (Rare B Side Version) 4:58
04. Let Me Sleep Beside You (BBC Radio Session D.L.T. Show) 4:49
05. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (BBC Radio Session) 4:04
06. Janine (BBC Radio Session D.L.T. Show) 3:04
07. London, Bye, Ta-Ta (Stereo Version) 2:36
08. The Prettiest Star (Stereo Version) 3:14
10. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1) (Single A-Side) 4:01
11. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2) (Single B-Side) 3:33
12. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (Alternate Album Mix) 4:48
13. Memory Of A Free Festival (Alternate Album Mix) 9:24
14. London, Bye, Ta-Ta (Alternate Stereo Mix) 2:37
15. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (Full Length Stereo Version) 5:16

23.10.2009. u 15:33 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

srijeda, 21.10.2009.

Nirvana - Bleach (1989) (25-track Deluxe Edit)

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana s debut album, Sub Pop will re-issue the Platinum Certified Bleach on November 3, 2009. This expanded CD will include special packaging & a never-before-released live performance. Originally recorded over three sessions with producer Jack Endino at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording Studios in December 1988 and January 1989, Bleach was released in June of 1989 and remains unequivocally/unsurprisingly Sub Pop's very favorite Nirvana full-length. The album initially sold 40,000 copies, but was brought into the international spotlight following the release and worldwide success of their 1991 sophomore effort, Nevermind. Subsequently Bleach went on to sell 1.7 million copies in the US alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This 20th Anniversary Edition has been re-mastered from the original tapes at Sterling Sound in a session overseen by producer Jack Endino. This edition will include an unreleased live recording of a complete February 9th, 1990 show at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The show features performances of "Love Buzz," "About a Girl" and a cover of The Vaselines song "Molly's Lips" and has been re-mixed from the original tapes by Endino (complete track listing below). A 48-page CD booklet which includes candid photos of the band not previously released to the public will also be included in this deluxe edition.

This is one case where the legend really precedes the record itself. Cut for about 600 dollars in Jack Endino's studio over just a matter of days, this captures Nirvana at a formative stage, still indebted to the murk that became known as grunge, yet not quite finding their voice as songwriters. Which isn't to say that they were devoid of original material, since even at this stage Kurt Cobain illustrated signs of his considerable songcraft, particularly on the minor-key ballad "About a Girl" and the dense churn of "Blew." A few songs come close to that level, but that's more a triumph of soundmore… than structure, as "Negative Creep" and "School" get by on attitude and churn, while the cover of "Love Buzz" winds up being one of the highlights because this gives a true menace to their sound, thanks to its menacing melody. The rest of it sinks into the sludge, as the group itself winds up succumbing to grinding sub-metallic riffing that has little power, due to lack of riffs and lack of a good drummer. Bleach is more than a historical curiosity since it does have its share of great songs, but it isn't a lost classic — it's a debut from a band that shows potential but haven't yet achieved it...Dhar Jellinc

Nirvana - Bleach (1989) (25-track Deluxe Edit 2009)

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Size: 175 MB
Genre : Grunge
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Tracklist:

01. Blew (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 02: 54
02. Floyd The Barber (2009 Re-Mastered Versi 02: 18
03. About A Girl (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 02: 48
04. School (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 02: 42
05. Love Buzz (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 03: 35
06. Paper Cuts (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 04: 06
07. Negative Creep (2009 Re-Mastered Version 02: 56
08. Scoff (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 04: 10
09. Swap Meet (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 03: 03
10. Mr. Moustache (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 03: 24
11. Sifting (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 05: 22
12. Big Cheese (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 03: 42
13. Downer (2009 Re-Mastered Version) 01: 44

The Pine Street Recordings - live 02.02.1990 0 Pine Street Theatre, Portland

14. Intro (Live) 00: 53
15. School (Live) 02: 36
16. Floyd the Barber (Live) 02: 17
17. Dive (Live) 03: 42
18. Love Buzz (Live) 02: 58
19. Spank Thru (Live) 02: 59
20. Molly s Lips (Live) 02: 16
21. Sappy (Live) 03: 19
22. Scoff (Live) 03: 19
23. About a Girl (Live) 02: 23
24. Been A Son (Live) 02: 01
25. Blew (Live) 04: 32

21.10.2009. u 21:10 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 20.10.2009.

Rod Stewart - Soulbook

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Continuing his stroll through pop's backpages, Rod Stewart moves on from "The Great Rock Classics of Our Time" and dives into the Soulbook, shorthand for all the great Motown and soul songs that still are in heavy rotation on oldies radio well into the new millennium. Apart from an oddly funkified spin of Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World," and a version of Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" that illustrates just how much range he's lost over the years, Rod doesn't spend much time with the soul and blues singers so influential on him, choosing instead to run through a bunch of Motown hits -- a full six of the 13 songs here are from the Motor City -- adding a couple of smooth soul hits from the early '70s, plus Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown's "Let It Be Me," which gives him an opportunity to duet with Jennifer Hudson. All this is firmly within Stewart's wheelhouse; these arrangementsare all designed to evoke memories, not to dig into the heart of the songs. It's all pleasing, flowing better than the American Songbook albums...S.Erlewine

Rod Stewart - Soulbook (2009)

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Size: 108 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist.

01 It's the Same Old Song 4:15
02 My Cherie Amour / Stevie Wonder 3:10
03 You Make Me Feel Brand New / Mary J. Blige 4:36
04 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher 3:21
05 Tracks of My Tears 3:36
06 Let It Be Me / Jennifer Hudson 3:16
07 Rainy Night in Georgia 4:13
08 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted 3:19
09 Love Train 3:03
10 You've Really Got a Hold on Me 3:16
11 Wonderful World 3:33
12 If You Don't Know Me by Now 3:59
13 Just My Imagination 3:34

20.10.2009. u 22:23 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

ponedjeljak, 19.10.2009.

Woodstock 40 - The Rhino Box (6CD Box Set)

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In a year filled with them, Rhino offers its own homage to Woodstock's 40th anniversary by rolling out this lavish six-CD box set. It can be argued that this is merely a cash-in, but a number of things should be considered when critically looking at a set of this size, covering one of the most important events in rock music history. Perhaps the most significant aspect of this set is that it contains tracks by almost every single artist who appeared on the Woodstock stage in their proper sequence. (The exceptions are the Band and Ten Years After, the Keef Hartley Bandas well as the introductory speech by Swami Satchidananda.) The reason for this is simple: Imagine the nightmarish lisencing process the set's compilers and producers had to go through to make this happen. This challenges the assertion of the original soundtrack recording. We also hear from artists such as Sweetwater, Tim Hardin, Johnny Winter, Mountain, Ravi Shankar Quill, the Incredible String Band, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, and Blood, Sweat & Tears, and, of course, stage announcements by Chip Monck, John Morris, and Wavy Gravy.
In presenting a historical document of this proportion there are some interesting judgment calls to make. Producers Andy Zax, Mason Williams, and Cheryl Pawleski researched the original set lists exhaustively and present them here along with the music and their choices. This is terrific not only because we can "see" what we're missing, but because those of us who aren't necessarily rock historians will finally know. The sound, which was done by Zax and mastering engineer Dave Schultz, is as good as it can possibly get. The book is a monster, loaded with photos and featuring Bud Scoppa's wonderfully researched and presented liner essay, whose chapters account for each day, act by act.
Ultimately, however, it all comes down to the music. While we only get "Dark Star" by the Dead, we get (a bit) more music from the Who. The three tracks by CCR are all monsters, and hearing the five tracks by Crosby, Stills & Nash and then Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young all in correct sequence between BS&T and the Butterfield Blues Band makes total sense. One of the more welcome surprises is the expanded set by Sha Na Na. Fans of individual acts here will be delighted or complain about the treatment individual artists receive. Even though there is a bit more music, the Who still get short-sheeted (but we do get to hear the infamous row between Pete Townshend and Abbie Hoffman), as do the Dead. We didn't need more of Arlo Guthrie than we already had, and why we still needed three tracks by Melanie or more by the completely unmusical Country Joe & the Fish is a mystery. We could have used more of the Incredible String Band or Richie Havens! But these are individual complaints. The set as it stands is the ultimate document -- thus far -- and will likely be for some time to come...T: Jurek

Woodstock 40 - The Rhino Box (6CD Box Set 2009)
Woodstock: 40 Years on: Back to Yasgur's Farm

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Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 1027 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1

01 Handsome Johnny / Richie Havens 5:15
02 Freedom (Motherless Child) / Richie Havens 5:11
03 "Choppity Choppity" / John Morris 0:25
04 Look Out / Sweetwater 4:27
05 Two Worlds / Sweetwater previously unreleased 6:04
06 Jennifer / Bert Sommer previously unreleased 3:14
07 And When It's Over / Bert Sommer previously unreleased 3:02
08 Smile / Bert Sommer previously unreleased 4:12
09 "There Goes Marilyn! " / John Morris 1:41
10 Hang on to a Dream / Tim Hardin previously unreleased 4:23
11 Simple Song of Freedom / Tim Hardin previously unreleased 3:04
12 "Flat Blue Acid" / John Morris 1:04
13 Raga Puriya-Dhanashri/Gat in Sawarital / Ravi Shankar prev. unreleased 12:26
14 Momma Momma / Melanie previously unreleased 3:39
15 Beautiful People / Melanie 4:03
16 Birthday of the Sun / Melanie 3:34
17 Coming into Los Angeles / Arlo Guthrie previously unreleased 4:00
18 Wheel of Fortune / Arlo Guthrie previously unreleased 2:25
19 Every Hand in the Land / Arlo Guthrie previously unreleased 1:46
20 "All You Funny People" / John Morris 4:12

CD 2

01 Joe Hill / Joan Baez 2:46
02 Sweet Sir Galahad / Joan Baez 3:41
03 Hickory Wind / Joan Baez previously unreleased 3:32
04 Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man / Jeffrey Shurtleff 2:16
05 "Bring Scully His Asthma Pills" / John Morris 0:53
06 "Insulin"/Quill Intro / John Morris 0:30
07 They Live the Life / Quill previously unreleased 8:46
08 That's How I Eat / Quill previously unreleased 5:57
09 "I Understand Your Wife Is Having a Baby" / Chip Monck 0:59
10 Donovan's Reef / Country Joe McDonald previously unreleased 4:25
11 The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag / Country Joe McDonald 4:26
12 Persuasion / Santana 3:07
13 Soul Sacrifice / Santana 11:33
14 How Have You Been / John Sebastian 5:35
15 Rainbows All Over Your Blues / John Sebastian 4:24
16 I Had a Dream / John Sebastian 3:05
17 The Letter / The Incredible String Band previously unreleased 3:18
18 When You Find Out Who You Are / The Incredible String Band prev. unreleased 9:31
19 "She Is Lost" / Chip Monck 0:43

CD 3

01 "We're in Pretty Good Shape" / Chip Monck 0:28
02 Going Up the Country / Canned Heat 3:57
03 Woodstock Boogie / Canned Heat ** prev. unreleased / Full-Length Version 28:33
04 "The Brown Acid Is Not Specifically Too Good" / Chip Monck 3:40
05 Blood of the Sun / Mountain previously unreleased 2:55
06 Theme for an Imaginary Western / Mountain previously unreleased 5:13
07 For Yasgur's Farm / Mountain previously unreleased 3:49
08 "For Those of You Who Have Partaken of the Green Acid..." / Chip Monck 0:16
09 Green Acid Advice / Country Joe McDonald 1:39
10 Dark Star / Grateful Dead previously unreleased 19:12
11 Green River / Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:00
12 Bad Moon Rising / Creedence Clearwater Revival previously unreleased 2:12
13 I Put a Spell on You / Creedence Clearwater Revival 4:14

CD 4

01 Work Me, Lord / Janis Joplin 7:45
02 Ball and Chain / Janis Joplin 6:19
03 Medley: Dance to the.../Music Lover/I Want to Take... Sly & the 0Family Stone 17:44
04 "The Politics of the Situation" / Abbie Hoffman 0:33
05 Amazing Journey / The Who previously unreleased 5:41
06 Pinball Wizard / The Who previously unreleased 2:56
07 Abbie Hoffman vs. Pete Townshend / Who 0:25
08 We're Not Gonna Take It / The Who prev. unreleased / Full Length Version 9:05
09 The Other Side of This Life / Jefferson Airplane previously unreleased 8:23
10 Somebody to Love / Jefferson Airplane 4:29
11 Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon / Jefferson Airplane 5:03
12 "We Got a Whole Lot of Orange" / Grace Slick 0:13
13 Volunteers / Jefferson Airplane 2:51
14 "Breakfast in Bed for 400,000" / Wavy Gravy 1:55
15 "It Just Keeps Goin'" / John Morris 0:46
16 Max Yasgur Speaks / Max Yasgu 3:11

CD 5

01 Feelin' Alright / The Grease Band previously unreleased 5:38
02 Let's Go Get Stoned / The Grease Band 6:59
03 With a Little Help from My Friends / The Grease Band 7:44
04 The Rainstorm 5:20
05 Rock & Soul Music / Country Joe & the Fish 2:08
06 Love / Country Joe & the Fish previously unreleased 3:02
07 Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine / Country Joe & the Fish prev. unreleased 4:13
08 Summer Dresses / Country Joe & the Fish previously unreleased 5:13
09 Silver and Gold / Country Joe & the Fish previously unreleased 4:48
10 Rock & Soul Music (Reprise) / Country Joe & the Fish prev. unreleased 12:24
11 Leland Mississippi Blues / Johnny Winter previously unreleased 4:54
12 Mean Town Blues / Johnny Winter 10:33
13 You've Made Me So Very Happy / Blood, Sweat & Tears prev. unreleased 4:40

CD 6

01 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes / Crosby, Stills & Nash 9:00
02 Guinnevere / Crosby, Stills & Nash 6:01
03 Marrakesh Express / Crosby, Stills & Nash 2:43
04 4 + 20 / Crosby, Stills & Nash 2:27
05 Sea of Madness / Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 3:27
06 Wooden Ships / Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 5:27
07 No Amount of Loving / Butterfield Blues Band previously unreleased 6:46
08 Love March / Butterfield Blues Band 9:02
09 Everything's Gonna Be Alright / Butterfield Blues Band 9:28
10 Get a Job / Sha Na Na previously unreleased 2:22
11 At the Hop / Sha Na Na 1:51
12 Get a Job (Reprise) / Sha Na Na previously unreleased 0:23
13 The Star Spangled Banner/Purple Haze / Jimi Hendrix 14:40
14 Woodstock Farewell / Chip Monck 3:29

19.10.2009. u 23:53 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

The Police - Outlandos d' Amour (1978) (Japan Mini LP 2007)

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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

While their subsequent chart-topping albums would contain far more ambitious songwriting and musicianship, the Police's 1978 debut, Outlandos d'Amour (translation: Outlaws of Love) is by far their most direct and straightforward release. Although Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland were all superb instrumentalists with jazz backgrounds, it was much easier to get a record contract in late-'70s England if you were a punk/new wave artist, so the band decided to mask their instrumental prowess with a set of strong, adrenaline-charged rock, albeit with a reggae tinge. Some of it may have been simplistic ("Be My Girl-Sally," "Born in the '50s"), but Sting was already an ace songwriter, as evidenced by all-time classics like the good-girl-gone-bad tale of "Roxanne," and a pair of brokenhearted reggae-rock ditties, "Can't Stand Losing You" and "So Lonely." But like all other Police albums, the lesser-known album cuts are often highlights themselves -- the frenzied rockers "Next to You," "Peanuts," and "Truth Hits Everybody," as well as more exotic fare like the groovy album closer "Masoko Tanga" and the lonesome "Hole in My Life." Outlandos d'Amour is unquestionably one of the finest debuts to come out of the '70s punk/new wave movement...G. Prato

Codec: flac, mp3
Size: 255 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01 Next to You 2:50
02 So Lonely 4:49
03 Roxanne 3:12
04 Hole in My Life 4:52
05 Peanuts 3:58
06 Can't Stand Losing You 2:58
07 Truth Hits Everybody 2:53
08 Born in the 50's 3:40
09 Be My Girl - Sally 3:22
10 Masoko Tanga 5:40

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nedjelja, 18.10.2009.

U2 - Boy (1980) (2CD Deluxe Edition 2008)

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Following the 2007 remastered release of The Joshua Tree, Edge has overseen a similar remastering of Boy (1980), October (1981) and War (1983), all of which have been remastered from the original audio tapes.

Each album has been released in three different formats:

1. Standard format: A single CD with remastered audio and restored packaging. Includes a 16 page booklet featuring previously unseen photos, full lyrics and new liner notes by Paul Morley. The 11-tracks match the previous release of the album.

2. Deluxe format: A standard CD (as above) and a bonus CD. The bonus CD includes b-sides, live tracks and rarities. Also includes a 32 page booklet with previously unseen photos, full lyrics, new liner notes by Paul Morley, and explanatory notes on the bonus material by The Edge.

3. Vinyl Format: A single album remastered version on 180gram vinyl with restored packaging.

U2's earliest recordings -- their debut EP U2 Three, several non-LP singles and B-sides -- haven't exactly been buried, but they have been orphaned, never seeing an official reissue until they popped up double-disc deluxe reissues of 1980's Boy, 1981's October, and 1983's War in 2008. Prior to this, these stray tracks did leak out on the iTunes exclusive release The Complete U2 (tied into the 2004 release of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, discontinued by the time these reissues showed up), but apart from "Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl" -- which surfaced on the B-sides compilation that was added as a second disc to deluxe editions of 1998's The Best of 1980-1990 -- they never appeared on CD. So, this group of reissues is a major archival release, as it unveils the rarest released recordings from one of the world's biggest bands, music that should be available for historical reasons even if it's not very good -- which often it is not, at least not on the bonus disc of Boy. On these 14 tracks, U2 sound impossibly green, working out their fetish for Factory bands while occasionally taking a stab at the barbed punk of the Undertones or Buzzcocks, as on the coiled "Boy/Girl." Rhythms are leaden, the Edge has yet to learn how to paint with his effects, Bono yelps far too often, and they not only lack the majesty that is such a key part of their mystique, they sound slack even on the live tracks from a September 1980 show at the Marquee in London (including the previously unreleased "Cartoon World"). These live tracks are admittedly the closest this music gets to kinetic, but that's not for lack of trying. U2 did attempt to really rock, as on the flatly bizarre unreleased "Saturday Night," which plays like un-ironic arena rock and shows that this is a band that's always been better with big ideas than with small ones. Here, they were surely striving for something huge, but they had little idea of how to execute their ideas. Based on these rarities -- which include all of their first EP, U2 Three, distinguished by different early versions of "Out of Control" and "Stories for Boys"; the B-side "Twilight" (different from the LP version); and both sides of the "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" single, including the flip "Touch" -- it's hard to believe that this quartet could ever conquer the world, but that's exactly why they're worth hearing: these 14 tracks provide a useful lesson that sometimes early recordings aren't harbingers of what's to come...S. Erlewine

There's little in U2's 1980 debut to sest that this was a band bent on world domination. Indeed, there's a charming, if naive, coming-of-age urgency in songs such as "I Will Follow," "Stories for Boys" and "Out of Control" that may startle listeners more familiar with U2's latter-day bombast and stadium-scale theatrics. Bono's viewpoint, still tantalizingly vague and wide-eyed, showed that his penchant for strident polemics hadn't yet gotten the best of him; his anthems are those of a yearning Dubliner barely out of his teens rather than those of a world-weary multimillionaire. The band's sometimes-ragged musical chops work in its favor here, gently burnished to then-fresh new-wave sheen by producer Steve Lillywhite. If the Edge's dense, effects-laden guitar work seems overly familiar, it's only because this album was such a key influence on the whole "rock of the '80s" sound. Though not quite as moody or musically accomplished as October, arguably the band's first masterpiece, Boy still ranks as one of U2's best albums...J. McCulley

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 218 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1

01 I Will Follow 3:37
02 Twilight 4:22
03 An Cat Dubh 4:46
04 Into the Heart 3:27
05 Out of Control 4:14
06 Stories for Boys 3:02
07 The Ocean 1:35
08 A Day Without Me 3:13
09 Another Time, Another Place 4:32
10 The Electric Co. 4:46
11 Shadows and Tall Trees 4:40
12 [Untitled] 0:34

CD 2

01 I Will Follow previously unreleased / Bonus 3:37
02 11 O'Clock Tick Tock Bonus / Live 3:47
03 Touch Bonus / Single Version 3:25
04 Speed of Life previously unreleased / Bonus 3:18
05 Saturday Night previously unreleased / Bonus 5:12
06 Things to Make and Do Bonus 2:16
07 Out of Control Bonus / Single Version 3:52
08 Boy/Girl Bonus / Live 3:23
09 Stories for Boys Bonus / Single Version 2:42
10 Another Day Bonus / Single Version 3:28
11 Twilight Bonus / Single Version 4:35
12 Boy/Girl Live / Bonus 3:26
13 11 O'Clock Tick Tock Live / prev. unreleased / Bonus 4:58
14 Cartoon World prev. unreleased / Bonus / Live 4:22

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18.10.2009. u 22:57 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

petak, 16.10.2009.

Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go (2CD Digipak Remaster)

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Limited digipak edition including bonus plectrum (guitar pick). 2009 two CD release that chronicles the incredible career of one of the UK's foremost singer/songwriters. Still So Far To Go - The Best Of Chris Rea includes two brand new studio recordings as well as other classic Rea tracks such as 'Fool (If You Think It's Over)', 'On The Beach', 'Let's Dance', 'Josephine' and 'Stainsby Girls', 'Working On It', 'The Road To Hell (Part 2)', 'Auberge', 'God's Great
Banana Skin' and 'Julia'. Warner.

To coincide with the announcement of a new Chris Rea European tour in 2010, Rhino UK releases a newly remastered collection "Still So Far To Go - The Best Of Chris Rea" on October 5th 2009. Included in the package will be 2 brand new studio recordings, 'Come So Far, Yet Still So Far To Go' and the ballad 'Valentino'. Revisit the musical journey of one of the UK's foremost singer / songwriters / guitarist as "Still So Far To Go...The Best Of Chris Rea" definitively chronicles the incredible career of Middlebrough's greatest export and finest son.

Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go (2CD Digipak Remaster 2009)

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Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 351 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1

01. Fool (If You Think It's Over) 4.07
02. On The Beach 3.46
03. Let's Dance 4.17
04. Diamonds 4.12
05. Loving You 3.48
06. I Can Hear Your Heartbeat 3.27
07. I Don't Know What It Is But I Love You 3.37
08. Stainsby Girl 4.09
09. Josephine 4.37
10. It's All Gone 4.12
11. Loving You Again 4.28
12. Joys Of Christmas 5.05
13. Driving Home For Christmas 4.03
14. Working On It 4.27
15. Tell Me There's A Heaven 6.03
16. Heaven 4.13
17. Looking For The Summer 5.05
18. Come So Far, Yet Still So Far To Go 4.14

CD 2

01. The Road To Hell (Part 2) 4.34
02. Auberge 4.43
03. Winter Song 4.38
04. Nothing To Fear 4.31
05. God's Great Banana Skin 5.22
06. Julia 3.57
07. You Can Go Your Own Way 4.00
08. When Grey Skies Turn To Blue 3.44
09. The Blue Caf 4.03
10. New Times Square 4.01
11. Stoney Road 5.33
12. Easy Rider 4.50
13. Blue Street 7.10
14. Somewhere Between Highway 61 & 49 6.09
15. Shadow Of A Fool 3.58
16. Valentino 4.30

16.10.2009. u 15:51 • 4 KomentaraPrint#

četvrtak, 15.10.2009.

Foreigner - Can't Slow Down (2CD Digipak)

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Taking a cue from the Eagles, Foreigner decided to release their first album in 15 years exclusively through Walmart, creating a package that touches upon all phases of their past and into the present on the three-disc Can't Slow Down. The first disc is a brand-new studio recording, the first to feature their new lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, who joined in 2005, replacing Lou Gramm's replacement. The second is a collection of classic hits remixed by Anthony Focx and Marti Frederiksen -- the latter produced the bulk of the new album with Mick Jones, who is the only remaining original member of the band -- while the third disc is a DVD of live performances from 2009, expanded with footage from the making of the album. The DVD is certainly for hardcore fans only, and the same argument could be leveled against the remix disc, since only those intimately familiar with the originals could spot how these differ (generally, they may be punchier but they're not far removed from the originals). Then again, since these remixes aren't much different than the originals, they're ideal for the general customer who picks this up as an enhanced greatest-hits collection: they sound like the versions they remember from the radio, and the rest of Can't Slow Down sounds like it could have been a hit in the late '80s, appearing as the sequel to 1987's Inside Information. Hansen sounds uncannily like Gramm, to the point that any casual fan could mistake him for his predecessor, and the songs are good, tight arena rock, whether they're fist-pumping anthems like the title track and "Give Me a Sign" or power ballads like "When It Comes to Love" and "As Long as I Live." Nothing here is hip or will convert skeptics, but everything here will satisfy fans who have been waiting years for new music from Foreigner...S. Erlewine

Foreigner - Can't Slow Down (2CD Digipak 2009)

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Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 210 MB
Genre : Rock
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Line-up

* Kelly Hansen: Lead Vocals
* Mick Jones: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals, Piano
* Thom Gimbel: Guitars, Saxophone, Backing Vocals
* Michael Bluestein: Keyboards
* Jeff Pilson: Bass
* Brian Tichy: Drums

Tracklist:

CD 1

01 Can't Slow Down 3:28
02 In Pieces 3:53
03 When It Comes to Love 3:53
04 Living in a Dream 3:42
05 I Can't Give Up 4:31
06 Ready 3:43
07 Give Me a Sign 3:52
08 I'll Be Home Tonight 4:14
09 Too Late 3:45
10 Lonely 3:28
11 As Long as I Live 3:47
12 Angel Tonight 3:31
13 Fool for You Anyway 4:04

CD 2

01 Feels Like the First Time Remix 3:53
02 Cold as Ice Remix 3:21
03 Hot Blooded Remix 4:24
04 Blue Morning, Blue Day Remix 3:11
05 Double Vision Remix 3:42
06 Dirty White Boy Remix 3:39
07 Head Games Remix 3:39
08 Juke Box Hero Remix 4:21
09 Urgent Remix 4:29
10 I Want to Know What Love Is Remix 5:01

15.10.2009. u 15:40 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 13.10.2009.

Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) (Japan Mini LP 2008)

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Remastered and repackaged edition of their 1969 album. Features 'Beginnings', 'Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is', 'Questions 67 And 68', 'I'm A Man', 'South California Purples' and more. Digipak in a slipcase with a 16-page booklet featuring complete lyrics and detailed liner notes by Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild. 2008.

Few debut albums can boast as consistently solid an effort as the self-titled Chicago Transit Authority (1969). Even fewer can claim to have enough material to fill out a double-disc affair. Although this long- player was ultimately the septet's first national exposure, the group was far from the proverbial "overnight sensation." Under the guise of the Big Thing, the group soon to be known as CTA had been honing its eclectic blend of jazz, classical, and straight-ahead rock & roll in and around the Windy City for several years. Their initial non-musical meeting occurred during a mid-February 1967 confab between the original combo at Walter Parazaider's apartment on the north side of Chi Town. Over a year later, Columbia Records staff producer James Guercio became a key supporter of the group, which he rechristened Chicago Transit Authority. In fairly short order the band relocated to the West Coast and began woodshedding the material that would comprise this title. In April of 1969, the dozen sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience. This included an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements. This approach economized the finest of what the band had to offer -- actually two highly stylized units that coexisted with remarkable singularity. On the one hand, listeners were presented with an incendiary rock & roll quartet of Terry Kath (lead guitar/vocals), Robert Lamm (keyboards/vocals), Peter Cetera (bass/vocals), and Danny Seraphine (drums). They were augmented by the equally aggressive power brass trio that included Lee Loughnane (trumpet/vocals), James Pankow (trombone), and the aforementioned Parazaider (woodwind/vocals). This fusion of rock with jazz would also yield some memorable pop sides and enthusiasts' favorites as well. Most notably, a quarter of the material on the double album -- "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Beginnings," "Questions 67 and 68," and the only cover on the project, Steve Winwood's "I'm a Man" -- also scored as respective entries on the singles chart. The tight, infectious, and decidedly pop arrangements contrast with the piledriving blues-based rock of "Introduction" and "South California Purples" as well as the 15-plus minute extemporaneous free for all "Liberation." Even farther left of center are the experimental avant-garde "Free Form Guitar" and the politically intoned and emotive "Prologue, August 29, 1968" and "Someday (August 29, 1968)." The 2003 remastered edition of Chicago Transit Authority offers a marked sonic improvement over all previous pressings -- including the pricey gold disc incarnation...L. Planer

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 174 MB
Genre : Brass Rock
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Tracklist:

01 Introduction 6:35
02 Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? 4:36
03 Beginnings 7:54
04 Questions 67 and 68 5:02
05 Listen 3:21
06 Poem 58 8:37
07 Free Form Guitar 6:47
08 South California Purples 6:11
09 I'm a Man 7:39
10 Prologue, August 29, 1968 0:57
11 Someday (August 29, 1968) 4:13
12 Liberation 14:38

13.10.2009. u 00:35 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

ponedjeljak, 12.10.2009.

Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won - 3CD (2003)

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How the West Was Won has been a long time coming. For a band with such an overarching legacy, the official record of Led Zeppelin's legendary--and unpredictable--live act has previously been poorly represented by the disappointing, scattershot soundtrack to The Song Remains the Same. But this triple-disc live set (culled from 1972 Long Beach/LA shows in advance of Houses of the Holy) addresses history with a vengeance, if a few decades late. These shows have rightfully assumed cult status in the bootleg market, showcasing a band at the peak of its creative and performing powers. The Zep faithfulmore… will welcome this belated release as evidence for enduring loyalty, but younger fans may find its diversity and dynamics even more enlightening--indeed, whole careers have since been built on the musical ideas Jimmy Page and company throw out here as decorative filler. Crucially rooted in the amped-and-hammered American blues of the guitarist's former band, the Yardbirds, the marathon work-outs of "Dazed and Confused" and "Whole Lot a Love" (which consume nearly an hour all by themselves) somehow encompass Ricky Nelson, Morocco, James Brown, Holst, Elvis Presley and Muddy Waters amidst their trademark sturm und drang, while the acoustic set that closes out Disc One showcases the band's--and particularly Robert Plant's--good-natured, crypto-Celtic folk appeal with energetic aplomb. Bigger and brasher than just about any rock act that followed in its historic wake, yet ever fan-loyal to its myriad influences, Led Zeppelin's live jernaut finally gets the monument it deserves...Pepe Panzer

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Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: ca. 345 MB
Genre : Hard-Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1

01. LA Drone – 0:14
02. Immigrant Song – 3:42
03. Heartbreaker – 7:25
04. Black Dog – 5:41
05. Over the Hills and Far Away – 5:08
06. Since I've Been Loving You - 8:02
07. Stairway to Heaven – 9:38
08. Going to California – 5:37
09. That's the Way – 5:54
10. Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp - 4:55

CD 2

01. Dazed and Confused – 25:25
02. What Is and What Should Never Be – 4:41
03. Dancing Days – 3:42
04. Moby Dick – 19:20

CD 3

01. Whole Lotta Love - 23:08
02. Rock and Roll – 3:56
03. The Ocean – 4:21
04. Bring It On Home (inkl. Bring It On Back) – 9:30

12.10.2009. u 19:32 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

nedjelja, 11.10.2009.

Procol Harum - One Eye To The Future (Live in Italy)

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One Eye to the Future, by Procol Harum, is a live album released Hallowe'en 2008. It was recorded in Turin and Schio during the group's 40th anniversary tour, and contains two previously-unreleased songs ("One Eye on the Future" and "Worried Life Blues"). It's the only Procol Harum album released as a download only.

Procol Harum - One Eye To The Future (Live in Italy) (2009)

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Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 199 MB
Genre : Rock
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Line-up

Gary Brooker - piano and vocals
Geoff Dunn - drums
Matt Pegg - bass guitar
Josh Phillips - organ
Geoff Whitehorn - guitar
Keith Reid - lyrics

Tracklist:

01. Bringing Home the Bacon 4:50
02. Shine on Brightly 4:04
03. The VIP Room 4:57
04. Pandora's Box 4:45
05. Learn to Fly 5:49
06. (You Can’t) Turn Back the Page 4:32
07. Homburg 4:21
08. Simple Sister 5:15
09. A Rum Tale 3:40
10. Grand Hotel 6:59
11. One Eye on the Future 4:34
12. Worried Life Blues 4:38
13. Conquistador 4:38
14. An Old English Dream 5:00
15. A Whiter Shade of Pale 5:36
16. Whisky Train 9:03
17. A Salty Dog 5:32

11.10.2009. u 18:24 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

subota, 10.10.2009.

Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (1971) (12-track Remaster)

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the British band's 1971 album including bonus tracks. Stylish packaging includes a 20-page booklet, rare photos and memorabilia plus extensive sleevenotes by Procol expert and respected author Patrick Humphries with contributions from band members. 12 tracks. Salvo. 2009.

Despite the departure of organist Matthew Fisher, Procol Harum survived, and this album is ample proof. Fisher was one of the prime architects of the Harum sound, and his work on such classics as "Shine on Brightly" and, of course, "Whiter Shade of Pale" underline that. Procol continued as a four-piece, and it was indeed a good thing that they decided not to replace Fisher. The sound of the band on this album is a bit sparser, but definitely not without dimension and dynamics. "Simple Sister," one of the finest Gary Brooker/Keith Reid compositions, is truly glorious, with Robin Trower's frightening lead guitar work juxtaposed nicely against a wonderful string arrangement. Several other tracks are first rate, including "Power Failure" and "Playmate of the Mouth." Along with Little Feat, Procol Harum was a great survivor among rock bands that have lost a key member. The proof is in these grooves. Matthew Greenwald

Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (1971) (12-track Remaster 2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 120 MB
Genre : Prog. Rock
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Tracklist:

01. Simple Sister 5:52
02. Broken Barricades 3:12
03. Memorial Drive 3:48
04. Luskus Delph 3:52
05. Power Failure 4:33
06. Song For A Dreamer 5:41
07. Playmate Of The Mouth 5:05
08. Poor Mohammed 3:16
09. Broken Barricades (Long Fade, Raw Track) 3:58
10. Simple Sister (Raw Track) 5:50
11. Poor Mohammed (Backing Track) 2:45
12. Song For A Dreamer (Backing Track) 5:26

10.10.2009. u 22:14 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

petak, 09.10.2009.

Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973 ) (11-track Digipak Remaster)

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the British band's 1973 album including bonus tracks. Originally released on the Chrysalis label, Grand Hotel found Gary Brooker and Co. returning to the grandeur of earlier albums like Shine On Brightly and Salty Dog. Stylish packaging includes 24-page booklet, previously unseen photos and memorabilia plus extensive sleevenotes by Procol expert and respected author Patrick Humphries with contributions from band members. Salvo. 2009.

Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973 ) (11-track Digipak Remaster 2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 122 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01.Grand Hotel 06:09
02.Touhours L'amour 03:33
03.A rum Tale 03:21
04.TV caesar 05:54
05.A Souvenir Of London 03:21
06.Bringing home The Beacon 04:19
07.For Liquorice John 04:27
08.Fires (which burn brightly) 05:09
09.Robert's Box 04:50
10.Grand Hotel (raw track) 06:24
11.Bringing home The Beacon (raw track) 06:06

09.10.2009. u 22:24 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

četvrtak, 08.10.2009.

Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde (1981) (Remaster Edit)

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the 1981 debut album from the British Pop songstress including three bonus tracks. Available again on CD for the first time in over 20 years, this was the album that made Kim Wilde a bona-fide popstar, containing her worldwide hit 'Kids In America' plus UK hits like 'Chequered Love' and 'Water On Glass'. The three bonus tracks include two non-album b-sides and the single version of 'Water On Glass'. The package comes complete with booklet containing the original LP artwork and in-depth liner notes overseen and approved by the Official Fan Club/Website and Kim herself! 13 tracks. Cherry Pop. 2009.

Kim Wilde's self-titled debut album from 1981 remains her best work. Sure, she's done other great stuff too, 'Catch As Catch Can', 'Close' and 'Love Is' for example, but none quite have the spark of her first LP. Containing the worldwide smash 'Kids In America' along with 2 other big UK hits in the fab 'Chequered Love' and 'Water On Glass', the set is off to a winner straight away.
This 2009 remastered edition from Cherry Red is wonderful, featuring all the original artwork and even including the lyrics which weren't on the LP. The other two titles in the series, her slightly disappointing sophomore set 'Select' and the aforementioned classic 'Catch As Catch Can' are treated to similarly extravagant editions. Well worth your cash, then. Come on, Cherry Red, let's have the MCA albums now!...T. Morrow

Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde (1981) (Remaster 2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 110 MB
Genre : New Wave
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Tracklist:

01. Water On Glass 3:29
02. Our Town 3:47
03. Everything We Know 3:42
04. Young Heroes 3:15
05. Kids In America 3:25
06. Chequered Love 3:20
07. 2 6 5 8 0 3:11
08. You'll Never Be So Wrong 4:11
09. Falling Out 4:03
10. Tuning In Tuning On 4:24
11. Shane (Bonus) 3:40
12. Boys (Bonus) 3:14
13. Water On Glass (7" Version) (Bonus) 3:33

08.10.2009. u 22:32 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

srijeda, 07.10.2009.

Rory Gallagher - Crest Of A Wave - Best Of

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This best-of collection gives a decent overview of guitarist Rory Gallagher's most sought-after tracks, from his 1971 album Deuce to his final recordings in the '80s. Highlights include "Shinkicker," "Tattoo'd Lady," and "Philby." While there is nothing here the collector doesn't already own, Crest of a Wave: The Best of Rory Gallagher provides a quality sampling for the curious listener...L.Campbell

The latest compilation of Rory Gallagher’s music is a true testament to his influence on such artists like Slash, Brian May, and Eric Clapton. For anyone who is not familiar with Rory Gallagher’s work, "Crest of a Wave" is a must-have. Gritty blues oozes out of each tune, only rivaled by the steady rock undercurrent heard in the music as well. Gallagher’s nephew emphasized that the core songwriting should always take precedence, and that’s a completely understandable statement. But let’s be honest: It’s damn hard to not be easily wowed by the guitar techniques that you’ll hear throughout the 2 disks. Just the slide work alone with make you a believer...K. Meine

Rory Gallagher - Crest Of A Wave - Best Of (2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 261 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1

01 Follow Me 4:39
02 Shinkicker 4:02
03 Do You Read Me 5:20
04 Bought & Sold 3:35
05 Loanshark Blues 4:29
06 In Your Town 5:46
07 Calling Card 5:24
08 A Million Miles Away 6:57
09 Walk on Hot Coals 7:00
10 I Fall Apart 5:12
11 Tattoo'd Lady 4:36
12 Crest of a Wave 5:58

CD 2

01 Bad Penny 4:03
02 Overnight Bag 4:40
03 Philby 3:49
04 Shadow Play 4:44
05 Moonchild 4:46
06 They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore 4:06
07 Edged in Blue 5:30
08 Wheels Within Wheels 3:29
09 Out on the Western Plain 3:53
10 Out of My Mind 3:05
11 Barley and Grape Rag 3:39
12 Lonesome Highway 5:21

07.10.2009. u 21:32 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 06.10.2009.

Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 (1972) (Digipak Remaster)

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Remastered By: Andy Pearce @ Masterpiece

Digitally remastered edition of this 1972 album from the veteran Heavy Metal maniacs. By the time Black Sabbath began work on what was to be their fourth album in `72, they were very much in the ascendant. Musically, the band weren't prepared to superglue themselves back into a comfort zone and just do what was expected of them. They wanted to go beyond the darkness and gloom which seemed to surround so much of their music until that point. Here was an opportunity to open Sabbath out to unexplored worlds, to be the band who led, rather than one of the many who merely followed. And they succeeded, as there's an elegance about Volume 4 which underscores the way in which the band had matured and developed, both as songwriters and musicians. This remastered and sumptuous gatefold digipak edition of the album boasts comprehensive story of the album sleeve-notes by renowned Rock critic Malcolm Dome and a plethora of rare and previously unseen photographs and items of memorabilia. Sanctuary. 2009.

Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 is just a cut below its two indisputably classic predecessors, as it begins to run out of steam -- and memorable riffs -- toward the end. However, it finds Sabbath beginning to experiment successfully with their trademark sound on tracks like the ambitious, psychedelic-tinged, multi-part "Wheels of Confusion," the concise, textured "Tomorrow's Dream," and the orchestrated piano ballad "Changes" (even if the latter's lyrics cross the line into triteness). But the classic Sabbath sound is still very much in evidence; the crushing "Supernaut" is one of the heaviest tracks the band ever recorded...S. Huey

Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 (1972) (Digipak Remaster 2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 99 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist.

01 Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener 8:14
02 Tomorrow's Dream 3:12
03 Changes 4:46
04 FX 1:43
05 Supernaut 4:45
06 Snowblind 5:31
07 Cornucopia 3:54
08 Laguna Sunrise 2:52
09 St. Vitus Dance 2:29
10 Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes 5:50

06.10.2009. u 23:45 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

ponedjeljak, 05.10.2009.

The Hollies - French '60s EP Collection, Vol. 3 (1996) (22-track Digipack 24 bit Remaster 2001)

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One of the best and most commercially successful pop/rock acts of the British Invasion, when the Hollies began recording in 1963, they relied heavily upon the R&B/early rock & roll covers that provided the staple diet for countless British bands of the time. They quickly developed a more distinctive style of three-part harmonies (heavily influenced by the Everly Brothers), ringing guitars, and hook-happy material, penned by both outside writers (especially Graham Gouldman) and themselves, eventually composing most of their repertoire on their own. The best early Hollies records evoke an infectious, melodic cheer similar to that of the early Beatles, although the Hollies were neither in their class (not an insult: nobody else was) nor demonstrated a similar capacity for artistic growth. They tried, though, easing into somewhat more sophisticated folk-rock and mildly psychedelic sounds as the decade wore on, especially on their EP's (which contain quite a few overlooked highlights).

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 150 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01 Stop,stop,stop 03:01
02 It's You 02:14
03 King Midas In Reverse 03:02
04 Everything In Sunshine 01:59
05 Jennifer Eccles 02:56
06 Try It 03:02
07 Listen To Me 02:39
08 Do The Best You Can 02:50
09 Sorry Suzanne 03:00
10 Not That Way At All 02:50
11 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 04:18
12 Cos You Like To Love Me 03:00
13 I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top 03:49
14 Mad Professor Blyth 02:17
15 Kill Me Quick 02:08
16 We're Alive 02:38
17 Non Prego Per Me 02:45
18 Devi Avere Fiducia In Me 02:12
19 Open Up You Eyes 02:49
20 Blowin' In The Wind 04:09
21 Man With No Expression 03:25
22 Sign Of The Times 02:36

05.10.2009. u 21:10 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

nedjelja, 04.10.2009.

The Beatles - Beatles For Sale (1964)

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Originally billed as a 10,000 copy limited edition The Beatles Mono Box Set was compiled as a special interest package for the hard-core fan. It presents the first ten albums in re-mastered mono (the final 3 albums made their debuts in stereo only), and a double album of singles and EPs, called "Mono Masters". At the time of writing, the mono albums are not available individually. Why would anyone want a newly minted mono collection? The final mono songs were sometimes different. Stereo mixes were usually done days, if not weeks after the original mono mix, and could include different takes when the engineers made the overdubs. Stereo mixes, particularly for the first five albums, did not include as much critical listening from George Martin, and almost none from the Fab' Four. Also, stereo in early 60's England was not broadcast over the air, and the format was largely the preserve of the hi-fi snob. For more than half The Beatles recorded repertoire, the most affordable "weapon of choice" for the twisting, shouting teenage market was the mono mix. Ironically - this box set is the best The Beatles have ever sounded. Like the stereo sibling these are re-mastered, not re-mixed, but unlike the stereo, they have not been clipped or limited to push levels closer to current music ingested through our MP3 players. These albums are cleaner than ever before and compared to the 1980s CD editions you're taken aback by how much dynamic range is on those original tapes. Nothing in this box sounds like a 45 year old recording. Each disc is presented as if it were a miniature "33", replete with plastic anti-scratch sleeve, inner paper sleeve, original album cover, inserts and all original text rendered frustratingly small for anyone old enough to have bought the LPs the first time around...H. Munday

The Beatles - Beatles For Sale (1964) (Mono Box Set Remaster 2009)

Codec: flac
Size: 132 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist.:

01 No Reply 2:16
02 I'm a Loser 2:30
03 Baby's in Black 2:04
04 Rock and Roll Music 2:31
05 I'll Follow the Sun 1:48
06 Mr. Moonlight 2:38
07 Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] 2:38
08 Eight Days a Week 2:43
09 Words of Love 2:04
10 Honey Don't 2:57
11 Every Little Thing 2:03
12 I Don't Want to Spoil the Party 2:34
13 What You're Doing 2:30
14 Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby 2:27

04.10.2009. u 01:03 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

subota, 03.10.2009.

Camel - Dust And Dreams (1991)

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Camel packed up their bags and moved to California, with the dust of a seven-years span of quiet on their backs, and the dream of creative freedom through their own label, Camel Productions, ahead of them. Inspired by the John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" (and one can only hope that Camel's westward move went smoother), Dust and Dreams is exactly the sort of labor of love that makes a private label worth having. Elegiac, literate, largely instrumental in spots, this stuff would make most label executives' eyes glaze over. It's also the sort of finely wrought music that will delight Camelmore… fans who still fondly imagine their band in the Nude. Despite the long absence since Stationary Traveller, many familiar faces return to Camel's ranks: Susan Hoover, Ton Scherpenzeel, Colin Bass, David Paton, and Paul Burgess. Andy Latimer, of course, remains the pivotal figure, writing the songs, taking the vocal leads (his sleepy, deep delivery sesting a Watersed-down version of Pink Floyd), driving the music with his masterful guitar work. This last point is worth resting at a moment, since Latimer's guitar has grown audibly since we last heard him. While some of the guitar passages are classic Camel (e.g., "Cotton Camp"), Latimer is just as likely to invoke the image of David Gilmour ("End of the Line") and Steve Hackett ("Broken Banks," "Hopeless Anger"). Like Nude, Dust and Dreams initially divides its time between songs and instrumentals before ceding halfway through to purely instrumental music. The 18 tracks are interconnected, separated only by a four-second delay before "End of the Line," effectively marking a first and second act. The introductory "Dust Bowl" is a quiet overture reminiscent of Brian Eno, the closing "Whispers in the Rain" is actually an epilogue (the real curtain comes crashing down on "Hopeless Anger"). If it all sounds like a structured play, that's because Dust and Dreams is. The disc exists as a single work broken into two sections, inextricably bound together in the composer's mind (themes return, specific points of action take place). In retrospect, it's probably a wonder that Nude ever got off the ground, and few studios would have taken a flyer on the equally ambitious Dust and Dreams. Thank goodness Andy Latimer had the fortitude to see this through to completion; it is the mature work of an indomitable dreamer, if a little downbeat. It lacks the immediate melodies of Nude (which many would concede is the better album), but the victories here are harder won and thus to be prized by fans who were still scanning the horizon for the shadow of Camel's tall spirit... Robert Hoffnung

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size ca.: 110 MB
Genre : Progressive Rock
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Tracklist

01. Dust Bowl 1:54
02. Go West 3:42
03. Dusted Out 1:35
04. Mother Road 4:15
05. Needles 2:34
06. Rose of Sharon 4:48
07. Milk N' Honey 3:35
08. End of the Line 6:52
09. Storm Clouds 2:07
10. Cotton Camp 2:55
11. Broken Banks 0:35
12. Sheet Rain 2:15
13. Whispers 0:52
14. Little Rivers and Little Rose 1:57
15. Hopeless Anger 4:56
16. Whispers in the Rain 2:57

03.10.2009. u 16:02 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

Camel - The Paris Collection (2001)

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New CD from prog band features 10 live tracks, including the bonus track 'Slow Yourself Down' (Rehersal Version) from Camel Productions.

Perfectly, the album opens with Ice, a track from the album: I can See Your House From Here, I never get tired of hearing it. This surely must be one of the finest instrument tracks ever been written. After this serene start the tempo is soon lifted up with the second track Chord Change again another instrumental. This piece has lost none of it's chemistry over the years. The general mood of the album is somewhat laid back and the following song reflects this with the beautiful acoustic version of Fingertips, taken from the Stationary Traveller album. Next we go back to Camel's debut album for the first of the two versions of Slow Yourself Down, track four follows with the more traditional arrangement of the piece, taken from the concert and features some excellent organ. I noticed the album is slightly more instrumental than previous albums but the lack of vocals is compensated perfectly by the chemistry between both old and new bandmembers. Sahara, the only track taken from Rajaz best demonstrates this and all the musicians sound wonderfully close together. The CD moves into a rockier mode for the first of three tracks from Dust and Dreams, starting with Mother Road slipping into the atmospheric Little Rivers and Little Rose and finishing up with Hopeless Anger. And finally the last track from the concert is a Camel favourite, Lady Fantasy. I have no problem in recommending this CD. There is enough variation within the structure and arrangements of Camel's material for the release of another live album...P. Kistmaker

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size ca.: 165 MB
Genre : Progressive Rock
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Tracklist:

01. Ice (8:47)
02. Chord Change (8:53)
03. Fingertips (6:40)
04. Slow Yourself Down (4:31)
05. Sahara (6:51)
06. Mother Road (6:08)
07. Little River And Little Rose (1:56)
08. Hopeless Anger (5:43)
09. Lady Fantasy (16:05)
10. Slow Yourself Down (late night version) (5:34)

03.10.2009. u 15:59 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

Camel - The Snow Goose (1975) (Japan Mini LP 2008)

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Japanese reissue of 1975 album originally released on Deram. Packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. 2008 release.

Almost always overlooked in circles of accomplished musicians, Camel's sound and compelling music is the epitome of prog rock in the early 1970s. Lead by Andy Latimer on guitar and narrative vocals, The Snow Goose is a beautifully performed concept album based upon the children's fairy-tale. From the intro "The Great Marsh" to its reprise at the end, a story unfolds of enchanted magic captured so sweetly and innocently in the writing of Peter Bardens. The drawn out instrumentals flourish then calm, as the melodic rhythms fly in virtuoso exchanges and swoop at the dramatic climax. Snow Goose wasmore… the third Camel album and it stands above the rest as an inspirational tale told so lovingly in a unique and harmonious way...D. Trueman

In 2002, the first four Camel albums were reissued with remastered sound and extra tracks in regular jewel case versions. Later, followed LP-mini-sleeve versions of those four titles. "Moonmadness" & "Snow Goose" were issued in mini-sleeve format in 2001; "Camel", "Mirage" & "Live Record" in 2002. The first two titles, "Camel" and "Mirage", in their mini-sleeve incarnations, are the same exact remasters/extra trax versions as their jewel-cased counterparts.

HOWEVER:

"Moonmadness" is not. It has no extra tracks, and sports a remaster that is quite a bit louder than the remasters on the first two titles. The same is true for the "Snow Goose" jewel-case & mini-sleeve versions; the MS has a different (louder) master and no extra tracks. It's unfortunate that JVC did not avail themselves of the expanded versions of "Moonmadness" & "Snow Goose", and anyone who buys these mini-sleeve versions should be aware of the difference.

WHAT IS A JAPAN "MINI-LP-SLEEVE" CD?

Have you ever lamented the loss of one of the 20th Century's great art forms, the 12" vinyl LP jacket? Then "mini-LP-sleeve" CD's may be for you. Mini-sleeve CDs are manufactured in Japan under license. The disc is packaged inside a 135MM X 135MM cardboard precision-miniature replica of the original classic vinyl-LP album. Also, anything contained in the original LP, such as gatefolds, booklets, lyric sheets, posters, printed LP sleeves, stickers, embosses, special LP cover paper/inks/textures and/or die cuts, are precisely replicated and included. An English-language lyric sheet is always included, even if the original LP did not have printed lyrics. Then, there's the sonic quality: Often (but not always), mini-sleeves have dedicated remastering (20-Bit, 24-Bit, DSD, K2/K2HD, and/or HDCD), and can often (but not always) be superior to the audio on the same title anywhere else in the world. There also may be bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere. Each Japan mini-sleeve has an "obi" ("oh-bee"), a removable Japan-language promotional strip. The obi lists the Japan street date of that particular release, the catalog number, the mastering info, and often the original album's release date. Bonus tracks are only listed on the obi, maintaining the integrity of the original LP artwork. The obi's are collectable, and should not be discarded. All mini-sleeve releases are limited edition, but re-pressings/re-issues are becoming more common (again, not always). The enthusiasm of mini-sleeve collecting must be tempered, however, with avoiding fake mini-sleeves manufactured in Russia and distributed throughout the world, primarily on eBay. They are inferior in quality, worthless in collectable value, a total waste of money, and should be avoided at all costs...B. Loag

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 100 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01 The Great Marsh 2:02
02 Rhayader 3:01
03 Rhayader Goes to Town 5:20
04 Sanctuary 1:05
05 Fritha 1:19
06 The Snow Goose 3:12
07 Friendship 1:43
08 Migration 2:01
09 Rhayader Alone 1:50
10 Flight of the Snow Goose 2:40
11 Preparation 3:53
12 Dunkirk 5:25
13 Epitaph 2:07
14 Fritha Alone 1:39
15 La Princesse Perdue 4:45
16 The Great Marsh 1:19

03.10.2009. u 02:01 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

petak, 02.10.2009.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - God & Guns (2CD Deluxe Edit)

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Special Packaging Info: 2-CD Special Edition includes: 3 Live Skynyrd classics, including 'Sweet Home Alabama', 3 Bonus tracks, Expanded artwork. Live tracks recorded at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY.

With their classic early lineup, anchored by the swagger, grit, and heart of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, Lynyrd Skynyrd merged Allman Brothers guitars with barrelhouse piano (courtesy of keyboardist Billy Powell, a bigger part of Skynyrd's classic sound than most people realize), then tossed in a big dose of hard rock attitude and gave it all credence with a kind of blustering and cocky honky tonk sensibility. The original band just sounded so, well, right, and if its legacy in most casual listeners' minds is just "Sweet Home Alabama" and the ubiquitous "Free Bird," that's not a bad legacy to have, really. Skynyrd's story is also a gothic Southern tragedy, haunted by fatal plane crashes and death, and if the 21st century version of the band (current membership includes ex-Blackfoot guitarist Rickey Medlocke, drummer Michael Cartellone, vocalist Johnny Van Zant, and guitarist Gary Rossington, who is the only member left from the original version of Skynyrd) seems more like a facsimile than a continuation, one could chalk it up to pure attrition. So what to make of God & Guns, the group's new album from Roadrunner Records? It certainly sounds like Lynyrd Skynyrd, maybe with a little more contemporary Nashville on board, and there's plenty of that Southern redneck rocker attitude on display. The lead single, "Still Unbroken," is a fine song, "Southern Ways" has a certain charm (maybe because it's essentially a slowed-down rewrite of "Sweet Home Alabama" using the same riff as an anchor), and "Floyd" has some ragged atmosphere going for it, but there's nothing as memorable as "Free Bird" here, but it's probably not fair to ask this version of the band to compete with its own past. This is Skynyrd in the 21st century, nothing more, nothing less, and they still rock hard. That part of the legacy is still intact. [This limited Special Edition adds a second disc of bonus tracks, including live versions of J.J. Cale's "They Call Me the Breeze" and "Sweet Home Alabama."]..S. Leggett

Lynyrd Skynyrd - God & Guns (2CD Deluxe Edit 2009)

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 179 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

CD 1

01 Still Unbroken 5:06
02 Simple Life 3:17
03 Little Thing Called You 3:58
04 Southern Ways 3:48
05 Skynyrd Nation 3:52
06 Unwrite That Song 3:50
07 Floyd 4:03
08 That Ain't My America 3:44
09 Comin' Back for More 3:28
10 God & Guns 5:44
11 Storm 3:15
12 Gifted Hands 5:22

CD 2

01 Bang Bang -Bonus 3:10
02 Raining in My Heartland - Bonus 3:54
03 Hobo Kinda Man - Bonus 3:53
04 Red White & Blue - Live / Bonus 5:42
05 Call Me the Breeze - Live / Bonus 5:49
06 Sweet Home Alabama- Live / Bonus 6:25

02.10.2009. u 16:35 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

Camel - Moonmadness (1976) (Japan Mini LP 2008)

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Japanese reissue of 1976 album originally released on Deram. Packaged in a miniature gatefold LP sleeve. 2008 release.

In 2002, the first four Camel albums were reissued with remastered sound and extra tracks in regular jewel case versions. Later, followed LP-mini-sleeve versions of those four titles. "Moonmadness" & "Snow Goose" were issued in mini-sleeve format in 2001; "Camel", "Mirage" & "Live Record" in 2002. The first two titles, "Camel" and "Mirage", in their mini-sleeve incarnations, are the same exact remasters/extra trax versions as their jewel-cased counterparts.

HOWEVER:

"Moonmadness" is not. It has no extra tracks, and sports a remaster that is quite a bit louder than the first two titles. The same is true for the "Snow Goose" jewel-case & mini-sleeve versions; the MS has a different (louder) master and no extra tracks. It's unfortunate that JVC did not avail themselves of the expanded versions of "Moonmadness" & "Snow Goose", and anyone who buys these mini-sleeve versions should be aware of the difference. In the case of "Moonmadness", the loss of the extra tracks is especially unfortunate: Not only 30 minutes of fantastic live material, but a beautiful and haunting solo acoustic piano studio demo of Peter Bardens performing the main melody of "Spirit In The Water".

WHAT IS A JAPAN "MINI-LP-SLEEVE" CD?

Have you ever lamented the loss of one of the 20th Century's great art forms, the 12" vinyl LP jacket? Then "mini-LP-sleeve" CD's may be for you.
Mini-sleeve CDs are manufactured in Japan under license. The disc is packaged inside a 135MM X 135MM cardboard precision-miniature replica of the original classic vinyl-LP album. Also, anything contained in the original LP, such as gatefolds, booklets, lyric sheets, posters, printed LP sleeves, stickers, embosses, special LP cover paper/inks/textures and/or die cuts, are precisely replicated and included. An English-language lyric sheet is always included, even if the original LP did not have printed lyrics. Then, there's the sonic quality: Often (but not always), mini-sleeves have dedicated remastering (20-Bit, 24-Bit, DSD, K2/K2HD, and/or HDCD), and can often (but not always) be superior to the audio on the same title anywhere else in the world. There also may be bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere. Each Japan mini-sleeve has an "obi" ("oh-bee"), a removable Japan-language promotional strip. The obi lists the Japan street date of that particular release, the catalog number, the mastering info, and often the original album's release date. Bonus tracks are only listed on the obi, maintaining the integrity of the original LP artwork. The obi's are collectable, and should not be discarded. All mini-sleeve releases are limited edition, but re-pressings/re-issues are becoming more common (again, not always). The enthusiasm of mini-sleeve collecting must be tempered, however, with avoiding fake mini-sleeves manufactured in Russia and distributed throughout the world, primarily on eBay. They are inferior in quality, worthless in collectable value, a total waste of money, and should be avoided at all costs...B. Loang

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 90 MB
Genre : Rock
2000mustangs

Tracklist:

01 Aristillus 1:57
02 Song Within a Song 7:16
03 Chord Change 6:45
04 Spirit of the Water 2:07
05 Another Night 6:58
06 Air Born 5:02
07 Lunar Sea 9:11

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AC/DC - Black Ice (2008)

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Black Ice is the first full-length studio album of all-new material from AC/DC since the release of "Stiff Upper Lip" in 2000. Produced by Brendan O'Brien at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC, Black Ice premieres 15 new AC/DC compositions and performances including the album's first single, "Rock 'N' Roll Train".

Well - for one they appear to be getting better with age.
I had a chance to hear this album before it's official release and man I am blown away. This album is a Rock Anthem that belongs in their line-up. The tracks are strong and solid AC/DC. This reminds of what it was like to hear Back in Black or FTATR for the first time. The boys are back!..P. Small

Line-up

Brian Johnson - Lead Vocals
Angus Young - Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar on "Stormy May Day"
Malcolm Young - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Cliff Williams - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Phil Rudd - Drums, Percussion

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 127 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist:

01. Rock 'N Roll Train 4.21
02. Skies On Fire 3.34
03. Big Jack 3.57
04. Anything Goes 3.22
05. War Machine 3.09
06. Smash 'N' Grab 4.06
07. Spoilin' For A Fight 3.17
08. Wheels 3.28
09. Decibel 3.34
10. Stormy May Day 3.10
11. She Likes Rock 'N' Roll 3.53
12. Money Made 4.15
13. Rock 'N' Roll Dream 4.41
14. Rocking All The Way 3.22
15. Black Ice 3.25

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The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)

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Originally billed as a 10,000 copy limited edition The Beatles Mono Box Set was compiled as a special interest package for the hard-core fan. It presents the first ten albums in re-mastered mono (the final 3 albums made their debuts in stereo only), and a double album of singles and EPs, called "Mono Masters". At the time of writing, the mono albums are not available individually. Why would anyone want a newly minted mono collection? The final mono songs were sometimes different. Stereo mixes were usually done days, if not weeks after the original mono mix, and could include different takes when the engineers made the overdubs. Stereo mixes, particularly for the first five albums, did not include as much critical listening from George Martin, and almost none from the Fab' Four. Also, stereo in early 60's England was not broadcast over the air, and the format was largely the preserve of the hi-fi snob. For more than half The Beatles recorded repertoire, the most affordable "weapon of choice" for the twisting, shouting teenage market was the mono mix. Ironically - this box set is the best The Beatles have ever sounded. Like the stereo sibling these are re-mastered, not re-mixed, but unlike the stereo, they have not been clipped or limited to push levels closer to current music ingested through our MP3 players. These albums are cleaner than ever before and compared to the 1980s CD editions you're taken aback by how much dynamic range is on those original tapes. Nothing in this box sounds like a 45 year old recording. Each disc is presented as if it were a miniature "33", replete with plastic anti-scratch sleeve, inner paper sleeve, original album cover, inserts and all original text rendered frustratingly small for anyone old enough to have bought the LPs the first time around...H. Munday

The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963) (Mono Box Set Remaster 2009)

Codec: flac
Size: 131 MB
Genre : Rock
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Tracklist.:

01 I Saw Her Standing There 2:53
02 Misery 1:48
03 Anna (Go to Him) 2:57
04 Chains 2:25
05 Boys 2:26
0Ask Me Why 2:26
07 Please Please Me 2:00
08 Love Me Do 2:21
09 P.S. I Love You 2:04
10 Baby It's You 2:40
11 Do You Want to Know a Secret 1:57
12 A Taste of Honey 2:03
13 There's a Place 1:50
14 Twist and Shout 2:37

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