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Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971) (UK, Repress, 1973) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971) (UK, Repress, 1973)

Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/96 kHz | WV | cue & Tech Log | Artwork HR | 837 Mb |Chrysalis – CHR 1044 (1973) UK RePress | Rock

“Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull. Released in 1971, Aqualung, despite the band’s disapproval, is regarded as a concept album, featuring a central theme of “the distinction between religion and God”…

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David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World (1971) (24Bit/96kHz) (Vinyl Rip)

David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World (1971)

Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 875mb
Rock | 1976 UK repress | RCA LSP 4816

Even though it contained no hits, The Man Who Sold the World, for most intents and purposes, is the beginning of David Bowie’s classic period. Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the first time, Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen. The mix is off-centre, with the fuzz-bass dominating the compressed, razor-thin guitars and Bowie’s strangled, affected voice. The sound of The Man Who Sold the World is odd, but the music is bizarre itself, with Bowie’s bizarre, paranoid futuristic tales melded to Ronson’s riffing and the band’s relentless attack. Musically, there isn’t much innovation on The Man Who Sold the World — it is almost all hard blues-rock or psychedelic folk-rock — but there’s an unsettling edge to the band’s performance, which makes the record one of Bowie’s best albums. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.

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Cream – Goodbye (1969) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Cream – Goodbye (1969)

Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 669mb
Rock | 1969 UK LP | Polydor 583 053

After a mere three albums in just under three years, Cream called it quits in 1969. Being proper gentlemen, they said their formal goodbyes with a tour and a farewell album called — what else? — Goodbye. As a slim, six-song single LP, it’s far shorter than the rambling, out-of-control Wheels of Fire, but it boasts the same structure, evenly dividing its time between tracks cut on-stage and in the studio. While the live tracks contain nothing as indelible as “Crossroads,” the live music on the whole is better than that on Wheels of Fire, capturing the trio at an empathetic peak as a band. It’s hard, heavy rock, with Cream digging deep into their original “Politician” with the same intensity as they do on “Sitting on Top of the World,” but it’s the rampaging “I’m So Glad” that illustrates how far they’ve come; compare it to the original studio version on Fresh Cream and it’s easy to see just how much further they’re stretching their improvisation. The studio tracks also find them at something of a peak. Boasting a song apiece from each member, it opens with the majestic classic “Badge,” co-written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison and ranking among both of their best work. It’s followed by Jack Bruce’s “Doing That Scrapyard Thing,” an overstuffed near-masterpiece filled with wonderful, imaginative eccentricities, and finally, there’s Ginger Baker’s tense, dramatic “What a Bringdown,” easily the best original he contributed to the group. Like all of Cream’s albums outside Disraeli Gears, Goodbye is an album of moments, not a tight cohesive work, but those moments are all quite strong on their own terms, making this a good and appropriate final bow. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.

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Cecil Taylor – Conquistador! (Thoshiba EMI, Japan) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Cecil Taylor – Conquistador! (Thoshiba EMI, Japan)

Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz , artworks | Stereo | 692 Mb
Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz
Blue Note BST-84260 – Thoshiba EMI, Japan BNJ-71049(1984)

For the second of Cecil Taylor’s two Blue Note albums (following Unit Structures), the innovative pianist utilized a sextet comprised of trumpeter Bill Dixon, altoist Jimmy Lyons, both Henry Grimes and Alan Silva on basses and drummer Andrew Cyrille. During the two lengthy pieces, Lyons’ passionate solos contrast with Dixon’s quieter ruminations while the music in general is unremittingly intense. Both of the Taylor Blue Notes are quite historic and near-classics but, despite this important documentation, Cecil Taylor (other than a pair of Paris concerts) would not appear on records again until 1973.

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Caravan – In The Land of Grey and Pink (1971) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Caravan – In The Land of Grey and Pink (1971)

Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 886mb
Progressive Rock | 1971 UK first pressing | Deram SDL-R 1

In the Land of Grey and Pink is considered by many to be a pinnacle release from Caravan. The album contains an undeniable and decidedly European sense of humour and charm. In addition, this would mark the end of the band’s premiere line-up. Co-founder David Sinclair would leave Caravan to form Matching Mole with Soft Machine drummer and vocalist Robert Wyatt in August of 1971. As a group effort, In the Land of Grey and Pink displays all the ethereal brilliance Caravan created on their previous pair of 12″ outings. Their blending of jazz and folk instrumentation and improvisational styles hints at Traffic and Family, as displayed on “Winter Wine,” as well as the organ and sax driven instrumental introduction to “Nine Feet Underground.” These contrast the decidedly aggressive sounds concurrent with albums from King Crimson or Soft Machine. In fact, beginning with the album’s title, there seems to be pastoral qualities and motifs throughout. Another reason enthusiasts rank this album among their favourites is the group dynamic which has rarely sounded more singular or cohesive. David Sinclair’s lyrics are of particular note, especially the middle-earth imagery used on “Winter Wine” or the enduring whimsy of “Golf Girl.” Lindsay Planer. Allmusic.

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Camel – Raindances (1977) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Camel – Raindances (1977)

Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | no log | Covers | 850 MB
1977/ Genre: Prog-Rock – Decca – NL

“Rain Dances” is the fifth studio album by the English prog-rock band Camel. It was released in 1977 and brought a major change to the band’s lineup, by replacing bassist Doug Ferguson with ex-Caravan Richard Sinclair and by adding saxophonist Mel Collins, former King Crimson member.
Another very good and adventurous Camel album with more jazzy influences. Enjoy this new rip and better sounding “Decca NL” pressing!

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No Doubt – iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 1080i HDTV 35 Mbps MPA2.0 H.264-TrollHD

Duration: 00:30:11 File Size: 7.68 GB
Video info: AVC/H.264 | 1920x1080i | ~36.4 Mbps | 29.970 fps | 16:9
Audio info: MP2 Audio | 384 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz
Download : No Doubt – iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 1080i HDTV 35 Mbps MPA2.0 H.264-TrollHD

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