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VA - I-Robots: Turin Dancefloor Express (70's - 80's Piedmont Area Italo Rare Grooves, Disco And Not Disco Sounds) (2017)

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VA - I-Robots: Turin Dancefloor Express (70's - 80's Piedmont Area Italo Rare Grooves, Disco And Not Disco Sounds) (2017)

VA - I-Robots: Turin Dancefloor Express (70's - 80's Piedmont Area Italo Rare Grooves, Disco And Not Disco Sounds) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 913 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 354 Mb | 02:34:25
Disco, Italo-Disco, Synthpop, New Wave | Label: Opilec Music

Opilec Music is back with another treasure trove of music that outlines how important Turin and the Piedmont area was to the development of electronic and dance music in the 70s and 80s and beyond. This compilation has been expertly put together by Opilec Music boss, I-Robots, from his own experiences as a DJ and collector and from time spent digging in archives, old collections and anywhere else he could. It marks the start of a new series and is the latest in a long line of such projects he has worked on before now.

Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) [1985, CBS/Sony 32DP-360, Japan] Repost

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Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) [1985, CBS/Sony 32DP-360, Japan] Repost

Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS/Sony 32DP-360 | ~ 236 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 59 Mb
Progressive Rock | 1st Japan issue

Of all of the classic-era Pink Floyd albums, Animals is the strangest and darkest, a record that's hard to initially embrace yet winds up yielding as many rewards as its equally nihilistic successor, The Wall. It isn't that Roger Waters dismisses the human race as either pigs, dogs, or sheep, it's that he's constructed an album whose music is as bleak and bitter as that world view…

Leaf Hound - Growers of Mushroom (1971)

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Leaf Hound - Growers of Mushroom (1971)

Leaf Hound - Growers of Mushroom (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2000 | Collector's Digitally Recording, LFHCDR-0126 | ~ 288 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 131 Mb
Hard Rock | RU | Unofficial Release

Leaf Hound – like Killing Floor – was one of dozens of other working-class heavy rock bands who sprouted up in England during the British blues-rock boom of the late '60s. They immediately found themselves in the shadow of better bands, including Led Zeppelin and Free (to name just two), which may have led to their short life together. They recorded only one album, Growers of Mushroom, which found its first release in on the German-based Telefunken label..

David Bowie - Station to Station (1976) [EMI TOCP-95049, Japan]

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David Bowie - Station to Station (1976) [EMI TOCP-95049, Japan]

David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | EMI TOCP-95049 | ~ 261 or 92 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 6.65 Mb
Rock, Experimental, Glam

Taking the detached plastic soul of Young Americans to an elegant, robotic extreme, Station to Station is a transitional album that creates its own distinctive style. Abandoning any pretense of being a soulman, yet keeping rhythmic elements of soul, David Bowie positions himself as a cold, clinical crooner and explores a variety of style…

Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

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Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2LP in 1CD 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:23
Soul, Pop-Soul, Philly Soul | Collectors' Choice Music/Universal | # CCM-750/B0007918-02

When ex-Impressions leader Jerry Butler joined forces with Philadelphia writer-producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, soul music history was made. There's not a clinker on these two records; that they hit #29 and #41 on the pop charts, respectively, each with a host of pop and R&B hit singles, is testament to their widespread appeal. Jerry, currently the Commissioner of Cook County, has graciously lent copious quotes to Gene Sculatti's notes on our exclusive Collectors' Choice Music release…these two albums belong in every library.

Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 183] Repost

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Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 183] Repost

Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ 183 | ~ 263 or 111 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 178 Mb
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock

This album was the group's magnum opus in the perception of many onlookers and fans, and it still plays well, though its flaws are more evident than they were at the time. The "Song of Scheherazade," really a suite for the group supported by the London Symphony Orchestra and a chorus, started with guitarist-composer Michael Dunford, who had a personal fascination with the medieval literary work Tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights, and was realized by Dunford and his composing partner Betty Thatcher, with bassist Jon Camp and pianist John Tout…

Grotto - At Last [Reissue] (1977/2017)

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Grotto - At Last [Reissue] (1977/2017)

Grotto - At Last (2017)
Funk, Psychedelic, African | 36:23 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 230 MB
Label: Odion Livingstone

Formed at “Greg’s” (St Gregory’s college in Ikoyi, Lagos), Grotto came up at the same time as several other influential student bands based there, including Ofege. “As Grotto, we played a rock/funk fusion. We were probably aged 15, 16 or thereabouts and we were heavily into music; we listened to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and lots of rock bands,” explains lead guitarist Soga Benson. Their debut album is a heavyweight trip, drifting from psychedelic workouts to crunching breaks and funkier directions.

Apples - Mind Twister [Reissue, Remastered] (1978/2017)

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Apples - Mind Twister [Reissue, Remastered] (1978/2017)

Apples - Mind Twister (2017)
World, Boogie, Funk | 34:54 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 197 MB
Label: Odion Livingstone

Odion Livingstone present another essential reissue from the Nigerian archives, the first ever international release of The Apples’ essential Afro-funk LP rarity ‘Mind Twister’.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 221MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul

He's Coming captures Roy Ayers at the absolute top of his game, masterminding jazz-funk grooves as taut as a tightrope. Profoundly inspired by the Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar (and including a reading of the soundtrack's "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), the album is a deeply felt exploration of Ayers' spiritual and social beliefs, celebrating the life and rebirth of Jesus with "He's a Superstar" and its follow-up title cut before delivering the equally impassioned political manifesto "Ain't Got Time to Be Tired," a wake-up call for slumbering revolutionaries. Aided by an exemplary backing unit featuring saxophonist Sonny Fortune, bassist John Williams, keyboardist Harry Whitaker, and drummer Billy Cobham, Ayers channels the intensity of his message into his music, creating the most vibrant and textured music of his career to date.

Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)

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Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)

Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 170 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Kritzerland | # KR 20031-0 | 00:31:42

Kritzerland is proud to present a world premiere CD release: "ODE TO BILLY JOE" Composed and Conducted by Michel Legrand. “Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge”. In 1967, Billie Joe jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge was one of the hottest topics of that summer, all over the world. The fact that it all had to do with a surprise number one hit song shows the power of great storytelling. Everyone was conjecturing what it was that was thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge and why Billie Joe had killed himself. It became part of popular culture almost instantly. The song garnered eight Grammy nominations, winning three for Gentry and one for arranger Jimmie Haskell. Nine years later, Warner Bros. decided to turn the song into a feature film and hired author Herman Raucher (Summer of ’42) to do so. Max Baer, Jr. directed and produced the film – he was, at the time, best known for playing Jethro Bodine on the hit TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Young actors Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor were cast in the leads, along with Joan Hotchkiss, James Best (giving a sensitive and wonderful performance), and others. Raucher changed the spelling of Billie to Billy and his screenplay fleshed out the events of the song, and gave the audience the reason for Billy Joe’s jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Shirley Scott - Superstition (1973) {2013 Soul Brother Records CD SBCS 58}

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Shirley Scott - Superstition (1973) {2013 Soul Brother Records CD SBCS 58}

Shirley Scott - Superstition (1973) {2013 Soul Brother Records CD SBCS 58}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 205 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2013 Soul Brother Records / Passion Music / Verve / Cadet | CD SBCS 58
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Funk Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that's got a fair bit of funk in the mix, and a really rich array of inventive lines on the keyboards too! The tracks are longer than usual, and really step past the more familiar Shirley Scott modes of the 60s – opening up into more righteous 70s territory in the company of Chess/Cadet Records – with arrangements from Richard Evans that are as sophisticated as they are funky!

Brian May - Ultimate Rarities (2CD) (2000) {Tucis}

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Brian May - Ultimate Rarities (2CD) (2000) {Tucis}

Brian May - Ultimate Rarities (2CD) (2000) {Tucis}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 333 mb
Genre: rock, hard rock

Ultimate Rarities is a 2CD bootleg by Queen guitarist Brian May. It highlights many of the works he has done since the late 1960's and the many side projects he did in the 80's and 90's. This was released by Tucis.

Electric Light Orchestra - ELO 2 (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Repost

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Electric Light Orchestra - ELO 2 (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Repost

Electric Light Orchestra - ELO 2 (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 495 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 195 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Symphonic Rock
EMI / Harvest / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-70063 / SHVL 806 | 2003 Remaster

Cut during the fall of 1972, Electric Light Orchestra II was where Jeff Lynne started rebuilding the sound of Electric Light Orchestra following the departure of Roy Wood from the original lineup. It was as personal an effort as Lynne had ever made in music, showcasing his work as singer, songwriter, guitarist, sometime synthesizer player, and producer, and it is more focused than its predecessor but also retains some of the earlier album's lean textures. Lynne, drummer Bev Bevan, bassist Mike D'Albuquerque, and keyboardist Richard Tandy comprise the core of the band, with two cellists and a violinist sawing away around them.

VA - All Stars Disco 1 & 2 (2CD) {199x)

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VA - All Stars Disco 1 & 2 (2CD) {199x)

VA - All Stars Disco 1 & 2 (2CD) {199x)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 315 mb
Genre: pop, dance pop, disco, R&B, soul

All Stars Disco 1 & 2 is a 2CD compilation of dance music released somewhere in the mid-1990's. Is it a tribute to the era of disco? Not really but it is sure to move and groove you. This CD was made in Germany or Russia, it is uncertain.

VA - Sweet Songs: Lembranças dos Melhores Momentos (1987) / Sweet Songs II: Ficou na Saudade (1988) {Acervo}

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VA - Sweet Songs: Lembranças dos Melhores Momentos (1987) / Sweet Songs II: Ficou na Saudade (1988) {Acervo}

VA - Sweet Songs: Lembranças dos Melhores Momentos (1987) / Sweet Songs II: Ficou na Saudade (1988) {Acervo}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb, 166 mb
Genre: pop, world pop, rock, glam rock, classic rock, progressive rock

Sweet Songs: Lembranças dos Melhores Momentos and Sweet Songs II: Ficou na Saudade is a series of two compilation CD's released by Brazilian label Acervo Discos. Most of the music are imported from the United Kingdom and North America with a hint of Australia thrown in but it's good music for the world, unite.