1988

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 22, 2017
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 261 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi + PDF) | RAR 5% Recovery
Columbia #460642 2 / COL 460642 2 / CBS 460642 2 / 01-460642-10 / 02-460642-10
Folk / Rock

A stunningly sophisticated leap into modern musical textures, I'm Your Man re-establishes Leonard Cohen's mastery. Against a backdrop of keyboards and propulsive rhythms, Cohen surveys the global landscape with a precise, unflinching eye: the opening "First We Take Manhattan" is an ominous fantasy of commercial success bundled in crypto-fascist imagery, while the remarkable "Everybody Knows" is a cynical catalog of the land mines littering the surface of love in the age of AIDS.

James Brown - Motherlode (1988) {Polydor}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at May 21, 2017
James Brown - Motherlode (1988) {Polydor}

James Brown - Motherlode (1988) {Polydor}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 318 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk

Motherlode is a 1988 compilation album by the hardest working man in show business, James Brown. This collection came about when Brown's music was getting renewed attention through its use as samples in hip-hop. All of the songs were previously unreleased in 1988 except for the two remixes which close the CD. This is a Polydor sureshot.

Cliff Richard - Private Collection: 1979-1988 (1988)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 20, 2017
Cliff Richard - Private Collection: 1979-1988 (1988)

Cliff Richard - Private Collection: 1979-1988 (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 468 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 176 MB | Covers Included | 72:18
Genre: Pop, Soft Rock | Label: EMI | Catalog: CDCRTV 30

The prototype for the later Cliff Richard Collection U.S. release, Private Collection is, in fact, a dramatically public one, compiling 24 of Cliff Richard's 31 British chart entries spanning the decade 1979-1988. Chronologically, "Green Light" and the monster "We Don't Talk Anymore" open the show; the festive "Mistletoe and Wine" closes it, and in between times, Richard's journey through some distinctly Elton John/Billy Joel-shaped territory finds him alternately unleashing some startlingly memorable material, and some surprisingly lackluster muck – just like Elton and Billy, in fact. From 1981, the awful "Daddy's Home" would not have been out of place flapping around his late '60s dog days; from 1980, "Carrie" stands proudly among his finest ever performances.
Duke Ellington - The 1954 Los Angeles Concert (1988) {GNP Crescendo}

Duke Ellington - The 1954 Los Angeles Concert (1988) {GNP Crescendo}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 200MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing

This album has an excellent performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra at a time when its commercial fortunes were near the bottom. The struggles however are not reflected in the music, which is full of enthusiasm and creative invention with trumpeter Clark Terry, tenorman Paul Gonsalves and trombonist Britt Woodman (on "Theme for Trambean") standing out among the many stars during a well-paced program.

Henry Gray - Lucky Man (1988) CD Release 1990  Music

Posted by Designol at May 17, 2017
Henry Gray - Lucky Man (1988) CD Release 1990

Henry Gray - Lucky Man (1988) CD Release 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:48
Electric Chicago Blues, Piano Blues, Boogie Woogie | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 8013

The lustrous Chicago blues scene of the 1950s was predominated by great pianists, and Henry Gray was one of the finest. His rolling two-fisted keyboard work graced countless Chicago blues recordings during the '50s for leading labels like Chess and Vee Jay. He recorded on classic sides by Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, and Jimmy Rogers, among others. Starting in 1956, Henry spent twelve years as pianist for the legendary Howlin' Wolf. The sessions for Lucky Man, his first solo American album, were recorded in 1988, and marked something of a comeback for Henry, who had recorded only sporadically in the previous two decades. Audio magazine said that on the album, "Gray performs as if the heyday of Chicago blues never ended."

Ian Matthews - Walking a Changing Line (1988)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 16, 2017
Ian Matthews - Walking a Changing Line (1988)

Ian Matthews - Walking a Changing Line (1988)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 298 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 121 MB | Covers Included | 49:42
Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Soft Rock | Label: Windham Hill Records | Catalog: 1070

When PolyGram refused to release his 1983 record Shook in either the U.S. or England, Iain Matthews became disillusioned and decided to put his career on hold indefinitely. Following a stint as an A&R man for both Island and Windham Hill Records, he returned in 1988 with an album dedicated solely to the songs of Jules Shear. Issued by Windham Hill, Walking a Changing Line was the label's first vocal release, though it still retained touches of the label's trademark new age sound throughout.

Yves Montand - Yves Montand (1988)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 12, 2017
Yves Montand - Yves Montand (1988)

Yves Montand - Yves Montand (1988)
2CD | EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 608 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 273 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 84 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Chanson | PolyGram Distribution #830 247-2

This France-based singer became a popular actor and singer, master interpreter of his homeland's compositions. Yves Montand was an enormously popular singer in France, his adopted country, from the 1940s until his death. He also gave concerts around the world, but he was better-known internationally as an actor. Although outside France he is viewed largely as a film star, Montand occupies an important position as a post-war French popular singer. Largely because of the language barrier, his appeal as a singer was restricted largely to his own country, but there it was gigantic and continued without diminution throughout his life.
Andy Laster - Twirler (1990) {Sound Aspects SAS CD 035 rec 1988}

Andy Laster - Twirler (1990) {Sound Aspects SAS CD 035 rec 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 305 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 1990 Sound Aspects Records | SAS CD 035
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Alto/baritone saxophonist and composer Andy Laster was born in 1961, grew up on Long Island, and studied jazz at Seattle's Cornish Institute before moving to New York City in 1985. His first recording, Hippo Stomp, appeared on the Sound Aspects label in 1989. This album was followed by two more Sound Aspects releases, Twirler (1990) and the first eponymously named CD by Hydra (1994), one of Laster's key ongoing projects. During the 1990s Laster emerged as a unique and significant voice on the so-called "New York downtown music scene" that has also served as a launching pad for musicians like Dave Douglas, Tim Berne, and John Zorn.
Radiorama: Collection (1986 - 1988) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Radiorama: Collection (1986 - 1988)
2 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 535 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 188 Mb | Artwork > 89 Mb
Italo-Disco / Pop / Dance

Upon the release of their first single, "Chance to Desire," Radiorama immediately made an impression in European clubs with their quick-paced, simplistic beats paving the way for house music. They continued to release popular singles until they finally released their first full-length album, 1986's Desire and Vampires…

Johnny Winter - The Winter of '88 (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 4, 2017
Johnny Winter - The Winter of '88 (1988)

Johnny Winter - The Winter of '88 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: MCA | # MCAD 42241 | Time: 00:54:31

Johnny Winter returns to major-label distribution for the first time in eight years with The Winter of '88, released by Voyager Records via MCA. This is a project produced and engineered by Terry Manning, who also contributed some keyboards, and Manning's intent seems to have been to move Winter in a more commercial direction, specifically toward the synth-enhanced boogie of ZZ Top. That effect is particularly notable on the lead-off track, "Close to Me," and on "Show Me"; otherwise, Manning is more subtle. Still, after three straight blues albums for the independent Alligator Records label, Winter had established a pure blues pedigree, and a move back toward the mainstream may not sit well with his more purist fans. It isn't really that overt, for the most part, but this is clearly a more highly produced, more commercially intended record than any Winter has made since he left the CBS Records subsidiary Blue Sky after Raisin' Cain in 1980.