Eric Gale

Eric Gale - Gingseng Woman (1977) {Sony Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 17, 2016
Eric Gale - Gingseng Woman (1977) {Sony Japan}

Eric Gale - Gingseng Woman (1977) {Sony Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 266MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 122MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Good fusion, light jazz, and instrumental pop/R&B session from a talented guitarist who's made his living by carefully editing his solos and plugging into funk dates. Gale doesn't cut loose, but shows enough to hold interest, while the arrangements and production are geared for Urban and Adult Contemporary outlets and audiences.

Eric Gale - Multiplication (1977) {Sony Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 17, 2016
Eric Gale - Multiplication (1977) {Sony Japan}

Eric Gale - Multiplication (1977) {Sony Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 286MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

The late famed session jazz guitarist Eric Gale (not to be confused with Eric Gales) may not be a household name on the jazz scene, but in a long career, he was highly sought after as a top session player. He appeared on over 500 albums, and recorded with artists that included Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Van Morrison, Lena Horne, Gábor Szabó, Chuck Rainey, Grover Washington Jr., Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Patti Austin, and Paul Simon. "Multiplication" is highly polished late 70s jazz fusion. It’s mellow, uncomplicated, cool, and Eric used a tight funk approach on some of the tracks. The album is a joy to listen to and is not just for jazz fans.

Eric Gale ‎- Touch Of Silk (1980) [Japan Blu-Spec CD]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 12, 2016
Eric Gale ‎- Touch Of Silk (1980) [Japan Blu-Spec CD]

Eric Gale ‎- Touch Of Silk (1980) [Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 324 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul-Jazz | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SICP-20240

In 1980, guitarist and composer Eric Gale came off the commercial success of 1979's Part of You (produced by Ralph MacDonald) and didn't do the obvious thing. Rather than make another record that swung for the smooth jazz fences, he made a darker, deeper, funkier, and bluesier album with legendary New Orleans producer Allen Toussaint.
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.

Eric Clapton - Just One Night (1980) [MFSL, UDCD 608]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 8, 2016
Eric Clapton - Just One Night (1980) [MFSL, UDCD 608]

Eric Clapton - Just One Night (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1994 | MFSL, UDCD 608 | ~ 588 or 225 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Although Eric Clapton has released a bevy of live albums, none of them have ever quite captured the guitarist's raw energy and dazzling virtuosity. The double live album Just One Night may have gotten closer to that elusive goal than most of its predecessors, but it is still lacking in many ways…

Eric Clapton - Backless (1978) [MFSL, UDCD 653] Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 5, 2016
Eric Clapton - Backless (1978) [MFSL, UDCD 653] Repost

Eric Clapton - Backless (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | MFSL, UDCD 653 | ~ 266 or 123 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Having made his best album since 461 Ocean Boulevard with Slowhand, Eric Clapton followed with Backless, which took the same authoritative, no-nonsense approach. If it wasn't quite the masterpiece, or the sales monster, that Slowhand had been, this was probably because of that usual Clapton problem: material…

Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 4, 2016
Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985)

Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bross, 7599-25166-2 | ~ 294 or 131 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Although he is universally considered among the most important figures in rock & roll, Eric Clapton has not had consistent success in translating his stature into record sales, partially because he is, in essence, a great blues guitarist rather than a great pop/rock singer/songwriter…

Eric Johnson - Up Close (2010)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 4, 2016
Eric Johnson - Up Close (2010)

Eric Johnson - Up Close (2010)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI/Vortexan, 8 28527 77732 4 | rel: 2010 | 410Mb

By Eric Johnson’s standards, the five-year gap between 2005’s Bloom and 2010’s Up Close is swift. It’s the shortest time between albums since Ah Via Musicom followed Tones by a mere four years and although Up Close could hardly be called spontaneous, it does have a looseness that’s often absent in Johnson’s work, perhaps because it trades so heavily on the guitarist’s Texas roots, a point he underscores by having songs called “Texas” and “Austin.”

Eric Clapton - Another Ticket (1981)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 3, 2016
Eric Clapton - Another Ticket (1981)

Eric Clapton - Another Ticket (1981)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Polydor, 827 579-2 | rel: 1987 | 305Mb

Now, here's a star-crossed album. Polydor rejected the first version of it, produced by Glyn Johns, and Eric Clapton was forced to cut it all over again with Tom Dowd. Then, a few dates into a U.S. promotional tour coinciding with its release, Clapton collapsed and was found to be near death from ulcers due to his alcoholism. Finally, it turned out to be the final record of his 15-year association with Polydor, which therefore had no reason to promote it.

Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) [MFSL, UDCD 553]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 3, 2016
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) [MFSL, UDCD 553]

Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | MFSL, UDCD 553 | ~ 233 or 103 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

After the guest-star-drenched No Reason to Cry failed to make much of an impact commercially, Eric Clapton returned to using his own band for Slowhand. The difference is substantial – where No Reason to Cry struggled hard to find the right tone, Slowhand opens with the relaxed, bluesy shuffle of J.J. Cale's "Cocaine" and sustains it throughout the course of the album…