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Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 7, 2017
Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)

Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 321 MB | 00:38:40
Soul, RnB, Funk | Label: Innovative Leisure | Release Year: 2016

Many moons ago Primo Pitino, the DJ of San Francisco’s legendary Oldies Night, passed me a copy of his friend Nick Waterhouse’s “Some Place.” Nick was a local vinyl DJ and the kid working at our Shangri-la, Rooky Ricardo’s Records. Though he didn’t have a band at the time, Waterhouse assembled some local musicians to cut a one-off 45 in the vein of the electrifying mid-century modern rhythm and blues he loved. I threw “Some Place” on the Technics during sound check a few cities down the line and was blown away from the howling falsetto all the way to the end! I gave it a whirl every night from Texas to Tennessee and all the way back home to New York. Not only were the dancers’ feet responding, but they were also asking about the track on a nightly basis.
Todmobile (with Steve Hackett and Jon Anderson) - Úlfur (2014)

Todmobile (with Steve Hackett and Jon Anderson) - Úlfur (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sena, SCD629 | ~ 349 or 118 Mb | Scans(png) -> 181 Mb
DVD5: PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR / LPCM, 2 ch -> 4.61 Gb
Progressive Rock

The band was created in the summer of 1988 around Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson, a renowned vocalist, guitarist, and record producer in Iceland. In the beginning, all 3 members were part of local bands and studying at the Reykjavík College of Music in May 1989. "Sameiginlegt" was the name of their first demo, which made it onto the first studio album, Betra En Nokkuð Annað…

Uli Jon Roth - Tokyo Tapes Revisited: Live In Japan (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 15, 2016
Uli Jon Roth - Tokyo Tapes Revisited: Live In Japan (2016)

Uli Jon Roth - Tokyo Tapes Revisited: Live In Japan
Hard Rock, Guitar virtuoso | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 141:11 min | 326 MB
Label: UDR | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2016

One of rock ‘n’ roll’s most venerated guitar Gods, Uli Jon Roth, will be releasing a very special live performance from the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo, Japan on December 2nd 2016 through UDR Music, titled Tokyo Tapes Revisited - Live In Japan. The performance is a celebration of Roth’s classic work with Scorpions, and was recorded on February 20th 2015 at the same venue as the band’s classic 1978 live album Tokyo Tapes.
Jon Bon Jovi - Destination Anywhere (1997) Japanese Edition, SHM-CD 2013

Jon Bon Jovi - Destination Anywhere (1997) Japanese Edition, SHM-CD 2013
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 117 Mb
Genre: Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury/Island/Universal | # UICY-20460 | Time: 01:08:13

Jon Bon Jovi's first official solo album, Destination Anywhere (apparently Blaze of Glory doesn't count because it was a soundtrack) finds the hard rocker attempting to simultaneously make his signature sound more mature and more contemporary. Producer Stephen Lironi tones down the sample-driven rhythms that characterized his work with Black Grape, giving Bon Jovi a laid-back and modern musical bed. Of course, the singer chooses to write melodies and lyrics very similar to those of his full-time band, only less bombastic. And that's the key to Destination Anywhere – it really couldn't have been made by the band, because there are too many subtle sonics and melodies for the group. So, in a sense, it's a breakthrough for Bon Jovi, because it is the first time he sounds like he's come to terms with adulthood. That doesn't mean Destination Anywhere is a complete success – it, like his other records, is hampered by filler – but none of his contemporaries were able to age this well, and the record is a fine example of late-'90s mainstream pop.
Tony Ashton & Jon Lord - First Of The Big Bands (1974) {1988, Reissue}

Tony Ashton & Jon Lord - First Of The Big Bands (1974) {1988, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 230 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock | Line Records #LICD9-0119 O

First of the Big Bands is a studio album by Tony Ashton of Ashton, Gardner and Dyke and Jon Lord of Deep Purple, released in April 1974 by Purple Records in the UK and Europe and Warner Bros. Records in the US. The project was Ashton's and Lord's brainchild and continuation of their working relationship after Ashton Gardner & Dyke helped out on Jon Lord's soundtrack album The Last Rebel from 1971. Stylistically, First of the Big Bands was the precursor to Paice Ashton Lord's Malice in Wonderland album from 1977. Most of the album was recorded at Air and Apple Studios, London, with additional work being completed at De Lane Lea and Island.

Jon Butcher - 2 Roads East (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 24, 2016
Jon Butcher - 2 Roads East (2016)

Jon Butcher - 2 Roads East (2016)
Blues Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:11 | 109 MB
Label: Electric Factory X | Release Year: 2016

Jimi Hendrix disciple Jon Butcher achieved some moderate chart success in the mid-'80s as the singer/guitarist for the Jon Butcher Axis. Coming out of the Boston club scene in the early '80s, the Butcher Axis (which also included members Chris Mann on bass and Derek Blevins on drums), issued such albums as 1983's self-titled debut, 1984's Stare at the Sun, and 1985's Along the Axis (Butcher dropped the Axis for such releases as 1986's Wishes and 1989's Pictures From the Front), opened for local Boston heroes the J. Geils Band in addition to other harder-edged bands, and issued a few singles that enjoyed some success on radio and MTV "Wishes," "Goodbye Saving Grace," and "Life Takes a Life." Butcher continued issuing solo albums in the '90s Positively the Blues (1995) and Electric Factory (1996) while a hits compilation (1998's The Best Of: Dreamers Would Ride) and an archival concert (1999's King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents) were also issued. In addition to his musical career, Butcher founded the Electric Factory Recording Studio, which focuses primarily on film, TV, and multimedia work.

Jon Richards - Earthlight (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Oct. 6, 2016
Jon Richards - Earthlight (2016)

Jon Richards - Earthlight (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 8 | 60:42 min | 142 Mb
Style: New Age, Ambient | Label: MG Music

‘Earthlight’ is the sixth album from musician and composer Jon Richards, released on Medwyn Goodall’s UK-based record label, MG Music. Comprised of eight compositions spanning just over an hour, the album showcases a beautiful array of electric guitar melodies and textures, perfectly interwoven among encompassing synthesizers, electronic rhythms and ethereal voices throughout.

Uli Jon Roth (Electric Sun) - Earthquake (1979)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 28, 2016
Uli Jon Roth (Electric Sun) - Earthquake (1979)

Uli Jon Roth (Electric Sun) - Earthquake (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Streamhammer, SPV 076-74242 CD | ~ 320 or 112 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Psychedelic Rock

After his none-too-pleasant exit from German hard rock icons the Scorpions, guitar wizard Uli Jon Roth launched the next phase of his career via 1979's Earthquake album, which was released through his ostensible solo project, Electric Sun – a psychedelic power trio fashioned in the image of his idol Jimi Hendrix's Experience…

Jon Mark - Land of Merlin (1992)  Music

Posted by varrock at Aug. 13, 2016
Jon Mark - Land of Merlin (1992)

Jon Mark - Land of Merlin (1992)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 56:20 min | 136 Mb
Style: New Age | Label: Kuckuck Schallplatten

In 1988, New Zealand composer, Jon Mark, paid tribute to his Celtic roots on The Standing Stones of Callanish. These elegant synthesizer sketches capture the mystery and the simple beauty of the British Isles.
On this release, Mark delves even deeper into his English heritage as he takes listeners on a musical tour through the Land of Merlin. Cornwall, the most westerly part of the British Isles, has from time immemorial been known as the Land of Merlin. As King Arthur's birthplace and home to his fabled Knights of the Round Table, it has inspired countless artists and storytellers through the ages. Mark is no different. Much of his childhood was spent traveling through the enchanted landscapes of Cornwall with his godparents, and the memory of these journeys continue to inspire the English-born synthesist.

Jon Mark - New Zealand Jade Eru: Maori Love Songs (2001)  Music

Posted by varrock at Aug. 11, 2016
Jon Mark - New Zealand Jade Eru: Maori Love Songs (2001)

Jon Mark - New Zealand Jade Eru: Maori Love Songs (2001)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 54:32 min | 133 Mb
Style: New Age, World | Label: Naxos

Jon Mark – born Jon Michael Biurchell – was already known on the music scene in England in the mid-'60s as a guitarist and arranger of some skill. It was in this capacity that he took on the task of arranging the music of Marianne Faithfull – a neophyte singer at the time – for recording and performance. Although many of her commercial releases had a heavily produced sound, a result of Mike Leander's excessive productions, the more subtle aspects of Mark's work came through on some of them, especially her more folk-oriented repertory; his subtle, less-is-more approach worked well for Faithfull, with her limited range but expressive voice. Additionally, his work as a guitarist was prominent on her live appearances on the BBC, for which he was frequently her principal accompanist – but, of course, this limited his exposure to U.K. listeners. He also worked occasionally during this period with a classmate from school, virtuoso guitarist Alun Davies, and the two ultimately cut a single together called "Relax Your Mind," for the Deram label.