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Leon Russell - Gimme Shelter! The Best of Leon Russell (1996)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 15, 2013
Leon Russell - Gimme Shelter! The Best of Leon Russell (1996)

Leon Russell - Gimme Shelter! The Best of Leon Russell (1996) 2CD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 935.37 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 412.94 Mb | Scans | TTime: 2:21:24
Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Folk, Blues | Label: Shelter Records/EMI Records | Cat.№: E2-52644/7243-8-52644-2-9

It's a little problematic to put together a compilation of such an album-oriented artist. But unless you're very deeply into the Leon Russell catalog, this two-CD, 40-track best-of will serve as a retrospective of all that you need, largely covering his work from the first half of the '70s (a couple of songs from his 1992 Virgin album are also included) and featuring his best-known hits, big and small. It's a well-done tour through his blend of swamp rock, gospel, and bits of blues and country, with material from eight of his Shelter LPs, including the one he recorded in 1969 as part of the Asylum Choir. Interesting rarities include a 1974 single of "Wild Horses," a 1970 cover of Dylan's "She Belongs to Me" that only showed up on a compilation, and a folk-rockish 1965 single for Dot.

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) [DCC, GZS-1049]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 18, 2016
Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) [DCC, GZS-1049]

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | DCC, GZS-1049 | ~ 358 or 139 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 50 Mb
Southern Rock

Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating…
Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) [2014, Universal Music Japan, TYCP-85003]

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, TYCP-85003 | ~ 263 or 264 or 111 Mb | Scans(png) -> 217 Mb
Rock / Southern Rock

Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating…
Leon Russell - Leon Russell and the Shelter People (1971) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016]

Leon Russell - Leon Russell and the Shelter People (1971) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 259 | 00:53:40

Leon Russell's accolades are monumental in a number of categories, from songwriting (he wrote Joe Cocker's "Delta Lady") to session playing (with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, just to name a few) to his solo work. Unfortunately, it's the last category that never really attracted as much attention as it should have, despite a multitude of blues-based gospel recordings and piano-led, Southern-styled rock albums released throughout the 1970s. Leon Russell and the Shelter People is a prime example of Russell's instrumental dexterity and ability to produce some energetic rock & roll. Poignant and expressive tracks such as "Of Thee I Sing," "Home Sweet Oklahoma," and "She Smiles Like a River" all lay claim to Russell's soulful style and are clear-cut examples of the power that he musters through his spirited piano playing and his voice. His Dylan covers are just as strong, especially "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and "It Takes a Lot to Laugh," while "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" and "It's a Hard Rain Gonna Fall" have him sounding so forceful, they could have been Russell's own.

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 16, 2015
Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rock | Label: The Right Stuff | # T2-34028, 7243-8-34028-2-3 | Time: 00:38:56

Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating. He never again topped his triptych of "A Song for You," "Hummingbird," and "Delta Lady," nor did his albums contain such fine tracks as "Dixie Lullaby." Throughout it all, what comes across is Russell's idiosyncratic vision, not only in his approach but in his very construction – none of the songs quite play out as expected, turning country, blues, and rock inside out, not only musically but lyrically. Yes, his voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but it's only appropriate for a songwriter with enough chutzpah to write songs of his own called "I Put a Spell on You" and "Give Peace a Chance." And if there ever was a place to acquire a taste for Russell, it's here.
Bill Evans & George Russell Orchestra - Living Time (1972) {CBS Japan Edition}

Bill Evans & George Russell Orchestra - Living Time (1972) {CBS Japan Edition}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb
© 1988 CBS / Sony Japan | 25DP 5306
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano


Bill Evans & George Russell Orchestra - Living Time (1972) {CBS Japan Edition}

A brilliant "experimental" album featuring elaborate and rhythmically complex compositions by jazz academician George Russell performed by an large ensemble, and featuring Bill Evans on piano and Fender Rhodes. Very psychedelic and groovy. Pianist Bill Evans' second and final Columbia album was a rematch of sorts with composer-arranger George Russell; Evans had been on a couple of Russell's more significant albums of the late '50s. Russell's lengthy and episodic work "Living Time" (which has eight "events") features crowded ensembles as played by Evans' trio plus 19 musicians (including two additional keyboardists). Despite the major names in the "backup group" (including the reeds of Jimmy Giuffre, Sam Rivers and Joe Henderson), the focus throughout is on Evans' acoustic and electric keyboards.

Russell Morris - Sharkmouth (2012)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 4, 2015
Russell Morris - Sharkmouth (2012)

Russell Morris - Sharkmouth (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 288 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 77 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Fanfare Records #FANFARE085

Russell Norman Morris is an Australian singer-songwriter who had five Australian Top 10 singles during the late 1960s and early 1970s. On 1 July 2008, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) recognised Morris' iconic status when he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. In 2013 Morris released an album of self-penned blues music. Sharkmouth received little radio play, but went on to become his most successful album, reaching No. 6 on the ARIA charts. Sharkmouth is a blues album about Australia’s notorious and colourful characters of the 1920s and '30s. Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor and Sydney’s Shark Jaws, legends such as Phar Lap, Les Darcy and Sydney’s famous graffiti artist, Mr Eternity, are all mentioned.

Leon Russell - Americana (1978) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 12, 2013
Leon Russell - Americana (1978) [Reissue 2007]

Leon Russell - Americana (1978) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 232.97 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 88.06 Mb | Scans | Time: 32:58
Genre: Rock, Blues, World, Country | Label: Wounded Bird Records | Cat.№: WOU 3172

Russell returned to the Top Forty in 1975 with “Lady Blue,” from Will O’ the Wisp. Subsequently, Russell explored his roots in country, recording a set of covers by Hank Williams and others (for which he used the pseudonym Hank Wilson) in 1976. His next album was 1978’s Americana, whose title nodded to the melting pot of homegrown influences that figured in Russell’s music (and presciently anticipated the roots-based Americana movement that would take hold in the Nineties).

Russell Allen - Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (2005)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 8, 2015
Russell Allen - Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (2005)

Russell Allen - Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Over the Rainbow, OTR025 | ~ 408 or 140 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Metal / Hard Rock

Atomic Soul is Symphony X's lead singer Russell Allen's debut solo album. It was released on April 26, 2005. The album is different from Symphony X's harder, more progressive sound, and has been dubbed by many, including Allen himself, as "Hard Rock". The album was released in 2005 on the InsideOut Music label…
George Russell - The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note (2010) [9CD Set] {CAM Jazz} [re-up]

George Russell - The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note (2010) [9CD Set] {CAM Jazz}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 2.77 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.05 Gb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (png) -> 207 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 CAM Jazz / Black Saint / Soul Note | BXS 1005
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental / Piano

THE COMPLETE REMASTERED RECORDINGS ON BLACK SAINT & SOUL NOTE is a monographic box-set collection aimed at recounting the most beautiful chapters that revolutionised the history of jazz.
This new series was launched in March 2010 with the simultaneous release of four box-sets, including albums by some of the artists who participated in the success of the outstanding labels. A philological work, beginning with the original recordings on multi-track master tapes, patiently integrally remastered paying strict attention to the sound quality.