The Whitefield Brothers - In The Raw (2009) {Now-Again}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 23, 2017
The Whitefield Brothers - In The Raw (2009) {Now-Again}

The Whitefield Brothers - In The Raw (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 559 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 357 mb
Funk, Soul | Label: Now-Again Records - NA5039

The Whitefield Brothers are a down-and-dirty funk group that makes raw, organic funk using nothing but instruments and an Afro-Caribbean sense of rhythm. The group is actually a project put together by German funk players the Poets Of Rhythm, although the approach is different from their previous output.
Reba McEntire - Sing It Now Songs of Faith & Hope (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Reba McEntire - Sing It Now Songs of Faith & Hope (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:16:27 | 491 Mb
Country, Female Vocal | Label: Rockin' R Records

Multi-media maven Reba McEntire has never been one to rest on her laurels (Associated Press) and continues to prove that her strong work ethic couples well with passion as she prepares to release SING IT NOW, SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE on February 3, 2017 jointly through Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. For an entertainer with an illustrious career that has elicited 35 #1 singles, over 56 million albums sold worldwide, prestigious industry awards, lead acting roles and brand endeavors, new is a rarity yet an art form she has perfected.
Face To Face - Laugh Now, Laugh Later (2011) {Antagonist Records PLY-468234 Germany 2 Bonus Tracks}

Face To Face - Laugh Now, Laugh Later (2011) {Antagonist Records PLY-468234 Germany 2 Bonus Tracks}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 328 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
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© 2011 Antagonist Records / People Like You Records | PLY-468234
Rock / Punk Rock / Alternative Rock / Punk Revival / New Wave / Skatepunk / Punk Pop

Outstanding, overlooked relase from Face To Face, worthy of their legacy. Far superior to the massive letdown that was/is Three Chords And A Half Truth. "Staring Back" and "Persona Non Grata" are bonus tracks exclusive to the German release. It's interesting to look back and think about the bands that influenced your musical tastes. I grew up on a steady diet of everything from Guns N' Roses to Run DMC to Black Flag. Eventually I started to lean towards the "grunge" movement of the early '90s, and from the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and plethora of others, expanded to punk rock. Bad Religion, Rancid and NOFX were staples of the time, but I've always felt that Face to Face was the band that I not only "discovered" on my own, but ultimately most identified with. I picked up a copy of Big Choice after reading about in a magazine, and was instantly hooked. My fandom undoubtedly peaked during the release of their self-titled LP, which to this day I consider to be the soundtrack of my high school years.
Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}

Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
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© 1984, 1991 A&M Records | CD 6600 | Audio Master Plus Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Modern Jazz / Jazz Funk / Prog Rock / Soul / Soft Rock

Two years after the death of pianist-composer Thelonious Monk, this very unusual and quite memorable double-LP tribute was put together. Producer Hal Willner's most successful project, the 23 interpretations of Monk originals all feature a different group of all-star players and stretch beyond jazz. Some of the performances are fairly straightforward while others are quite eccentric; certainly the crazy duet on "Four in One" by altoist Gary Windo and Todd Rundgren (on synthesizers and drum machines) and the version of "Shuffle Boil" featuring John Zorn on game calls (imitating the sound of ducks) are quite unique. There are many colorful moments throughout the project and the roster of musicians is remarkable: Bobby McFerrin with Bob Dorough, Peter Frampton, Joe Jackson, Steve Lacy, Dr. John, Gil Evans, Randy Weston, Roswell Rudd, Eugene Chadbourne and Shockabilly, the Fowler Brothers, NRBQ, Steve Khan, Carla Bley, Barry Harris, Was (Not Was) and many others. There is not a slow moment or uninteresting selection on this highly recommended set.

Quiles and Cloud - Shake Me Now (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 20, 2017
Quiles and Cloud - Shake Me Now (2017)

Quiles and Cloud - Shake Me Now (2017)
Folk, Alt Country, Americana | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:48:56 | 113 MB
Label: Compass Records | Release Year: 2017

Shake Me Now is stripped-down, yet dense. There are musical and lyrical traces of the blues, bluegrass, folk, rock, soul, and classical music. Their songwriting stands out on the title track, "Shake Me Now" as well as the upbeat and hopeful "One My Way Tonight". In addition to their original songs, there are reinterpreted versions of the traditional blues number "Deep Ellum Blues", the traditional folk tune "Worried Man Blues", and Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere". One gets the feeling of being on a widescreen road trip through America's past and present, with multiple eras and traditions folding in upon each other. The result sounds familiar and road-worn, yet completely new a quality that Quiles & Cloud share with some of American music's greatest innovators.

Jade Warrior - Now (2008)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 20, 2017
Jade Warrior - Now (2008)

Jade Warrior - Now (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Repertoire, REPUK1129 | ~ 285 or 121 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Progressive Rock

4.5 stars. Easily becoming one of my favourite Jad Warrior albums. I highly recommend this album to fans of Porcupine Tree, David Sylvian solo, Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Flower Kings, Steve Morse-era Deep Purple, Djivan Gasparyan, Dead Can Dance, Elbow, old and modern King Crimson, David Gilmour solo, later period Talk Talk, Michael Brook and Rush(yes…Rush!). Also, throw in the kitchen sink with _world musics_ and the mid-period chamber rock/ambient works of '74-'78 Jade Warrior…
Various Artists - Essential Memphis Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD447}

Various Artists - Essential Memphis Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD447}
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© 2012 Not Now Music | NOT2CD447
Blues / Traditional Blues / Delta Blues / Electric Blues / Memphis Blues

If you love the Blues, these sets provide some of the greatest songs all in one collection. You need these in your collection. It's very hard to characterize "Memphis blues," even though all blues started at Memphis. This is more delta blues, but still a good collection. Some of what we call "Chicago blues" is more of "toned up" Memphis blues. Not so much of that here, and it should've been included. Old school Blues with a large selection of music and great artist,enjoyed it.

Echo & The Bunnymen - It's All Live Now (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 17, 2017
Echo & The Bunnymen - It's All Live Now (2017)

Echo & The Bunnymen - It's All Live Now
Post-Punk, New Wave | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:39 min | 103 MB
Label: Warner Music UK | Tracks: 10 | 2017

This collection of the band's legendary Swedish live recordings from 1985 includes classic covers of legendary tunes by the Doors, Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, Television and more. Many of these tracks were recorded live for Swedish National Radio at the Karen Club. Also included is the legendary extended version of 'Do It Clean', recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in 1983.

The Motels - If Not Now Then When (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 14, 2017
The Motels - If Not Now Then When (2017)

The Motels - If Not Now Then When
Pop Rock, New Wave | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 97:40 min | 224 MB
Label: Sunset Blvd Records | Tracks: 27 | 2017

Fans of Martha Davis and the Motels have reason to rejoice, whether they first embraced the new wave band during the early '80s when the Motels came roaring out of Los Angeles with their blockbusters "Only The Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer" for Capitol Records, or in their more recent and equally powerful incarnation. Martha has assembled a collection of extreme rarities for this collection spotlighting her at the height of her formidable vocal power.

The Right Now - Starlight (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 17, 2017
The Right Now - Starlight (2017)

The Right Now - Starlight (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 309 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 MB | 00:45:24
Soul, Funk, RnB | Label: The Right Now Music | Release Year: 2017

Since 2009, the band has toured much of the United States and released two albums, racking up placements in television, national commercials, and the multi-million-selling video game Watch Dogs. Starlight covers musical ground as diverse as the city that spawned TRN: dance beat elation, gritty torch songs, and synth-pop granduer. Stefanie Berecz's 'classic and contemporary voice' (Philadelphia Inquirer) sits atop breezy horn lines and intricate arrangements. Dubbed 'the real deal' (Pittsburgh City Paper) and 'sweet soul satisfaction' (Nashville Scene), TRN has opened for Fitz & The Tantrums, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields, and many others; their 2012 release Gets Over You received airplay from Seattle to Ashville and hit the CMJ Top 200 charts.