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Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 27, 2016
Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}

Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 9974 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 419 mb
Genre: blues rock, classic rock

Rare & Well Done is a 2001 double CD compilation by Al Kooper. Released by Legacy Columbia, one disc features nothing but demos (the "rare") while another disc features songs that are known and loved (the "well done"). This CD was released on 18 September, 2001.

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 28, 2015
Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 233MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Al di Meola's fifth of seven fusion albums as a leader for Columbia is a typically fiery effort, with di Meola joined by keyboardist Jan Hammer, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Mingo Lewis, and guest spots for flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía ("Passion, Grace & Fire") and keyboardist Philippe Saisse. This lesser-known effort is easily recommended to fans of rock-ish jazz guitar.

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 26, 2015
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy (1977) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 262MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Guitarist Al DiMeola's second record as a leader is generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. With Jan Hammer or Barry Miles on keyboards, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Lenny White (Steve Gadd takes his place on the "Elegant Gypsy Suite" ), and percussionist Mingo Lewis on most of the selections, DiMeola shows off his speedy and rockish fusion style. He was still a member of Return to Forever at the time and was a stronger guitarist than composer, but DiMeola did put a lot of thought into this music. The brief "Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil" (an acoustic guitar solo) and "Mediterranean Sundance" (an acoustic duet with fellow guitarist Paco de Lucia) hints at DiMeola's future directions. A near classic in the fusion vein.
The Stanley Brothers - An Evening Long Ago (1956) {Columbia Legacy CK 86747 rel 2004}

The Stanley Brothers - An Evening Long Ago (1956) {Columbia Legacy CK 86747 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 135 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2004 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 86747
Bluegrass / Country / Traditional Bluegrass / Bluegrass-Gospel / Traditional Country

Larry Ehrlich was at end of a long day in a studio in Bristol, VA. Carter and Ralph Stanley as well as Ralph Mayo and Curley Lambert entered the studio in front of one microphone, and Ehrlich, after seeing them play hog callings, a couple of radio shows, and a barn dance, asked the band to sing some of the traditional songs they had been recording for the past 16 years. The results, completely unearthed until now, are no less than stunning. This is the Stanleys as listeners have never heard them: laid-back, relaxed, and full of recollection and goodwill, singing and playing songs as familiar to them as their upbringing.
Weird Al Yankovic - The Essential Weird Al Yankovic (2009) [Official Digital Download]

Weird Al Yankovic - The Essential 'Weird Al' Yankovic (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 153:10 minutes | 1,82 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Two disc career-spanning collection of tracks hand-picked by Weird Al himself. Yankovic is a true artistic genius in the classic sense of the word. No other artist can parody a song or a music video without being directly compared to the maestro. Throughout his career, Al has offered up an alternate reality of sorts to the history of pop music, lovingly re-casting hits of all genres into bizarre and hilarious songs and videos that themselves have become hits.
Appaloosa – Appaloosa (1969) Columbia/CS 9819 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Appaloosa ‎- Appaloosa
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Columbia/CS 9819 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Psychedelic-Folk

Appaloosa’s sole album is a textbook case of baroque folk, which was a term “en vogue” in the late 60’s, and described a folk rock laced with symphonic classical music; and with Al Kooper’s connection (both musical and production-wise) it became one of those influential albums, even if it only stayed four weeks in the US billboard, peaking at 128. Named after the horses and graced with a sober group picture for artwork, the album epitomizes a bit the Boston folk-rock scene, which saw Earth Opera (and its continuation Sea Train) and James Taylor emerge from also. The baroque folk genre can be applied to the Beatles’ Eleanor Rogby as well as the Rolling Stone’s Ruby Tuesday as well to artistes like Nick Drake, Donova, Tim Buckley and John Martyn. All of the 11 tracks are written by singer-guitarist John Parker Compton, whose songwriting evokes Joni Mitchell and later singer- songwriters in the 15 years surrounding this album’s release.
Lonnie Liston Smith - Explorations: The Columbia Recordings (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Lonnie Liston Smith - Explorations: The Columbia Recordings (2002) 2CDs
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 900 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 380 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # C2K 86588 | 02:34:40

Compilation for the jazz funk legend combines four albums on two CDs, 'Exotic Mysteries' (1978), 'Loveland' (1978), 'Love Is The Answer' (1980) plus 'A Song For The Children' (1979) along with a number of tracks previously unreleased on CD. All four Columbia classics are unavailable domestically.
Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume II (1971) Columbia/PG 31120 – US Pressing - 2 LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume II
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1700mb & 600mb
Label: Columbia/PG 31120 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Country-Rock

Where Dylan’s first Greatest Hits took its title literally, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 is a greatest-hits album only in the loosest sense of the term. While the double album does contain several genuine hits — “Lay Lady Lay,” “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You,” the non-LP “Watching the River Flow” — it is largely comprised of album tracks that became classics, either through Dylan’s own version or through covers.
Aerosmith – Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits (1980) Columbia/FC 36865 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Aerosmith – Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Columbia/FC 36865 | Released: 1980 | Genre: Hard-Rock

Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits remains one of the most popular and enduring best-of collections by any rock band, selling nearly ten million copies in the U.S. alone since its release. But when it was issued in 1980, the band had just about reached its nadir. With original guitarist Joe Perry gone (and Brad Whitford soon to follow), Aerosmith had turned into a directionless, time-consuming ghost of its former self.

Al Di Meola - Electric Anthology (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 7, 2017
Al Di Meola - Electric Anthology (1995)

Al Di Meola - Electric Anthology (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Guitar Virtuoso | Label: One Way/Sony | # A 26405 | 01:10:29

If you're an air guitarist, Al di Meola has likely been your man since his days as an unknown 21-year-old addition to Chick Corea's Return to Forever in the mid-'70s. Over the years since leaving RTF, he has been afforded the opportunity to record regularly, and this CD represents a good overview of his discography, primarily for the Columbia family of labels. His early dates Land of the Midnight Sun, Elegant Gypsy, and Casino are well represented, in addition to his collaborations with Jan Hammer on Tour de Force: Live. His middle-period efforts are not all that vital, as repeat ideas and predictable flash lost their original value even to the staunchest fans, therefore making this collection less than essential.