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Doug Parkinson - In and Out of Focus 1966-75 (1996)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 28, 2015
Doug Parkinson - In and Out of Focus 1966-75 (1996)

Doug Parkinson - In and Out of Focus 1966-75 (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Raven, RVCD-58 | ~ 432 or 184 Mb | Scans(300dpi, jpg) -> 64 Mb
Pop Rock / Funk / Soul

Doug Parkinson has rarely gone unnoticed - for his voice, his physique, his very presence. From the moment he appeared as a serious participant in Australian popular music in 1966 he commanded attention. Thirty years later he is a true household name - known as one of the great distinctive Oz Rock voices and musical mainstays. In And Out Of Focus 1966-75 kicks off with three tracks by the Questions, Doug's first hit band - 'Sally Go 'Round The Roses' (a Top 15 Sydney hit), 'Hey Gyp' & 'And Things Unsaid'…

Out Of Focus - Palermo 1972 (2007)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 22, 2015
Out Of Focus - Palermo 1972 (2007)

Out Of Focus - Palermo 1972 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 476 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 135)

This awesome band came from Munich and made three extraordinary albums on the super-collectable Kuckuk label plus another that never got released until recently. Hennes Herring on KB (mainly Hammond organ), Remi Dreschler on guitars, Moran Neumuller on vocals and winds, Klaus Spöri and Stefan Wisheu on drums and bass respectively made an incredibly tight unit although they were prone to a lot of improvisation moments also. Their music is somewhat similar to early British prog but will gradually evolve to a certain jazz-rock while staying very politically and socially conscious (in the typical German style of those years)…

Out Of Focus - Out Of Focus (1971) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by uff at May 3, 2013
Out Of Focus - Out Of Focus (1971) [Re-Up]

Out Of Focus - Out Of Focus (1971)
Rock | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Second Life SLCD-012 | rem: 2004 | 310Mb

On their eponymous second album, Out of Focus further develop their progressive jazz-rock sound, at the same time pushing in other directions as well. The rhythm section is still as upbeat and funky as ever, with those repetitive but odd rhythm patterns. There is now more sax in the mix, as well as the flute riffing, guitar wails, and chunky organ chords, with each instrument allowed ample soloing and no instrument over-dominant.

Out Of Focus - Not Too Late (1974) [Reissue 2000]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 30, 2012
Out Of Focus - Not Too Late (1974) [Reissue 2000]

Out Of Focus - Not Too Late (1974) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 269 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ultimate Transmissions/Cosmic Egg (UTCE 001)

Existing for ten years or so, Out Of Focus were amongst the finest of German rock fusion bands. Formed in late-1968 in Munich, they rapidly established a stylish and refined blend of rock and jazz, that drew in psychedelic overtones and also a profound socio-political awareness in Moran Neumuller's songs. Actually this disc must be considered as OOF’s fourth full-blown album, although it was never released until 2000, but was recorded in 74. Not Too Late is a compilation of ideas from the third album, recorded in a home studio and released only in 2000 by Cosmic Egg. It's a remarkable gem that proved Out Of Focus to be moving on despite the media apathy.

Jan Akkerman - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (2017)  Music

Posted by barker at April 25, 2017
Jan Akkerman - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (2017)

Jan Akkerman - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) | Covers | 941 MB | 02:35:03
Genre: Rock, Blues, Fusion | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Universal ‎– 573717-8

A musician of nearly legendary prowess, Jan Akkerman for a time eclipsed Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck among reader polls in England as the top guitarist in the world. Akkerman was born in Amsterdam, Holland, and showed his musical inclinations early, taking up the guitar while still in grade school. His taste and interests were extraordinarily wide-ranging, from pop/rock to classical, with room for blues, Latin, and other influences.

Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 19, 2017
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)

Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia, 486936 2 | ~ 397 or 172 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 64 Mb
Folk Rock

After spending much of the '90s touring and simply not writing songs, Bob Dylan returned in 1997 with Time Out of Mind, his first collection of new material in seven years. Where Under the Red Sky, his last collection of original compositions, had a casual, tossed-off feel, Time Out of Mind is carefully considered, from the densely detailed songs to the dark, atmospheric production…

Matt Urmy - Out Of The Ashes (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 2, 2017
Matt Urmy - Out Of The Ashes (2017)

Matt Urmy - Out Of The Ashes (2017)
Country, Folk, Blues, Americana | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:37:55 | 102 MB
Label: Tritone Media | Release Year: 2017

Matt Urmy's new album 'Out Of The Ashes,' out March 31st, is a giant leap forward for the Nashville storyteller who has harnessed his weathered singing and old-school country and folk storytelling. Mary Gauthier calls Urmy "a rare poet and visionary," and Country Standard Time says Urmy "has one of those old souls that you read about, and a big ol' humanist heart a la John Prine."

Lindisfarne - Nicely Out Of Tune (1970)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 26, 2017
Lindisfarne - Nicely Out Of Tune (1970)

Lindisfarne - Nicely Out Of Tune (1970)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
British Folk-Rock, Folk-Prog, Psychedelic | Label: Virgin | # CASCD 1025 | 00:53:01

Easily the best album the group ever recorded, Nicely Out Of Tune is one of the prettiest folk-rock albums of the late 1960s. If Lindisfarne had never recorded anything else, they'd be one of the most fondly remembered acts of their era just for this album. "Lady Eleanor" is a very pretty tune that manages to incorporate elegant mandolin over some heavy rock riffing. "Road To Kingdom Come" is closer in spirit to the group's usual pub-rock sound, a singalong-type number with lots of really crunchy harmonica, mandolin, and fiddle, and a really catchy chorus – "Jackhammer Blues" is pretty nearly as good a rocker. But "Winter Song" is one of the gentlest, most haunting folk ballads of its period, almost too pretty to have come from a rock band, and "Alan In The River With Flowers" isn't far behind. The rest is in the same class and league, and as a bonus the CD contains two lost B-sides, "Knackers Yard Blues" and "Nothing But The Marvelous Is Beautiful" – they're not bad, either.

Joaquin Chacon - Out Of This World (2004) {FSNT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 14, 2017
Joaquin Chacon - Out Of This World (2004) {FSNT}

Joaquin Chacon - Out Of This World (2004) {FSNT}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 345MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This is the latest release from Madrid-based guitarist and composer Joaquín Chacón. Over the past last ten years of Fresh Sound "New Talent", Joaquín has released some terrific titles, such as "San", with musicians Uffe Markussen, Jorge Pardo, Chano Domínguez and, Carlos Ibáñez, among others, then came "European Quintet Time" and then the guitar duo album, "Waltz For Katy", with Doug Raney. "Out Of This World" is a brilliant new album from a brilliant musician.
Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas - Out Of Australia (2010, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4060.2) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas - Out Of Australia
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 290 MB | Full Artwork: 180 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4060.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Style: Folk, Acoustic

"…This nomadic anthology captures the pathos of the human condition with originality and verve. Multichannel SACD is an ideal medium for this music. The understated nuances of the various stringed instruments are reproduced with clear acoustics, whether it’s a prominent rhythm guitar, or delicate lute. Tonal quality of the voices is flawless. The depth and texture of the vocals (in particular the ensembles) refine the musical eminence." ~Audiophile Audition