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J.J. Cale - Shades (1980)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Nov. 8, 2009
J.J. Cale - Shades (1980)

J.J. Cale - Shades (1980)
Mercury | 1980 | Country Blues Rock | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 193Mb+19Mb

The sixth album of J.J. Cale "Shades" is classic and fresh. J.J. usually supplies consistently good music, but with "Shades" we are given a Cale album with added excuberance. There are the characteristic low, breathy, mellow grooves of songs like "Deep Dark Dungeon" and "Pack My Jack", full of Cale's nonchalant wisdom. Then we have the sweet tones of love songs like "Wish I Had Not Said That", reminiscent of the tenderness of "Magnolia". There is the dry, natural humour of "Mama Don't", and the positive punch of "Carry On". To top it all off there is the instrumental, "Cloudy Day", which needs no lyrical assistance for its evocation of melancholy. The musicianship on "Shades" is superb, and the quality of the production is good. The music has a natural and relaxed feel to it, and includes a variety of styles, from country-rock to cool jazz-blues. Excellent album. Very pleasing to the palate!

Firefall - Undertow (1980)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Nov. 1, 2009
Firefall - Undertow (1980)

Firefall - Undertow (1980)
Rhino | 1980 | Country Rock | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 306Mb+2Mb

The mellow, easy country-rock sounds of Firefall, coupled with the group's penchant for pop melodies and high-pitched harmonies, produced a series of successful LPs in the late '70s and a series of chart singles, including the Top Ten hit "You Are the Woman." The group was formed by former Flying Burrito Brother Rick Roberts, who handled vocals, guitar, and most of the songwriting duties; he was joined by fellow ex-Burrito and Byrd Michael Clarke on drums, ex-Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne bassist Mark Andes, guitarist/vocalist Jock Bartley, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Larry Burnett, and keyboardist/woodwind player David Muse, who joined in 1977. The group recorded its self-titled debut in 1976; it and its follow-up, Luna Sea, both went gold, and their third album, Elan, went platinum. However, the group's commercial fortunes began to decline, and even though Muse experimented with adding different instruments to the overall sound, Firefall's relaxed, toned-down approach simply wore out its welcome as pop trends moved elsewhere. Jock Bartley reformed the group in 1994 for the album Messenger……….
VA - The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years, 1954-1980 (2013) (54 CD Box Set)

VA - The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years, 1954-1980 (2013) (54 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 54 CDs, 02:16:08:45 min | 8,63 Gb | Scans -> 103 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

THE ANALOGUE YEARS presents a 50-Album overview across 54 CDs, in original jackets, of the celebrated international recordings that emerged from the London-based record label in that pre-digital era.
Delbert McClinton - 'The Jealous Kind' (1980) + 'Plain' From The Heart' (1981)  2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Delbert McClinton - 'The Jealous Kind' (1980) + 'Plain' From The Heart' (1981)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 490 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb | 01:16:36
Blues-Rock, Roots Rock, Country-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, R&B | Label: Raven | # RVCD-114

This two-fer from the Australian Raven label is a part of a series of Delbert McClinton reissues. All of them come with new liner notes, session photos, and bonus tracks. These two albums, from 1980 and 1981, respectively, represent a renaissance for McClinton of sorts. While he never had a fallow period creatively, The Jealous Kind allowed him a renewed commercial viability even if it was short-lived. Both records were issued by the Muscle Shoals Sound imprint of Capitol Records and were produced by Barry Beckett with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section and horns. While the first disc is centered around diversity in its song choices – by everyone from Larry Henley to Bobby Charles to Van Morrison to Al Green to Jerry Williams – and took radical approaches to reinterpreting the material through soul, blues, funk, rock, and country, the latter chose hard-driving Southern-fried funk and R&B and a relatively close-to-the-vest approach in terms of material – most notably covers of "In the Midnight Hour" and Naomi Neville's "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)".
Atlanta Rhythm Section - Underdog (1979) + The Boys from Doraville (1980) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2010

Atlanta Rhythm Section - Underdog (1979) + The Boys from Doraville (1980) 2 LP in 1 CD, 2010
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 465 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Pop Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD918 | 01:16:57

The eighth and ninth studio albums (there was a live recording between them) from the Atlanta Rhythm Section got a belated U.K. CD release in 2010. These closed out the act's affiliation with Polydor Records and are condensed onto a single CD here, as well as digitally remastered. It's another in the classy series of ARS reissues from BGO, which has treated the Southern pop act's catalog with utmost respect on four previous discs that bring the group's original albums back in print for collectors and music fans who want more than the 17 hits on Polydor's well-chosen 1982 vintage Best Of. Liner notes from Campbell Devine tend to be fawning but include a comprehensive history of the band, recounting its story leading up to and even after the recording of these tunes. Musically, ARS captured a unique style halfway between the smooth West Coast pop of the late '70s and the Southern rock of the era.

Teena Marie - Lady T (1980) [1991, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at June 30, 2017
Teena Marie - Lady T (1980) [1991, Reissue]

Teena Marie - Lady T (1980) [1991, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 51:40 Min | 347,81 Mb
Label: Motown Record Company (USA) | Cat.# 3746362262 | Released: 1991-06-04 (1980-02-14)

Lady T is the second studio album by American singer Teena Marie, released by Motown's Gordy label on February 14, 1980. Released in 1980. The album was produced by Richard Rudolph, and the track "Too Many Colors" features the then 7 year-old Maya Rudolph, daughter of Rudolph and his late wife Minnie Riperton. The album was dedicated to Minnie Riperton. Lady T was the nickname of Teena Marie at Motown Records. The packaging of Teena Marie's debut album Wild and Peaceful had not included a picture of the singer, and the image on the sleeve of this album surprised many people who had assumed she was African-American.

Anne Murray - Anne Murray's Greatest Hits (1980)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 23, 2017
Anne Murray - Anne Murray's Greatest Hits (1980)

Anne Murray - Anne Murray's Greatest Hits (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included | 00:31:51
Country Pop, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock | Label: Capitol | # CDP 7 46058 2

Anne Murray's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Canadian Country vocalist Anne Murray, issued by Capitol Records in 1980. It is a collection of nine previously issued singles released between 1970 and 1980, as well as one new track, "Could I Have This Dance", which was newly recorded for this album (and simultaneously appeared on the soundtrack to the film Urban Cowboy). Though Murray's fourth compilation album, Greatest Hits was the first collection of her biggest charting singles, from her breakthrough Top 10 smash, "Snowbird", through 1980. (Previous compilations had included some of Murray's chart hits along with album tracks and lesser known songs.) It peaked at #16 on the Billboard album chart, hit #2 (where it held for nine weeks) on the Top Country Albums chart, and is certified 4× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA in the United States - Anne's biggest selling career disc.

Neoton Familia - Marathon (1980) {1998, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 21, 2017
Neoton Familia - Marathon (1980) {1998, Remastered}

Neoton Familia - Marathon (1980) {1998, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 268 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Disco, Pop | Gong #HCD 17637

Neoton Família (also known as Neoton in Spain, Newton in West Germany, Neoton Familie in East Germany and Newton Family in the rest of the world) was one of the most successful Hungarian pop-bands, their carrier spanning several decades, with changes in line-up. Most active from 1977 to 1989, they released albums and singles and toured in 25 foreign countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Japan, India, South Korea, also producing many of the best-known hits in the country. From 1979 to 1989 the band sold over 6 millions records in Hungary and about 1.5 millions records in other countries and takes on this indicator second place behind the famous band Omega.
Les Rallizes Dénudés - Mars Studio 1980 (2012) [4CD Box Set]

Les Rallizes Dénudés - Mars Studio 1980 (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Phoenix Records, ASHBOX3 | ~ 1364 or 520 Mb | Scans(png) -> 330 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Experimental

Though Les Rallizes Denudes, also known as Hadaka no Rallizes, were one of the earliest and most revolutionary Japanese psychedelic rock bands, and have existed off and on through four decades, they are also one of the most obscure, barely known even in their native country. This cult of noise terrorists shrouded themselves in mystery, seldom touring and releasing very few records, usually with no discernible label. Their sound presages the later psychedelic experimental noise of Fushitsusha, High Rise, and others in the current crop more than any other Japanese psychedelic group from the late '60s…

Ry Cooder - Borderline (1980) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 11, 2017
Ry Cooder - Borderline (1980) [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - Borderline (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Roots Rock, Blues, Country Rock, Folk, Tex-Mex | Label: Warner Bros. | # 3489-2 | 00:44:08

With 1980's Borderline, Ry Cooder followed the foray into R&B and soul of his previous effort, Bop Till You Drop, but this time out with a little shot of the Southwest thrown in. At the same time, he also continues the primarily electric sound of that record. As far as his selection of material goes, Borderline may sometimes lack the surprising, esoteric charm of his earlier recordings, but there are still some terrific finds, including the Tex-Mex-flavored "The Girls from Texas," which may be the album's finest moment. Other highlights include one of John Hiatt's best, the written-to-order "The Way We Make a Broken Heart," as well as Billy "The Kid" Emerson's "Crazy 'Bout an Automobile," which Cooder had been performing live for a number of years, and the soulful Maurice & Mac treasure "Why Don't You Try Me." And while it's moments like these that help make Cooder's records special, he also takes on some better-known '50s and '60s offerings with moderate success.