Full Artwork @ 600 Dpi (jpg)

Sonny Rollins - 5 Original Albums with full original artwork (2016) {5CD Set Prestige - originally released 1956}

Sonny Rollins - 5 Original Albums with full original artwork (2016) {5CD Set Prestige - originally released 1956}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 969 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 427 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 161 Mb | 5% repair rar | Mono | remastered
© 1956, 2016 Prestige / Concord / Universal | 08880 7236299
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Official 2016 remastered collection of 5 albums recorded for Prestige, housed in replica card sleeves with full original artwork. Includes 'Worktime', 'With The Modern Jazz Quartet', 'Tenor Madness', 'Moving Out', & 'Saxaphone Colossus'. The quality of the music collected here needs no comment, really. But what I like about this series of box sets is that the original LP covers are faithfully reproduced on the small paper sleeves, front and back, just like the Japanese do it with their ridiculously expensive miniature CD paper sleeves. All relevant discographic data, like musicians, recording dates etc., are listed on the CD labels, which is unique for this kind of box sets and a great service if you ask me.

Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams (2015) {Parlophone}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 20, 2015
Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams (2015) {Parlophone}

Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams (2015) {Parlophone}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 312 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 134 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Parlophone Records / Warner | 0825646982646
Rock / Pop / Alternative / Indie Rock

Released swiftly after Ghost Stories – just a year and a half, all things considered – A Head Full of Dreams plays like a riposte to that haunted 2014 album. Where Chris Martin spent Ghost Stories in a mournful mood – his sorrow perhaps derived from his divorce to Gwyneth Paltrow or perhaps not; it's best not to read too much into the tabloid headlines – the Coldplay leader sees nothing but sunshine and stars on A Head Full of Dreams. Martin gives away the game with his song titles. He's quite literally having "Fun" on an "Amazing Day," living for the weekend and viewing his impending middle age as nothing so much as the "Adventure of a Lifetime."
Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster} [re-up]

Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 5.13 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.97 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 3.11 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Universal Japan / Deram / Decca | UICY-94130…94145
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Cover artwork faithfully replicates original one. Comes with lyrics and a description. Camel was still finding its signature sound on its eponymous debut album. At this point, Peter Bardens and his grand, sweeping organ dominate the group's sound and Andrew Latimer sounds tentative on occasion.
Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster} [combined repost]

Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 5.14 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.97 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 677 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Universal Japan / Deram / Decca | UICY-94130…94145
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Cover artwork faithfully replicates original one. Comes with lyrics and a description. Camel was still finding its signature sound on its eponymous debut album. At this point, Peter Bardens and his grand, sweeping organ dominate the group's sound and Andrew Latimer sounds tentative on occasion.
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Goes Latin (1963) {2011 Roost Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series TOCJ-50190}

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Goes Latin (1963) {2011 Roost Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series TOCJ-50190}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 73 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1963, 2011 Roost / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50190 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Sonny Stitt goes Latin – and the results are tremendous! The set's still got all the soulful feel of the best Stitt sessions for Roost, but it brings in some nice Latin rhythms too – inflecting things with that blend of soul jazz and congas you might find over at Prestige or Blue Note, yet also taking things further, too – given the Roost/Roulette connection to the New York Latin scene! Sonny plays both alto and tenor, and gets jazzy accompaniment from Thad Jones on trumpet – but the rhythm section is the real charmer here – and features a young Chick Corea on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and the trio of Willie Bobo, Patato Valdes, and Chihuaua Martinez on percussion! Most tunes are originals – a great change from the usual Latinized standards you might find on a set like this – and Stitt's got this nicely exotic tone in his reeds which is a further highlight of the record – almost a Yusef Lateef inflection at points.
Buddy Guy - Bring 'Em In / Skin Deep (2013) {2CD Sony Music 88765442232}

Buddy Guy - Bring 'Em In / Skin Deep (2013) {2CD Sony Music 88765442232}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 827 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 285 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 126 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005, 2008, 2013 Zomba Recording / Sony Music | 88765442232
Blues / Chicago Blues / Electric Blues

This Sony UK 2013 two-fer pairs two latter-day albums from Buddy Guy: the 2005 album Bring 'Em In and its 2008 sequel, Skin Deep. The Steve Jordan-produced Bring 'Em In and the Tom Hambridge-produced Skin Deep are both cut from the same cloth and feature a bunch of cameos – Keith Richards, John Mayer, and Tracy Chapman on the former; Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Eric Clapton, and Robert Randolph on the latter – and if neither are standouts in his discography, they're both enjoyable and this is a nice, easy way to get them both simultaneously.
El Camaron de la Isla with Paco de Lucia & Tomatito - Calle Real (1983) {2011 Nueva Integral Box Set CD 12of21}

El Camaron de la Isla with Paco de Lucia & Tomatito - Calle Real (1983) {2011 Nueva Integral Box Set CD 12of21}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2011 Universal Music Spain | 0602498716502
Flamenco / World Music / Vocal / Guitar / Latin / Western European Traditions

A limited edition of the Camaron de la Isla 'Integral' box-set. It represents a veritable journey through his life and singing. It includes 21 original albums. The first 17 of them were made in recording studios by Camaron from 1969 to 1992 while he was alive. "The album is similar to the previous one, perhaps a bit less acoustic, with Paco de Lucia and Tomatito on guitars, the productions of Pachon and the musical direction of Paco".
Heatwave - Current (1982) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0010}

Heatwave - Current (1982) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0010}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 410 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 151 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1982, 2010 Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0010
R'n'B / Disco / Post Disco / Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

With four successful albums behind them in nearly as many years, and despite the fact that they were in the beginning throes of the bitter end of the band, Heatwave brought their fifth album, Current, to bear in 1982 and scored another Top 30 U.S. hit to boot. With producer Barry Blue again at the helm and with another clutch of Rod Temperton-penned songs behind their substantial R&B chops, Heatwave was able to add one final feather to a cap that history continues to seriously underrate.
El Camaron de la Isla with Paco de Lucia & Tomatito - Como el agua (1981) {2011 Nueva Integral Box Set CD 11of21}

El Camaron de la Isla with Paco de Lucia & Tomatito - Como el agua (1981) {2011 Nueva Integral Box Set CD 11of21}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 163 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 68 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2011 Universal Music Spain | 0602498716168
Flamenco / World Music / Vocal / Guitar / Latin / Western European Traditions

A limited edition of the Camaron de la Isla 'Integral' box-set. It represents a veritable journey through his life and singing. It includes 21 original albums. The first 17 of them were made in recording studios by Camaron from 1969 to 1992 while he was alive. "The flamenco voice of the "cantaor" is sweet and inflicts pain as never before, and the guitars …never have accompanying guitars been heard like this on a record. Simply superb"

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Cotonou Club (2011) {Strut STRUT077 CD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 6, 2017
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Cotonou Club (2011) {Strut STRUT077 CD}

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Cotonou Club (2011) {Strut STRUT077 CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 335 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Strut | STRUT077 CD
Afro Beat / Funk / African Music / World Music

After a delay of more than 20 years, there's a new album from one of West Africa's great dance bands. Formerly known as TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – TP standing for "tout puissant" or "all powerful", and Cotonou being the largest city in Benin – they started in the late 60s, recorded dozens of albums, but took decades to achieve international recognition. A series of compilation albums led to their eventual discovery by Western audiences, and the reformed band gave their first UK concert in 2009. This new album features several of those who played with Poly-Rhythmo in the 60s and 70s, and it's a rousing, varied affair.