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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}
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© 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}
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© 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}
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© 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
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© 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.
The Dubliners - More of the Hard Stuff (1967) {Major Minor-EMI rel 2012}

The Dubliners - More of the Hard Stuff (1967) {Major Minor-EMI rel 2012}
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© 1967, 2012 Major Minor Records Limited / EMI Records | 50999 4 64295 2 0 | Remastered
Folk / Irish Folk / Traditional Irish Folk / Celtic / Drinking Songs

The follow-up to A Drop of the Hard Stuff, released earlier the same year, is every bit as good, filled with great and spirited renditions of songs about rebellion, whiskey, and independence, plus a sea song or two. This was also the album on which the group introduced its de facto signature tune, "Whiskey in the Jar"." The high spirits and the ebullience of the performances almost mask the fact that these guys are virtuoso players and second-to-nobody as singers – as a result, the whole album rates multiple listens, even more so than its predecessor.
Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell - This Time It's Personal (2016) {Sony Music}

Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell - This Time It's Personal (2016) {Sony Music}
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© 2016 John Cooper Clarke and HIS Records / Sony Music | 88985345552
Rock and Roll / Alternative / Indie Pop

Acclaimed poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and esteemed singer / songwriter (and founding member of The Stranglers) Hugh Cornwell have teamed up to release their first album, This Time It’s Personal. It's a match made in the rock 'n' roll heaven of their respective youth and, just as their eyebrow-raising new album says, This Time It's Personal. Featuring classic tracks that they both grew up listening to, the album is the surprising duo’s first collaboration.
Paul Smith Quartet - Softly, Baby (1957) {2011 Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series 24bit}

Paul Smith Quartet - Softly, Baby (1957) {2011 Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series 24bit}
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© 1957, 2011 Capitol / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50212 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano

A great Capitol moment from pianist Paul Smith – an artist who really cut some of his best material ever for the label ! The Smith sound is at the height of its powers here in the late 50s — kind of a blend of jazz and more easy-going pianistic modes — often stretched out with lots of flourishes by Smith on the keys, but never the too-flowery styles used by some of his contemporaries ! Instead, Paul keeps things nice and lean — always enough to be plenty swinging in all the right moments — with quartet help from Barney Kessel on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Stan Levey on drums.

Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 9, 2017
Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}

Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}
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© 2016 Nuba Records / Karonte | KAR-7859
Jazz / Jazz Rock

Perico Sambeat to surprise with a proposal so irreverent as explosive. Valencian saxophonist has gathered an ensemble with milloret the Valencian scene to pay tribute to a musician so brutal and iconoclast Frank Zappa. The opportunity to hear the work of Zappa as jazz offers one of those memorable occasions that any fan of good music should not miss.
Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five - I Can't Get Started (1954) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}

Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five - I Can't Get Started (1954) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}
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© 1954, 2016 MGM Records / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9617 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Clarinet

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. A surprisingly wonderful album from Artie Shaw – one that takes his older groove and nicely strips it down for the 50s, and which features some especially great guitar work from Tal Farlow! Other players in the group include Hank Jones on piano, Joe Roland on vibes, Tommy Potter on bass, and Irv Kluger on drums – coming together in a loosely swinging mode that has lots of interplay on the longer-than-usual tracks on the set. Titles include the originals "When The Quail Come Back To Town", "Lugubrious", "The Grabtown Grapple", and "Lyric".
John Cale - Fragments of a Rainy Season (1992) {Ltd. Edition 2016 Remastered Reissue with Outtakes Extra Disc}

John Cale - Fragments of a Rainy Season (1992) {Ltd. Edition 2016 Remastered Reissue with Outtakes Extra Disc}
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© 1992, 2016 Hannibal / Domino ‎Recording | REWIGCD107X
Rock / Acoustic / Art Rock

John Cale's 1992 live Fragments of a Rainy Season holds a special place in the hearts of longtime fans. Cale was no stranger to concert sets. Among his most notorious are the snarling Sabotage/Live from CBGB's and 1986's howling Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Fragments captures Cale completely solo. His iconic singing voice, rainbow variety of melodies, and poetic lyrics are accompanied only by his piano or acoustic guitar. It's easily his most welcoming album, the one that provides a solid introduction as he ranges through his back catalog.