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Leon Russell - Leon Russell and the Shelter People (1971) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016]

Leon Russell - Leon Russell and the Shelter People (1971) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 259 | 00:53:40

Leon Russell's accolades are monumental in a number of categories, from songwriting (he wrote Joe Cocker's "Delta Lady") to session playing (with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, just to name a few) to his solo work. Unfortunately, it's the last category that never really attracted as much attention as it should have, despite a multitude of blues-based gospel recordings and piano-led, Southern-styled rock albums released throughout the 1970s. Leon Russell and the Shelter People is a prime example of Russell's instrumental dexterity and ability to produce some energetic rock & roll. Poignant and expressive tracks such as "Of Thee I Sing," "Home Sweet Oklahoma," and "She Smiles Like a River" all lay claim to Russell's soulful style and are clear-cut examples of the power that he musters through his spirited piano playing and his voice. His Dylan covers are just as strong, especially "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and "It Takes a Lot to Laugh," while "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" and "It's a Hard Rain Gonna Fall" have him sounding so forceful, they could have been Russell's own.

Leon Russell - Life Journey (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 14, 2016
Leon Russell - Life Journey (2014)

Leon Russell - Life Journey (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues Rock, Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Universal | # B00020326-02 | Time: 00:48:18

RIP Mr. Leon Russell (April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016)

Legendary American singer and pianist Leon Russell has entertained the world for five decades, getting his start as an in-demand Wrecking Crew session player and playing on hundreds of hit records before he began releasing his own albums in 1967. Leon Russell's latest studio album, titled Life Journey, will be released on April 1, 2014. This 12-track album features newly-written, original songs and Russell's turns on classics that resonate with the two-time GRAMMY® winner as important to his musical trajectory. The album is produced by Tommy LiPuma and executive produced by Elton John, with whom Russell most recently collaborated for 2010's critically acclaimed album, The Union.
Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) [Audio Fidelity 2016] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) [Audio Fidelity 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:02 minutes | Scans included | 678 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 779 MB

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 16, 2015
Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rock | Label: The Right Stuff | # T2-34028, 7243-8-34028-2-3 | Time: 00:38:56

Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating. He never again topped his triptych of "A Song for You," "Hummingbird," and "Delta Lady," nor did his albums contain such fine tracks as "Dixie Lullaby." Throughout it all, what comes across is Russell's idiosyncratic vision, not only in his approach but in his very construction – none of the songs quite play out as expected, turning country, blues, and rock inside out, not only musically but lyrically. Yes, his voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but it's only appropriate for a songwriter with enough chutzpah to write songs of his own called "I Put a Spell on You" and "Give Peace a Chance." And if there ever was a place to acquire a taste for Russell, it's here.

Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 7, 2015
Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010)

Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mercury, 460502670679 | Russia | ~ 393 or 166 Mb | Scans(jpg) Included
Soft Rock / Ballad | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 291 Mb

On the inaugural episode of Elvis Costello’s talk show Spectacle in 2008, Elton John – who just happened to be a producer on the show – rhapsodized at length about Leon Russell, hauling out a note-perfect impression of Russell’s piano style and Oklahoma drawl…

Leon Russell - Gimme Shelter! The Best of Leon Russell (1996)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 15, 2013
Leon Russell - Gimme Shelter! The Best of Leon Russell (1996)

Leon Russell - Gimme Shelter! The Best of Leon Russell (1996) 2CD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 935.37 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 412.94 Mb | Scans | TTime: 2:21:24
Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Folk, Blues | Label: Shelter Records/EMI Records | Cat.№: E2-52644/7243-8-52644-2-9

It's a little problematic to put together a compilation of such an album-oriented artist. But unless you're very deeply into the Leon Russell catalog, this two-CD, 40-track best-of will serve as a retrospective of all that you need, largely covering his work from the first half of the '70s (a couple of songs from his 1992 Virgin album are also included) and featuring his best-known hits, big and small. It's a well-done tour through his blend of swamp rock, gospel, and bits of blues and country, with material from eight of his Shelter LPs, including the one he recorded in 1969 as part of the Asylum Choir. Interesting rarities include a 1974 single of "Wild Horses," a 1970 cover of Dylan's "She Belongs to Me" that only showed up on a compilation, and a folk-rockish 1965 single for Dot.

Leon Russell - Carney - 1972 (DCC 1989)  Music

Posted by mfrwiz at Dec. 18, 2009
Leon Russell - Carney - 1972 (DCC 1989)

Leon Russell - Carney - 1972 (DCC 1989)
Lossless (Flac Image File + Cue + Log + Audiochecker Log): 214 Mb | EAC Secure Mode Rip | Mp3 (Fraunhofer IIS - 320 kbps): 101 Mb| HQ Scans | Rar Files (3% Recovery)
Original release Date: June 26, 1972 - Audio CD (1989) - Format: Original Recording Reissued, Original Recording Remastered / DCC - Label: Shelter Records - Catalog Number: SRZ-8006
Rock, Classic Rock

Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010) {Deluxe Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 13, 2016
Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010) {Deluxe Edition}

Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union (2010) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 425 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 37 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Pop Rock
Mercury Records #2750157

The Union is a collaboration studio album by singer-songwriters Elton John and Leon Russell, released on 19 October 2010 in the US and on 25 October in the UK. This is the 30th studio album by John and the 34th by Russell. This is the first studio release by John since 1979's Victim of Love without any of his regular band members. It is also his highest charting studio album on the Billboard 200 since 1976's Blue Moves, debuting at No. 3, as well as Russell's highest charting studio album since 1972's Carney. The Union was No. 3 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010…

Willie Nelson & Leon Russell - One For The Road (1979) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 20, 2016
Willie Nelson & Leon Russell - One For The Road (1979) [TR24][OF]

Willie Nelson & Leon Russell - One For The Road
Country, Folk | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 57:30 min | 1.04 GB | Front Cover
Label: Columbia Records | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 1978/2014

One for the Road, Willie Nelson's duet record with fellow American music maverick Leon Russell, followed months after his freewheeling, jam-heavy double album Willie and Family Live. This record (once a double LP, now a single CD) wasn't recorded live and the songs run a little shorter, but it shares the same sort of loose spirit and easy-rolling eclecticism as the two, essentially backed by the Family, run through a mess of country and pop standards.

Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 19, 2016
Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)

Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 421 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 91 Mb | 01:10:28
Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Rhythm & Blues | The Right Stuff | # 7243 8 59785 2 4

Retrospective is an 18-track collection that features the bulk of Leon Russell's greatest hits ("Tight Rope," "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," "Lady Blue," "Back to the Island"), plus many key album tracks. Since Russell was primarily an album artist, this approach doesn't necessarily do him justice, but for listeners who only want the hits, this will do.