2 LP to 1 CD

Amalia Rodrigues -  Enrico Macias (2 LP to 1 CD Limited Edition) (1991)

Amalia Rodrigues - Enrico Macias (2 LP to 1 CD Limited Edition) (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 24 | Scans | 1:10:56 | ~ 399 Mb & 166 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | Genre: World, vocal, fado

At the period 1990-91, EMI Greece, released a nice series of 43 CDs with the general title "2 LP in 1 CD". One of them is this CD, with 2 LPs "portraits" of the great Portuguese fadista Amalia Rodrigues and the popular french-algerian singer Enrico Macias. The selections included are mainly among the top-hits of both artists, but also some rare songs difficult to find in other albums. Enjoy 24 really beautiful songs in a lossless rip.
Janis Ian - The Secret Life of J. Eddy Fink (1968) + Who Really Cares (1969) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2009 [Re-Up]

Janis Ian - The Secret Life of J. Eddy Fink (1968) + Who Really Cares (1969)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2009

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 463 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Psychedelic | Label: BGO | # BGOCD910 | Time: 01:17:27

Digitally remastered two-fer from the Folk/Rock singer/songwriter containing two of her original albums on one CD: Secret Life of J. Eddy Fink (1968) and Who Really Cares (1969). These are a young Janis' third and fourth recordings for Verve. She retired from music at 19, but returned to go onto huge success with her 1974 album Stars and a long international career.
Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2LP in 1CD 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:23
Soul, Pop-Soul, Philly Soul | Collectors' Choice Music/Universal | # CCM-750/B0007918-02

When ex-Impressions leader Jerry Butler joined forces with Philadelphia writer-producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, soul music history was made. There's not a clinker on these two records; that they hit #29 and #41 on the pop charts, respectively, each with a host of pop and R&B hit singles, is testament to their widespread appeal. Jerry, currently the Commissioner of Cook County, has graciously lent copious quotes to Gene Sculatti's notes on our exclusive Collectors' Choice Music release…these two albums belong in every library.
Johnny Winter - Saint And Sinners (1974) + Johnny Dawson Winter III (1974) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2007

Johnny Winter - Saint And Sinners (1974) + Johnny Dawson Winter III (1974)
2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2007

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans ~ 149 Mb | 01:19:56
Blues-Rock, Classic Rock, Electric Blues, Boogie Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD 766

2007 digitally remastered two-fer from the Blues guitarist featuring a double dose of classic Winter on one shiny CD. Both albums were released during the height of his commercial success in 1974 and feature blistering Blues and Classic Rock in it's finest and most furious form.
Millie Jackson - Caught Up (1974) + Still Caught Up (1975) [2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 1999]

Millie Jackson - Caught Up (1974) + Still Caught Up (1975) [2 LP on 1 CD, 1999]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk | Label: Hip-O Records | # HIPD-40143 | Time: 01:07:44

Hip-O made a natural choice for this repackaging of two Millie Jackson LPs: her love-triangle classic Caught Up from 1974, and its follow-up, Still Caught Up, from 1975. Sounding better than they ever have, this pair of albums chart the course of one of the most disastrous affairs in musical history. The first features sides from each perspective, with Jackson brazenly discussing her affair with her lover's wife (on "All I Want Is a Fighting Chance") and later, taking the wife's part, giving up all hope of getting her husband back ("I'm Through Trying to Prove My Love to You"). The production is lush and the playing, by a crack team of Southern soul names, is crisp and effective. While Still Caught Up can't help but suffer an energy loss, it's a surprisingly strong record, featuring an unbelievable closer, "I Still Love You (You Still Love Me)," featuring Jackson being dragged away to an institution screaming (she even reprised the act for her stage show). In total, Caught Up/Still Caught Up is basically the equal of any solid Millie Jackson compilation, with highlights scattered all over the disc: "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right," "It's All Over but the Shouting," "Making the Best of a Bad Situation," "Leftovers," and "I'm Tired of Hiding".
Dave Mason - Alone Together (1970) + Headkeeper (1972) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2005

Dave Mason - Alone Together (1970) + Headkeeper (1972) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 445 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 168 Mb
Classic Rock, Roots Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD675 | Time: 01:11:56

It's hard to argue with this two-fer issued by the fine Beat Goes On label from Great Britain, as it pairs two of former Traffic guitarist Dave Mason's finest records on a single disc. Alone Together featured the hit "Only You Know and I Know," as well as "Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave," and "Look at You, Look at Me." Headkeeper contains "Pearly Queen," his solo version of "Headkeeper," "Feelin' Alright?," and "World in Changes." What these discs most reveal is just how deep Mason's roots went into R&B, soul, and into country as well. If anything, Mason would have been right at home on a Delaney & Bonnie record as his sensibilities were closely allied with theirs. Mason was always underrated and, in America at least, under-noticed. These records are as fine as anything Eric Clapton ever issued solo. The comparison is fair because they were both digging into the same territory at the time, only Mason's delivery and understated guitar playing come off as far more emotionally honest.
Patrice Rushen - Prelusion (1974) + Before The Dawn (1975) [2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1998]

Patrice Rushen - Prelusion (1974) + Before The Dawn (1975) [2 LP in 1 CD, 1998]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Label: Prestige | # PRCD-24207-2 | 01:17:20

This 1998 CD reissues keyboardist Patrice Rushen's first two recordings as a leader except for one selection ("Puttered Bopcorn") from the first date that was left out due to lack of space. Twenty at the time of the earlier set, Rushen showed a great deal of potential for the future, potential that (at least in the jazz world) was unfortunately never realized. Rushen is heard on the Prelusion album heading a septet that includes tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson (the most memorable soloist), trumpeter Oscar Brashear, trombonist George Bohanon and Hadley Caliman on reeds; the music is essentially advanced hard bop with touches of fusion. The later date has a similar group (without Henderson) and with guest spots for flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Lee Ritenour. The R&B-ish vocal by Josie James on "What's the Story" hints at where Rushen would be going in the future: straight to the pop market. So overall this CD, which should have served as a bright beginning for the young keyboardist, is practically the artistic high point of Patrice Rushen's erratic career.
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'Make It Happen' (1967) + 'Special Occasion' (1968) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'Make It Happen' (1967) + 'Special Occasion' (1968)
2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 2001

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Motown, Soul, Pop-Soul | Label: Motown | # 013 183-2 | Time: 01:06:06

Digitally remastered reissue combines two domestically out-of-print albums together on one CD, 'Make It Happen' (1967) & 'Special Occasion' (1968). Packaged in a full color outer slipcase with original sleeve artwork.
The Grease Band - Grease Band (1971) + Amazing Grease (1975) 2 LP on 1 CD, 1991

The Grease Band - Grease Band (1971) + Amazing Grease (1975) 2 LP on 1 CD, 1991
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 442 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Boogie Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Line Records | # LICD 9.01101 | 01:15:42

Faded old-world flowers adorn both sides of the cover with a big strip of black grease disturbing the lovely imagery on the back. Beginning with Arthur Crudup's "My Baby Left Me," like that other band of famous backup players, the Section, how can this be anything but very musical? Guitarist/vocalist Henry McCullough's "Mistake No Doubt" has eerie backing vocals and is suitably well done, as is his "Let It Be Gone," and though this is far from commercial, it is important to have this document of the guys who made magic behind Joe Cocker in 1969 and Marianne Faithfull in the mid-'70s. This came right in the middle, and the Grease Band's collaborative effort, "Jesse James," could be mistaken for Doug Yule singing Lou Reed's "Train Comin' Round the Bend." It's got that chug-a-lug subdued rock sound. With Henry McCullough's Wings connection, The Grease Band gets a touch of the Beatles' guilt-by-association mystique. As intriguing and wonderful as this album is, had Joe Cocker guested on bassist Alan Spenner's "Down Home Mama" or had Marianne Faithfull taken on the traditional "To the Lord," there would have been that something extra, that intangible that makes records so very special.
Delaney Bramlett - 'Some Things Coming' (1972) + 'Mobius Strip' (1973) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Compilation 2011

Delaney Bramlett - 'Some Things Coming' (1972) + 'Mobius Strip' (1973)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Compilation 2011
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans ~ 174 Mb | 01:10:73
Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Blue-Eyed Soul, Soul-Blues | Label: Acadia | # ACAM 8171

2007 CD two-fer featuring a double dose of Delaney on one disc! Formerly of the much-loved duo Delaney & Bonnie, Something Is Coming was Delaney Bramlett's first solo album, released, in 1972 featuring Gloria Jones, the future Mrs. Marc Bolan, on backing vocals. Mobius Strip followed in 1973, a far stronger album that features the stand out track "Are You A Beatle Or A Rolling Stone'.