2012 Pop

Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps (1988) {2012, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 24, 2018
Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps (1988) {2012, Remastered}

Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps (1988) {2012, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 330 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 44 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 5275

Now available on CD in Digipak format. Released for short time in 1988 on an indie label and hard to find. Comeback album after a five-year hiatus, with guitarist Lester Hunt impressively replacing co-founder Peter Haycock. Also features core trio of Colin Cooper, Lester Hunt, and George Glover, plus soon-to-be Status-Quo rhythm section of Jeff Rich and John Rhino Edwards. Revisits their smash hit single Couldn't Get It Right and long-time set opener Fool For The Bright Lights among 10 impressive blues-rock tracks. The band play on today with frontman Johnny Mars replacing late Colin Cooper. Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected Record Collector journalist Michael Heatley. Expertly re-mastered superb sound - top quality reproduction. The best in the business!
Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981) {2012, Remastered} PROPER

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981) {2012, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 318 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 104 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 42 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Repertoire Records #REP5209

In 1981 the Climax Blues Band was located in Los Angeles, recording yet another album to meet the heavy demand for their musical aspirations. Lucky For Some featured, once again, the tightly knit line up of Peter Haycock on guitar and vocals, Colin Cooper on vocals and saxophone, Derek Holt on vocals, bass guitar and keyboards and John Cuffley on drums. By now, the band had been on the road for a decade or more and played with a telepathic sense of communication on these nine superb original LP tracks, including four Haycock originals. But the guys were also helped out in the studio by some distinguished guests, notably the late session keyboard player Nicky Hopkins and vocalist Glenn Hughes. Complete with a saucy album cover design, Lucky For Some has some hot performances like Peter's Shake It Lucy and Derek Holt's Breakdown , plus a bonus track Darlin (single version).
Various Artists - The Henry Glover Story, Vol. 2: 1951-1961 (2012) {2CD Set Rhythm & Blues Records RANDB021}

Various Artists - The Henry Glover Story, Vol. 2: 1951-1961 (2012) {2CD Set Rhythm & Blues Records RANDB021}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 668 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 352 Mb
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© 1951-61, 2012 King Records / Rhythm & Blues Records | RANDB021
Rhythm & Blues / Early R&B / Early Pop / Country / Doo Wop / Produced / Trumpet

This set continues tracing the musical career of the multi talented Henry Glover. Up through 1959 Henry continued his association with King Records writing and producing for King and its Federal and Bethlehem subsidiaries and the first disc and half the second are devoted to these recordings featuring classic performances by Wynonie Harris, Sonny Thompson, Moon Mullican, Lulu Reed, Tiny Bradshaw, The Five Royales, The Checkers, Linda Hopkins, Bill Doggett and others. It also features covers of Glover's King songs including Ray Charles spectacular version of Drown In My Tears, Teresa Brewer's improbable cover of Wynonie Harris's Lovin' Machine, Johnny Burnette's version of The Delmore Brothers' Blues Stay Away From Me and others.

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Live At Hammersmith Odeon '75 (2012)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 22, 2018
Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Live At Hammersmith Odeon '75 (2012)

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Live At Hammersmith Odeon '75 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 387.96 Mb | 54:30 | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock | Country: USA | Label: Shout! Factory - 826663-12906

Shout! Factory's 2012 disc Live at Hammersmith Odeon '75 marks the first official release of this heavily bootlegged show from Todd Rundgren's 1975 appearance at the London venue. As the first U.K. concert Utopia ever played, this concert does have historical import but, better still, this is one of the liveliest sets the group played during this early incarnation, possibly due to the bandmembers expertly balancing their heavy prog inclinations with Rundgren's tuneful solo work.
Climax Blues Band - Sample And Hold (1983) {2012, Remastered} PROPER

Climax Blues Band - Sample And Hold (1983) {2012, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 342 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 5203

Climax Blues Band had undergone a few changes by the time they cut Sample And Hold in 1983. While Peter Haycock (guitar and vocals) and Colin Cooper (sax and vocals) were still holding the fort, they had sampled a new rhythm section. The latest recruits were George Glover on keyboards, Dave Markee on bass and Henry Spinetti on drums. Together they kept the Climax flag flying. This song-packed ten original LP track CD kicks off with an upbeat and optimistic sounding Friends In High Places , with the vocal harmonies set in place by the old firm of Haycock and Cooper. Peter's guitar solo on this song is especially effective. Although the overall band sound veers towards modern Eighties pop, the guitar and drums, while still rock and strings are brought into play on The End Of The Seven Seas . A fine album with informative CD liner notes that put a much loved British band's career and this album into perspective.
Various Artists -  The Henry Glover Story, Vol. 1: 1947-1951 (2012) {2CD Set Rhythm & Blues Records RANDB020}

Various Artists - The Henry Glover Story, Vol. 1: 1947-1951 (2012) {2CD Set Rhythm & Blues Records RANDB020}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 574 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 350 Mb
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© 1947-51, 2012 King Records / Rhythm & Blues Records | RANDB020
Rhythm & Blues / Early R&B / Early Pop / Country / Doo Wop / Produced / Trumpet

First of two double CDs exploring the substantial contributions to American music by the amazingly talented Henry Glover who was one of the first African-American executives and producers in a white owned record company. Glover did it all - he was a producer, arranger, songwriter, publisher, talent scout, trumpet player and label owner. He started off playing with the Lucky Millinder band in the early 40s and quickly became arranger for the band and songwriter for the band's many great vocalists. Soon he was writing and producing for Syd Nathan's King label and in 1948 was put on staff by Nathan and the majority of the recordings here are from King along with some covers of King hits by artists on other labels.

Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2018
Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)

Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans ~ 111 Mb | 00:44:08
Alternative Dance-Rock, Dance-Punk, R&B, Electronic | Label: Columbia | # 8 8691-98265-2

2012 album from the Alt-Rock band fronted by Beth Ditto. A Joyful Noise is a blend of Soul, Gospel, Rock, Funk, Disco, Punk, Passion and Rebellion, Recorded in both Xenomania, Higgins' studio in England, and KBC Studios in Portland, Oregon, A Joyful Noise stays true to Gossip's trademark brash and unapologetic nature - that is, as true as possible for a band that is constantly reinventing itself and pushing boundaries. Working with Higgins, Gossip sought to create their own brand of pop. Ditto proclaimed, "I spent the whole year listening to ABBA and not listening to the radio," accounting for the pulsing energy of A Joyful Noise. The album's infectious tracks will certainly be welcomed by fans who are already entranced by Gossip's insanely danceable beats, and will no doubt lure in many more.

Del Castillo - Albums Collecton 2001-2012 (5CD + DVD)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 19, 2018
Del Castillo - Albums Collecton 2001-2012 (5CD + DVD)

Del Castillo - Albums Collecton 2001-2012 (5CD + DVD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.02 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 727 Mb | Time: 04:45:01
DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3 2.0 192 kbps / 5.1 448 kbps | 00:43:36 | ~ 2.6 Gb
Latin Rock, Folk-Rock, Nuevo Flamenco, Tex-Mex, Blues | Scans included

The Latin rock band Del Castillo started in the winter of 2000 in Austin, TX, as a family CD project for singer/guitarists and brothers Mark del Castillo and Rick del Castillo, who eventually added Alex Ruiz on lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica; Albert Besteiro on bass; and Mike Zeoli on drums. That CD turned out to be Del Castillo's debut release, Brothers of the Castle, in 2001. Vida followed in 2002, and Brotherhood (with special guest Willie Nelson) in 2006. The group's self-titled fourth album appeared in April 2009. Del Castillo also has contributed to several films directed by Robert Rodriguez, including Spy Kids 3D, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, and Grindhouse. Performing with Rodriguez under the name Chingon, they recorded a version of the traditional Mexican song "Malaguena Salerosa" used in the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill Vol. II.

Lambchop - Mr. M (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 17, 2018
Lambchop - Mr. M (2012)

Lambchop - Mr. M (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 151 Mb
Label: Merge | # MRG434, 6 73855 04342 5 | Time: 00:56:02
Alternative Country, Chamber Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Lambchop have made a number of outstanding albums as they've evolved from "Nashville's most f–ked-up country band" to a singular chamber pop ensemble during a career that lasted nearly two decades, but one of their finest works is not really a Lambchop album at all. Vic Chesnutt recruited Lambchop to serve as his backing band on the 1998 album The Salesman and Bernadette, and the results were a marvelous fusion of the group's broad but emotionally intimate approach and Chesnutt's witty, skewed, and perceptive gifts as a songwriter. Chesnutt and Lambchop's Kurt Wagner seemed like kindred spirits, fellow Southerners who married oblique yet telling poetry to melodies that were strong yet fluidly graceful, and it should surprise no one that Wagner was hit hard by Chesnutt's death in late 2009. Lambchop's first studio project since Chesnutt's passing, 2012's Mr. M, is dedicated to Wagner's friend and collaborator, and though the songs don't deal explicitly with Chesnutt, there's a sense of sorrow in these songs that's deeper than what we've come to expect from Lambchop, infused with an air of reflection and regret that's impossible to miss.
Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag (1980) {2012, Remastered} PROPER

Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag (1980) {2012, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 262 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 83 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 33 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Repertoire Records #REP5211

Flying the flag for British rock throughout the Seventies and well into the next decade, Climax Blues Band were at the forefront of high quality, entertaining music, performed with equal success ‘live’ and on record. This ten track selection was first released in 1980, a time of change and conflicting influences. But whatever the moods affecting the musicians, they always played with maximum passion and expertise, as is revealed on ‘Flying The Flag’. The opening number ‘Gotta Have More Love’ is closer to disco pop than the blues that first inspired the group, but whatever style they espoused, Climax always delivered songs with cool expertise. And the core feeling for the rockin’ blues can always be found in performances like Peter Haycock’s outstanding ‘So Good After Midnight’ and the aggressive ‘Blackjack And Me’, that are among the highlights of a vibrant high flying album.