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Holly Williams - Here With Me (2009)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 10, 2017
Holly Williams - Here With Me (2009)

Holly Williams - Here With Me (2009)
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Country, Folk | Mercury #0602517963900

If it's hard to follow in the footsteps of a famous parent, it must be even tougher to do so when said parent is the offspring of a music legend. Singer/songwriter Holly Williams not only faces the daunting task of standing in the long shadow cast by her father, rough-and-tumble country outlaw Hank Jr., but the even longer shadow cast by the grandfather she never knew, country progenitor Hank Williams. While most famous offspring are lacking in the talent department and have to lean heavily on their family name, Williams doesn't. The comely singer drips talent on her Mercury Nashville debut, Here with Me. Her music is a pop-Americana hybrid, raw and real while at the same time polished…

Belinda Carlisle - Wilder Shores (2017)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 9, 2017
Belinda Carlisle - Wilder Shores (2017)

Belinda Carlisle - Wilder Shores (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 322 Mb | Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 90 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, World, Vocal | Edsel Records #EDSL0004

In the first decade of her post-Go-Go's solo career, Belinda Carlisle delivered six albums as a mainstream pop artist, notching hits with songs like "Mad About You" and "Heaven Is a Place on Earth." Following 1996's A Woman and a Man, Carlisle largely abandoned her solo pursuits, participating in a handful of Go-Go's reunions and battling a drug addiction that lasted until 2005. Newfound sobriety and the influence of living in France yielded 2007's Voila, an unexpectedly high-quality collection of French pop songs and classic chansons which she sang entirely in French. Now, with another decade in the books, the California native returns with yet another personal passion project in 2017's Wilder Shores. Like Voila, Wilder Shores eschews any attempt at mainstream pop, nor does it offer more than a handful of English-language tracks…

Sparks - In Outer Space (1983) {1996, 1st Issue On CD}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 6, 2017
Sparks - In Outer Space (1983) {1996, 1st Issue On CD}

Sparks - In Outer Space (1983) {1996, 1st Issue On CD}
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New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop | Oasis Records / Bud Music / Kiosk #CMP 62008

Sparks' 12th album got off to the best possible start when the first single, "Cool Places," a breakneckedly breezy duet with the Go-Go's' Jane Wiedlin, spun off to become the Mael brothers' first ever Top 50 hit in their American homeland. It would also be their last, but an entire generation of new fans arose regardless to pursue the siblings through both their future convolutions and their past ones too. In Outer Space's almost ruthless distillation of all that had gone before was, then, an ideal place for them to start. Like the duo's Giorgio Moroder era, In Outer Space represented a creative rejuvenation that its immediate predecessors had scarcely dared hint at…

Sparks - Angst In My Pants (1982) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 6, 2017
Sparks - Angst In My Pants (1982) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}

Sparks - Angst In My Pants (1982) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}
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New Wave, Glam Rock, Power Pop | Oasis Records / Bud Music / Kiosk #CMP 62007

Angst in My Pants is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band Sparks. Angst in My Pants marked the second occasion that Ron Mael and Russell Mael worked with the backing band of guitarist Bob Haag, bassist Leslie Bohem, and drummer David Kendrick. Additionally James Goodwin augmented the line up playing synthesizers, though these were mixed farther back, letting the rest of the band come to the fore. The resulting power pop album was recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, produced by Mack in association with Giorgio Moroder Enterprises. The recording of the album was the second and last time that Sparks worked with Mack.

Sparks - Whomp That Sucker (1981) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 6, 2017
Sparks - Whomp That Sucker (1981) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}

Sparks - Whomp That Sucker (1981) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}
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New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop | Oasis Records / Bud Music / Kiosk #CMP 62006

Whomp That Sucker is the tenth album by the American rock band Sparks, released in 1981. Sparks had recorded No. 1 In Heaven and Terminal Jive with Giorgio Moroder. Both had been relatively successful, but the brothers had found the electronic equipment they had adopted for their new sound too cumbersome to tour with. Whomp That Sucker was recorded without Giorgio Moroder at Musicland Studios, Munich in association with Giorgio Moroder Enterprises. The next four albums were recorded as part of the same partnership. The album marked Sparks return proper to a rock sound after their previous two disco efforts. To complement the Mael Brothers the backing band Bates Motel was hired.

Sparks - Terminal Jive (1980) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 6, 2017
Sparks - Terminal Jive (1980) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}

Sparks - Terminal Jive (1980) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}
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Electronic, Disco, Disco-Rock, New Wave, Synth-pop
Oasis Records / Bud Music / Kiosk #CMP 62005

Terminal Jive is the ninth album by the American rock band Sparks and the second recorded with Giorgio Moroder. The album has a disco-vibe like its predecessor but featured fewer synthesizers, opting instead for more electric rock guitar, resulting in a new wave sound. The album was produced by Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer, the latter of whom is claimed to have produced the majority of the album. Sparks scored a massive hit single in France with "When I'm With You", which led to them staying in the country for a year promoting the album.

Sparks - No. 1 In Heaven (1979) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 6, 2017
Sparks - No. 1 In Heaven (1979) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}

Sparks - No. 1 In Heaven (1979) {1995, 1st Issue On CD}
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Electronic, Synth-pop, Disco | Oasis Records / Bud Music / Kiosk #CMP 62004

Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music. Since then they have worked with a variety of people including Finitribe, Les Rita Mitsouko, Erasure and Faith No More. No. 1 in Heaven is the eighth album by the American rock band Sparks. Recorded with disco producer Giorgio Moroder, it marked a change of musical direction for the group and became influential on later synth-pop bands.

Natalie MacMaster - No Boundaries (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 5, 2017
Natalie MacMaster - No Boundaries (1997)

Natalie MacMaster - No Boundaries (1997)
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Irish Folk, Traditional Celtic | Rounder Records #Rounder CD 7023

In the 1960s and '70s there was growing concern within Celtic music circles that the perceived lack of interest and participation could jeopardize the future of that tradition. With the arrival and subsequent success of artists like Altan, Seamus Egan, Eileen Ivers, and Ashley MacIsaac, those worries amount to nothing but a distant memory. The educational opportunities are now abundant, the development of talent is ongoing, and the fruits of these efforts are being harvested routinely. One of the 1990s' most exciting and gifted fiddlers is Natalie MacMaster from Cape Breton, the wonderfully Celtic-rich region of Nova Scotia.

Mud - It's Better Than Working (1976) {2007, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 4, 2017
Mud - It's Better Than Working (1976) {2007, Remastered}

Mud - It's Better Than Working (1976) {2007, Remastered}
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Glam Rock, Pop Rock | 7T's Records #Glam CD 22

The follow-up to 1975's Use Your Imagination, It's Better Than Working caught Mud continuing to pursue the twin directions laid out by their most recent hits – one eye on a distinctly Showaddywaddy-shaped brand of rock & roll revivalism, and the other firmly grasping the soft rock softball that had served former stablemates Smokey so well. Neither was it an altogether desultory decision – "Night on the Tiles" handed the band one more in the long sequence of hit singles that had sustained them since 1973, while a taste of Mud's eye for the unusual was delivered by an unlikely cover of Alex Harvey's "Vambo Rools"…

Mud - Rock On / As You Like It (2009)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 3, 2017
Mud - Rock On / As You Like It (2009)

Mud - Rock On / As You Like It (2009)
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Glam Rock, Pop Rock | 7T's Records #Glam CD 78

This 7T's two-fer combines two albums Mud released at the tail-end of their career – 1978's Rock On and 1979's As You Like It, adding a couple of bonus tracks for good measure. Mud's prime didn't last long, and these two records definitely arrived outside of it, just as the glitter fad was winding down, much to the blissful ignorance of Mud, who tried to carry on as if nothing had changed. This is the most painful on Rock On, where the oldies covers – "Walk Right Back," "Cut Across Shorty" – are silly and anemic, where they're paired with oddities like the mock-reggae of "Slow Talking Boy," a spangly overhaul of "Drift Away," and the turgid ballad "Too Much of Nothing."