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VA - Music from The American Epic: The Sessions {Deluxe Edition} (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

VA - Music from The American Epic: The Sessions (2017) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 89:39 minutes | 880 MB
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"American Epic" compilation series is a collection of releases of music associated with the film series "The American Epic", a historical documentaries are a journey back in time to the "Big Bang" of modern popular music.
Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:38 minutes | 937 MB
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Mary J. Blige had a productive 2014. Early in the year, she linked with Disclosure for an alternate version of the U.K. duo's "F for You" and performed with them in New York. A few months later, there was the release of the all-Blige soundtrack for the comedy Think Like a Man Too, which consisted of new material but was neither presented nor promoted like one of her standard releases.
Shania Twain - Shania Twain (1993/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Shania Twain - Shania Twain (1993/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 30:50 minutes | 622 MB
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Shania Twain's eponymous debut album is a bland set of contemporary country that demonstrates her considerable vocal abilities but none of the spark that informs her breakthrough, The Woman in Me. Part of the problem is that none of the songs are well constructed and each leans toward soft rock instead of country or country-rock. By and large, the songs lack strong melodies, so they have to rely on Twain's vocal skills, and although she is impressive, she is too showy to make any of these mediocre songs stick. It's a promising debut, largely because it showcases her fine vocal skills, but it isn't engaging enough to be truly interesting outside of a historical context.
Miroslav Vitous Group - Miroslav Vitous Group (1981/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miroslav Vitouš Group - Miroslav Vitouš Group (1981/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:50 minutes | 943 MB
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Between 1979 and 1982, the Miroslav Vitouš Group was the primary outlet for the abundant improvisational skills of leader Vitouš and John Surman, exemplified by this 1981 release. Vitouš and Surman were well-matched in several ways, with roots and influences that extended beyond jazz, a love of playing freely and a commitment to using the full sound potential of their respective instruments: Surman sings at the top of the baritone sax’s range to match Vitouš’s fiddle-like arco flourishes on the double bass. Drummer Jon Christensen shared their passion for playing, as did Kenny Kirkland, only 24 at the time of this session, on his way to becoming one of modern jazz’s outstanding pianists. Repertoire includes classic Vitouš pieces, collective improvising and an early version of Surman’s relentlessly driving Number Six.
Mother Love Bone - On Earth As It Is: The Complete Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mother Love Bone - On Earth As It Is: The Complete Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 177:29 minutes | 4,11 GB
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This comprehensive set includes Mother Love Bone's seminal grunge album "Apple" and debut EP "Shine", both remastered for the first time by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering, together with over 20 rarities. Among the B-sides, alternative and live versions and unreleased songs are Andrew Wood's demo of Chloe Dancer and a live recording of Stardog Champion featuring Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam.
Luke Bryan - What Makes You Country (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Luke Bryan - What Makes You Country (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:32 minutes | 1,14 GB
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Produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens, What Makes You Country features 15 songs, seven of which were co-written by Luke, including the title track. The album’s lead single, “Light It Up,” is currently No. 11 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after just six weeks.
Chris Thile - Thanks for Listening (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chris Thile - Thanks for Listening (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:03 minutes | 861 MB
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Thanks for Listening is a collection of new studio recordings, produced by Thomas Bartlett, of ten songs originally written as Songs of the Week on A Prairie Home Companion. Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on the album and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O'Donovan. "Right now, with how easy it is to be the talker on social media, how hard it is to maintain focus or give something enough attention to appreciate it, we're in a place where listening is a precious commodity," says Thile. "Thanks for Listening is a celebration of people who haven't switched off, despite being given every reason to do so."
Jessi Colter - A Country Star Is Born (1970/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jessi Colter - A Country Star Is Born (1970/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:39 minutes | 597 MB
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A Country Star Is Born is the outlaw sensation’s debut studio album. Produced by Chet Atkins and Waylon Jennings, the recording features stunning versions of Patsy Cline’s “He Called Me Baby,” Newbury’s “Why You Been Gone so Long” and the hit single, “I Ain’t the One,” a stunning duet with husband, Waylon Jennings. This exciting work is a definitive listen to one of country’s greatest singers.
Them - The Complete Them 1964-1967 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Them - The Complete Them 1964-1967 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 202:19 minutes | 3,94 GB
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The Complete Them 1964-67, the three disc anthology, billed as the most thorough collection of Van Morrison's early studio and live performances ever assembled. This is the first release via an exclusive licensing deal struck between Sony Music Entertainment's catalogue division Legacy Recordings and Morrison's own Exile Productions earlier this year. The set consists of all the tracks recorded for The Angry Young Them (1965) and Them Again (1966) albums, plus singles, demos, live sessions, rarities and alternate takes from the period 1964-1967, many of which are previously unreleased. All tracks on The Complete Them 1964-1967 have been newly remastered for this collection, ensuring the best possible listening experience for both new and seasoned fans of Van Morrison.
Waylon Jennings - Good Hearted Woman (1972/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Waylon Jennings - Good Hearted Woman (1972/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:51 minutes | 607 MB
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Good Hearted Woman is Waylon Jennings’ 1972 classic. The album saw Jennings transform into one of the key figures of the outlaw country movement. Good Hearted Woman found Jennings in peak form, showcasing his unparalleled power. The outing reached #7 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and features the thrilling hits “Sweet Dream Woman,” “Willie And Laura Mae Jones” and “It Should Be Easier Now.”