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Friends Of Dean Martinez – Lost Horizon (2005)

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A bright and sunny album from Friends of Dean Martinez? — not likely — but Lost Horizon is the closest thing to an “up” album that the boys have yet put out. Where 2004’s Random Harvest was all twilight and settled dust, Lost Horizon is all dawn and evaporating dew. The back story attached to the tunes is still dark this time out, but there’s a sense of contentedness and hope as well. Even dirge-tempo numbers like “All in the Golden Afternoon” and “Departure” have a sense of new-day optimism coupled with their Western desert melancholia. In keeping with Friends of Dean Martinez’s usual mode of operations, achingly beautiful melodies glide over parched and barren arrangements — mixing the gorgeous with the gritty and delivering the Old West atmospherics that fans of the band require and expect. Like all of the band’s previous efforts, Lost Horizon plays beautifully as the soundtrack to a Cinemascope Western film — elongated forms kicking up dust on a landscape of perpetual sunset — and is suitable for filing somewhere between the film music of Ennio Morricone and the cowboy paintings of Frederic Remington.

mp3 VBR~197 kbps | 56 MB | UL

Jerrod Niemann – Free The Music (2012)

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The album is an ambitious one, fusing together many different musical styles with country music. There’s some Blues a la Jimmie Rodgers, a pinch of west coast sounds a la Buck Owens, a dash of swing and dixieland on “Honky Tonk Fever,” and the horns on “I’ll Have To Kill The Pain” bring to mind some of Elvis’s finest work during the early 1970s.

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Christina Martin – Sleeping With a Stranger (2012)

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Martin fished her sixth album straight from the east coast, delivering a strong blend of country, pop and rock with help from her husband and album producer, Dale Murray. The album’s rich sound comes from the assortment of tools that make it. Aside from the common, yet beautiful sounding, acoustic guitar, there’s the squeal of an electric guitar and the hymn of an organ (actually, two: Hammond and pump). There’s also the twang of a banjo and the sound of a trumpet.

mp3 160 kbps | 59 MB | UL | TB

Dailey & Vincent – The Gospel Side Of (2012)

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The all-gospel country album—once an old standby—is far less common in the mainstream today, though inspirational music remains a logical move within the smaller sphere of traditional acoustic country, which has deep roots in the rural and the reverent.For bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, whose weekday work regularly bears a strong Christian influence, an all-gospel […]

Various Artists – Listen to Bob Dylan: A Tribute Album (2005)

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Drive Thru Records Are Very Proud to Present a Double Disc Album of Cover Versions of Some of the Incredible Songs that the Unsurpassed Songwriting Legend Has Given Us Over the Decades. Disc One 1. “Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)” performed by Steel Train – 4:04 2. “Like a Rolling Stone” performed by Anberlin – […]

The Undertones – Teenage Kicks – The Very Best Of (2012)

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Tracklist: 01.Teenage Kicks 02.My Perfect Cousin 03.Here Comes The Summer 04.Wednesday Week 05.Jimmy Jimmy 06.It’s Going To Happen 07.Male Model 08.Get Over You 09.You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It!) 10. (She’s A) Runaround 11.Family Entertainment 12.When Saturday Comes 13.Hypnotised 14.Tearproof 15.Girls That Don’t Talk 16.More Songs About Chocolate And Girls 17.The Love […]

Mim Grey – Chasing Tigers (2012)

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Mim Grey – Sir Tom Jones’ favourite female vocalist – impressed with her 2010 debut Grey Matters, although we concluded that her gentle acoustic based style – one that borders on a cross between The Carpenters and the more commercial / mainstream aspects of the country scene- wasn’t perhaps strong enough to raise the London […]

Micky Dolenz – Remember (2012)

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Best known as the drummer of The Monkees, George Michael Dolenz Jr. – aka Micky – has fashioned a long-lasting and diversified career in show business. The son of actor George Dolenz, Micky, with American Indian and Yugoslavian blood in his heritage, took to acting as a boy, earning great success in the 1950s with […]