Posts by date : April 2012

Wayne Johnston – Unfinished Business (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 28, 2012 with No Commentsas

mp3 320 kbps | 87 MB | DF

Gravenhurst – The Ghost In Daylight (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 28, 2012 with No Commentsas

Bristol songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Talbot’s fourth album for Warp is a gorgeously hallucinatory affair, marking a slight shift towards late-80s/early-90s psychedelia. The Ghost … occasionally conjures up the Stone Roses’s gentler moments, the hymnal sections of Spacemen 3’s Playing With Fire and the Church’s hazy masterpiece, Priest = Aura. And yet, for all the melancholy beauty, there’s an atmosphere of quiet disturbance which makes it chime eerily with our times. The sense of creeping unease is typified by The Foundry, which begins with a plangent electronic intro like something off the Eno-led Roxy Music debut, but veers into an essay on the everyday origins of evil, crystallized in the malevolent main character. These are terrific, understated songs with a church-like serenity, but hooks that reel you in, too: the endlessly repeated guitar motif on Circadian; the way the sublime The Prize gathers momentum towards a frazzled climax. It adds up to a beautifully haunting set, and the sense that Talbot is surely among music’s best-kept secrets.

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Etta James – Original Album Classics [5gd] (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 28, 2012 with No Commentsas

Few female R&B stars enjoyed the kind of consistent acclaim Etta James received throughout a career that spanned six decades; the celebrated producer Jerry Wexler once called her “the greatest of all modern blues singers,” and she recorded a number of enduring hits, including “At Last,” “Tell Mama,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” and “All I Could Do Was Cry.” At the same time, despite possessing one of the most powerful voices in music, James only belatedly gained the attention of the mainstream audience, appearing rarely on the pop charts despite scoring 30 R&B hits, and she lived a rough-and-tumble life that could have inspired a dozen soap operas, battling drug addiction and bad relationships while outrunning a variety of health and legal problems.

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Ryan Adams – iTunes Session (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 27, 2012 with No Comments

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Hellcat Susie – Off the Wagon (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 27, 2012 with No Commentsas

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Carole King – The Legendary Demos (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 27, 2012 with No Comments
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This astounding collection of 13 original demo recordings by Carole King featuring many of her most famous songs is being released for the very first time! This collection traces King’s journey from her days as an Aldon Music staff song writer in the 60s crafting hits for other artists, to the dawn of her own […]

Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 26, 2012 with No Commentsas

Blues Funeral finds Mark Lanegan drawing inspiration from the past six years, which saw the former Screaming Trees front man collaborating with Belle and Sebastian’s Isobel Campbell, Queens of the Stone Age and the Twilight Singers, and forming the Gutter Twins with Greg Dulli. Blues Funeral, Lanegan’s seventh solo album and second under the attention-diverting […]

Pokey LaFarge – Beat, Move, and Shake (2008)

Posted by Zorn on April 26, 2012 with No Commentsas

Pokey LaFarge weaves 12 timeless originals into the fabric of Americana. Calling upon the soul of Ray Charles just as much as the imagery of Townes van Zandt, “Beat, Move, and Shake” creates a delightful blend of quirky pop and delta-meets-appalachia country blues. Backed by an unfaltering bet on an upright bass, Pokey picks at […]

Levon Helm – Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars (1977) & American Son (1980)

Posted by Zorn on April 26, 2012 with No Commentsas

Released shortly after the unexpected comeback success of 2007’s Dirt Farmer, Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars / American Son is a two-albums-on-one-CD set that reissues Levon Helm’s first two solo records. Released in 1977, Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars maintains the loose, rangy feel of the Band’s The Last Waltz sets, featuring a […]

The Great Crusades – Who’s Afraid Of Being Lonely (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 26, 2012 with No Commentsas

The songwriting/performing quartet of Brian Hunt, Brian Krumm, Brian Leach, and Christian Moder plays deliberate blues-rock, the tempos usually slow, in guitar/keyboards/bass/drums arrangements to support gravel-filled baritone vocals full of references to barrooms, drinking, and romantic troubles. “Porch Song” has some of the boogie feel of ZZ Top, while “Heathers Will Haunt You” recalls ZZ […]

Bob Wayne – Till The Wheels Fall Off (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 25, 2012 with No Commentsas

  Bob Wayne undoubtedly has a great Country voice and has developed an Outlaw look and stance that could frighten a Hell’s Angel, and boy can he write a Country tune but that’s where the good stuff ends. Not every song on TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF is littered with gratuitous bad language or a […]

Bob Dylan – Pure Dylan : An Intimate Look at Bob Dylan (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 25, 2012 with No Commentsas

“Pure Dylan : An Intimate Look at Bob Dylan” gathered at a dibasic packaged and yet lovingly compiled 78-minute-CD, a series of rarely heard songs, which one are to be found on any of the many best of the man, nevertheless are among the best of what Dylan has recorded in the last 50 years. […]

68 Comeback – Mr. Downchild (1994)

Posted by Zorn on April 25, 2012 with No Commentsas

The spine may simply read 68 Comeback, but the cover of their full-length debut is actually attributed to Monsieur Jeffrey Evans & the 68 Comeback, making it clear who really conducts this rockin’ freight train of a band. Plus, only one song, the shambling “Tobacco Road, Part 2,” is credited to the entire group. The […]

Spain – The Soul of Spain (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 25, 2012 with No Commentsas

Spain are a Los Angeles-based alternative rock band founded in 1993 by Josh Haden (son of jazz bass legend Charlie Haden). mp3 320 kbps | 131 MB | DF

Alkibar Gignor – La Paix (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 24, 2012 with No Commentsas

Underground garage rock from Mali — smoking, lo-fi, punky, crunchy riff-outs — side by side with beautiful acoustic performances, full of soul and rapture. mp3 267 kbps | 88 MB | DF | TB

Etta James – Losers Weepers [Reissued] (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 24, 2012 with No Commentsas

This is the second in our series of CD reissues of Etta James’ Chess albums.Recorded in Los Angeles with renowned arranger Gene Barge and veteran producer Ralph Bass at the controls, the original 11-track album is bolstered with a generous 11 bonus titles cut variously in Hollywood, Chicago and Philadelphia between 1969 and 1973.Highlights for […]

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford – Live At The Ash Grove 1976 (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 24, 2012 with No Commentsas

mp3 160 kbps | 51 MB | DF | TB

The White Buffalo – Once Upon A Time In The West (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 24, 2012 with No Commentsas

The White Buffalo, Southern California native Jake Smith—has a husky, thick voice that sounds so comfortably familiar and wise that it may trigger some type of musical deja vu where you somehow think that you have heard this before. Tracks such as “One Lone Night” and “I Am the Light” seem to be what Smith […]

Various artists – The Songs of Bob Dylan (1989)

Posted by Zorn on April 24, 2012 with No Comments

Bryan Ferry pays homage to the most important U.S. composer of the 2nd half of the 20th century, by releasing an album with covers on Bob Dylan’s songs. It is obvious that Ferry admires Dylan since he has already covered A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall in his first solo lp ‘These Foolish Things’ (1973), It […]

The Hussy – Weed Seizure (2012)

Posted by Zorn on April 23, 2012 with No Commentsas

After “Cement Tomb Mind Control,” one of the best albums of last year, Midwest favorites The Hussy are back – and not only do they avoid the sophomore slump, they’ll probably end up as one of the best albums of THIS year, too. The LP is 14 tracks of fire, whittled down from 35. They’ve […]