November 2011 - It Rock And Roll
 

Month: November 2011

This Stockholm born singer has with the sparsest means entranced her  admirers with music that reaches far under the skin – to a place where each breath can resound with the  power of an earthquake. To make the quiet intense is something that Sophie and long time producer Lars Halapi have made their signature sound.“Soul” was recorded in Skåne in the South of Sweden and mixed by Ronnie Lahti at Medley Studios in  Copenhagen. The result is a proud and soul-filled album.”All about you” is nearly eight minutes long, “My soul remembers” is just over nine. They could have been even longer. On his ninth album plays Sophie Zelmani, and the sidekick Lars Halapi, so reclining gently that she sounds like a completely different artist than the one who broke through in the mid 90’s with “Always You”. No one can play as quietly and dreamily as Zelmani, few can sound as contained sad. Kings of Convenience acoustic milestone “Quiet is the new load” sounds like an excited techno flat in comparison.

mp3 320 kbps | 113 MB | FSo | DF | US

This remastered edition include a demo version of “Homeless,” an alternate version of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes,” and an early version of “All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints.” Graceland features an eclectic mixture of musical styles including pop, a cappella, isicathamiya, rock, and mbaqanga. Much of the album was recorded in South Africa, and it features many South African musicians and groups. Simon faced accusations that he had broken the cultural boycott imposed by the rest of the world against the apartheid regime in South Africa, which was in its final years at the time. This view was not supported by the United Nations Anti-Apartheid Committee, as the album showcased the talents of the black South African musicians while offering no support to the South African government. The worldwide success of the album introduced some of the musicians, especially the vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, to global audiences of their own.

mp3 320 kbps | 123 MB | FSo | DF

New album from the Garage/Blues Rock duo, the follow-up to the enormously successful Brothers album. With the hard-rocking El Camino, guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney conjure up an exhilarating, stadium-sized sound in collaboration with producer and friend Danger Mouse. El Camino boasts a no-nonsense brilliance: The pace is fast, the mood is upbeat, the choruses unfailingly addictive made for shouting along, preferably in a large, sweaty crowd. A band already at the top of its game has gotten even better.

Flac | 271 MB | FSo | DF | US

This is the first volume of the Neil Young Archives series of box sets, produced by Neil Young himself. This series is the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of his entire body of work. Volume I covers the period from his earliest recordings with the Squires in Winnipeg, 1963, through to his classic 1972 album, Harvest and beyond, including studio and live tracks with the legendary Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse.

Disc 01 EARLY YEARS (1966-1968)

Disc 02 TOPANGA 1 (1968-1969)

Disc 03 LIVE AT THE RIVERBOAT (TORONTO 1969)

Disc 04 TOPANGA 2 (1969-1970)

Disc 05 NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE–LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST (NEW YORK 1970)

Disc 06 TOPANGA 3 (1970)

Disc 07 LIVE AT MASSEY HALL (TORONTO 1971)

Disc 08 NORTH COUNTRY (1971-1972)

mp3 320 kbps | 1,12 GB | FSo1 | FSo2 | FSo3 | FSo 4 | FSo5

1. Stray Cat Blues – (Jagger/Richards)

2. Meet Me In The City – (Junior Kimbrough)

3. The Weight – Robbie Robertson

4. Goin’ Home – (North Mississippi Allstars)

5. Eyes – Lyrics —  (North Mississippi Music & Jim Mathus)

6. Skyway – (Paul Westerberg)

Luther Dickinson – guitars, vocals
Cody Dickinson – drums, vocals
Chris Chew – bass, vocals
Duwayne Burnside – guitars, vocals
Jim Dickinson – piano, omnichord
John C. Stubblefield – upright bass

mp3 320 kbps | 57 MB | FSo

A peace Ebony himself and his band clearly not grants. Slum Dreams Bering end of 2010 received much praise. Comparisons with John Mellencamp, Ryan Adams, Nick Drake and others singing songs written and demigods were reviewed. A fine blend of folk, blues and country, although many references calls, but enough Ebony own show.And that is the successor to A Whisper To Arms case. Although an album with more on the accelerator pedal is stepped, but the links to Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Drive-By Truckers are quickly made​​.A blend of southern rock, blues and country, interspersed with a story. To high expectations, the warning of a father to his son about the social hedonism, about a lost love, seduction, to fight a demon among us.Ebony has a message and wants to share with us, but pushes him into our faces. A Whisper To Arms is in fact simply a great rocking album. Written for the live show, so it seems. Not surprising with a band since its debut almost constantly on the road to find.

mp3 256 kbps | 70 MB | DF | FSo

Disc 1
1 Widespread Panic – Fishing 4:56
2 Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Squeeze 5:45
3 Steve Windwood – Walking On 4:54
4 Ween – Chocolate Town 3:17
5 My Morning Jacket – Mahgeeta 5:56
6 O.A.R – Revisited 6:26
7 Galactic – Tiger Roll 6:19
8 Ben Taylor – Safe Enough To Wake Up 3:35
9 Perpetual Groove – TSM2 6:32
10 Drive – By Truckers – Sink Hole 3:23
11 Ekoostik Hookah – Dragonfly 7:19
12 Guest – At The Screen 7:01
13 Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Nyash 7:01

Disc 2
1 The Allman Brothers Band – The High Cost 7:47
2 Blues Traveler – Unable To Get Free 4:19
3 Particle – The Banker 6:05
4 Jack Johnson – Taylor 3:57
5 North Mississippi Allstars – Eyes 3:53
6 Warren Hayes – Ill Be The One 5:15
7 Jason Mraz – Ill Do Anything 3:09
8 Indigenous – Cmon Suzie 3:59
9 Ben Kweller – Falling 3:57
10 Jon Cleary – More Hipper 5:26
11 Vusi Mahlasela – When You Come Back 4:05
12 Tower Of Power – Get What You Want 5:02
13 The Mccloskey Brothers Band – Angel 4:33
14 Drugs – Mis-America

mp3 320 kbps | 268 MB | WU | FSo | DF

Berlin-based weisenheimers the Bosshoss reinterpreted contemporary pop and hip-hop hits in the style of traditional country music. Singer/washboardist Boss Burns (born Alec Völkel), singer/guitarist Hoss Power (Sascha Vollmer), lead guitarist Russ T. Nail (Dean Micetech), bassist Guss Brooks (André Neumann), mandolinist Hank Doodle (Mathias Fauvet), and drummers Frank Doe (Ansgar Freyberg) and Ernesto Escobar de Tijuana (Tobias Fischer) co-founded the Bosshoss in 2004, taking the name from a song by the legendary U.S. garage band the Sonics.

mp3 320 kbps | 123 MB | WU | FSo | DF

Her third release, and second for Vapor Records, the 11-song disc spotlights Pegi s beautifully spare and resonant vocals, world-weary and eloquent lyricism, and hushed yet immediate emotional landscape. Bracing For Impact features Pegi once again accompanied by her acclaimed recording and touring band, the Survivors: legendary keyboard player Spooner Oldham on piano, bassist Rick Rosas, guitarist Kelvin Holly, and drummer Phil Jones. The album was produced by Pegi Young with the Survivors, with the exception of the final track, “Song For A Baby Girl, ” produced by Elliot Mazer.

mp3 160 kbps | 55 MB | WU | FSo  | DF

Аlbums
1999 – Industrial Silence (Limited Edition)
2001 – The Nightly Disease
2002 – Grit
2005 – Live at Tralfamadore (Live Album)
2005 – The Deep End (Limited Edition)
2008 – Madrugada

Remastered
2010 – Industrial Silence Deluxe Edition
2011 – The Nightly Disease Deluxe Edition

EP and Singles
2001 – A Deadend Mind EP
2001 – Hands Up – I Love You EP
2002 – Ready
2003 – Majesty
2007 – Look Away Lucifer

mp3 320 kbps | 1,89 GB | WU1 | WU2 | WU3 | WU4 | WU5

NRBQ have been one of America’s great rock & roll bands since they emerged in the late Sixties, but given their checkered recording career — nothing approaching a hit, several short stays at major labels and a longer tenure at their own Red Rooster imprint — and a sense of creative wanderlust that strains the boundaries of the word “eclectic,” pulling out an album that will convince a novice listener of the Q’s greatness has been something of a challenge. Thankfully, Rhino compiled a near perfect NRBQ sampler with Peek-A-Boo: The Best of NRBQ 1969-1989. You name it, NRBQ can play it, and they offer up a little bit of all of it on this set — hard roadhouse stomp (“Flat Foot Flwezy”), jazz-influenced exploration (“Here Comes Terry”), glorious driving tunes (“Green Lights”), rockabilly in overdrive (“12 Bar Blues”), sublime pop songs (“If I Don’t Have You”), sweet and subtle folk-rock (“Mona”), collaborations with great men of professional wrestling (“Captain Lou”) and any number of stops in between. While Peek-A-Boo spans two decades of record making, the pleasant surprise is that the group’s musical vision was obviously in place from the start, and while their range expanded with time, they remain playful but committed to the serious joy of making music throughout, and regardless of who was in the band at any given time (though the bulk of this set is devoted to the longest-lived lineup of Terry Adams, Al Anderson, Tom Ardolino and Joey Spampinato). Given how much music NRBQ has released since Peek-A-Boo was issued, this collection is no longer as definitive as it once was, but as an introduction to a great band’s singular body of work, it remains invaluable and an awful lot of fun.

mp3 320 kbps | 246 MB  | WU| FSo | ES

Recorded Live at University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA – September 25, 1984.

Tracklist:
Disc 1

01. Are You Ready for the Country
02. Hawks and Doves
03. Comes a Time
04. Bound For Glory
05. Let Your Fingers Do the Walking
06. Are There Any More Real Cowboys
07. Heart of Gold
08. Amber Jean
09. Introductions
10. Roll Another Number for the Road
11. Southern Pacific
12. Needle and the Damage Done
13. Helpless
Disc 2
03. Soul of a Woman
04. Field of Opportunity
05. Old Man
06. Powderfinger
07. Get Back to the Country
08. Down By the River

Flac | 538 MB | WU1 | WU2 | WU3

A mighty impressive debut from Rockabilly 5-piece The Kansas City Cryers.  Only one cover song here (Hank Davis) – the rest of the tracks are all brand new originals.
The Cryers have a sound that will appeal to fans of authentic Rockabilly, and also people who discovered their rockin’ music in the 80s via bands like Fireball XL5, The Slingshots or The Crawdads.

mp3 VBR~139 kbps | 35 MB | WU | FSo

 

Greensky Bluegrass are a hardworking New-Grass powerhouse that maintain a relentless tour schedule and have been rapidly gaining ground and recognition since there 2006 victory in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition. Their newest studio release Handguns has been highly anticipated in the Bluegrass/New-Grass scene. The album is the fourth studio release by Greensky and further solidifies them as musical pioneers with no fear when it comes to bending genres. It is not always easy for a touring band known for the energy and sound of their live performances to transfer that magic into the studio setting but Greensky makes that transformation seem nearly effortless.With 14 tracks and over an hour of music, Handguns can in no way can be described as traditional bluegrass. The album starts strong with powerful lyrics and a Honky-Tonk Country Western feel on the numbers “Don’t Lie” and “Handguns.” The title track allows Anders Beck to really showcase his ability on the Dobro and from there the band picks up speed with “Cold Feet” before slowing it down again for “Beauty and Pain.”

mp3 160 kbps | 80 MB | WU | FSo

This is the second, and long awaited, studio release from Mississippi Gabe Carter; on the new Chicago label, Highly Flavored Records. “Until They Drag Me Down”, will stop you dead in your tracks. It was recorded in a very old, large, commercial truck garage, on a back country road, in the spring and summer of 2010.

“Gabe Carter is like Junior Kimbrough revised for the 21st Century!” -Km Williams

mp3 320 kbps | 121 MB | WU | FSo

The eagerly awaited Gibson Brothers’ new CD Help My Brother is being released by Compass Records. Comprising twelve songs, seven of which are Gibson Brothers originals while four are contemporary originals and one a cover of a Jim and Jesse McReynolds classic. The Brothers’ core touring band of Mike Barber, Clayton Campell, and Joe Walsh is tastefully augmented with guest vocals by Ricky Skaggs, Claire Lynch, and Alison Brown on vocal harmony and banjo, while Mike Witcher shows up on Dobro. The recording, produced by Eric and Leigh, along with band-mate Mike Barber and engineered by Ben Suratt is of the highest quality.

mp3 192 kbps | 73 MB | WU | FSo | ES

Digitally remastered and expanded 2CD  20th Anniversary edition of Roger Water’s seminal live concert of The Wall recorded in Berlin includes bonus features not available in previous versions. On 21st July 1990 an all stars band, featuring the likes of Waters himself, Bryan Adams, Thomas Dolby, Jerry Hall, Cyndi Lauper, Ute Lemper, Jony Mitchell, Scorpions, Van Morrison and Sinead O’Connor amongst others reunited between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate to perform the iconic album. Together with the 250,000 attendees and the audience back home, they sent the message of no more walls and no more wars. Unfortunately, as we know, the message was soon forgotten. Nevertheless, the atmosphere of the day, the concerns, hope, fear for the unknown of both the audience and the performers does not fail to impress and hit the viewer, prompting for some serious afterthought on the world that we all created.

mp3 320 kbps | 261 MB | WU | FSo | ES

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