Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Colin Stetson
Album: All This I Do For Glory
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 256 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 album from the saxophonist and multireedist. All This I Do For Glory is a reasoning and exploration of the machinations of ambition and legacy, an examination of the concepts of afterlife, and the first half of a doomed love story in the model of the Greek tragedies. With this, his first solo outing since 2013’s To See More Light, Colin Stetson ventures into territory both familiar and strange. Here still, is the dogmatically stripped down approach to performance and capture (all songs recorded live with no overdubs or loops) but there is an immediacy to the album that belies a more invasive and thorough mic’ing of the various instruments being utilized and a seeming influence drawn from the early nineties electronica of artists like Aphex Twin and Autechre, evident in the more pointed role played by the instruments’ many percussive elements. There are ancestries, motivic and timbral, woven through these six songs that plainly anchor them within the shared universe of his Trilogy, though the overall experience is one of extreme intimacy, the sounds and imagery more tangible and immersive than previous offerings. Engineered and mixed by Stetson himself, this album represents a decidedly independent approach across the entire creative process and finds him at the top of his game, both as a composer and instrumentalist as well as a producer.

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Sheryl Crow – Be Myself [Target Exclusive Edition] (2017) [CD FLAC]

Sheryl Crow - Be Myself [Target Exclusive Edition] (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Sheryl Crow
Album: Be Myself [Target Exclusive Edition]
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 366 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and musician Sheryl Crow will release a new album, entitled Be Myself, on April 21st via Warner Bros. Records. Be Myself, her ninth studio album and the first album for the label is available for pre-order now.
For this album, Crow worked again with producer, musician, and songwriter Jeff Trott, a long-time collaborator throughout her career. Trott co-wrote many of Crow’s classic hits including “If It Makes You Happy” and “My Favorite Mistake.” Crow says her main goal was “to investigate what made my early songs strike people as being authentic and original. So for the first time in my life, I made it a point to sit down and really listen to my old records. I’d drive my kids to school and play the old stuff as I came back home. That helped me remember what it felt like when I was just beginning as an artist. But it wasn’t about repeating myself. It was about revisiting where I came from and seeing where that would take me now.”
Be Myself is like each of her preceding releases: thoughtful and candid. It’s unlike them too, mainly in that it represents contradictory movement — a look at the world today powered in part by a return to the energy that first lofted Crow and her music into the limelight.

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Violents and Monica Martin – Awake and Pretty Much Sober (2017) [CD FLAC]

Violents and Monica Martin - Awake and Pretty Much Sober (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Violents and Monica Martin
Album: Awake and Pretty Much Sober
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 247 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Awake and Pretty Much Sober is the debut full-length album from multi-instrumentalist and producer Jeremy Larson, AKA Violents, and vocalist Monica Martin (of PHOX). Colorful, effervescent, honest, and emotive, the record turns the traditional “duets album” on its head, offering up its own version of electronic-influenced pop music along the way. The pair recorded Awake and Pretty Much Sober in Nashville, where Larson had already produced several Violents EPs featuring different female vocalists. With Martin, he found a particularly unique collaborator. After recording some initial demos, the two realized they were onto something special, something different, something deeper. Something that, like the album’s own title, was filled with both the clear-headed clarity ofan early-morning wakeup call and the lovely, woozy swoon of a buzz that had yet to clear. Stacked with string arrangements, electronic samples, pop melodies, bursts of piano, layers of vocal harmonies, and blasts of brass, their collaboration bridges the gapbetween two musicians from different ends of the musical spectrum. (Larson is a classically-trained pianist, string arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, while Martin is a vocalist who spent the previous half-decade fronting the Midwest folk-pop and PHOX.) Those different backgrounds come together on album highlights like “How It Left,” where an R&B groove run beneath airy, atmospheric synths, and “Equal Powers,” a slow-motion dance song that blends computerized drums and orchestral washes of strings with Martin’s own elastic voice. To be released on Partisan Records on April 28th 2017,Awake and Pretty Much Sober explores the different stages of a relationship, from the optimistic rush of new love to the sobering challenges that arrive months later, after the so-called honeymoon stage has come to a screeching halt. The album’s 10 songs cover an equally wide range of ground, from the soft-edged swoon of “Spark” — a piano ballad that shows off Larson’s classical chops —to the sparse, beat-driven bounce of the closing track, “It Won’t Stop.” “This is Jeremy’s world I’m stepping into,” shares Martin, who traveled to Larson’s home studio in Tennessee to record her vocal tracks. “He produced it all; wrote the lyrics, melodies, and the arrangements–not to mention he played all the instruments on the tracks.” she adds, “I’m happy to be the voice to carry his words.” Meanwhile, her musical partner likens the process to a movie set, with Martin starring as the lead actress and Larson — a man who’s always done his best work behind the scenes —pulling triple-duty as screenwriter, director, and crew.

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The Kelly Family – We Got Love (Deluxe Edition) (2017) [CD FLAC]

The Kelly Family - We Got Love (Deluxe Edition) (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: The Kelly Family
Album: We Got Love (Deluxe Edition)
Genre: Folk
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 758 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Traditional German/Irish band the Kelly Family has released over 20 best-selling albums, plus two best-of compilations (The Very Best of Over 10 Years, The Very Best of the Early Years). Little known in the U.S. throughout much of their career, in 1997 they produced an infomercial for broadcast on American television which paved the way for the release of Almost Heaven a year later. ~ John Bush

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Alphaville – Strange Attractor (2017) [CD FLAC]

Alphaville - Strange Attractor (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Alphaville
Album: Strange Attractor
Genre: Synthpop
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 815 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

With cult bands, this is a matter of course: many of them still rest on their hit singles and their typical sound. Alphaville is quite different. Even if hits like “Big In Japan” and “Forever Young” remain unforgotten, the synthpop legends 2017 look into the future – with their new album “Strange Attractor”. For seven years fans had to wait for the successor of “Catching Rays On Giant”. A time when much happened. Alphaville had to continue on following the loss of keyboardist Martin Lister, who died in 2014. The result was a new form of the band, with singer Marian Gold, keyboardist Carsten Brocker, guitarist David Goodes, drummer Jakob Kiersch and bassist Alexandra Merl. It was clear that this also involved changes in their sound. And so “Strange Attractor” is perhaps the most varied album of the band’s career. In a total of 13 songs, Alphaville combine 80s electro pop with rock, funk and soul. How it sounds, they already revealed with the first single “Heartbreak City”. New songs from a new band: With their seventh album “Strange Attractor”, Alpahville 2017 brings fresh air into their oeuvre and the entire pop landscape.

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Journey – Escape [Blu-Spec CD2 Remaster 2017] (1981) [CD FLAC]

Journey - Escape [Blu-Spec CD2 Remaster 2017] (1981) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Journey
Album: Escape [Blu-Spec CD2 Remaster 2017]
Genre: Rock
Year: 1981
Size: ~ 595 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Journey is releasing the 35th anniversary deluxe edition of “Escape” on January 18, 2017.

This Japanese original set consists of 3 discs. Disc 1 (Blu-spec CD2) includes the original tracks with bonus one(s). Features DSD remastering, using the original analog master tapes. Both Disc 2 (Blu-spec CD2) and 3 (DVD) feature a concert held in Houston.

This set includes the followings: four 7-inch-vinyl-sized cardboard sleeve cover artworks, a mini-reproduction of a pamphlet for the 1982 Escape tour in Japan, a mini-reproduction of a flyer for a 1982 concert at Nippon Budokan, and a mini-reproduction of a ticket for a 1982 concert at Nippon Budokan.

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John Mellencamp – Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017) [WEB FLAC]

John Mellencamp - Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: John Mellencamp
Album: Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 330 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

On April 28th, Heartland rocker John Mellencamp will release his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, on Republic Records. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. John Mellencamp is an authentic voice of American music and master storyteller with a commitment to creating traditional rock & roll, bittersweet songs of happiness and melancholia, and fervent political dissent. His passions and experiences resonate beautifully in this showcase of his music. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is produced by John Mellencamp.

Mellencamp s new single is Grandview featuring Country music star Martina McBride. He released the track, Easy Target in January as a continuation of Mellencamp s journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song. The video’s release occurred on the eve of the inauguration. The song focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement as well as gun violence in America. Fans who pre-order Sad Clowns & Hillbillies will get an instant download of Grandview and Easy Target.

This summer, Mellencamp will tour for 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado with special guests, Emmylou Harris, tour-mate Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine.

Sad Clowns and Hillbillies is the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer s follow up to 2014 s critically-acclaimed, Plain Spoken, Mellencamp s fourth consecutive Top 20 album, dating back to 2007 s Freedom Road.

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