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

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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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Jimmy Page – Albums Collection (1968-2011) [FLAC]

Jimmy Page - Albums Collection (1968-2011) [FLAC] Download

Artist: Jimmy Page
Album: Albums Collection
Genre: Rock
Year: 1968-2011
Size: ~ 10 gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC, APE, WavPack (tracks/image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Unquestionably one of the all-time most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history is Jimmy Page. Just about every rock guitarist from the late ’60s/early ’70s to the present day has been influenced by Page’s work with Led Zeppelin — his monolithic riffs served as a blueprint for what would eventually become heavy metal, yet he refused to be pigeonholed to any single musical style (touching upon folk, country, funk, blues, and other genres). Page also lent a hand in writing (or co-writing) Zeppelin’s vast array of classic songs and produced all their albums. Born on January 9, 1944, in Heston, Middlesex, England, Page picked up the guitar at age 13 after being inspired by the Elvis Presley tune “Baby Let’s Play House,” and while he took several lessons, was mostly self-taught. Instead of attending college right after high school, Page decided to join his first real rock band, Neil Christian & the Crusaders, whom he toured England with. But Page fell seriously ill (with glandular fever) and was forced to quit and recuperate. Dejected, Page pondered giving up music and focusing on another interest, painting, as he enrolled at an art college in Sutton, Surrey.

With the emergence of such bands as the Rolling Stones in the early ’60s and their gritty blues-rock, Page’s interest in music perked up once again — but instead of forming a band right away, he decided to hone his craft by becoming one of England’s top session guitarists and producers. Although the exact specifics of which sessions he was involved with have become hazy over time, it’s confirmed that he worked with many of the day’s top acts, including the Who, Them, Donovan, the Kinks, and the Rolling Stones, among others. By 1966, Page was looking to put his session work on hold and join a full-time band; he accepted an offer to play with the Yardbirds (initially as a bassist, then shortly thereafter as a guitarist), as he was paired up with another one of rock’s all-time guitar greats, Jeff Beck. Although the Yardbirds began as a straight-ahead blues-rock band, with the inclusion of Page in the lineup, the group began experimenting with psychedelic and hard rock styles.

Little Games Despite it being obvious that the Yardbirds were on the downside of their career (Beck left shortly after Page came onboard), Page appeared on the album Little Games and several tours before the band finally called it a day in 1968. With a string of tour dates still set up throughout Europe, Page decided to go through with the shows and put together a new band that was dubbed the New Yardbirds — including longtime session bassist John Paul Jones, plus newcomers Robert Plant on vocals and John Bonham on drums. After the completion of their initial tour, the band changed its name to Led Zeppelin and explored the still largely uncharted territory of hard rock/heavy metal. The band immediately became one of rock’s most successful and enduring bands, issuing a string of classic albums from 1969 through 1975 — Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy, and Physical Graffiti — which spawned such classic rock radio standards as “Dazed and Confused,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song,” “Black Dog,” “Stairway to Heaven,” and “Kashmir,” as the band also became a must-see live act in the process. Page also found the time to work with folk artist Roy Harper (most notably his 1971 release, Stormcock, under the alias S. Flavius Mercurius). Zeppelin was arguably the biggest rock band in the world by the mid-’70s (their influence on other rock bands following in their wake cannot be stressed enough) as they launched their own record company, Swan Song, but it was around this time that Page began dabbling with heroin and other substances, eventually leading to him becoming a full-blown addict by the late ’70s/early ’80s (as a result, his playing began to suffer). Also, Page’s interest in the occult became a concern to those around him (he went as far as purchasing a mansion on the Loch Ness in Scotland that was once owned by renowned Satanist Aleister Crowley).
The Song Remains the SameZeppelin continued issuing albums until the dawn of the ’80s (1976’s concert movie/soundtrack The Song Remains the Same and Presence, 1979’s In Through the Out Door), but tragedy ultimately derailed the quartet — the death of Plant’s young son in 1977 and Bonham’s alcohol-related death in 1980. After Led Zeppelin decided to call it quits in late 1980, Page disappeared from sight (it became known later on that he hardly touched his instrument for a long time afterward). It wasn’t until 1982 that Page began to emerge from his self-imposed exile, as he composed and played on the motion picture soundtrack to Death Wish III, compiled the Zeppelin outtakes collection Coda, and took part in the 1983 star-studded A.R.M.S. tour, which saw Page unite with Beck and Eric Clapton for a series of shows that raised money for multiple sclerosis research. In 1984, Page guested alongside Plant, Beck, and Nile Rodgers on the hit EP of rock & roll oldies The Honeydrippers, and formed his first band since the demise of Zeppelin, dubbed the Firm. The group featured former Free/Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers, and despite the fact that their self-titled debut was a sizable hit, the band decided to call it a day shortly after the release of its lukewarm-received sophomore effort, Mean Business.
Now & ZenLed Zeppelin fans were given a rare treat when Zeppelin’s surviving three members reunited (with drummers Tony Thompson and Phil Collins) for the mammoth Live Aid at Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium in July 1985 — unfortunately handing in an incredibly under-rehearsed, sloppy performance. Zeppelin reunited again in 1988 for the Atlantic Records 25th anniversary concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden (this time Bonham’s son, Jason, filled in for his late father behind the kit), and yet again performed another mistake-filled mini set. The same year Page guested on Plant’s solo release Now & Zen, as well as issuing his first ever solo recording, Outrider, following it up with a tour that touched upon tracks from all eras of his career. By the early ’90s, further rumors of an impending Zeppelin reunion continued to circulate, and after Plant declined an invitation from Page to join forces once again, Page decided to collaborate with former Deep Purple/Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale, whose vocal style was often compared to Plant’s over the years. Page’s latest project only lasted a single album, 1993’s heavily Zep-like Coverdale/Page, as a proposed world tour was scrapped in favor of just a few select dates in Japan.
No Quarter In 1994, Plant and Page finally agreed to collaborate once again (although Jones wasn’t invited this time), leading to the release of the acoustic set No Quarter the same year, plus a highly popular MTV Unplugged special and sold-out world tour. A year later, Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this being the second time a Page-related band got the nod from the Hall (in 1992, the Yardbirds were honored). The year 1998 saw Plant and Page issue an album of all-new material, Walking into Clarksdale, which was surprisingly not well received by the public, sinking from sight shortly after its release. The duo went their separate ways by the late ’90s, as Page joined the Black Crowes for a tour and live album (2000’s Live at the Greek). The same year as the album’s release, another Crowes/Page tour was cut short due to a back injury Page suffered. But in June of 2001, Page took to the concert stage alongside Plant to celebrate the 60th birthday of Roy Harper.
In 2005 Page was appointed Office of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his charity work, and the following year he was inducted, along with the rest of Led Zeppelin, into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. A one-off charity concert with all of the surviving Led Zeppelin members, with Jason Bonham on drums, occurred in 2007 at the O2 Arena in London, and in 2008 Page appeared in and co-produced the guitar documentary It Might Get Loud, which focused on the careers and playing styles of Page, Jack White, and U2’s the Edge. In 2012 Page, Plant, and Jones received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony amidst rumors circulating about a possible Led Zeppelin reunion in anticipation of the forthcoming deluxe reissues of the band’s first three studio albums. By 2014 those rumors had mostly abated, and Page announced that he was going to put together a band and tour as a solo act for the first time since 1988. – Artist Biography by Greg Prato

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Motionless In White – Discography (2007-2014) [FLAC]

Motionless In White - Discography (2007-2014) [FLAC] Download

Artist: Motionless In White
Album: Discography
Genre: Metal
Year: 2007-2014
Size: ~ 2.42 gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Motionless in White, often abbreviated MIW, is a metalcore band from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2005, the band consists of Chris “Motionless” Cerulli (lead vocals), Ricky “Horror” Olson (rhythm guitar), Devin “Ghost” Sola (bass), Ryan Sitkowski (lead guitar), and Vinny Mauro (drums). The band has stated that their band name derived from the Eighteen Visions song “Motionless and White”.

Motionless in White was signed to Fearless Records for their first three studio albums; their most recent, Reincarnate, was released on September 15, 2014 in United Kingdom and then on September 16, 2014 worldwide.

In July 2016, the band signed to Roadrunner Records, achieving their lifelong dream of signing with the company.

In October 2016, the band announced that they will be releasing their new album, Graveyard Shift, in early 2017. In January 2017, the band announced a new single “Eternally Yours”, along with the release date for the record, which is May 5, 2017. On 3rd March the band released the album’s track list and album art, followed by the release of their new single, “Loud (F*ck It).

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