суббота, 15 января 2011 г.

DONNA SUMMER - 1979 - ON THE RADIO



DONNA SUMMER - 1979 - ON THE RADIO
GREATEST HITS VOLUMES I & II

Not Remastered
Original First Pressing USA CD
Silver CD To The Hole

Label: Casablanca Records/PolyGram Records Inc
Released: 1987 (CD)
Catalog: 822 588-2 M-1
Matrix: 822 558-2 01! AB
MADE IN USA BY PDO
Barcode: 0 422-822558-2 2
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC(tracks + cue + log)
Artwork: Full scans
Source: Internet
Size: 465 MB (RAR 3% Rec)
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TRACKLIST

1. On The Radio [from O.S.T. Foxes] 4.00
2. Love to Love You Baby 4.07
3. Try Me, I Know We Can Make It 3.24
4. I Feel Love 3.20
5. Our Love 3.43
6. I Remember Yesterday 4.46
7. I Love You 3.12
8. Heaven Knows 3.30
9. Last Dance 4.56
10. MacArthur Park 3.54
11. Hot Stuff 2.54
12. Bad Girls 3.05
13. Dim All the Lights 4.11
14. Sunset People 4.32
15. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) [Featuring - Barbra Streisand] 11.43
16. On The Radio [long version] 5.46

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Producer - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte (tracks: 2 to 14)

пятница, 14 января 2011 г.

POINTER SISTERS - (1980) SPECIAL THINGS (2010 RE ISSUE)



POINTER SISTERS - (1980) SPECIAL THINGS (2010 RE ISSUE)

Pointer Sisters - Special Things
Label: Big Break Records
Catalog#: CDBBR 0022
Format: CD, (Original recording remastered)
Country: UK
Released: 08 Nov 2010
Genre: Blues, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Rhythm & Blues
Quality: Lossless, FLAC(tracks + cue + log)
Artwork: Full scans
Source: Internet
Size: 323 MB (RAR 3% Rec)
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TRACKLIST

1 Could I Be Dreaming
2 He's So Shy
3 The Love Too Good To Last
4 Evil
5 Save This Night For Love
6 We've Got The Power
7 Where Did The Time Go
8 Special Things
9 Here Is Where Your Love Belongs
10 Movin' On (Bonus Track)

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POINTER SISTERS : SPECIAL THINGS [EXPANDED EDITION]

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1980 album from the R&B siblings, one of the most successful female groups in music history. Special Things features the gold selling single 'He's So Shy', which returned the group to R&B Top Ten as well as soaring all the way to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning them a Grammy nomination in the process. The album made #19 Soul and #34 Pop in 1980 and features contributions from Burt Bacharach on keyboards alongside Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Motown session musician, James Jamerson on bass. Includes a non-album B-side as bonus track plus extensive liner notes featuring exclusive interviews with Ruth and Anita Pointer.

The Pointer Sisters were one of the most successful female groups the music industry has seen with 13 top 20 singles and 8 top 40 albums shared between the US and UK pop charts. In 1980 the Pointer Sisters released Special Things, their third album under the production genius of Richard Perry, launching

The Pointer Sisters into the 80s and their most commercially successful period. Special Things featured the gold selling single HE SSO SHY which returned the group to R&B Top Ten as well as soaring all the way to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning them a Grammy nomination in the process. Also included are the popular Could I Be Dreaming which peaked at #22 on the R&B chart aswell as becoming a Club hit alongside the Disco classic We’ve Got The Power.

The album made #19 Soul and #34 Pop in 1980 and features contributions from Burt Bacharach on keyboards alongside Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Motown session musician, James Jamerson on bass whose discography reads as a who s who of 60s and 70s soul. BBR introduces this newly re-mastered edition of Special Things accompanied by a non-album B-Side and extensive liner notes featuring exclusive interviews with Ruth and Anita Pointer.

среда, 12 января 2011 г.

ISSAC HAYES - (2005) CAN YOU DIG IT


ISSAC HAYES - (2005) CAN YOU DIG IT

Issac Hayes - Ultimate Isaac Hayes - Can You Dig It?
Label: Stax
Catalog#: 3SCD-88043-2
Format: 2 x CD, Compilation
Country:US
Released:01 Nov 2005
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul
Quality: Lossless
Format FLAC + log+gue
Size: CD1 498 Mb + CD2 459 Mb
Source: Internet
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TRACKLIST

DISC 1:

1. Theme From "Shaft" 3:16
2. Precious, Precious 2:41
3. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic 9:37
4. Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) 4:22
5. Never Can Say Goodbye 3:36
6. By The Time I Get To Phoenix 7:04
7. Soulsville 3:46
8. Wonderful 3:38
9. Help Me Love 5:29
10. Need To Belong To Someone 5:14
11. Good Love 5:16
12. The Look Of Love 3:17
13. Do Your Thing 3:20
14. For The Good Times 5:21
15. I Stand Accused

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DISC 2:

1. Walk On By 12:03
2. Joy (Part 1) 4:37
3. His Eye Is On The Sparrow 4:12
4. Brand New Me 8:33
5. If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right) 4:29
6. Someone Made You For Me 4:01
7. Baby I'm-A Want You 4:38
8. Let's Stay Together 3:34
9. Theme From "The Men" 3:58
10. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) 4:23
11. Title Theme (From Three Tough Guys) 2:34
12. Run Fay Run 2:45
13. Chocolate Chip 3:47
14. Come Live With Me 3:24
15. Disco Connection 3:39
16. Rock Me Easy Baby (Part 1) 3:32
17. Medley: By The Time I Get To Phoenix/I Say A Little Prayer

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CREDITS

Bass - Erroll Thomas* (tracks: 2.13 to 2.16) , James Alexander (tracks: 1.12, 1.15, 2.01) , Ronald Hudson (tracks: 1.05, 1.09 to 1.11, 1.14, 2.10) , William Murphy (tracks: 1.04, 2.07 to 2.09)
Congas - Jimmy Lee Thompson (tracks: 2.11 to 2.16)
Congas, Bongos - Gary Jones (3) (tracks: 1.01, 1.07, 1.09 to 1.11, 1.13, 1.14, 2.02, 2.09)
Drums - Willie Hall (tracks: 1.01, 1.03 to 1.07, 1.09 to 1.15, 2.01, 2.02, 2.07 to 2.16)
Guitar - Anthony Shinault (tracks: 2.02, 2.09, 2.11) , Charles "Skip" Pitts (tracks: 1.01, 1.04, 1.05, 1.07, 1.09 to 1.11, 1.13, 1.14, 2.07 to 2.15) , Michael Toles (tracks: 1.01, 1.03, 1.06, 1.07, 1.12, 1.13, 1.15, 2.01, 2.15) , Sammy Watts (tracks: 2.02, 2.11, 2.12) , William Vaughan* (tracks: 2.02, 2.11 to 2.16)
Horns - Ben Cauley (tracks: 1.04, 2.07, 2.11) , Emerson Able (tracks: 2.11 to 2.14) , Floyd Newman (tracks: 2.11 to 2.14) , James Mitchell (tracks: 1.01, 1.04, 1.07, 1.13, 2.07) , Kevin Bennett (tracks: 1.01, 1.07, 1.13) , Lewis Collins (2) (tracks: 1.01, 1.04, 1.07, 1.13, 2.07, 2.13) , Mickey Gregory (tracks: 1.01, 1.04, 1.07, 1.13, 2.07) , Tommy Lee Williams* (tracks: 1.01, 1.07, 1.13, 2.11 to 2.14) , William Taylor (2) (tracks: 1.01, 1.07, 1.13, 2.13, 2.14)
Keyboards - Lester Snell (tracks: 1.01, 1.05, 1.07, 1.13, 2.02, 2.07 to 2.16) , Marvell Thomas (tracks: 1.03, 1.04, 1.06, 2.01) , Sidney Kirk (tracks: 1.04, 1.05, 2.07 to 2.12, 2.15, 2.16)
Mastered By [Remastering] - Joe Tarantino
Percussion - Willie Cole (tracks: 2.02, 2.11, 2.12, 2.15, 2.16)
Piano - Sidney Kirk (tracks: 1.09 to 1.12, 1.14)
Piano [Electric] - Lester Snell (tracks: 1.09 to 1.12, 1.14)
Producer - Al Bell (tracks: 1.02, 1.03, 1.06, 2.01) , Allen Jones* (tracks: 1.03, 1.06, 2.01) , Isaac Hayes (tracks: 1.04, 1.08 to 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 2.06, 2.07, 2.10, 2.17) , Marvell Thomas (tracks: 1.03, 1.06, 2.01)
Strings - Memphis Strings, The (tracks: 1.01, 1.07, 1.12, 1.13, 2.11, 2.12)
Vocals, Piano, Vibraphone, Organ, Piano [Electric], Saxophone [Alto], Xylophone - Isaac Hayes

вторник, 11 января 2011 г.


BEE GEES – (2010) MYTHOLOGY
The 50th Anniversary Collection


Scans HQ (complete booklet + covers)


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ROMANCE - (1979) DANCE MY WAY TO YOUR HEART



ROMANCE - (1979) DANCE MY WAY TO YOUR HEART

Romance - Dance My Way To Your Heart
Label: Hot Production
Format: CD Original Recording Remastered
Country:U.S.A.
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Year:1979
Country:U.S.A.
Quality: Lossless
Format WAV | CUE | LOG | Covers
Size: 344 Mb
Source: Internet
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TRACKLIST


A1 Dance My Way To Your Heart 5:05
A2 Keep On Dancing 3:17
A3 Tower Of Love 8:02
B1 Keep On Givin' Me Love / Love Suite (To Sabrina) 8:57
B2 Glad I Met You 8:06

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CREDITS

Arranged By [Strings, Horns, Rhythm] - Don Hockett
Artwork By [Art Direction & Design] - Stephen Lumel/Gribbitt!
Backing Vocals - Clydie King , Donna Fein , Irène Cathaway* , Mona Lisa* , Terry Young
Bass - Henry Davis , James Jamerson Sr* , Scottie Edwards*
Drums - Ed Greene (2) , Evan Caplan
Guitar - Dave Allen (8) , Larry Rolando
Horns - Ollie Mitchell Brass*
Keyboards - Greg Phillinganes , John Barnes
Mixed By - Bob Stone
Mixed By [Assistant] - John Bergman*
Percussion - Eddie Bongo* , Paulinho Da Costa , Simon*
Photography - Scott Hensel
Producer, Conductor, Arranged By - Simon Soussan
Recorded By, Engineer - Brian Levi , Joe Cannizzaro
Recorded By, Engineer [Assistant] - Bob Winard , Eric Breekha
Recorded By, Engineer, Synthesizer - Bryce Robbley
Strings - Jack Shulman , Sylvan String Ensemble

NOTES

A Simon Soussan Disco Mix

Recorded at Star Track Sudios, Hollywood, California. Mixed and edited at Larrabee Sound, Hollywood, California & Trident Sudios, London.

Track A1 & A2 run non-stopand are not separated on vinyl.

понедельник, 10 января 2011 г.



CON FUNK SHUN – (1978) LOVESHINE + (1979) CANDY
2 Classic Albums on One CD

Audio CD (25 Jan 2010)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Cherry Red
ASIN: B002XMGJI0
Quality: Lossless
Format: FLAC Cue+Log
Source: Internet
Size: 495 Mb (+3%)
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TRACK LISTINGS

1. SO EASY
2. MAGIC WOMAN
3. SHAKE & DANCE WITH ME
4. MAKE IT LAST.
5. LOVE SHINE
6. WHEN THE FEELING'S RIGHT
7. I THINK I FOUND THE ANSWER
8. WANNA BE THERE
9. CAN'T GO AWAY
10. FIRE WHEN READY
11. CHASE ME
12. NOT READY
13. DA LADY
14. CANDY
15. (LET ME PUT) LOVE ON YOUR MIND
16. MAIN SLICE
17. IMAGES

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CD DESCRIPTION

Both "Loveshine" & "Candy" by Con Funk Shun have never been previously released on Compact Disc.

These 2 albums contain the singles `So Easy', `Shake & Dance With Me' (Top 5 US R&B Chart), `Chase Me' (Top 5 US R&B Chart) and `Let Me Put Love On Your Mind'.

Formed by High School classmates Michael Cooper & Louis McCall in 1969 Con Funk Shun had a real purple patch during the late seventies & early eighties releasing thirteen albums with Loveshine (1978) & Candy (1979) reaching the top 40 of the Billboard pop charts and top 10 on the R&B charts and both albums were certified Gold.

Both albums were co produced by Skip Scarborough who also produced tracks for Earth Wind & Fire, LTD & Blue Magic amongst others.

TONY ORLANDO & DAWN - (1998) DEFINITIVE COLLECTION




TONY ORLANDO & DAWN - (1998) DEFINITIVE COLLECTION

Audio CD (October 27, 1998)
Original Release Date: October 27, 1998
Label: Arista
ASIN: B00000DFSU
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 368 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

1. Candida
2. Knock Three Times
3. Carmen
4. I Play and Sing
5. Summer Sand
6. What Are You Doing Sunday
7. Medley: Runaway/Happy Together
8. Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)
9. You're a Lady
10. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
11. Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
12. Who's in the Strawberry Patch With Sally
13. It Only Hurts When I Try to Smile
14. Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)
15. Look in My Eyes Pretty Woman
16. Skybird
17. He Don't Love You Like I Love You
18. Mornin' Beautiful


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THIS REVIEW IS FROM: DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (AUDIO CD)

Arista Records has a hard time fathoming the meaning of the word, "definitive." This is but one in a string of compilations for various artists that they've slapped that label on, and I have yet to hear one that is true to the word.

Like a number of acts from the original Bell Records roster, Tony Orlando & Dawn's catalog predates the advent of CDs by at least ten years. Of course, by 1984 (or thereabouts) most of these acts were profoundly un-hip to like or listen to. That may explain why it has taken so long for Arista (and other labels) to re-issue similar material, but it doesn't explain how such compilations fail to "define" the works of a singer or group.

Case in point: Bell/Arista released at least five original albums by Orlando & Dawn between '69 and '75. Of these, only the first three albums are well-represented here. "Prime Time" and "Skybird" were pretty catchy albums, but each of them is represented by one track here. Maybe "hit singles" are 'defining moments', in Arista's view, but there is a lot of great material that got passed over for the sake of including all the hits.

Similarly, the group's first Elektra album ("He Don't Love You...") is poorly represented (two cuts) and not a single track from "To Be With You" made the cut. "Cupid" was a Top 40 hit with an inventive arrangement, and the group's cover of "Midnight Love Affair" was also a keeper....but they're nowhere to be found. This is label laziness at it's most annoying, and I can't blame any fan who feels cheated by relevant omissions.

On the plus side, as I said, all the (Bell/Arista) hit singles are here. The earliest tracks are the simplest and perhaps the most effective; the Brill Building influence is very much in evidence. It also struck me how '70s-Urban these tracks sound...maybe not a 'multi-cultural' musical touchstone, but definitely a latin/soul/pop synthesis that produced some compelling material.

This "streetwise" influence faded with time, though the Medress/Appel productions continued to be tuneful and fairly intricate. Starting with "Dawn's New Ragtime Follies" and the inevitable "Tie A Yellow Ribbon...", the group veered for the middle of the road and never left. This is also due to the success of their TV variety show, where they were expected to clown around as much as they sang. Reduced to a guilty pleasure for fans, it's unlikely they would have survived the '70s if Tony hadn't already quit.

Still, even as frothy Pop music, Orlando and Dawn were competent and very listenable. And while there is reason to dispute the title of this collection, there is much to recommend in it. My favorites include "Summer Sand," "I Play and Sing," "Steppin' Out" and "Skybird." Fans who only know the group's biggest hits should be pleased by the lesser knowns here, like "Mornin' Beautiful" and "Carmen." The group's cover medley of "Runaway" and "Happy Together" pales in comparison to the original single versions, but that's about the only "stiff" in this collection.

As a sampler, this CD is more than adequate for providing hits. As a comprehensive collection of the group's "best," it is flawed, but not useless. A two disc collection would have been a blessing, particularly if Arista unearthed some genuine rarities. Since it's unlikely that a real "definitive" collection is in the works, Orlando & Dawn fans will have to be happy with this CD.

воскресенье, 9 января 2011 г.

BELLE EPOQUE – (2003) BLACK IS BLACK - THE BEST



BELLE EPOQUE – (2003) BLACK IS BLACK - THE BEST

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Country: Germany ACD 154.934
Released: CD Audio 2003
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Source: Internet
Size: 345 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

01. Miss Broadway 07:30
02. Me And You 05:32
03. Losing You 04:17
04. Black Is Black Medley 01:25
05. Black Is Black 04:23
06. Why Don't You Lay Down 04:44
07. Black Is Black 03:35
08. Drink Me 05:02
09. Sorry 06:13
10. Let Men Be 04:40

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