Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor, 1972 (Super Deluxe) [2022] (6 x CDs)


Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor, 1972 (Super Deluxe) [2022] (6 x CDs)

The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys' Sail On Sailor collection celebrates the landmark 1972 albums Carl And The Passions and Holland. This Super Deluxe 6 CD box set features the original albums fully remastered, outtakes and session highlights from the original "Mount Vernon and Fairway" EP, plus a previously unreleased 1972 concert from Carnegie Hall. Also included is a 48-page book with extensive liner notes, rare photos and more.  The six-disc Super Deluxe Edition box set contains 105 tracks, 80 of which were previously unreleased, including "Hard Time", "Carry Me Home", "Out in the Country", "Oh Sweet Something", "Spark in the Dark", "Rooftop Harry", "Body Talk (Grease Job)", "Pa Let Her Go Out (Better Get Back in Bed)", "Little Child (Daddy Dear)", and a medley of "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I Need Your Love". (Amazon)

Even in a career full of tumult, 1972 stands out as a busy, eventful year for the Beach Boys. Sail On Sailor 1972 documents the upheaval and growing pains the band was going through at the time and stands as a vital document of a strange period. While the band had recently re-established themselves as a live act, the recordings they made in 1972 looked to plug them back into the mainstream album rock scene. With new bandmembers Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin on board, the group toughened up and expanded their sound on Carl & The Passions - "So Tough." The arrangements are filled with loud guitars, pounding piano, insistent vocals, and rugged rhythms. Tracks like "You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone" and "Marcella" sound like beefed-up takes on their earlier sunny sound, "Here She Comes" rambles like Van Morrison, and "Hold On Dear Brother" rollicks along like a Band song. The latter two are Chaplin/Fataar co-writes and it's fascinating to hear the band bring in new influences to their established sound. Add in a couple of heavily orchestrated Dennis Wilson ballads along with a gospel jam ("He Come Down") and a lovely bit of sunshine (All of This Is That"), and it makes for a confusing, quite interesting album that was a commercial flop. The band responded by moving their families and all their studio equipment to Holland to record their next album. Though it was released in 1973, Holland has the same loose feel as "So Tough," though Chaplin and Fataar are more fully integrated into the group. Chaplin even takes lead on the single "Sail On Sailor." With Brian Wilson mostly out of the picture -- working on his weird bedroom fantasy "Mount Vernon and Fairway" -- both Dennis and Carl Wilson show off their writing and producing skills. Dennis shines with the entrancing bit of psychedelic Americana "Steamboat," and Carl's politically poetic "The Trader" beats the Band at their own game. Both of these odd albums are here in crisp new mixes along with a raft of backing tracks, session tapes, and outtakes. Some legendary lost songs, like the heart-rending Dennis-penned ballad "Carry Me Home," get their first official release and a few tracks show up that would have been good additions to either album. Brian's country-rocker "Out in the Country" is presented in two rough versions -- pity they were never combined and finished. Their goof on the Spencer Davis Group's classic "Gimme Some Lovin" is all kinds of fun, combining a rickety drum machine with some truly loose vocal work. The live show included on the box set is also quite enjoyable. It was recorded at the end of the year for a planned album that never happened and captures the band in full hippie rock flight. They sound loose but tight, ripping through current songs, deep cuts, and the inevitable hits presided over by Mike Love at his cranky best. It's a shame it wasn't released at the time, but it's good that it is finally available in the U.S. A few more live tracks and alternate takes round out the set alongside informative liner notes and photos. The result is a fine archival release that goes a long way toward proving that 1972 wasn't a lost year for the band and that their growing pains and tribulations make for fascinating listening. (AMG review by Tim Sendra)


Pt.1     Pt.2 


Track lists


01 Beach Boys You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone 3:26

02 Beach Boys Here She Comes 5:06

03 Beach Boys He Come Down 4:43

04 Beach Boys Marcella 3:50

05 Beach Boys Hold On, Dear Brother 4:42

06 Beach Boys Make It Good 2:32

07 Beach Boys All This Is That 3:58

08 Beach Boys Cuddle Up 5:29

09 Beach Boys The Road Not Taken 2:23

10 Beach Boys All This Is That 3:11

11 Beach Boys He Come Down 4:38

12 Beach Boys You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone 3:24

13 Beach Boys Marcella 3:43

14 Beach Boys Make It Good 3:09

15 Beach Boys Cuddle Up 4:48

16 Beach Boys Carl & The Passions/Pet Sounds Promo 1:02


01 Beach Boys Sail On, Sailor 3:20

02 Beach Boys Steamboat 4:34

03 Beach Boys California Saga (Big Sur) 2:55

04 Beach Boys California Saga (The Beaks Of Eagles) 3:49

05 Beach Boys California Saga (California) 3:23

06 Beach Boys The Trader 5:06

07 Beach Boys Leaving This Town 5:47

08 Beach Boys Only With You 3:00

09 Beach Boys Funky Pretty 4:12

10 Beach Boys Mt. Vernon And Fairway (Theme) 1:34

11 Beach Boys I'm The Pied Piper 2:19

12 Beach Boys Better Get Back In Bed 1:38

13 Beach Boys Magic Transistor Radio 0:47

14 Beach Boys I'm The Pied Piper 3:00

15 Beach Boys Radio King Dom 2:40

16 Beach Boys We Got Love 5:28

17 Beach Boys Hard Time 3:17

18 Beach Boys Carry Me Home 3:26

19 Beach Boys California Saga (The Beaks Of Eagles) 3:49

20 Beach Boys California Saga (California) 3:16

21 Beach Boys Sail On, Sailor 3:21

22 Beach Boys "Holland" Promo 1 1:03


01 Beach Boys Concert Intro: Jack Rieley 2:06

02 Beach Boys Sloop John B 3:08

03 Beach Boys You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone 3:40

04 Beach Boys Leaving This Town 6:11

05 Beach Boys Darlin’ 3:34

06 Beach Boys Only With You 4:02

07 Beach Boys Heroes And Villains 3:57

08 Beach Boys Long Promised Road 4:37

09 Beach Boys Don’t Worry, Baby 4:42

10 Beach Boys Student Demonstration Time 5:29

11 Beach Boys I Get Around 2:44


01 Beach Boys Intro To 2nd Set - Jack Rieley 0:25

02 Beach Boys Marcella 3:27

03 Beach Boys California Saga (California) 3:30

04 Beach Boys Help Me, Rhonda 5:56

05 Beach Boys Let The Wind Blow 5:26

06 Beach Boys Wonderful / Don’t Worry, Bill 6:02

07 Beach Boys God Only Knows 2:55

08 Beach Boys Do It Again 3:53

09 Beach Boys Wouldn’t It Be Nice 2:47

10 Beach Boys Wild Honey 5:38

11 Beach Boys Good Vibrations 6:34

12 Beach Boys California Girls 2:53

13 Beach Boys Surfin’ Usa 2:30

14 Beach Boys Fun Fun Fun 2:52

15 Beach Boys Jumpin’ Jack Flash 5:02


01 Beach Boys You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone 2:44

02 Beach Boys Marcella 3:08

03 Beach Boys Here She Comes 2:18

04 Beach Boys Here She Comes 5:10

05 Beach Boys He Come Down 1:23

06 Beach Boys Hold On, Dear Brother 4:28

07 Beach Boys Steamboat 4:30

08 Beach Boys California Saga (California) 3:17

09 Beach Boys The Trader 5:03

10 Beach Boys The Trader 2:42

11 Beach Boys Only With You 2:54

12 Beach Boys Funky Pretty 3:54

13 Beach Boys Sail On, Sailor 4:04

14 Beach Boys Sail On, Sailor 3:10

15 Beach Boys Out In The Country 3:01

16 Beach Boys Out In The Country 2:14

17 Beach Boys Oh Sweet Something 3:59

18 Beach Boys Spark In The Dark 3:55

19 Beach Boys Rooftop Harry 3:00

20 Beach Boys Body Talk 2:53

21 Beach Boys "Holland" Promo 2 1:02


01 Beach Boys We Got Love 6:03

02 Beach Boys California Saga (Big Sur) 3:00

03 Beach Boys Funky Pretty 4:17

04 Beach Boys The Trader 5:28

05 Beach Boys Sail On, Sailor 3:41

06 Beach Boys All This Is That 4:14

07 Beach Boys Fairy Tale Music 4:37

08 Beach Boys Pa Let Her Go Out (Better Get Back In Bed) 1:18

09 Beach Boys I'm The Pied Piper 0:31

10 Beach Boys Radio King Dom 0:38

11 Beach Boys I'm The Pied Piper 0:47

12 Beach Boys Mt. Vernon And Fairway (Theme) / A Casual Look 2:58

13 Beach Boys Little Child (Daddy Dear) 1:19

14 Beach Boys Susie Cincinnati 1:08

15 Beach Boys Gimme Some Lovin' / I Need Your Love 3:58

16 Beach Boys California Saga (Big Sur) 2:55

17 Beach Boys California Saga (The Beaks Of Eagles) 2:27

18 Beach Boys California Saga (California) 3:23

19 Beach Boys Carry Me Home 3:23

20 Beach Boys All This Is That 0:18



Monday, January 30, 2023

VA - Big Box of Big Prog (A Butterboy Compilation) 5 x Discs + Artwork REPOST



VA - Big Box of Big Prog (A Butterboy Compilation) 5 x Discs + Artwork         REPOST

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s. Initially termed "progressive pop", the style was an outgrowth of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard pop traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz, folk, or classical music. Additional elements contributed to its "progressive" label: lyrics were more poetic, technology was harnessed for new sounds, music approached the condition of "art" and the studio, rather than the stage, became the focus of musical activity, which often involved creating music for listening, not dancing. Prog is based on fusions of styles, approaches and genres, involving a continuous move between formalism and eclecticism. Due to its historical reception, prog's scope is sometimes limited to a stereotype of long solos, overlong albums, fantasy lyrics, grandiose stage sets and costumes, and an obsessive dedication to technical skill. While the genre is often cited for its merging of high culture and low culture, few artists incorporated literal classical themes in their work to any great degree, and only a handful of groups purposely emulated or referenced classical music.

The genre coincided with the mid 1960's economic boom that allowed record labels to allocate more creative control to their artists, as well as the new journalistic division between "pop" and "rock" that lent generic significance to both terms. Prog saw a high level of popularity in the early-to-mid 1970's but faded soon after. Conventional wisdom holds that the rise of punk rock caused this, but several more factors contributed to the decline. Music critics, who often labelled the concepts as "pretentious" and the sounds as "pompous" and "overblown", tended to be hostile towards the genre or to completely ignore it. After the late 1970's, progressive rock fragmented in numerous forms. Some bands achieved commercial success well into the 1980's (albeit with changed line-ups and more compact song structures) or crossed into symphonic pop, arena rock, or new wave.

Early groups who exhibited progressive features are retroactively described as "proto prog". The Canterbury scene, originating in the late 1960's, denoted a subset of prog bands who emphasised the use of wind instruments, complex chord changes and long improvisations. Rock in Opposition, from the late 1970's, was more avant-garde, and when combined with the Canterbury style, created Avant-prog. In the 1980's, a new subgenre, neo-progressive rock, enjoyed some commercial success, although it was also accused of being derivative and lacking in innovation. Post-progressive draws upon newer developments in popular music and the avant-garde since the mid 1970's. (Wikipedia)


This is the first volume of Progressive rock box sets planned, originally posted in 2019. Future boxes will use shorter tracks and will be broken down into various Progressive Rock sub genres. To get the ball rolling this one is called "BIG BOX of BIG PROG".

For those who are interested, the artwork used for this box set are extracts from original oil paintings that I have painted. They are from a series of artworks that were commissioned by a surrealist collector friend. I think they fit well with the mood of this box set. The artwork set also has included, a small track by track summary for each track. Front and back covers are included.

I have tried to keep tracks by my favourite Prog Rock bands to a minimal. I could include many more from Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Spock's Beard .... but have tried to include works with the aim of showing how rich and varied this genre is. Each of these tracks are epic in proportion and musicality. There are only 50 tracks here, but they are long tracks with the shortest being only 6:25 long and the longest track running at 49:33. In total there is nearly 14 hours of wonderful Progressive Rock masterpieces to open your mind and hearts.

You don’t have to listen to these all-in-one session (probably a ridiculous thing to do and certainly requires patience. I did, many times over, in preparing this box set and did not feel mentally crowded.) I do hope that with each listen you will be delighted by what you find here. Are you brave enough? Do not fear, this may well be one of the best Epic Progressive Rock compilations you will find.

Pt.1     Pt.2     Pt.3 

Pt.4     Pt.5     Pt.6 


Track list 1

01 The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson.(09:23)
02 Take A Pebble by Emerson Lake & Palmer. (12:33)
03 Thick As A Brick (Part I) by Jethro Tull. (22:36)
04 Song Of Scheherazade by Renaissance. (24:39)
05 Morning Comes by Aqua Fragile (07:18)
06  Firth Of Fifth by Genesis (09:30)
07 The Underfall Yard by Big Big Train (22:53)
08 All Along the Watchtower by Affinity (11:42)
09 Epic Forest by Rare Bird (09:05)
10 Moonloop (Improvisation) by Porcupine Tree (16:18)

Track list 2

11 2112 by Rush (20:38)
12 Octavarium by Dream Theatre (24:00)
13 Time by Pink Floyd (06:48)
14 The Same River by Riverside (12:01)
15 Echoes by Pink Floyd (23:31)
16 Early Morning by Epitaph (10:03)
17 First Communication by Agitation Free (06:25)
18 Mei by Echolyn (49:33)
19 The Sleepwalkers By Van Der Graaf Generator (10:31)
20 Tarkus by Emerson Lake & Palmer (20:42)

Track list 3

21 Close To The Edge by Yes (18:38)
22 The Island Come And See The Landlord's Daughter You'll Not Feel The Drowning By Decemberists (12:26)
23 Supper's Ready by Genesis (22:52)
24 Tomorrow Birds Will Sing by Black Noodle Project (06:48)
25 Remember The Future by Nektar Part 1 & Part 2 (35:10)
26 Epitaph by King Crimson (08:48)
27 Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 1 by Emerson Lake & Palmer (08:36)
28 The Mountain by PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi) (10:46)
29 Genena by Phantasia (09:22)
30 Lady Fantasy Suite - Encounter-Smiles For You, Lady Fantasy (previously unreleased) By Camel (12:59)

Track list 4

31 The Invisible Man by Marrilion (13:37)
32 I Am The Sun - Part One by Flower Kings (15:03)
33 Ladies Of The Night by Airlord (09:40)
34 Poor Mans Moody Blues by Barclay James Harvest (06:59)
35 And You And I by Yes (10:21)
36 Moonshine by Curved Air (11:32)
37 What Have We Sown by Pineapple Thief (27:32)
38 Poseidons Creation by Eloy (11:29)
39 The Light by Spock's Beard (15:33)
40 Song for America by Kansas (10:03)

Track list 5
41 Baker St. Muse by Jethro Tull (16:39)
42 The Great Nothing by Spock's Beard (27:03)
43 Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-7) by Pink Floyd (17:32)
44 Rockpommel's Land by Grobschnitt (19:52)
45 Eruption by Focus (22:51)
46 Flight by Peter Hammill (19:45)
47 Nine Feet Underground by Caravan (22:44)
48 Mumps by Hatfield & The North (20:21)
49 The Battle - The Forest by Rick Wakeman (18:57)
50 Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil) by Yes (21:37)



Lucky Dip's will be a mystery gift to those who choose to pick them up. 

Today's topic: AMBIENT POP 2

Stephen's Quote of The Day:    "Up until punk there's no way I could have imagined I could get a record deal because I didn't think I could play, but punk said, 'If you think you can play you can play.'"

...Mark Hollis 


Pt.1      Pt.2      Pt.3 



VA - You Heard It Here First! Vol. 01 [2008] + You Heard It Here First! Vol. 02 [2010] (2 x CDs)



VA - You Heard It Here First! Vol. 01 [2008] + You Heard It Here First! Vol. 02 [2010] (2 x CDs)

VA - You Heard It Here First! Vol. 01 [2008]           2008 collection containing 26 original versions of some of the most enduring classics of the '50s and '60s. These tracks embrace some of the greatest Country, Soul, Pop, Rock 'N' Roll and R&B tunes ever recorded. Some of these originals are well known, others are hardly known at all. Most people with a passion for Rock 'N' Roll will know that Richard Berry wrote and recorded the original 'Louie Louie', but hardly anyone will know that the Kingston Trio and Mark James did 'Get Together' and 'Suspicious Minds' before the Youngbloods and Elvis Presley did. Hear how 'Rock Around the Clock' sounded three years before Bill Haley and the Comets got to it, or how the Crickets 'I Fought the Law' almost half a decade before the Bobby Fuller Four and 15 years before the Clash did. Find out where Led Zeppelin acquired the source material for 'Whole Lotta Love' and the Animals got 'Baby Let Me Take You Home' from. Marvel at how closely the later hit versions were often modeled on these originals, and wonder how come they weren't hits in their own right. Ace Records. 2008.

VA - You Heard It Here First! Vol. 02 [2010]          Here are another two dozen tracks that mostly went unheard and unheeded on release, only for someone else's second attempt to take them high into the Hot 100. Here are the original recordings of, or templates for, such iconic US hits as `Hush', `Cold Sweat', `The Lion Sleeps Tonight', `California Dreamin'', `Bend Me Shape Me' and more, all as you have probably never heard them.  The majority of these recordings are as good as, if not better than, the hit versions that followed in their wake. Many will be a revelation to those who bought and have long cherished those hit versions. At least half of them have never been reissued before, much less appeared on CD. (Amazon)

As ever, Ace Records must be congratulated on another marvellous concept, which deserves further exploration and hopefully a couple of follow-up volumes. This is a fascinating look at pop history with the usual recording quality and informative booklet that one comes to expect from Ace Records. 



Track lists

Volume 1

01 Gloria Jones Tainted Love 2:13

02 Mark James Suspicious Minds 3:04

03 Wild Ones Wild Thing 2:30

04 Crickets I Fought The Law 2:14

05 Howlin' Wolf The Red Rooster 2:29

06 The Raindrops Hanky Panky 2:23

07 Bessie Banks Go Now 2:41

08 Priscilla Bowman; The Spaniels A Rockin' Good Way 2:14

09 Sammy O. Ambrose This Diamond Ring 2:32

10 John D. Loudermilk Tobacco Road 2:45

11 Yvonne Fair I Found You 2:26

12 Eddie Riff Ain't That Loving You Baby 2:18

13 Richard Berry & The Pharaohs Louie Louie 2:14

14 Barbie Gaye My Boy Lollipop 2:18

15 Little Darlings Little Bit O' Soul 2:18

16 Johnny Darrell Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town 2:17

17 Hoagy Lands Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand 2:38

18 Muddy Waters You Need Love 2:43

19 Diane & Annita A Groovy Kind Of Love 2:01

20 Ian & Sylvia You Were On My Mind 2:46

21 Tommy Hunt I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself 2:51

22 Kingston Trio Let's Get Together 2:39

23 Joe Jones California Sun 2:22

24 Carson & Gaile Something Stupid 2:05

25 Leaves Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go? 2:43

26 Sunny Dae & The Knights Rock Around The Clock 2:47

Volume 2

01 Billy Joe Royal Hush 2:29

02 Four Preps Love Of The Common People 3:00

03 Johnny Kidd & The Pirates Shakin' All Over 2:21

04 Barry Mcguire California Dreamin' 2:38

05 Pino Donaggio Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te) 2:59

06 Dells Higher And Higher 2:33

07 James Brown I Don't Care 2:53

08 Bobby Parker You Got What It Takes 2:43

09 Tony Joe White Old Man Willis 3:07

10 Dan Penn I'm Your Puppet 2:47

11 Sir Mack Rice Mustang Sally 3:06

12 Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds Mbube 2:43

13 James Ray I Got My Mind Set On You Pts 1 & 2 3:25

14 Mccoys Sorrow 2:04

15 Corporation Candida 2:46

16 Four Voices Sealed With A Kiss 2:03

17 Fred Neil Everybody's Talkin' 2:43

18 Outsiders Bend Me, Shape Me 1:55

19 Hoyt Axton Sing In The Sunshine 2:10

20 Great Society Someone To Love 3:03

21 Don Cherry Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye 2:39

22 Greenbriar Boys Different Drum 3:03

23 Don & Dewey Leavin' It All Up To You 2:09

24 Chuck Berry Come On 1:47



Sunday, January 29, 2023



Where visitors provide their self-made compilation.

(Please note, I will not be re-uploading any of the "My Compilations" created. So visitors need pick up what the want ASAP.)

I want to thank all for sending in your submissions and following the Guidelines and new format. 

If you have a query on any compilation, leave a comment or contact the owner using the email link where provided.

I am pleased to be able to post the next MY COMPILATION series of submissions.  

Here are NEW compilations to choose from or simply take them all...These compilations below, are all great listens and I encourage all to pick up these as you won't be disappointed. 

Please thank the compilation owner if you like their work.







Title: VA - What's The Connection? Girlfriend (320 Kbps)

Created By: Pol Inate

Contact: https://polinatewtc.blogspot.com/

Link https://drive.proton.me/urls/SGHK9PQ5DM#LYlXDKenJGEJ




Title: VA - HARD TIMES - An Accidental Selection of Hip Hop (320 Kbps)

Created By: Detlef J.

Contact: dj667@web.de

Link https://krakenfiles.com/view/NPaOSBQ5Z6/file.html




Title: VA - Berni's A To Z Sounds Volume 38 O (320 except for #2 & 13)

Created By: Berni

Contact: Not provided

Link https://mega.nz/file/zqpDjK4a#WoiJG-yNnIHl2yFjxE2igybQiUsBr6Gz_GS8Su0sJzQ




Title: VA - Birthday at Cheers Cousin Mike's (Batroun, Lebanon) (Mostly 320 Kbps)

Created By: Hervé Guilleminot

Contact: herve.guilleminot@gmail.com

Link https://krakenfiles.com/view/zfZaqIilLJ/file.html




Title: VA - Get A Little Vol. 19 / Psychedelic Blues (Part 2) (320 Kbps)

Created By: John Angelatos

Contact: johnangelatos@gmail.com

Link https://krakenfiles.com/view/7Iz2qK14rR/file.html




Title: VA - This is Power Pop! (Yeah! Yeah!) - Vol.3 (320 Kbps)

Created By: Wombat Freddie

Contact: WombatFreddie@protonmail.com

Link https://krakenfiles.com/view/DEr2EwT5bd/file.html







VA - What's The Connection? Girlfriend (320 Kbps)

01 The Specials - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend

02 Ariana Grande - Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored

03 No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend

04 Passengers - Girlfriend's Boyfriend

05 Elvis Costello - Spooky Girlfriend

06 Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend

07 Mariah Carey - X-Girlfriend

08 Michael Jackson - Girlfriend

09 Wings - Girlfriend

10 The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma

11 Morrissey - Driving Your Girlfriend Home

12 Talking Heads - Girlfriend Is Better

13 Pebbles - Girlfriend

14 Pet Shop Boys - Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend

15 Barenaked Ladies - Alternative Girlfriend

16 The Jesus And Mary Chain - Girlfriend

17 Steve Holy - Brand New Girlfriend

18 Cheap Trick - Girlfriends

19 UB40 featuring Winston Francis - My Best Friend's Girlfriend

20 The Three O'clock - With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend

21 Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend




VA - HARD TIMES - An Accidental Selection of Hip Hop (320 Kbps)

01. HILLTOP HOODS - Leave Me Lonely (2018)

02. THE BLACK EYED PEAS - Dopeness (feat. CL) (2018)

03. TYLER SANFORD - Hard Times (feat. Guilty Simpson) (2019)

04. SLAINE - Bobby Be Real (feat. Tech N9ne & Madchild) (2014)

05. ATMOSPHERE - Vanish (2021)

06. ENEMY RADIO - 2020 (2020)

07. EVERYTHING IS RECORDED - 10:51 P.M. / The Night (2020)

08. LABRINTH - Misbehaving (2019)

09. G UNIT - Stunt 101 (2003)

10. RIZ AHMED - Deal With It (2020)

11. LIL JOHN - They Gotta Go (2019)

12. DOJA CAT - Boss Bitch (2020)

13. MILEY CYRUS & RUPAUL - Catitude (2019)

14. LITTLE SIMZ - Speed (2021)

15. IGGY AZALEA  - Fuck It Up (feat. Kash Doll) (2019)

16. EBOBY BONES! - No Black In The Union Jack (2018)

17. STORMZY - Big Michael (2019)

18. DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT - No Gold Teeth (2022)

19. DJ SHADOW - Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels) (2016)

20. ONYX - Stay Da Fuc Out Da Way (2022)

21. SMOKE DZA - 100 Guns (feat. Numbers & Renegade) (2022)

22. PHRO. & GUILTY SIMPSON - On The Block (2021)

23. WAX TAYLOR - Everybody (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & Mr. Lif) (2021)

24. TOOBUSY - Hate Yourself (feat. Aela Hopeful Monster) (2020)

25. DAVE - Black (2019)




VA - Berni's A To Z Sounds Volume 38 O (320 except for #2 & 13)

01 - One Eleven Heavy - Stir

02 - One Track Mind - Ten Good Reasons

03 - The Orbitsuns - What Road You On?

04 - The O'Reillys And The Paddyhats - The Boxer

05 - The Osborne Brothers - Rocky Top

06 - Other Lives - We Wait

07 - Otis Gibbs - Caroline

08 - Ottoman Turks - You're Only Pretty When You're Sad

09 - Our Native Daughters - Blood And Bones

10 - The Outlaw Rengades - The Whiskey Is Gonna Kill Me

11 - The Outlaws - Endless Ride

12 - Outrageous Cherry - Lord Have Mercy On Me

13 - Overstyle - Smells Like Teen Spirit

14 - Owen Mays & The 80 Proof Boys - Nicotine Blues

15 - Owen Temple - Demolition Derby

16 - The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Keep On Churnin'

17 - Ozone Mama - Hard Times

18 - Ozomatli - Mr. Soul




VA - Birthday at Cheers Cousin Mike's (Batroun, Lebanon)  (Mostly 320 Kbps)

1 - ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me - 1981

2 - Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night (extended) - 1983

3 - Black - Everything's Coming Up Roses - 1987

4 - Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - 1983

5 - Den Harrow - Future Brain (Remix) - 1985

6 - Pet Shop Boys - Rent - 1987

7 - Freiheit - Tears Are A Girl's Best Friend - 1988

8 - Bonnie Pointer - The Beast In Me (12" Version) - 1984

9 - Brenda K. Starr - Breakfast In Bed - 1987

10 - Dare - Into The Fire - 1988

11 - REO Speedwagon - That Ain't Love - 1987

12 - Bryan Adams - Run To You - 1984

13 - Patty Smyth - The River Cried - 1987

14 - Dan Hill - Conscience - 1987

15 - Irene Cara - Fame (extended) - 1980

16 - Cher - You Wouldn't Know Love - 1989

17 - Smokie - I'll Meet You At Midnight - 1978

18 - Roxette - Shadow Of A Doubt - 1988

19 - Honeymoon Suite - Love Changes Everything - 1988

20 - Fancy - Flames Of Love (extended) - 1988

21 - Donna Summer - Oh Billy, Please - 1984

22 - Robert Tepper - No Easy Way Out - 1986

23 - Marc Almond - The Desperate Hours - 1990

24 - Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself - 1990

25 - Lime - Unexpected Lovers (Remix) - 1985

Bonus - Cyndi Lauper - I Drove All Night - 1989




VA - Get A Little Vol. 19 / Psychedelic Blues (Part 2)  (320 Kbps)

01 East-West - Paul Butterfield Blues Band 

02 Never Gonna Go Back - HP Lovecraft

03 Tomorrow - Strawbs

04 Owed To The Dip - Velvett Fogg

05 Orange Peel - Sopwith Camel

06 Are You Experienced - T. Swift & The Electric Bag

07 I'm Going Down To The Country - Road

08 All The Way To Outer Space - Secret Saucer

09 Hoochie Coochie Man - Oxford Circle

10 Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Tony Laine & Fabulous Spades

11 Bring It On Home - Druids of Stonehenge

12 Get On Board The Train - Southwind

"Psyche" is a Greek word and means “Soul”. 

 Soul combined with the Blues (which come straight from the heart), defines the Psychedelic blues, a very interesting field to ease our mind.




VA - This is Power Pop! (Yeah! Yeah!) - Vol.3 (320 Kbps)

01 - Cliff Hillis - Coming Out Alive

02 - The Nerves - Hanging On the Telephone

03 - The Romantics - Gimme One More Chance

04 - Liverpool Echo - If I Told You Once

05 - Badfinger - Just a Chance

06 - The Breakaways - One Way Ticket

07 - The Quick - Pretty Please (Demo)

08 - Buzzed Meg - They're My Friends

09 - Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action (Single Version)

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21 - Rubinos - The Girl

22 - The Secrets - It's Your Heart Tonight

23 - Brad Jones - Miss July

24 - Myracle Brah - Simplified

25 - The Beat - Walking Out On Love




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Hank Mobley - Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions [1998] (6 x CDs)



Hank Mobley - Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions [1998] (6 x CDs)

The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions is limited edition box set that was released by Mosaic Records in 1998.   

This is a typically remarkable box set from Mosaic. The six-CD limited-edition package has all of tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley's recordings as a leader for Blue Note from a three-year period, all of the music originally included in the albums titled The Hank Mobley Quartet, Hank Mobley Sextet, Hank Mobley & His All-Stars, Hank Mobley Quintet, Hank, Hank Mobley, Curtain Call, Poppin', and Peckin' Time; not a lot of imagination went into these records' original titles. There is only one previously unissued selection (the alternate take of "Barrel of Funk"), but two of the albums were only out previously in Japan, and most of the others had not been previously available on CD. Mobley, an underrated player with a distinctive sound (influenced at times by Sonny Rollins), would continue to grow as an improviser and composer throughout the 1960s, but even on his earliest date here, he is a strong (if unsung) soloist. Featured along with the leader is a who's who of 1950s hard bop, including trumpeters Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Bill Hardman, Kenny Dorham, and Art Farmer, pianists Horace Silver, Bobby Timmons, Sonny Clark, and Wynton Kelly, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassists Doug Watkins, Paul Chambers, Wilbur Ware, and Jimmy Rowser, and drummers Art Blakey, Charlie Persip, Philly Joe Jones, and Art Taylor. A must for Hank Mobley and 1950s Blue Note fans, but this deluxe box (released in 1998) promises to go out of print quickly. (AllMusic review by Scott Yanow)


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Track lists


01 Hank Mobley Hank's Prank 4:31

02 Hank Mobley My Sin 3:50

03 Hank Mobley Avila And Tequila 4:31

04 Hank Mobley Walkin' The Fence 3:40

05 Hank Mobley Love For Sale 4:32

06 Hank Mobley Just Coolin' 4:11

07 Hank Mobley Hank's Prank (Alt Tk) 4:17

08 Hank Mobley Walkin' The Fence (Alt Tk) 4:28

09 Hank Mobley Touch And Go 9:16

10 Hank Mobley Double Whammy 8:12

11 Hank Mobley Barrel Of Funk 11:21

12 Hank Mobley Mobleymania 8:27


01 Hank Mobley Barrel Of Funk (Alt Tk) 11:16

02 Hank Mobley Reunion 6:58

03 Hank Mobley Ultramarine 10:40

04 Hank Mobley Don't Walk 7:51

05 Hank Mobley Lower Stratosphere 6:41

06 Hank Mobley Mobley's Musings 6:06


01 Hank Mobley Funk In Deep Freeze 6:49

02 Hank Mobley Wham And They're Off 7:42

03 Hank Mobley Fin De L'affaire 6:39

04 Hank Mobley Startin' From Scratch 6:42

05 Hank Mobley Stella-Wise 7:18

06 Hank Mobley Base On Balls 7:31

07 Hank Mobley Funk In Deep Freeze (Alt Tk) 6:57

08 Hank Mobley Wham And They're Off (Alt Tk) 7:37

09 Hank Mobley Fit For A Hanker 7:21


01 Hank Mobley Hi Groove, Low Feedback 9:55

02 Hank Mobley Easy To Love 5:40

03 Hank Mobley Time After Time 6:48

04 Hank Mobley Dance Of The Infidels 7:54

05 Hank Mobley Mighty Moe And Joe 6:57

06 Hank Mobley Falling In Love With Love 5:30

07 Hank Mobley Bags' Groove 5:59

08 Hank Mobley Double Exposure 8:08

09 Hank Mobley News 8:13

10 Hank Mobley Mighty Moe And Joe (Alt Tk) 6:48


01 Hank Mobley Don't Get Too Hip 10:58

02 Hank Mobley Curtain Call 5:26

03 Hank Mobley Deep In A Dream 6:00

04 Hank Mobley The Mobe 6:21

05 Hank Mobley My Reverie 5:33

06 Hank Mobley On The Bright Side 7:15

07 Hank Mobley Poppin' 6:32

08 Hank Mobley Darn That Dream 6:11

09 Hank Mobley Gettin' Into Something 6:32

10 Hank Mobley Tune Up 10:55


01 Hank Mobley East Of Brooklyn 10:11

02 Hank Mobley High And Flighty 6:07

03 Hank Mobley Speak Low 7:12

04 Hank Mobley Peckin' Time 6:52

05 Hank Mobley Stretchin' Out 9:03

06 Hank Mobley Git-Go Blues 12:27

07 Hank Mobley High And Flighty (Alt Tk) 6:30

08 Hank Mobley Speak Low (Alt Tk) 7:12

09 Hank Mobley Stretchin' Out (Alt Tk) 6:48



Saturday, January 28, 2023

VA - Gary Crowley's Lost 80s Vol. 01 [2019] + Gary Crowley's Lost 80s Vol. 02 [2021] (8 x CDs)

LOST 80's

VA - Gary Crowley's Lost 80s Vol. 01 [2019] + Gary Crowley's Lost 80s Vol. 02 [2021] (8 x CDs)

VA - Gary Crowley's Lost 80s Vol. 01 [2019]          Lost 80s presents 63 tracks compiled and themed by Gary Crowley disc by disc, from 'Jingly Jangly' indie-pop 7"s to the extended 12" that so much marked the era. Many of these tracks are rare and very hard to find having not appeared on any CDs before. The better-known artists appearing here are represented by some of their lesser known ('lost') tracks. "The 80s (and especially the first part) was an amazing time for music. It was a mad, fast, kaleidoscopic rollercoaster ride where the chancers taking your money not only walked the walk; they backed it up with innovative, amazing tunes that changed the way music was made forever. That's certainly how I remember it..." Gary Crowley Presented in a beautiful 4CD media book, featuring 40 pages of Gary's track by track notes, plus memories of the era from Nick Heyward (Haircut 100), Sarah Dallin (Bananarama), Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Clare Grogan (Altered Images) and more. "So here, spread over these four CDs, I've collected together the best (in my personal opinion) of the guitar bands, the dance acts and the synth groups that made up the soundtrack of that gloriously thrilling decade for me and my friends. As well as some of its most memorable 12-inch remixes. Let me just state for the record, you'll find no Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Duran Duran, Dire Straits or the like appearing on these discs…"

Gary Crowley has done a great job here pulling together overlooked gems with lesser known tracks from some big names of the 80s. It's not meant to be a 'best of the 80s' (you won't have to look far to find those) but instead a place to discover bands like Fantastic Something, the Questions and April Showers whose lack of success doesn't mean they're not worthy of inclusion here. (Amazon)

VA - Gary Crowley's Lost 80s Vol. 02 [2021]          The follow up the successful Gary Crowley's Lost 80s released in 2019. "I count myself incredibly lucky when I think back to my 1980's. A lot of those bands and artists that resonated with me during that time are featured on this, our sequel to our first Lost 80s collection, which we have inspiringly titled "GC Lost 80s Two"! I must be honest and say as soon as I delivered the track listing for the first compilation, I already had a selection in mind for a sequel (if ever I was asked by those cool folks at Demon). Thankfully, they asked... and this is it." Gary Crowley. 65 tracks compiled and themed by Gary Crowley disc by disc. Many of these tracks are rare and hard to find having not appeared on CD before. The better-known artists appearing here are represented by some of their lesser-known ('lost') tracks. Presented as a media book and including a 32-page book. Includes an introduction and track-by-track notes by Gary Crowley, plus memories of the era from Mick Talbot (The Style Council), Corinne Drewery (Swing Out Sister), Dr Robert (The Blow Monkeys) Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) Andy Polaris (Animal Nightlife) and more. "Expect a selection of not only the bigger names with some of their 'lost' gems, but also a raft of lesser-known artists. Many of the latter came nowhere near the mainstream but most certainly (IMHO) deserve another chance to shine under the spotlight. It was such a diverse and eclectic time for music, hopefully this box set mirrors that." Gary Crowley. (Amazon)


Pt.1     Pt.2     Pt.3     Pt.4 


Track lists

Vol.1 CD1

01 Vic Godard Stop That Girl 2:55

02 Pale Fountains (There’s Always) Something On My Mind 2:41

03 Haircut 100 Milk Film 2:56

04 Aztec Camera Pillar To Post 4:01

05 Bluebells Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool 2:28

06 Johnny Britton Happy-Go-Lucky Girls 2:47

07 Prefab Sprout Lions In My Own Garden (Exit Someone) 2:35

08 Fantastic Somethings If She Doesn’t Smile (It’ll Rain) 3:13

09 Suede Crocodiles Stop The Rain 3:24

10 Friends Again Honey At The Core 3:56

11 Strawvberryswitchblade Trees And Flowers 3:45

12 April Showers Abandon Ship 3:40

13 A Craze Wearing Your Jumper 4:33

14 Paul Quinn Ain’t That Always The Way 3:10

15 Hurrah! Sweet Sanity 4:14

16 Dream Academy Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want 3:08

Vol.1 CD2

01 Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps 4:00

02 Bow Wow Wow Mickey Put It Down 3:01

03 Theatre Of Hate Do You Believe In The West World? 5:17

04 Apollinaires The Feeling's Gone 3:47

05 Redskins Keep On Keeping On 3:52

06 Carmel More More More 3:15

07 Joboxers Is This Really The First Time You've Been In Love 3:46

08 Makin' Time Feels Like It's Love 5:47

09 Hey! Elastica This Town 3:09

10 Fashion Streetplayer (Mechanik) 3:51

11 Main T Possee Fickle Public Speakin' 3:52

12 Associates 18 Carat Love Affair 3:40

13 Spandau Ballet Confused 4:37

14 Matt Fretton It's So High 3:15

15 Depeche Mode Shake The Disease 4:48

16 Paul Haig Running Away 2:44

17 Questions Tuesday Sunshine (Jock Mix) 4:04

18 Kane Gang Brother Brother 3:58

19 Sunset Gun Be Thankful For What You've Got 3:44

20 Altered Images Love To Stay 3:21

Vol.1 CD3

01 Wham! A Ray Of Sunshine 4:48

02 Grandmaster Flash The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel 7:08

03 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love 5:35

04 Jellies Jive Baby On A Saturday Night 4:41

05 I Level Give Me [U.S. Remix] 7:50

06 Jimmy Young Times Are Tight 3:59

07 Whodini Magic’s Wand [Special Extended Mix] 5:38

08 Blue Rondo À La Turk Klacto Vee Sedstein 3:47

09 Culture Club I’m Afraid Of Me [Extended Dance Mix] 7:20

10 Pigbag The Big Bean 3:31

11 Monyaka Go Deh Yaka 3:55

12 23 Skidoo Coup 4:15

13 Funkapolitan If Only 4:49

14 Staple Singers Slippery People [Club Version] 6:30

15 Matt Bianco Matt’s Mood 5:18

Vol.1 CD4

01 Bananarama Aie A Mwana [Afro Tribal Version] 6:52

02 Intaferon Getoutoflondon [Intacontinentalballisticmix] 8:00

03 Pete Shelley Homosapien [Dance Version] 4:34

04 Quando Quango Genius 6:24

05 Was (not Was) (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks [Extended Remix] 8:44

06 Defunkt The Razor’s Edge 9:22

07 Chic Hangin’ [12 Inch] 5:13

08 Gang Of Four I Love A Man In A Uniform [Extended] 4:08

09 Animal Magnet Welcome To The Monkey House 5:35

10 Fun Boy Three Faith, Hope And Charity [Mm Extended Dub] 5:56

11 Brilliant It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World [Extended] 6:03

12 Morgan Mcvey Looking Good Diving With The Wild Bunch 4:11

Vol.2 CD1

01 Style Council Mick's Up 3:11

02 Working Week Venceremos (We Will Win) 4:42

03 Weekend Summerdays 2:51

04 Marine Girls On My Mind 3:09

05 Dolly Mixture Everything And More 2:55

06 Tracie (I Love You) When You Sleep 2:53

07 Altered Images Thinking About You 5:00

08 Madness Keep Moving 3:33

09 Swing Out Sister Blue Mood 4:20

10 Blow Monkeys Forbidden Fruit 4:07

11 Screen 3 Come Into My Jungle 2:39

12 Monochrome Set Jacob's Ladder 2:57

13 Friday Club Window Shopping 3:51

14 Elvis Costello & The Attractions From A Whisper To A Scream 2:55

15 Undertones Save Me 2:32

16 Fine Young Cannibals Blue 3:33

17 Pressure Point Mellow Moods 4:36

18 Dee C. Lee The Paris Match 3:47

19 Nick Heyward Café Canada 2:44

Vol.2 CD2

01 Higsons I Don't Want To Live With Monkeys! 2:04

02 Waitresses I Know What Boys Like 3:14

03 Polecats Make A Circuit With Me 2:43

04 Apb Shoot You Down 3:37

05 Bananarama No Feelings 2:34

06 Ellen Foley Torchlight 3:01

07 Theatre Of Hate The Hop 2:48

08 Heaven 17 Play To Win 3:35

09 Leisure Process Love Cascade 6:19

10 Barry Reynolds I Scare Myself 4:24

11 Shake Shake! Shake Shake! 3:00

12 Nick Heyward When It Started To Begin 3:50

13 In Embrace Your Heaven Scent (Plays Hell With Me) 3:44

14 Stephen 'tin Tin' Duffy Icing On The Cake 3:50

15 This Island Earth Take Me To The Fire 3:29

16 Kane Gang Respect Yourself 5:41

17 Klaxon 5 Hothouse 3:45

18 Untouchables Free Yourself 4:07

19 Special Aka Jungle Music 3:58

Vol.2 CD3

01 Kid Creole & The Coconuts Latin Music 2:56

02 Linx Throw Away The Key 3:50

03 Funkapolitan As The Time Goes By 5:54

04 B.e.f. Feat. Billy Mackenzie The Secret Life Of Arabia 4:00

05 Blancmange Feel Me 6:59

06 B-52's Legal Tender 3:41

07 Wide Boy Awake Slang Teacher 3:26

08 Children Of 7 Solidarity 3:00

09 Blue Rondo A La Turk Coco 5:40

10 Steve Walsh Letters Of Love 6:23

11 Animal Nightlife Native Boy 6:26

12 World's Famous Supreme Team Hey! Dj 3:28

13 Paul Blake & The Blood Fire Posse Rub-A-Dub Soldier 4:19

14 Staple Singers Life During Wartime 4:08

15 Sade Why Can't We Live Together 5:28

Vol.2 CD4

01 Human Beinz Hard Times 4:54

02 Medium Medium Hungry, So Angry 3:58

03 Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence Monster Jam 7:01

04 Thompson Twins In The Name Of Love (12' Dance Extension) 5:38

05 Clint Eastwood & General Saint Another One Bites The Dust (12' Version) 6:00

06 Kurtis Blow The Breaks 7:44

07 Valentine Brothers Money's Too Tight To Mention (12' Version) 6:01

08 Treacherous Three Yes We Can-Can 6:57

09 General Public Tenderness (Special Dance Mix) 6:00

10 Win You've Got The Power (U.S. Dance Mix) 6:01

11 Colourbox Featuring Lorita Grahame Baby I Love You So (12' Version) 6:41

12 Big Audio Dynamite Medicine Show (12' Remix) 7:10