Author Archive: GoodFlower

Jim Croce – Words And Music (1999) {DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Jim Croce - Words And Music (1999) {DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Jim Croce – Words And Music (1999) {DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 291 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1134 | Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock

This latest compilation of Jim’s music is both interesting and valid in that it combines songs that appeared on his three hit albums with earlier compositions that were works in progress of a singer/songwriter finding his voice and an artist searching for directon.Read More

Jackson Browne – The Pretender (1976) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Jackson Browne - The Pretender (1976) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Jackson Browne – The Pretender (1976) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 219 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | Japan | Cat#: GZS-1047 | Genre: Pop Rock

On The Pretender, Jackson Browne took a step back from the precipice so well defined on his first three albums, but doing so didn’t seem to make him feel any better. Employing a real producer, Jon Landau, for the first time, Browne made what sounded like a real contemporary rock record, but this made his songs less effective; the ersatz Mexican arrangement of “Linda Paloma” and the bouncy second half of “Daddy’s Tune,” with its horn charts and guitar solo, undercut the lyrics.Read More

Marc Cohn – Marc Cohn (1991) {2007, MFSL, Remastered}

Marc Cohn - Marc Cohn (1991) {2007, MFSL, Remastered}

Marc Cohn – Marc Cohn (1991) {2007, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 288 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 767 | Genre: Pop Rock

Marc Cohn is one of the finest debut albums of the 1990s, and it brought adult piano pop back to the radio. Every song is well-crafted, and Cohn’s singalong choruses, introspective lyrics, and vocal stylings reveal his ’60s soul and ’70s singer/songwriter influences. His voice is rich, but has a roughness that adds emotion when stretching to the upper end of his range while remaining subtle at the lower end. Read More

Cliff Richard – The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (2015) {Remastered}

Cliff Richard - The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (2015) {Remastered}

Cliff Richard – The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (2015) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 960 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Big3 | EU | Cat#: BT3105 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock
 
60 tracker featuring all of the very best from Cliff in the late 50s and early 60s, all of his UK chart successes are included here.Read More

Tina Turner – The Collected Recordings: Sixties To Nineties (1994) {3CD-Set}

Tina Turner - The Collected Recordings: Sixties To Nineties (1994) {3CD-Set}

Tina Turner – The Collected Recordings: Sixties To Nineties (1994) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.13 GB (CDs) + 2.54 GB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | UK | Cat#: 7243 8 29724 2 6 | Genre: R&B, Pop

Over the course of three discs, The Collected Recordings: Sixties to Nineties runs through all of Tina Turner’s biggest hits, both in the 1960s and ’70s with Ike Turner and later without. Those needing a full introduction to Turner’s wonderful career will find this to provide a good, comprehensive overview of her best moments.Read More

Aretha Franklin – 30 Greatest Hits (1985) {2000, 2CD-Set, Reissue}

Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits (1985) {2000, 2CD-Set, Reissue}

Aretha Franklin – 30 Greatest Hits (1985) {2000, 2CD-Set, Reissue}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 629 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Atlantic / Rhino | USA | Cat#: 81668-2 | Genre: R&B

30 Greatest Hits zeroes in on Aretha Franklin’s prime recording period for Atlantic, from her breakout in 1967 with “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” through the end of 1974, during which the Queen of Soul truly reigned over the charts — she averaged over one pop hit every two months.Read More

Leon Russell – Gimme Shelter: The Best Of Leon Russell (1996)

Leon Russell - Gimme Shelter: The Best Of Leon Russell (1996)

Leon Russell – Gimme Shelter: The Best Of Leon Russell (1996)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 852 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | USA | Cat#: E2-52644, 7243-8-52644-2-9 | Genre: Country Rock, Fok Rock

It’s a little problematic to put together a compilation of such an album-oriented artist. But unless you’re very deeply into the Leon Russell catalog, this two-CD, 40-track best-of will serve as a retrospective of all that you need, largely covering his work from the first half of the ’70s (a couple of songs from his 1992 Virgin album are also included) and featuring his best-known hits, big and small.Read More

David Bowie – Bowie Legacy (2016)

David Bowie - Bowie Legacy (2016)

David Bowie – Bowie Legacy (2016)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 0.99 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone | EU | Cat#: 190295919870 | Genre: Glam Rock

Not the first posthumous compilation from David Bowie — that would be the lavish box Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976), which was planned prior to his January 10, 2016 death — Legacy is nevertheless the first designed with his, well, legacy in mind. That much can be gleaned from the title of the compilation, but that’s a bit of a feint since this set essentially repackages the simplest incarnation of a previous Bowie hits compilation, 2014’s Nothing Has Changed. Legacy is available as a single and a double-discRead More

Al Stewart – Discography (1967 – 2008)

Al Stewart - Discography (1967 - 2008)

Al Stewart – Discography (1967 – 2008)
EAC Rip | 26xCD | FLAC/APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 10.2 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock

Scottish singer/songwriter Al Stewart has been an amazingly prolific and successful musician across 50 years, working in a dizzying array of stylistic modes and musical genres — in other words, he’s had a real career, and has done it without concerning himself too much about trends and the public taste. Read More

Humble Pie – Rock On (1971) {MFSL, Silver Disc Remastered}

Humble Pie - Rock On (1971) {MFSL, Silver Disc Remastered}

Humble Pie – Rock On (1971) {MFSL, Silver Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 225 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | Sanyo Japan | Cat#: MFCD 847 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

On this, their second album for A&M, Humble Pie proved that they were not the “minor league Rolling Stones” as people often described them. Led by the soulful Steve Marriot, the Pie was a great band in every sense of the word.Read More

Steely Dan – Gaucho (1980) {1991, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steely Dan - Gaucho (1980) {1991, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steely Dan – Gaucho (1980) {1991, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 291 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 545 | Genre: Jazz Rock

Gaucho is the seventh studio album by the American jazz rock band Steely Dan, released on November 21, 1980 by MCA Records. The sessions for Gaucho represent the band’s typical penchant for studio perfectionism and obsessive recording technique.Read More

Bob Dylan – The 1966 Live Recordings (2016) {36CD, Box Set}

Bob Dylan – The 1966 Live Recordings (2016) {36CD, Box Set}

Bob Dylan – The 1966 Live Recordings (2016) {36CD, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 36xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included (No CD-labels}
Total Size: 7.23 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy | EU | Cat#: 889853581924 | Genre: Folk Rock

A monumental 36-disc box set featuring every known recording from the mythic and controversial 1966 tour of the US, UK, Europe and Australia. With the exception of the Manchester concert (May 17, 1966) released as Bob Dylan Live 1966 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 in 1998, a pair of songs appearing on the 1985 Biograph compilation and a smattering of others, the overwhelming majority of tracks and performances on Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings are previously unreleased in any format–official or bootlegged–and are being made available now for the very first time.Read More