Folk

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (2016) {Japanese Edition}

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (2016) {Japanese Edition}

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (2016) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 256 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Japan | Cat#: SICP 5076 | Genre: Folk

You Want It Darker is the fourteenth and final studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released on 21 October 2016, by Columbia Records. The album focuses on death, God, and humor. It was released to critical acclaim.Read More

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (2016) {WEB}

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (2016) {WEB}

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (2016) {WEB}
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks | Front Cover
Total Size: 168 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | Genre: Folk

Given the subject matter in its title track, Leonard Cohen’s advanced age (82), it’s tempting to hear You Want It Darker as a last album. In advance of its release, he even told The New Yorker that he was ready to die, only to walk the comment back later.Read More

Leonard Cohen – Discography (1967 – 2014)

Leonard Cohen - Discography (1967 - 2014)

Leonard Cohen – Discography (1967 – 2014)
EAC/XLD Rip | 44xCD + DVD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 17.8 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SET
Label: Various | Genre: Folk

One of the most fascinating and enigmatic — if not the most successful — singer/songwriters of the late ’60s, Leonard Cohen has retained an audience across six decades of music-making, interrupted by various digressions into personal and creative exploration, all of which have only added to the mystique surrounding him.Read More

Tom Waits – Discography (1973 – 2011)

Tom Waits - Discography (1973 - 2011)

Tom Waits – Discography (1973 – 2011)
EAC Rip | 55xCD | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 16.2 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS | SOUNDTRACKS
Label: Various | Genre: Blues, Folk

In the 1970s, Tom Waits combined a lyrical focus on desperate, low-life characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about in a raspy, gravelly voice. From the ’80s on, his work became increasingly theatrical as he moved into acting and composing. Growing up in Southern California, Waits attracted the attention of manager Herb Cohen, who also handled Frank Zappa, and was signed by him at the beginning of the 1970s, resulting in the material later released as The Early Years and The Early Years, Vol. 2.Read More

Leonard Cohen – The Essential Leonard Cohen (2002)

Leonard Cohen - The Essential Leonard Cohen (2002)

Leonard Cohen – The Essential Leonard Cohen (2002)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 886 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony / Columbia | USA | Cat#: 497995 2 | Genre: Folk

The tracks on this two-CD, 31-song anthology, spanning Cohen’s career from his 1967 debut album through 2002’s Ten New Songs, were chosen by Cohen himself. It could thus be regarded as an accurate mirror of how Cohen sees his own career path and catalog highlights.Read More

Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (2016) {WEB}

Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels (2016) {WEB}

Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (2016) {WEB}
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks | Front Cover
Total Size: 173 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | Genre: Folk

Fallen Angels may have been recorded at the same session as 2015’s moody Shadows in the Night, but its tone is very different. Call Fallen Angels the Nice ‘n’ Easy to the No One Cares of Shadows in the Night: they’re both tributes to Frank Sinatra, but the 2016 album is light at heart. It’s filled with songs of love, not heartbreak, and Dylan’s band plays the numbers as sweet shuffles that function as a counterpart to the gloomy saloon tunes that filled Shadows in the Night.Read More

Joni Mitchell – The Beginning Of Survival (2004) {Compilation}

Joni Mitchell – The Beginning Of Survival (2004) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 504 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | USA | Cat#: B0002836-02 | Genre: Folk, Folk Rock

The Beginning of Survival is a whopping 16-track collection from Joni Mitchell’s Geffen period, recorded between 1985-1998, and carefully chosen by the artist as “commentaries on the world in which we live.” One has to wonder about the title: if by saying this is “the beginning of survival,” Mitchell is referring to her own retirement strategy — she is no longer making new records.Read More

Joan Baez – Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Joan Baez – Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 270 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 646 | Genre: Folk

With the Vietnam War winding down, Joan Baez, who had devoted one side of her last album to her trip to Hanoi, delivered the kind of commercial album A&M Records must have wanted when it signed her three years earlier. But she did it on her own terms, putting together a session band of contemporary jazz veterans like Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder, and Joe Sample, and mixing a wise selection from the work of current singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne and John Prine with pop covers of Stevie Wonder and the Allman Brothers Band, and an unusually high complement of her own writing.Read More

Joni Mitchell – The Studio Albums 1968-1979 (2012) {10CDs Box Set}

Joni Mitchell - The Studio Albums 1968-1979 (2012) {10CDs Box Set}

Joni Mitchell – The Studio Albums 1968-1979 (2012) {10CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.12 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner, Rhino | EU | Cat#: 8122797178 | Genre: Folk, Folk Rock

One has to wonder why this box, Joni Mitchell’s The Studio Albums 1968-1979, was issued only in the European market. During this period –and some would argue even after — Mitchell had one of most consistent quality runs in pop history. She is one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists of the 20th century. Included here are Song to a Seagull, Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, For the Roses, Court and Spark, Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, the double album Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter, and Mingus.Read More

Bob Dylan & Joan Baez – Voices Of A Generation (2013)

Bob Dylan & Joan Baez - Voices Of A Generation (2013)

Bob Dylan & Joan Baez – Voices Of A Generation (2013)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 565 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Not Now Music | EU | Cat#: NOT2CD501 | Genre: Folk

This compilation brings together the first albums of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Released in 1960 and 1962 respectively and titled by their respective names, they were the first recorded statements by a pair of artists who were spokespeople for the folk and protest movement that had grown up in the late Fifties and was aligning itself with the US Civil Rights Campaign.Read More

Blackmore’s Night – Discography (1997 – 2015)

Blackmore's Night - Discography (1997 - 2015)

Blackmore’s Night – Discography (1997 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 28xCD + 7xDVD + 1xBlu-ray | FLAC/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 62 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Celtic, Folk, Medieval Folk

Legendary Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (b. April 14, 1945, Weston-super-Mare, England) shifted his musical focus away from hard rock in the late ’90s and started concentrating on his love of Renaissance-era music. He formed Blackmore’s Night with his fiancée, vocalist/lyricist Candice Night (b. May 8, 1971, Hauppauge, Long Island, New York), and recruited other musicians from around the world to combine elements of world music, Renaissance, new age, folk, and rock & roll. Blackmore didn’t exactly retire his Fender Stratocaster, but he plays acoustic guitar almost exclusively in Blackmore’s Night.Read More

Various Artists – Woodstock (1970) {1986, MFSL, Remastered}

Various Artists - Woodstock (1970) {1986, MFSL, Remastered}

Various Artists – Woodstock (1970) {1986, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 1.12 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | Japan | Cat#: MFCD 4-816 | Genre: Blues Rock, Folk, Hard Rock

It’s almost impossible to regard the soundtrack albums for the Michael Wadleigh documentary Woodstock, simply as music, apart from the event that inspired them or what that event has come to represent. Music from the Original Soundtrack and More: Woodstock was originally released by Atlantic’s Cotillion imprint as a three-LP set in a gatefold sleeve.Read More

Judy Collins – Colors Of The Day: The Best Of Judy Collins (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Judy Collins - Colors Of The Day: The Best Of Judy Collins (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Judy Collins – Colors Of The Day: The Best Of Judy Collins (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 360 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 220 | Genre: Folk

An excellent collection of some of the best tracks from Judy Collins’ early Elektra albums, Colors of the Day will both entertain and leave you wanting more. Lovingly programmed (it leads off with her excellent country-pop hit “Someday Soon,” an Ian Tyson classic), this is Collins at her finest. Earlier explorations into folk-pop (“Both Sides Now”), British folk (“Sunny Goodge Street,” “In My Life”), and gospel (“Amazing Grace”) clearly show her eclecticism.Read More