The Skiffle Sessions

Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan, Chris Barber - The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast (2000)

Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan, Chris Barber - The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast (2000)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Exile, 7243 8 48307 2 4 | rec: 1998 | 320Mb

Van Morrison probably chose to give a pair of skiffle concerts in November, 1998 not because he was nostalgic, but because he has genuine love for this music. At least, that's the impression The Skiffle Sessions gives. It's a cheerfully old-fashioned yet curiously fresh album. By skipping "Rock Island Line," the style's best-known tune, and emphasizing the music's foundation in American folk, blues, and jazz, they wind up revitalizing skiffle while paying homage to it.

Stooges - Highlights From The Funhouse Sessions (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 19, 2017
Stooges - Highlights From The Funhouse Sessions (2017)

Stooges - Highlights From The Funhouse Sessions (2017)
Garage Rock, Punk Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:59 | 179 MB
Label: Rhino/Elektra | Release Year: 2017

The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, were an American rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton, and bassist Dave Alexander. Playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the band sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which often involved acts of self-mutilation by frontman Iggy Pop. After releasing two albums The Stooges (1969) and Fun House (1970) the group disbanded briefly, and reformed with a different lineup to release Raw Power (1973) before breaking up again in 1974. The band reunited in 2003 and was active until 2016 following the deaths of several original members. The Stooges are widely regarded as a seminal proto-punk act and as instrumental in the development of punk rock, alternative rock, heavy metal music and rock music at large. The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them 78th on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
Albert King - On My Merry Way: The Earliest Sessions Of The Guitar King 1954-1962 (2017)

Albert King - On My Merry Way: The Earliest Sessions Of The Guitar King 1954-1962 (2017)
Electric Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:10 | 172 MB
Label: Jasmine Records | Release Year: 2017

Albert King doesn’t require much of an introduction, he was one of the “Three Kings of the Blues” and arguably next to B.B. he was perhaps the most popular of the many genuine blues guitarists to have been adopted by the rock world during the mid-1960s. Albert began playing in the late ‘40s and made his first recordings in 1953 and it is these early sessions that are the focus of this outstanding collection from Jasmine. Includes tracks “Blues At Sunrise” his fine version of Tampa Red’s “Little Boy Blue” and his hit song “Don’t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong” plus many other superb tracks. Albert King influenced many artists including Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This then is Albert King’s first tentative steps towards global popularity compiled in chronological order.
Kris Kristofferson - The Austin Sessions (2017) {Atlantic 081227943684 Expanded Edition rec 1999}

Kris Kristofferson - The Austin Sessions (2017) {Atlantic 081227943684 Expanded Edition rec 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 348 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 284 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999, 2017 Atlantic / Rhino | 081227943684
Country / Outlaw Country / Progressive Country

For the follow-up to Moment of Forever, his first set of new original songs in years, Kris Kristofferson decided to record a set of stripped-down new versions of his classic songs. This project, released on Atlantic Records and entitled The Austin Sessions, was a star-studded affair, featuring harmony vocals from Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Matraca Berg, Vince Gill, Marc Cohn, Alison Krauss, Catie Curtis, and Mark Knopfler.

Dennis Wilson - Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 27, 2017
Dennis Wilson - Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) (2017)

Dennis Wilson - Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:33 | 124 Mb
Pop Rock | Label: Caribou Records, Legacy Recordings

This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2017. Recorded in 1978 as a follow up to "Pacific Ocean Blue". Unreleased until 2008. Double gatefold coloured vinyl with new liner notes by Ken Sharp. Mp3 is from the digital download code from the vinyl.

Orb - The Peel Sessions (1996)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 21, 2017
Orb - The Peel Sessions (1996)

Orb - The Peel Sessions (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Strange Fruit (SFRCD138)

This is the second release collecting Orb tracks recorded for John Peel's programme on BBC Radio 1. The first was released in 1991 on the same label. Recorded at the BBC studios, Maida Vale, London. Tracks 1 and 2 recorded 12 May 1992. Tracks 3 and 4 recorded 14 February 1995.
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 381 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 248 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2721~22
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

Conversing with Artie Shaw – as Loren Schoenberg and I did in preparation for annotating these further treasures from his last recordings – is an exhilarating experience. This is because this master of the clarinet excels at making connections. Just as he always knew how to get from one note the next in such a way that the result was a cohesive statement – a story, as jazz musicians used to put it – he knows how to link one idea to another, to make allusions, to place things in context, within a frame of reference that ranges wide and far. Artie Shaw always told a story when he played, and he had that sound – immediately, unmistakably identifiable as his and his alone. It is a treat to hear him tell us some timeless stories we hadn’t heard before. Dan Morgenstern.

Stevie Nicks - The Soundstage Sessions (2008)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 4, 2017
Stevie Nicks - The Soundstage Sessions (2008)

Stevie Nicks - The Soundstage Sessions (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 367 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Power Pop | Reprise Records / Warner Bros. Records #9362-49842-1

Recorded in October 2007, just over half a month after the release of her hits collection Crystal Visions, The Soundstage Sessions finds Stevie Nicks running through her hits – both solo and Fleetwood Mac tunes – in front of a small studio audience. This performance, which was also released simultaneously as a DVD, is suitably intimate and respectful of Nicks' original recordings, right down to how "Stand Back" and "If Anyone Falls in Love" are slathered in synthesizers that overwhelm the otherwise subdued arrangements. This fidelity isn't necessarily a bad thing, as the performance has a tight West Coast studio pro…

David Foster - The Symphony Sessions (1988) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 1, 2017
David Foster - The Symphony Sessions (1988) {Japanese Edition}

David Foster - The Symphony Sessions (1988) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 235 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 72 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Neo-Classical, Pop | Atlantic / Warner-Pioneer #32XD-862

David Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger. He has been a producer for notable musical artists including Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Toni Braxton, Michael Bublé, Chicago, Natalie Cole, The Corrs, Céline Dion, Jackie Evancho, Kenny G, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Seal, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Barbra Streisand, and Westlife. During the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s, David Foster was among the most commercially successful producers and composers in all of popular music. Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations.
Derek And The Dominos - The Layla Sessions 20th Anniversary Edition (3CD) (1990) {Polydor}

Derek And The Dominos - The Layla Sessions 20th Anniversary Edition (3CD) (1990) {Polydor}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 1.29 gb (700 mb + 625 mb)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 566 mb
Genre: blues rock, classic rock

The Layla Sessions 20th Anniversary Edition is a 3CD box set by Derek And The Dominos. Released on 30 August, 1990 by Polydor, this honored the 20th anniversary of the album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs which featured an all new mix of the album, jam sessions, plus alternate takes and outtakes. While scans do not include the booklet, it does feature the tracksheets copied for the box set.