jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2009

·"U2.18 Singles" - U2

U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. The group consists of Bono (vocals and rhythm guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). The band formed at secondary school in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed to Island Records and released their debut album. By the mid-1980s, they had become a top international act. They were more successful as a live act than they were at selling records, until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree, which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars". Their 1991 album Achtung Baby! and the accompanying "Zoo TV Tour" were a musical and thematic reinvention for the band. Reacting to their own sense of musical stagnation and a late-1980s critical backlash, U2 incorporated dance music and alternative rock into their sound and performances, replacing their earnest image with a more ironic tone. Similar experimentation continued for the remainder of the 1990s. Since 2000, U2 have pursued a more conventional sound, while maintaining influences from their previous musical explorations. U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the most critically and commercially successful groups in popular music. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and they have sold more than 145 million records. In 2005, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone magazine listed U2 at #22 in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE Campaign, Product Red, and Bono's DATA campaign.



01- Beautiful Day
02- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
03- Pride [In the Name of Love]
04- With or Without You
05- Vertigo
06- New Year's Day
07- Mysterious Ways
08- Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
09- Where the Streets Have No Name
10- Sweetest Thing
11- Sunday Bloody Sunday
12- One
13- Desire
14- Walk On
15- Elevation
16- Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
17- The Saints Are Coming (w/ Green Day)
18- Window in the Skies

·"The Best of The Beach Boys" - The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in 1961, who gained popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of cars, surfing, and romance. Brian Wilson's growing creative ambitions later transformed them into a more artistically innovative group that earned critical praise and influenced many later musicians. The group was initially composed of singer-musician-composer Brian Wilson, his brothers, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. This core quintet was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1988. The Beach Boys have often been called "America's Band", and Allmusic.com has stated that "the band's unerring ability... made them America's first, best rock band." The group has had thirty-six U.S. Top 40 hits (the most of any U.S. rock band) and fifty-six Hot 100 hits, including four number one singles. Rolling Stone magazine listed The Beach Boys as number 12 in the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. According to Billboard, in terms of singles and album sales, The Beach Boys are the No. 1-selling American band of all time.



01- Good Vibrations
02- California Girls
03- I Get Around
04- Wouldn't It Be Nice
05- Surfin' Safari
06- Fun, Fun, Fun
07- Surfin' U.S.A.
08- Help Me, Rhonda
09- Don't Worry Baby
10- When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
11- Little Deuce Coupe
12- Dance, Dance, Dance
13- Little Honda
14- Do You Wanna Dance?
15- Surfer Girl
16- Then I Kissed Her
17- God Only Knows
18- Caroline No
19- Sloop John B.
20- Barbara Ann
21- Heroes and Villains
22- Do It Again
23- Darlin'
24- Wild Honey
25- Break Away
26- Rock and Roll Music
27- I Can Hear Music
28- Lady Lynda
29- Kokomo

jueves, 24 de diciembre de 2009

·"Hark!" - The Fab Four (Beatles tribute band)

22 classic Christmas songs performed in a Beatles style by the Fab Four! This 2013 re-release of the Fab Four's 2 hit Christmas CDs combines all 22 tracks onto one single album.


01- Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (I Saw Her Standing There)
02- Joy to The World (Please Please Me + Little Child [solo])
03- Feliz Navidad (And I Love Her)
04- It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Baby’s in Black)
05- Frosty The Snowman (Mr. Moonlight)
06- Let It Snow (Eight Days a Week)
07- Winter Wonderland (Honey Don’t) 
08- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Help!)
09- Away in a Manger (You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away)
10- Good King Wenceslas (Tell Me What You See) 
11- Silent Night (Norwegian Wood [This Bird Has Flown])
12- The Christmas Song (Here, There and Everywhere)
13- Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Got to Get You Into my Life)
14- Jingle Bells (Tomorrow Never Knows)
15- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Within You, Without You) 
16- Santa Claus is Coming to Town (When I’m 64)
17- Sleigh Ride (Lady Madonna)
18- What Child is This? (While My Guitar Gently Weeps)
19- Blue Christmas (Revolution 1)
20- Dear Santa (Oh, Darling)
21- The Little Drummer Boy (The Sun King)
22- The First Noel (Let It Be)

·"Boogie Woogie Christmas" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra

This Christmas album has such a big sound that it makes other Christmas albums pale in comparison. Influenced by Johnny Mercer, Les Brown, Louis Prima, Bobby Darin and Duane Eddy, Brian Setzer is a retro genius. Standout numbers include a swinging "Nutcracker Suite", "Cactus Christmas" (think Cow-Cow Boogie), and an unexpectedly touching "O Holy Night". This album epitomizes Christmas cool. Highly, highly recommended for a snazzy, jazzy retro Christmas! Happy Christmas everybody!!!!



01- Jingle Bells
02- Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
03- Winter Wonderland
04- Blue Christmas
05- Santa Claus Is Back In Town
06- Baby It's Cold Outside (Duet With Ann-Margaret)
07- The Nutcracker Suite
08- (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag
09- Sleigh Ride
10- So They Say It's Christmas
11- O Holy Night
12- The Amens

·"Pequeños, Medianos y Grandes Éxitos" - Luz Casal

Luz Casal (born November 11, 1958 at Boimorto, is a Spanish pop singer. She grew up in neighbouring Asturias, took singing, piano and ballet classes, and moved to Madrid to pursue a career as a musician. She became famous in the early 1980s, and remained an important figure in Spanish pop music all through said decade and beyond, with her sound gradually maturing towards soft adult pop. She recorded a cover version of Étienne Daho's French language song "Duel au Soleil" in Spanish called "Un nuevo día brillará", which became a hit song. In 1992 she enjoyed great success with her appearance in the soundtrack of Pedro Almodóvar's acclaimed film Tacones Lejanos singing Agustín Lara's theme "Piensa en mí". In January 2007, Luz Casal was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent an operation at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid.[citation needed], seven months later, she revealed to the Spanish media that she had overcome her disease. Her first name, Luz, means “light” in Spanish.



01- Entre Mis Recuerdos
02- Un Nuevo Día Brillara
03- No Me Importa Nada
04- Dame Un Beso
05- Piensa En Mí
06- Despierta, Mi Vida
07- Pueden Ser Tantas Cosas
08- No Te Vayas
09- Plantado En Mi Cabeza
10- Palabras Guardadas
11- No Aguanto Mas
12- Besaré El Suelo
13- Quiéreme Aunque Te Duela
14- Un Día Marrón
15- Negra Sombra
16- Mi Confianza
17- Un Año De Amor
18- Sencilla Alegría
19- Te Deje Marchar
20- Ni Tu Ni Yo
21- Sentir
22- Ecos
23- Lo Eres Todo
24- Aquí Estoy Bien
25- Tengo Bastante
26- Rufino
27- Tu Bosque Animado
28- Deseo En Silencio
29- Loca
30- A Veces Un Cielo

·"My Way - The Best of..." - Frank Sinatra

24-track collection that includes many of Sinatra's most famous songs from his Reprise & Capitol repertoire. Highlights include signature songs such as 'My Way', 'New York New York' & 'Strangers In The Night' which are complemented by lesser known, but sought after material such as his cover of Stevie Wonder's 'For Once In My Life'.



01- My Way
02- Strangers in the Night
03- Theme from New York, New York
04- I Get a Kick Out of You
05- Somethin' Stupid
06- Moon River
07- What Now My Love?
08- Summer Wind
09- For Once in My Life
10- Love and Marriage
11- They Can't Take That Away from Me
12- My Kind of Town
13- Fly Me to the Moon
14- I've Got You Under My Skin
15- Best Is Yet to Come
16- It Was a Very Good Year
17- Come Fly with Me
18- That's Life
19- Girl from Ipanema
20- The Lady Is a Tramp

viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2009

·"Versos de Tornillo" - Javier Krahe

One more of the fabulous Krahe's records.



01- En la Costa Suiza
02- Maldito Paro
03- Huevos de Corral
04- Alta Velocidad
05- El Bufón, la Princesa y la Bola
06- De Liana en Liana
07- Días de Playa
08- El Son de Adela
09- María Magdalena
10- Mi Mano en Pena
11- Canas al Aire
12- ¿Que Quién Es Marta?

·"At the BBC - Sessions" - Queen

Queen recorded a total of 25 different tracks at 2 different BBC studios in 1973, 1974 and 1977. 'Keep Yourself Alive', 'Liar', 'Modern Times Rock And Roll', and 'Son And Daughter' were the only numbers recorded twice in two different sessions. This is a very nice bootleg featuring all the songs recorded by Queen at the BBC which weren’t included on the oficially released “Queen at the Beeb” album. All these Beeb versions sound a bit different to the oficial studio versions. Recommended.



From session 2
Recorded at Langham One Studio, London, 25 July 1973
Producer: Jeff Griffin and Chris Lycett
Engineer: John Etchells
Broadcast on Radio One, 24 September 1973

01- See What a Fool I've Been
02- Liar
03- Son and Daughter
04- Keep Yourself Alive

From session 4
Recorded at Langham One Studio, London, 3 April 1974
Producer and engineer unknown
Broadcast on Radio One, 15 April 1974

05- Modern Times Rock’n’Roll
06- Nevermore
07- White Queen (As it Began)

From session 5
Recorded at Maida Vale Studio, London, 16 October 1974
Producer: Jeff Griffin
Engineer unknown
Broadcast on Radio One, 4 November 1974

08- Now I’m Here
09- Stone Cold Crazy
10- Flick of the Wrist
11- Tenement Funster

From session 6 (and last)
Recorded at Maida Vale Studio, London, 28 October 1977
Producer: Jeff Griffin
Engineer: Mike Robinson
Broadcast on Radio One, 14 November 1977

12- We Will Rock You
13- It's Late
14- Melancholy Blues
15- Spread Your Wings

·"Cliff" - Cliff Richard & the Shadows

Britain's answer to Elvis Presley, Richard (born Harry Webb) dominated the pre-Beatles British pop scene in the late '50s and early '60s. An accomplished singer with a genuine feel for the music, Richard's artistic legacy is nonetheless meager, as he was quickly steered toward a middle-of-the-road pop direction. Several of his late-'50s recordings were genuinely exciting Presley-esque rockers, especially his first hit, "Move It" (1958) and gave British teenagers their first taste of genuine homegrown rock & roll talent. Backed by the Shadows, clean-cut instrumental virtuosos who became legends of their own, Richard embarked on a truly awesome string of hit singles in Britain, scoring no less than 43 Top 20 hits between 1958 and 1969. One of these, although it was by no means one of the more successful, was an actual Mick Jagger/Keith Richards composition (the ballad "Blue Turns to Grey"). In his homeland, Richard's popularity was diminished only slightly by the rise of the Beatles, but in his prime, he had a much rougher time in the U.S., hitting the Top 40 only three times (with "Living Doll" in 1959, "It's All in the Game" in 1963, and "Devil Woman" in 1976). Richard belatedly cracked the U.S. Top Ten in 1976 with "Devil Woman," and racked up a few other hits ("We Don't Talk Anymore," "Dreaming," "A Little in Love") in a mainstream pop/rock style. He remains an institution in Britain, where he is one of the nation's most popular all-around entertainers of all time. Here's his first LP recorde live in front of an audience at Abbey Road studios.



01- Apron Strings
02- My Babe
03- Down The Line
04- I Got A Feeling
05- Jet Black
06- Baby I Don't Care
07- Donna
08- Move It
09- Ready Teddy
10- Too Much
11- Don't Bug Me Baby
12- Driftin'
13- That'll Be The Day
14- Be-Bop A-Lula
15- Danny
16- Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On

Bonus Track:

17- One Night

viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2009

·"Aftermath" (UK version) – The Rolling Stones

First released on 15 April 1966, Aftermath was the fourth UK and sixth US studio album by The Rolling Stones. The album proved to be a major artistic breakthrough for The Rolling Stones, being the first full-length release by the band to consist exclusively of Mick Jagger/Keith Richards compositions. Aftermath was also the first Rolling Stones album to be recorded entirely in the United States, at the legendary RCA Studios in Hollywood, California at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, and the first album the band released in stereo. The original UK version of Aftermath was issued in April 1966 as a fourteen-track LP, and this is generally considered to be the definitive version. Issued between the non-LP single releases of "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Paint It Black", Aftermath was a major hit in the UK, spending eight weeks at #1 on the UK album chart. The US version, released in June, featured different cover art and an alternate (and shorter) running order that eliminated "Out of Time", "Take It Or Leave It", "What To Do", and "Mother's Little Helper". All four tracks were later issued in the US on other compilations, and "Mother's Little Helper" was also issued as a single, in 1966, peaking at #8 on the Billboard charts. In their place, the album substituted their current # 1 hit "Paint It Black". Although it compromised producer Andrew Loog Oldham's and The Rolling Stones' intentions for the album, the revamped Aftermath still reached #2 in the US, eventually going platinum. Here’s the original (and currently out of print) UK version, plus singles. Enjoy.



01- Mother’s Little Helper
02- Stupid Girl
03- Lady Jane
04- Under My Thumb
05- Doncha Bother Me
06- Goin’ Home
07- Flight 505
08- High and Dry
09- Out of Time
10- It’s Not Easy
11- I Am Waiting
12- Take It Or Leave It
13- Think
14- What To Do


15- 19th Nervous Breakdown
16- As Tears Go By
17- Sad Day
18- Paint It Black
19- Long Long While
20- Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
21- Who’s Driving Your Plane
22- I’ve Been Loving You (Too Long)

·"Caliente" - Vox Dei

Vox Dei (Latin: God's Voice) is an Argentine rock band. Its most prolific years were the 1970s, having recorded 10 albums. The band's original members were Juan Carlos Godoy (guitar and vocals), Ricardo Soulé (guitar and vocals), Rubén Basoalto (drums) and Willy Quiroga (bass and vocals). In 1968 they recorded a version of Percy Sledge's "When a man loves a woman", and the record company Mandioca organized an audition for them in the Payró theatre. The members of Manal and Almendra were also present, and a few hours later they played together. In 1970 they recorded for Mandioca their first album Caliente.



01- Reflejos Tuyos y Míos
02- No Es Por Falta de Suerte
03- Cuero
04- Compulsión
05- Total Qué
06- Canción Para Una Mujer (Que No Está)
07- Presente

Bonus Tracks:

08- Azúcar Amarga
09- Quiero Ser
10- Dr. Jekill

·"Careless Love" - Madeleine Peyroux

As a teenager, Madeleine Peyroux moved with her mother from New York to Paris and fell in love with music. She joined a street-performing band and sang in bars, before releasing a debut album at the age of 22, Dreamland (1996). It was hugely successful but Peyroux was not one for seeking the spotlight: after a brief spell touring jazz festivals, she sought to maintain a private life in France, continuing to busk and perform in small bars and cafés. In 2003 she recorded a seven-song EP, Got You On My Mind, with boyfriend and multi-instrumentalist William Galison, which he released as a full album the following year with four additional tracks. Careless Love (2004), Peyroux's second solo studio album, sold over a million copies worldwide.



01- Dance Me to the End of Love
02- Don't Wait Too Long
03- Don't Cry Baby
04- You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
05- Between the Bars
06- No More
07- Lonesome Road
08- J'ai Deux Amours
09- Weary Blues
10- I'll Look Around
11- Careless Love
12- This is Heaven to Me

viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2009

·"Cuando Tallan Los Recuerdos" - Alberto Marino con la orquesta de Aníbal Troilo

More excellent tango material from the early 40's.



01- Tango y copas
02- Cuando Tallan Los Recuerdos
03- Farolito de Papel
04- Uno
05- Tal Vez Será Su Voz
06- Cantando Se Van Las Penas
07- El Barrio del Tambor
08- La Luz de un Fósforo
09- Después
10- Tres Amigos
11- Siga el Corso
12- Cristal
13- Naipe
14- Rosa de Tango
15- Me Están Sobrando las Penas
16- Nada Más que un Corazón
17- Con Permiso
18- Torrente
19- Café de los Angelitos
20- Ya Estamos Iguales
21- Soñar y Nada Más (a dúo con F. Fiorentino)

·"The Who Remembers The High Numbers" - The Who

The Who first began in 1963. In their early days the band was known as The Detours. Like many of their British peers, the group was heavily influenced by American blues and country music, initially playing mostly rhythm and blues. The Detours became The Who in late 1964 and, also with the arrival of Keith Moon that year, their line-up was complete. However, for a short period during earl-mid 1964, and under the management of Peter Meaden, they changed their name to The High Numbers. This is a bootleg CD, with studio and live material from that period. Tracks 1-5 are their first studio efforts including their first single as The High Numbers, they released "Zoot Suit/I'm The Face", a record designed to appeal to their mostly Mod fans. When it failed to chart, the band fired Meaden and quickly reverted to The Who. They had also changed from The High Numbers to The Who because when they would have concerts, old ladies would come thinking that they could play bingo (and it's true! lol). Tracks 6-16 are live recorded at the Railway Hotel with decent sound considering the era. The tracks don't flow smoothly and some cut in and out abruptly. Some sound like there is an audience while others don't. Tracks 17-23 are mono studio tracks. These are all instrumental, actually recorded in Abbey Road Studios during that summer.



01- I'm the Face
02- Zoot Suit
03- Leaving Here
04- Baby Don't You Do It
05- Here 'Tis
06- I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying I
07- You Really Got Me
08- Young Man Blues
09- Green Onions
10- I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying II
11- Instrumental Jam
12- I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying III
13- Long Tall Shorty
14- Pretty Thing
15- Smokestack Lightning / Money (That's What I Want)
16- Here 'Tis

Bonus Tracks:

17- Smokestack Lightning (Instrumental)
18- Walking The Dog (Instrumental)
19- Unknown Instrumental
20- I'm a Man (Instrumental)
21- Instrumental Jam
22- Memphis, Tennessee (Instrumental)
23- Unknown Instrumental

·"Casanovas" - Los Casanovas

Argentinian Punk-Dark-Rockabilly from the mid 80's. Rare as hen's teeth and recommended!!!!




01- Modelo del '56
02- Posible Delincuente Juvenil
03- Hagámoslo Por Última Vez
04- Ella es un Águila
05- Ambiente Color Sepia
06- Enciende un Cigarrilo
07- Summertime Blues
08- Evasión en mi Mente
09- Vacaciones en la Costa
10- Los Ojos Tristes de un Gato Amante

·"Every Little Thing - Vol.3" - The Beatles

Last volume of this selection of rare stereo mixes, Vol. 3 1967-1970.



01- A Day in the Life (1988 mix)
02- I am the Walrus (US mix)
03- Magical Mystery Tour (rare stereo movie mix)
04- Blue Jay Way (rare stereo movie mix)
05- Your Mother Should Know (rare stereo movie mix)
06- All You Need is Love (Anthology DVD)
07- I am the Walrus (Anthology DVD)
08- Hello Goodbye (Anthology DVD)
09- Christmas Time is Here Again (long version)
10- Lady Madonna (Anthology DVD)
11- Not Guilty (White Album leftover)
12- Sour Milk Sea (demo)
13- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (orchestrated demo - LOVE)
14- Not Guilty (from unedited stereo master)
15- Come and Get It (demo)
16- The Ballad of John & Yoko (DESS + Anthology DVD)
17- Something (Anthology DVD)
18- Don't Let Me Down (1988 mix)
19- The Long and Winding Road (Anthology DVD)
20- Let It Be (Anthology DVD)
21- You Know My Name(long version)
22- Free as a Bird (Anthology DVD)