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Changes.


I've had to make changes to the way in which files can be obtained, as the hotlinking by several of the link-gathering sites was getting out of hand, and these sites were stealing my bandwidth at an alarming rate.


If the link you choose provides you with a .txt doc, please read the text document for instructions... apparently some are confused by the changes, but they were necessary.

Cheers all...

Cydney


Concrete Blonde (Self-titled 1986) EAC FLAC Lossless + MP3 Format


FLAC + 320kB/s

I've looked around and don't see any FLAC Lossless offerings that are current, so I'm putting mine out there.

This is one of the first CDs I ever owned... I got my first CD player in late 1985, and at the time I bought this, I had a grand total of five compact discs. A worthwhile purchase I made, too... I love this album. Although I've had the disc for a looooong time, I've taken good care of it; there are no scratches or dirt on the disc, and there were no errors in the rip. For some odd reason, the last track on this copy of the CD is not in the AccurateRip database, otherwise it has a good report.

This is hard to find new, and expensive... a quick check on Amazon and a new copy is available for $50.00. Used copies considerably less, but... help yourself to this one, and enjoy it. Johnette Napolitano is unique and wonderful, yes? And what a cool name.

Cydney



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The Kills "B-Sides & Rarities"


MP3 @224kB/s

Alison Mosshart (VV) + Jamie Hince (Hotel)

Included: The iTunes Sessions and a bunch of other stuffs that aren't too easy to find in one place... all B-sides plus album bonus tracks. 26 tracks total.

If you're a Kills fan you'll love it, otherwise you'll just listen and go "wtf?"... listen anyway.


Tracks:

Dropout Boogie
Gum
Kiss The Wrong Side
Jewel Thief
Sugar Baby
Run Home Slow
Baby's Eyes
Restaurant Blouse
Superpowerless
Hit Me When U-1-2 (XFM Session)
Love Is A Deserter (XFM Session)
Passion Is Accurate
Magazine
Night Train
I Call It Art
The Void
Half Of Us
The Search For Cherry Red
London Hates You
Kissy Kissy (iTunes Sessions)
Sour Cherry (iTunes Sessions)
Pull a U (iTunes Sessions)
Getting Down (iTunes Sessions)
Crazy (iTunes Sessions)
Weedkiller
Forty Four


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colette Paris "Thrill of colette" EAC FLAC Lossless + MP3 Format


FLAC + 320kB/s

2005 in-store music compilation CD from colette Paris, 213 rue Saint-Honoré.
This has become very difficult to find, and very expensive. Various artists, 16 tracks.

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Rosie Vela "Zazu" EAC FLAC Lossless + MP3 Format


FLAC + 320kB/s

Vela + Becker + Fagen = Magick recording.

You can listen to this CD on the player below...

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Chris Squire "Fish Out Of Water" (Japan Import) EAC FLAC Lossless


FLAC + 320kB/s

I can still remember where I was and what I was doing the first time I heard Silently Falling. I was a teenager driving down a dark country road at night, a few miles north of the Mexican border, listening to FM radio, which was still good in those days... there were tall, thin palm trees lining either side of the road, the moon was bright, and I was completely knocked out by the "spook" of that song...


When compact discs first became available, I looked for this album to be released on CD in the US, but it didn't happen for a few years. A shop offered to order a Japanese import for me, and that's what this rip is taken from. This is not the remaster, I've had this disc for many years, but I've taken very good care of it. There are no scratches or dirt on the disc, and there were no errors in the rip.

If you are/were a fan of Yes and haven't heard this album (zomg, why not?!!) you need to download this immediately, give it a good listen, then purchase the remaster. I also have it here in MP3 format @ 320kB/s.

Cydney


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Yellowjackets "Politics" EAC FLAC Lossless + MP3 Format


FLAC + 320kB/s

There are recordings that make you feel happy to be alive, simply because you can listen to them. This is one of those recordings. It is damn near perfect.

Released in 1988, Politics won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion performance for 1989. Less than three years later it was out of print. I own two copies of this CD, and one I had never opened. I decided to open it for this lossless rip, so it's as close to shiny-new as you can get. There are a few copies out there, but a new/unused disc will run you about fifty bucks on Amazon, so I'm happy to share.

I read somewhere, many years ago, that Evening Dance is a "response" to Dave Grusin's Mountain Dance... I've long since forgotten the story behind it, but I think it's the prettiest track on here. And the tribute to Jaco Pastorius, called Galileo, is heartbreaking... it sounds like Jaco's spirit, come back to haunt.

This recording should never have gone out of print. It's too wonderful.

...and the cover art rules, yes?

Cydney


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Kansas "Masque" EAC FLAC Lossless + MP3 Format


FLAC + 320kB/s


The last of progressive efforts from Kansas, and the last Kansas album I was interested in. After this, they went into a much more commercial, AOR-friendly direction, and I didn't care as much for their music after that.

This is the original recording, not the remaster. I saw nothing on the remaster that would inspire me to buy it, as this album is already exceptional the way it is, in my opinion. You can hear where they were headed on the first two tracks, which sound like they were hoping for a hit single off this album, most likely due to growing pressure from their label, CBS Records. This is worth owning for Child Of Innocence and The Pinnacle, which are still the old outside-the-box Kansas at their (er, Livgren's) creative best.

This seems to have the reputation of being a "dark album" by Kansas, and I think that's mostly about the cover art, as it is not a particularly dark collection. The cover is the painting Water, by Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, and worthy of a close up look. It's a fascinating painting, that still looks absolutely contemporary today.
Also here in MP3 format @ 320kB/s.

Cydney

 

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Shiva's Headband "Take Me To The Mountains" EAC FLAC Lossless


FLAC + 320kB/s

I figure if you're reading this, you already know what this is, and don't need me to tell you about it.

I had a look online recently, and noticed that this CD issue (not by Capitol Records, please note) has become a bit scarce, and I also noticed that there were no FLAC Lossless offerings, so... I'm putting one out there.

I've read some references to Headband as architects of Texas psychedelic music, and I have to disagree with that. The 13th Floor Elevators had long before made their very considerable impact, and left the building, by the time this album was released in 1970. I honestly don't know much about it, as I was a kid when this album came out... I guess people see it that way as this was a Capitol Records release, and the Elevators were on, um... International Artists, which was notoriously the worst label to ever steal artists blind.

As I get older, I realize what an impact music we hear growing up has on us for the rest of our lives... it had been well over two decades since I'd heard this recording, but I immediately remembered every single word to every song, as I'd heard it so many times in the house growing up... I thought it was a trip then, and I do now.

There are three bonus tracks added to the original ten, and I don't think they add anything to this album - I was tempted to leave them off the rip, actually. There are hits and misses in this deal, but... the few strong tracks on here are beyond memorable. Just be sure to roll up a fat one before listening. Here is hippie dope-smoke extraordinaire, all kaleidoscoptic-like. Country fiddle + pure lysergic psychedelia, thrown into a blender of time. It's an album that could never happen again. Ever.

Cydney


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Bacilos "Caraluna" EAC FLAC Lossless + MP3 Format


FLAC + 320kB/s

2003 Grammy Award winning album... there were no FLAC Lossless rips out there, so now there is. Also here in MP3 format.

Jorge Villamizar (vocals, guitar), José Javier Freire (drums, percussion), André Lópes (bass).

Also known as Bacilos Búlgaros.

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"Buffalo Springfield Again" (HDCD Remaster) EAC FLAC Lossless + MP3


FLAC + 320kB/s

Okay, so there are easily two or three options out there for this recording in FLAC, but mostly I am seeing the monaural version, or the ability to cull this out of the Springfield Box Set (a wondrous collection that I highly recommend) but no option to simply download the stereo remaster by itself... plus, I love this album so much that I just wanted to put my own EAC up.

Music from my childhood once again, and the first Springfield LP that I heard all the way through. Not as cohesive as the first album (self-titled 1966, or 1967, depending on which issue you prefer) as in many ways it sounds too much like "solo efforts" from the two chief songwriters, Stills and Young... but that indefinable "Springfield sound" is still very solid here, and it's a sound that was never really repeated by Stills, Young, or Furay, in later projects. I think that one of the quickest ways to emotional calm is through a Springfield album, and I've noticed this over and over, throughout my life. Whenever my life isn't agreeing with me, it is this, and the self-titled first album, that never fail to put me right again.

"Bluebird" was the first track I ever heard off of this, and I am still in wonder of the magick complexity of that song. I also have to say that "Mr. Soul" desperately needed to be remastered, as the original recording always sounded "scratchy" to me, and this version is much easier on the ears, and has a good deal more "depth" in sound quality than the original recording.

If you've never heard this album, you should give a listen, and hopefully you will feel something resembling what I feel, every single time I hear it... still.

In addition, be sure and look for some of the audio and video (YouTube) that can be found online from this past weekend's Buffalo Springfield reunion concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, a benefit for The Bridge School. That incredible sound... they captured it once again, and it was the first time in 42 years... God bless 'em.

Cydney


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Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend/Stephen Davis


"
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being, with the soul of a clown, which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments."

-James Douglas Morrison


I'm a Doorzoid.
I grew up on all things Doors. For a generation before me, it was all about Beatles. For me, it was... The Doors. They were my Beatles.

James Douglas Morrison died when I was still very young, and ironically, I happened to be in Paris at the time, with my mother. I was still too young to know how much his writing would one day mean to me... his songs, his poems, his fearlessness in creativity... all have had a profound influence on me, and all in a positive way. So much about Morrison is presented in dark light, and many seem not to notice the good that has come from his short existence here... I am happy to be one who noticed, and extracted incredible personal joy from work that was written in considerable pain. Morrison once observed that he was part sage, part clown, and that indicates to me that there was a part of him that knew himself better than anyone else ever would...

This book is not an easy read, as much of Morrison's life was unpretty. The hardest part of it for me to accept is my understanding that this was a man who probably did not experience much joy in his own existence.

Just as you would peruse a book in a Borders Books locale, I am hoping that after reading several chapters you will buy the book. It can be purchased here. Also, on one of the music players near the bottom of this page, there are a few of the original recordings of Morrison reading his poetry, in March of 1969, long before musical enhancement was added by The Doors.

Cydney


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Burton Cummings in "Melanie" Movie/ MP4 Video Format


This is the usual online-purchased VHS-to-DVD Vestron Video (Canada) copy that used to be available through sites like "Missed Movies"... the quality is decent enough for cult movie fans, and this is a popular one for that... continually copied and snail-mailed throughout Canada and the US...

I ripped the disc to MP4 video format, and at exactly one gigabyte, it is small enough to carry around on your mobile device. I can see no appreciable quality loss from disc-to-rip. Hopefully one day someone will get ahold of this film, digitally restore, and release it again, as I think it would sell really well... there's no shortage of cult film lovers (and Cummings fans) online trying to hunt this one down.

Screen resolution is the same as the DVD, 704x476px. In stereo, audio bit rate 160kB/s.

For more info on the film, cast, and awards, go here.

Cydney


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The Guess Who "Together Again" 1983/MP4 Video Format


1983, Toronto... and the first time the original group members played together since Randy Bachman's departure. This is a very good quality VHS rip, the best one I could find, as this concert has yet to be released on DVD. This may be all we'll ever get, but... with any luck, one day... This performance is so worthy of a DVD release.

Excellent performances by all, but in my honest opinion, the evening belonged entirely to Burton Cummings. He sparkles like a crisp-cut diamond here, his energy level full-throttle from start to finish. These guys were so obviously happy to be playing together again, and they are having a real good time doing it. Interviews with band members interspersed throughout the performance.

One hour, 26 minutes in duration, with a screen resolution of 720x544px. In stereo, audio bit rate 160kB/s.

Cydney


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Burton Cummings on "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight" 12/2010


This is a video of the second portion of the show, featuring the wonderful interview segment with Burton, and Burton's reading of his poem The Coming Of The Knell, from the soon-to-be published book The Writings Of B.L. Cummings. It runs approximately fifteen minutes.

So great, I thought some of Burton's friends and fans would like to have a copy of this to keep. This is in MP4 video format, and the audio and video are crisp and clear...

I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to visit Burton on BurtonCummings.com

Cydney


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Burton Cummings on "The Hour" 12/2008


An appearance Burton made on the show in December, 2008, promoting
Above The Ground.

The segment is about thirteen minutes long.

Burton tells some interesting stories about his late 60s encounters with Frank Zappa, and Jim Morrison.

Very good quality video.


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Burton Cummings Live/Boston 1977


Burton's performance at The Hatch Shell in Boston, Mass on April 30th, 1977.


The quality on this is Good/Very Good, depending on your perspective. If you're a massive Cummings fan, and are used to live bootlegs, you will be happy enough with the sound quality. It's a soundboard capture, not quite as clean and pristine as the New York recordings. A teeny bit of tape hiss in a couple of places, but as bootlegs go, this is still a real keeper.

Enjoy them both :)

**Please note: You do not have permission to download and re-post this as your own effort.**

Thank you.

Cydney


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Burton Cummings Live/New York 1977


Burton live at The Bottom Line, 15 West 4th Street in Greenwich Village, June 16th, 1977.

Promoting the album My Own Way To Rock, there were two shows that night, and both are in here... yeah, they are a bit different, you want both. I'm partial to the second show, as B's performance of Johnny B. Goode is so amazing, and was only a part of the late show, which was broadcast live to over 250 radio stations.

Excellent quality soundboard captures.

**Please note: You do not have permission to download and re-post this as your own effort.**

Thank you.

Cydney


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The Guess Who Live/St. Louis, Missouri 1974


The Guess Who Live at the very lovely Ambassador Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 6th, 1974.

This performance was broadcast by KSHE-FM, and I think the quality is very good, particularly for a boot.

Burton sounds awesome, as usual. There were some unfortunate equipment failures that evening, but Burton comes to the rescue with his piano, and his wonderful voice, and I think it adds to the performance. I doubt he felt that way about it at the time though, lol. And you have to hear Burton/Bill Wallace's rendition of the "Leave It To Beaver" theme song a cappella. Classic.

It's rare that I come across a boot that sounds as good as this one, so I am very happy to have it. I think you will be too.

Cydney


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The Guess Who Live @ Electric Lady Studios, January 16th, 1975


On January 16th of 1975, The Guess Who performed 10 songs for radio station WQIV-FM in the Greenwich Village district of New York City. The performance was recorded at Electric Lady Studios, a much celebrated recording facility founded by the late Jimi Hendrix.

Originally broadcast in QS Quadrophonic sound, this recording has withstood the test of time in remarkable fashion, sounding as if it were recorded just yesterday, not 35 years ago.

Former Guess Who lead singer/songwriter Burton Cummings wanted to make this performance available in MP3 format for his fans and friends, so I have posted the download here on his behalf.

I hope you like it, and please feel free to post your thoughts about the performance. This recording is hard to find, and the sound quality is extremely good. Please make certain that you SAVE the download to your computer hard drive; do not choose to OPEN it. As with all of Burton's music downloads on this page, it is a very good idea to make copies of your downloads by burning them to disc, or copying them to another external source of backup.

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Cydney


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Burton's Got The Goodies And A Bottle Of Wine...


"A friend with weed is a friend indeed."

Thus spake a wise old sage of the late 1960s/early 70s... probably Hunter Thompson... or maybe Abbie Hoffman?
Chartmakers The Friends Of Distinction had a friend of distinction all their own in Burton Cummings, so when they covered the song "New Mother Nature" they altered the lyrics in a nod to their friend... indeed.

The covered track appeared on the album Whatever (1970) and that album is so out-of-print it isn't funny, and this track is impossible to find (I searched again this morning, and... nada) so you should grab it, and... light up while listening... erm, that's optional of course, but HIGH-ly recommended.

Thankies Burton :)

Cydney


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Video: Burton Cummings/Order Of Canada 9/2010


Burton's formal investiture into The Order Of Canada in Ottawa on September 3rd, 2010.


This is a video clip of just Burton's investiture, and I've posted it for those who would like to keep the video as a memento of a very happy occasion for all who know and love Burton.

Thanks to the lovely Linda M. for this clip; it is crisp, clear, and has wonderful sound.

**Please note: You do not have permission to download and re-post this as your own effort.**

Thank you.

Cydney


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Burton Cummings KLOS Interview 7/2010


Okay, this was one very fun interview, but a bit different from the "Above The Ground" focused interviews he's been doing the past few weeks... I edited the interview out of the show's podcast, so all that you're downloading is the segment with Burton.


You'll get to hear Burton fail miserably er, I mean compete gamely, with KLOS air staff in a rather difficult trivia quiz!

KLOS morning men Mark and Brian are very fond of Burton, he's a longtime fave with this station, and it's clearly evident in this interview. This one is just for fun.

**Please note: You do not have permission to download and re-post this as your own effort.**

Cydney


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Burton Cummings CFJB Interview 4/2011


A very lively, upbeat interview with Burton by Barrie, Ontario air talent Randy Richards.


Burton is a delight, as he always is in interviews... the man should teach a "how to" course on being an intriguing interview subject. Always witty, fast, and bright.

I've cleaned up the audio, and it sounds good, so... enjoy.

Cydney


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Burton Cummings WSAK Interview 6/2010


Burton holds his own with a disc jockey that can only be described as a bit of an idjit, lol. I have edited out as much idiocy as possible at the start of the interview, so you won't have to listen to it, and I cleaned up the audio quality a bit.

Just my little opinion, but... who gives a shit about a resurgence in popularity for Journey with twelve year olds? You'll see my point.

If you've lost track of Burton Cummings over the years, this is an important interview for you to hear, as Burton clearly explains the difference between The Guess Who, and The Guess Who's NOT, in reference to the perennially touring bogus-band calling themselves The Guess Who. I have renamed them "The Guess Who Isn't" and I think that's a rather fetching (and appropriate) name for them.

At any rate, Burton manages to stay interesting and informative here, in spite of his rather inept interviewer.

**Please note: You do not have permission to download and re-post this as your own effort.**

Cydney


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Burton Cummings WHTT Interview 6/2010


Another great Burton interview... this one is only five minutes in length, but you'll like it.

Download away, and don't forget to back up all of your Burton Cummings goodies from in here. All hard drives crash eventually, so always be prepared for that day. It's never a matter of "if", but "when".

Happy Canada Day + Happy Independence Day to all Canadian/US natives who land here.

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Cydney


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Burton Cummings KQRS Interview 6/2010


This is one of the better interviewers Burton's had this summer; he really connects with him. I love hearing about the creative process from any good songwriter, and Burton in particular... always a surprise or two in his stories.

I edited this interview out of the show's podcast, so you can download just the interview. I hope you enjoy it.

**Please note: You do not have permission to download and re-post this as your own effort.**

Cydney


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Burton Cummings WCSX Interview 6/8/10


This one was well-liked by everybody, I think. I have to agree that it's one of the best on here. Burton's interviewer was sharp... he did his homework, and it showed.

Enjoy it.

**Please note: You do not have permission to download and re-post this as your own effort.**

Cydney


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The Guess Who/Muppets "American Woman" Video


"Guess Who?! I dunno..."

So cute :)

This is in High Definition MP4 video format, with a screen resolution of 1920x1280px.
It looks awesome... wish we could get all videos like this.

Tired of installing additional codecs and wish for a media player that will play
anything, no matter the file format? I recommend the VideoLAN Client aka VLC Player and it is available for both Windows and Mac OS X users. It's free, of course.

Have fun...

Cydney


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Dancin' Fool... er, I mean Menin Kipsiin Taas...


It seems "Dancin' Fool" by The Guess Who was so beloved by Finnish rocker Hector (real name: Heikki Veikko Harma) that he recorded a cover in 1975... this is not an easy song to sing in Finnish, as you will hear... download below. Burton says it's odd, but very flattering, and I agree. All these years, Burton never knew this was out there.

Thanx Juha :)

Hector Bio: Heikki Veikko Harma (born April 20, 1947, in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish singer-songwriter who has also distinguished himself as a translator of song lyrics, but has written popular lyrics of his own, too. To the public he's better known by the name Hector, which he has used since the release of his 1965 debut single "Palkkasoturi", a Finnish translation of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier". His 1974 album Hectorrock I became the fastest selling record in Finnish history, selling 50,000 units.



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The Guess Who/Three "American Woman" Remixes


All three (3) tracks are in one download.


**A third remix has been added, Bitter Sweet Woman by DJ Le Clown (France), from the CD Illegal Remixes Volume 6 (2009)

The first download (Blue Stahli Remix) is Burton's fave (so far) of the remixes that have been made using this song, and it's my favourite too... The second download link is for the DJ Lobsterdust remix of American Woman called American Justice, the third is Bittersweet Woman by DJ Le Clown... the three mixes are very different, so check them out.

I've been made aware that some users are choosing to "Open" the downloads on this page instead of choosing to "Save" them... Don't choose "Open", as the downloads will go to your temporary internet files, and you'll probably never find them... always choose to "Save" your downloads.

Cydney


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Burton Cummings "Live @ 2010 Winter Olympics"


Burton's beyond kickass performance @ "Manitoba Night" on February 25, 2010 in Vancouver B.C.

If you would like this recording in FLAC Lossless or .wav format, you will need 600 MB of available space on your hard drive. Email me privately if you wish either format.

For everyone else, here's a direct download in MP3 format, in one folder. You will need Winzip on your computer in order to extract the files.

Originally recorded via satellite on February 25th, 2010.

This download is password protected, so you will need to email me for the password using the "Private Message" link near the top of this page.

The file location and password will frequently change. I apologize for the inconvenience, but in order to keep this recording off the Russian download sites, I need to do it this way.

Need help? You can post a comment (anonymously if you wish) to this blog, and I will help you any way I can.

Cydney


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Private Share/BC Faithful



Click Here to download BC/Portage And Main.

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Ronny & The Daytonas "Sandy" (Japan Import)


Japanese Import CD, 2006.

All tracks from original Mala recordings, 1966.
It's hard to obtain a copy of this... shipment from Asia only.

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Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan "Live At Basin Street East"


After a great deal of search/research, I've discovered this coveted 1963 live recording is *almost* impossible to find now.


Trust me. It is.

Remastered and released on compact disc sometime in the late 1990s (I've seen conflicting release dates that run from Spring 1997 to Fall 2001) I am convinced this was available on CD for about four minutes, then quickly banished to the cut out bins to die a premature and unnecessary death. Hopefully, you were in the right Borders Books location at the right moment, and snagged a copy for yourself.

It is officially OOP at this time, and what a shame too, as this is an amazing recording. A few copies of the original 1963 vinyl pressing are available used. Very used.

I've also discovered that a common error is made, listing this album/CD as a recording by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (Annie Ross).

If you're reading this, I'm pretty sure you've landed here after a long and fruitless search, so...

Enjoy, and feel free to comment.

Cydney


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