Files by track, ripped at FLAC 8 using Easy CD-DA Extractor ([url]www.poikosoft.com[/url])
Tracks have full tags (including embedded thumbnail).
All artwork in jpgs at 300 d.p.i. Rotated and cropped losslessly using jpegcrop.
Notes.txt (which is simply these notes included in the torrent)
Bio Excerpt from All Music:
Though they had a bunch of hits across the 1960s, Jay & the Americans were a throwback to a previous era in their doo wop-influenced vocals, neatly groomed, short-haired appearance, and mix of pop/rock with operatic schmaltz. ...
To read the entire bio: [url]http://wc05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:aifoxqe5ldae~T1[/url]
All Music Album Review:
This archival release -- which would have made a great last disc in a Jay & the Americans four-disc box -- should delight serious fans of the group, the first nine songs representing their sole concert release. The show in question dates from April 2, 1970 (in Passaic, NJ), the period in which the group was riding the charts once again thanks to Wax Museum and its follow-up, and includes their then-current single, "Walkin' in the Rain"." The recording isn't ideal, lacking some presence, although all of the voices and instruments are represented and it is clear and boosts up well -- even casual listeners may enjoy the selection of songs, which includes "Let's Lock the Door," "Cara Mia," "She Cried," "Only in America," and "Come a Little Bit Closer"." The group and their backing band pretty well re-create the arrangements of the classic recordings, and the only surprise is how infectiously, refreshingly appealing even the most familiar of these numbers -- especially "Cara Mia" -- are when performed with genuine passion and joy. The outtakes are quite varied in their origins, encompassing "No More" and "Forgive Me," by Jay Black and Marty Sanders -- working as the Two Chaps -- in 1958, "Wisdom of a Fool" (the debut recording by the original Jay & the Americans), and some 1970s sides recorded by various incarnations of the group and Jay Black as a solo artist, the latter including a dramatic version of "Love Is in the Air." As a capper, the producers have thrown up the Drifters' rendition of "Only in America," which has shown up since on several Drifters collections.
Recorded live on stage from the Capital Theater in Passaic, NJ, April 2, 1970:
01. Only In America
02. She Cried
03. This Magic Moment
04. Cara, Mia
05. Walkin' In The Rain
06. Let's Lock The Door
07. Come A Little Bit Closer
08. Some Enchanted Evening
09. Come A Little Bit Closer (Encore)
10. No More (by The Two Chaps, 1958)
11. Forgive Me (by The Two Chaps, 1958)
12. Wisdom Of A Fool (by Jay & The Americans, 1960)
13. A Time And Place (by The Empires, 1962)
14. Punch Your Nose (by The Empires, 1962)
15. Every Time You Walk In The Room (by Jay & The Americans, 1975)
16. I'd Build A Bridge (by Jay & The Americans, 1975)
17. Running Scared (by Jay Black, 1975)
18. Dolphins (by Jay Black, 1975)
19. Love Is In The Air (by Jay Black, 1978)
20. Don't Go Please Stay (by Jay Black, 1978)
21. Only In America (by The Drifters, 1963)
More album detail at: [url]http://wc05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kvfwxq8hld6e[/url]
My other torrents: [url]http://www.demonoid.com/files/?uid=3919015&seeded=2[/url]