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Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 698 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat#: WPCR-16394 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

The Madcap Laughs is the debut solo album by the English singer-songwriter Syd Barrett. It was recorded after Barrett had left Pink Floyd in April 1968. The album had a chequered recording history, with work beginning in mid-1968, but the bulk of the sessions taking place between April and July 1969, for which five different producers were credited − including BarrettRead More

Syd Barrett – Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett - Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett – Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 513 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat#: WPCR-16395 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Barrett is the second and final studio album of new material released by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett. Recording began at Abbey Road Studios on 26 February 1970, and lasted for 15 sessions until 21 JulyRead More

Heart – The Essential Heart (Limited Edition 3.0) (2008)

Heart - The Essential Heart (Limited Edition 3.0) (2008)

Heart – The Essential Heart (Limited Edition 3.0) (2008)
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 1.43 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music BMG | Cat#: 88697 29091 2 | Genre: Hard Rock

Essential Heart is the only compilation that covers the group’s tenure at both Epic and Capitol. All the hits of the ’70s are featured on the first disc and include “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and “Straight On.” The second disc includes all of their comeback material recorded in the ’80s such as “What About Love?,” “These Dreams,” and “Nothin’ at All.” [Epic/Capitol/Legacy’s Limited Edition 3.0 appeared in 2008Read More

The Animals – The Singles+ (1999)

The Animals - The Singles+ (1999)

The Animals – The Singles+ (1999)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 756 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BR Music | Cat#: BS 8112-2 | Genre: Classic Rock

This is without doubt the best and most complete compilation that I’ve ever encountered of the Animals in either their original carnations as simply ”The Animals” or ”Eric Burdon And The Animals”. All their British, American and European singles are here together with some ”B” sides and album tracks. The booklet provides a reasonable biography of the band together with details of where their singles charted in Britain, America and a number of European countriesRead More

Donovan – Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 (1992)

Donovan - Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 (1992)

Donovan – Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 (1992)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @350 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 751 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Epic-Legacy | Cat#: E2K 46986 | Genre: Folk Rock

While by no means a complete retrospective, this two-disc compilation contains a healthy sampling from Donovan’s first dozen years as a formidable musical figure. His chameleon-like sensibilities not only adapted to, but likewise defined the ’60s folk, pop, acid rock and the scene of swingin’ London. As well as hitting some of the more obvious high points, Donovan — who personally oversaw the project — included a couple of unissued demos (“London Town”/”Codine”), alternate versions (“Museum”/”Superlungs”/”Riki Tiki Tavi”) and previously unearthed titles (“Breezes Of Patchulie”/”Age Of Treason”/”What The Soul Desires”)Read More

The Zombies – The EP Collection (1992)

The Zombies - The EP Collection (1992)

The Zombies – The EP Collection (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG
Total Size: 374 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: See For Miles Records | Cat#: SEECD 358 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Excellent collection of Zombies EPs from 1964 to 1966. Most Americans got turned on to The Zombies after they’d already broken up, via the belated US release of “Time Of The Season.” Casual fans know “Time…,” “She’s Not There” (in both mono and stereo here) and “Tell Her No” Read More

Harry Nilsson – Nilsson The RCA Albums Collection (2013) {Box set}

Harry Nilsson - Nilsson The RCA Albums Collection (2013) {Box set}

Harry Nilsson – Nilsson The RCA Albums Collection (2013) {Box set}
EAC Rip | 17xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 5.85 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA Records | Cat#: 88697915502 | Genre: Pop Rock, Singer-songwriter

Harry Nilsson spent almost all of his rich, idiosyncratic, sometimes maddening career at RCA Records, releasing his bravura debut, Pandemonium Shadow Show, in 1967 and fading into the sunset with 1977’s Knnillssonn. During those ten years, he released 14 albums and left behind a bunch of stray tracks, almost all of which are gathered on Legacy’s massive and wonderful 2013 box The RCA Albums CollectionRead More

Bryan Ferry – 6 Albums (1973-1985) {2015, Platinum SHM-CD, Mini LP, Japan}

Bryan Ferry - 6 Albums (1973-1985) {2015, Platinum SHM-CD, Mini LP, Japan}

Bryan Ferry – 6 Albums (1973-1985) {2015, Platinum SHM-CD, Mini LP, Japan}
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 2.60 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music Japan | Cat#: UICY-40141/46 | Genre: Glam Rock

While his tenure as the frontman for the legendary Roxy Music remained his towering achievement, singer Bryan Ferry also carved out a successful solo career that continued in the lush, sophisticated manner perfected on the group’s final records. Born September 26, 1945, in Washington, England, Ferry, the son of a coal miner, began his musical career as a singer with the rock outfit the Banshees while studying art at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne under pop conceptualistRead More

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2006 Reissue}

Journey - Greatest Hits (1988) {2006 Reissue}

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2006 Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, included
Total Size: 554 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia-Legacy | Cat#: 82876858892 | Genre: Hard Rock

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the American rock band Journey, originally released in 1988 by Columbia Records. It is the band’s best-selling career disc, spending 330 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart (more than any other compilation album, except for Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ disc, in history). Additionally, as of late 2014, it has logged nearly 1,000 weeks on Billboard’s Catalog albums chartRead More

Pat Benatar – The Very Best Album Ever (2002)

Pat Benatar - The Very Best Album Ever (2002)

Pat Benatar – The Very Best Album Ever (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 580 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | Cat#: 7243 5 39928 2 8 | Genre: Pop Rock

Pat Benatar’s polished mainstream pop/rock made her one of the more popular female vocalists of the early ’80s. Although she came on like an arena rocker with her power chords, tough sexuality, and powerful vocals, her music was straight pop/rock underneath all the bluster. Born Patricia Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the singer was raised in the nearby town of Lindenhurst on Long Island, NY. Benatar began singing regularly in the New York City area by the ’70s, where she was discovered at the Catch a Rising Star club and signed by Chrysalis Records. Backed by a stellar band led by guitarist Neil GeraldoRead More

VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)

VA - The London American Story: Rarities (2011)

VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 842 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY3CD001 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

The London record label was founded in 1947 as an offshoot of the Decca Label. two years later it began buying the UK distribution rights to American independent labels such as Imperial, Chess, Dot, Atlantic, Specialty and Sun as well as (much later) the first releases from Motown. Coincidentally, the 45rpm seven-inch single format was first introduced in 1949 by RCA Victor.Read More

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard - Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 716 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Smith & Co | Cat#: SCCD 2493 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Of all the original 50s rock ‘n’ roll stars, none was more flamboyant than Richard Wayne Penniman. Now a game octogenarian still intermittently performing (he headlined a Las Vegas weekender in March 2013), Richard has had a chequered career peppered with retirements and comebacks, fluctuations between God and Mammon and many a misjudged recording; his latter years dogged by a dodgy hip. At his peak he was the most dynamic rock ‘n’ roll extrovert on record and stage, which obscures the fact he was also the most mellifluous vocalist of the pack when he calmed down enough to sing a blues, gospel or soul balladRead More