Author Archive: Moby_Dick

Smokie – The Best Of (2003)

Smokie - The Best Of (2003)

Smokie – The Best Of (2003)
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Label: Sony Music | Cat#: 82876 507242 | Genre: Pop Rock, Glam Rock

The English glam rock band was fronted by Chris Norman, who became known to American audiences for his duet with Suzi Quatro, “Stumblin’ In”, which became a top chart hit around the world. But Smokie was most popular in Europe in the late 1970’s with hits like “Laying Back in the Arms of Someone”, “Don’t Play Your Rock N Roll to Me”, their cover of “Needles And Pins” and “Living Next Door to Alice” (which features the “F” word uncensored and stayed that way even when performed on television)Read More

Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985)

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985)

Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985)
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Label: Columbia | Cat#: CD 88666 | Genre: Pop Rock

Although it’s missing a few important (not to mention big) hits, Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 is an excellent retrospective of the first half of Billy Joel’s career. Beginning with “Piano Man,” the first disc runs through a number of early songs before arriving at the hit-making days of the late ’70s; some of these songs, including “Captain Jack” and “New York State of Mind,” weren’t strictly hits, but were popular numbers within his stage show and became radio hitsRead More

Black Sabbath – Discography (1970 – 2013)

Black Sabbath - Discography (1970 - 2013)

Black Sabbath – Discography (1970 – 2013)
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Studio Albums | Live Albums | Singles | Compilations | Box Sets
Total Size: 75.7 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Various | Genre: Heavy metal

Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band have since experienced multiple line-up changes, with guitarist Iommi being the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a blues rock band, the group soon adopted the Black Sabbath moniker and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitarsRead More

Van Der Graaf Generator – 7 Albums (1970 – 1977) {Remastered, Japan, Mini LP, Platinum SHM-CD}

Van Der Graaf Generator - 7 Albums (1970 - 1977) {Remastered, Japan, Mini LP, Platinum SHM-CD}

Van Der Graaf Generator – 7 Albums (1970 – 1977) {Remastered, Japan, Mini LP, Platinum SHM-CD}
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Label: Universal Music Japan | Cat#: UICY-40134/40 | Genre: Progressive Rock

An eye-opening trip to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury during the summer of 1967 inspired British-born drummer Chris Judge Smith to compose a list of possible names for the rock group he wished to form. Upon his return to Manchester University, he began performing with singer/songwriter Peter Hammill and keyboardist Nick Peame; employing one of the names from Judge Smith’s list, the band dubbed itself Van der Graaf Generator (after a machine which creates static electricity), eventually earning an intense cult following as one of the era’s preeminent art rock groups. Read More

Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)

Procol Harum - The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)

Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)
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Total Size: 244 MB (CD) + 67.1 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M Records | Cat#: CD3259 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Procol Harum is a band that is (these days anyway) rather obscure, but has had a definite influence on rock music, in general, and progressive rock, in particular. “Best Of” albums seldom are that, and whether or not this one is certainly falls under the area of debate. However, the album is a good introduction to the many sides of this complex and intriguing band. For those who only know of the group’s two hits, “Whiter Shade of Pale” and “Conquistador,” the disc provides both of them. However, for the more knowledgeable fansRead More

Glass Hammer – The Breaking of the World (2015)

Glass Hammer - The Breaking of the World (2015)

Glass Hammer – The Breaking of the World (2015)
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Label: Sound Resources | Cat#: SR3423 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Just when you thought the greatest and most venerable American prog band could get “none more prog,” along comes THE BREAKING OF THE WORLD, the best work of Glass Hammer’s career and, in some related fashion, their most progressive album thus far. This is not just album number fifteen in a list of fifteen sequential studio albums. Of course, there’s no such thingRead More

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)

VA - The Cruisin' Story 1955 (2012)

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)
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Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY2CD167 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

One Day Music’s Cruisin’ series continues with the year 1955 and more classic hits. Featured artists include Bill Haley & The Comets, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and more!Read More

The Mamas & The Papas – 16 Of Their Greatest Hits (1969) {1986, MCA Records}

The Mamas & The Papas - 16 Of Their Greatest Hits (1969) {1986, MCA Records}

The Mamas & The Papas – 16 Of Their Greatest Hits (1969) {1986, MCA Records}
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Label: MCA Records | Cat#: MCAD-5701 | Genre: Pop Rock

A great overview of the music from this group, one of the founders of the California sound in the late ’60s. This is a good collection of their unforgettable electric folk-pop songs, including “Monday, Monday” and “California Dreamin’.” (Originally released in August 1969 by Dunhill Records, 16 of Their Greatest Hits, it was reissued on CD by MCA Records in 1986.)Read More

Lita Ford – Kiss Me Deadly (1997) {Greatest Hits}

Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly (1997) {Greatest Hits}

Lita Ford – Kiss Me Deadly (1997) {Greatest Hits}
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Label: BMG Entertainment| Cat#: 74321 512002 | Genre: Glam Metal

Compilation featuring 17 of the hard rockin’former Runaway’s best, including the top 20 hit ‘Kiss MeDeadly’, a cover of Alice Cooper’s ‘Only Women Bleed’ andother tough gems from the ’80s like ‘Back To The Cave’,’Can’t Catch Me’ & ‘Hungry’. A Camden release. Read More

T.Rex – Electric Warrior (1971) {2012, Deluxe Edition}

T.Rex - Electric Warrior (1971) {2012, Deluxe Edition}

T.Rex – Electric Warrior (1971) {2012, Deluxe Edition}
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FLAC: 753 MB | Scans: 280 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal International Music | Cat#: 533 780-0 | Genre: Glam Rock

Electric Warrior is the sixth studio album by English glam rock act T. Rex (being the second album under the name “T. Rex”, with the first four billed as “Tyrannosaurus Rex”). It was released on 24 September 1971 by record label Fly in the UK and Reprise in the US. The album marks a turning point in the band’s sound, dispensing with the folk-oriented music of the group’s previous albums and pioneering a new, “glammier” style of rock known as glam rockRead More

T. Rex – T. Rex (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}

T. Rex - T. Rex (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}

T. Rex – T. Rex (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}
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Total Size: 935 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Polydor Records | Cat#: 534 732-2 | Genre: Glam Rock

Tyrannosaurus Rex’s transformation from oracles of U.K. hippie culture to boogie-friendly rock stars began with the album A Beard of Stars, released in early 1970 when the band picked up electric instruments, and by the time the year was out, Marc Bolan had pared their name down to the more user-friendly T. Rex and dropped their first album with the new moniker. Oddly enough, while the songs on T. Rex bear a much stronger melodic and lyrical resemblance to what would make the band famous on Electric Warrior in 1971Read More

Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}

Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard Of Stars (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}

Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}
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FLAC: 548 MB | Scans: 300 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Polydor Records | Cat#: 534 732-9 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Tyrannosaurus Rex’s fourth album, A Beard of Stars, was the turning point where Marc Bolan began evolving from an unrepentant hippie into the full-on swaggering rock star he would be within a couple of years, though for those not familiar with his previous work, it still sounds like the work of a man with his mind plugged into the age of lysergic enchantment. “A Daye Laye,” “Pavilions of Sun,” and the title tune sure sound like the writings of an agreeably addled flower child, and Bolan’s vocals are playfully mannered in a manner that suits his loopy poetryRead More