Author Archive: Moby_Dick

Cinderella – Gold (2006)

Cinderella - Gold (2006)

Cinderella – Gold (2006)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.03 GB + 315 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury / Chronicles / UMe | USA | Cat#: B0006228-02 | Genre: Hard Rock, Glam Metal

With only four full-length albums and a couple of live records to their name, it’s hard to view this 2006 two-disc Cinderella set as being essential, especially as the thorough Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits was released early the preceding year.Read More

B.B.King – Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}

B.B.King - Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}

B.B.King – Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5 GB (CDs) + 655 MB (Book & Box Covers) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music B.V. / Amazon.com Exclusive | EU | Cat#: 0600753384992 | Genre: Blues

Universal’s 2012 box set Ladies & Gentlemen…Mr. B.B. King is hardly the first B.B. King box set — MCA assembled a similar four-disc set called King of the Blues in 1992, Ace had a tremendous four-CD box called The Vintage Years in 2002 that covered his pre-ABC/Paramount recordings (apparently every ten years it’s time for a new B.B. box) — but it certainly is the most ambitious, arriving in two separate career-spanning incarnations. Read More

Foreigner – Discography (1977 – 2014)

Foreigner - Discography (1977 - 2014)

Foreigner – Discography (1977 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 49xCD + DVD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 24 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SET
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock, AOR

While quite a few arena rock acts of the ’70s found the transformation into the ’80s quite difficult, several acts continued to flourish and enjoyed some of their biggest commercial success: Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and especially Foreigner. Foreigner’s leader from the beginning has been British guitarist Mick Jones, who first broke into the music biz as a “hired gun” of sorts, appearing on recordings by George Harrison and Peter Frampton, and as part of a later-day version of hard rockers Spooky Tooth. By the mid-’70s, Jones had relocated to New York City, where he was a brief member of the Leslie West Band and served as an A&R man for a record company.Read More

Johnny Winter – True To The Blue: The Johnny Winter Story (2014) {4CD Box Set}

Johnny Winter - True To The Blue: The Johnny Winter Story (2014) {4CD Box Set}

Johnny Winter – True To The Blue: The Johnny Winter Story (2014) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.67 GB (CDs) + 103 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | EU | Cat#: 88883740852 | Genre: Blues

There has always been more to the Johnny Winter story than meets the eye, and if stepping into the role of a whirlwind albino electric blues guitar player from Texas with a brilliant slide style was the very role he was born to fill, he took a while to get there. For starters, he was born in Mississippi, which might explain something, and then grew up in Texas, where he played clarinet before switching over to guitar at the age of 11.Read More

Various Artists – The Godfathers Of Psychobilly (2012)

Various Artists - The Godfathers Of Psychobilly (2012)

Various Artists – The Godfathers Of Psychobilly (2012)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 515 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Not Now Music | EU | Cat#: NOT2CD456 | Genre: Psychobilly, Rockabilly

Psychobilly arrived on the British music scene in the Eighties and has operated under the radar of the mainstream media. Yet the popularity of this street-level music has moved on to continental Europe and now flourishes in America, Australia and Japan. A number of rockabilly artists had a morbid fascination for death and decay that would later feed the psychobilly genre.Read More

Frank Zappa – The Crux Of The Biscuit (2016)

Frank Zappa - The Crux Of The Biscuit (2016)

Frank Zappa – The Crux Of The Biscuit (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 536 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Zappa Records | EU | Cat#: ZR 20020 | Genre: Experimental Rock

The Crux of the Biscuit is the fourth installment of the Project/Object series that offers a peek behind the curtain at the making of FZ’s albums, in this case, Apostrophe (‘). If you don’t know Apostrophe (‘), there’s really no context for this material. The first quarter or so of the album is an early sequence of side one, all with 1973 mixes by Kerry McNabb. Read More

Les Paul – The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}

Les Paul - The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}

Les Paul – The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 894 MB (CDs) + 56.8 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | USA | Cat#: C2-97654 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Country, Blues

If you’re going for the big gulp, you could do no better than this excellent four-disc box set, which covers all the highlights of Les Paul and Mary Ford’s tenure with the label. Sparkling sound abounds throughout (even on the old acetate masters like “Lover”), with the first three discs covering not only the best issued Capitol masters, but three of Paul and Ford’s radio shows for NBC and assorted catchy radio commercials for Robert Hall clothiers and Rheingold beer.Read More

Various Artists – The Roots Of Psychobilly (2012)

Various Artists - The Roots Of Psychobilly (2012)

Various Artists – The Roots Of Psychobilly (2012)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 556 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Not Now Music | EU | Cat#: NOT2CD424 | Genre: Psychobilly, Rockabilly

For those with an interest in the early roots of the psychobilly genre, this 2CD set is a must have featuring music from the acts that influenced a host of later bands. Read More

The Seeds – 5 Albums (1966-1968) {2010, Japanese Mini LP}

The Seeds - 5 Albums (1966-1968) {2010, Japanese Mini LP}

The Seeds – 5 Albums (1966-1968) {2010, Japanese Mini LP}
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.56 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Hayabusa Landings | Japan | Cat#: HYCA-2032~36 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock
 
The Seeds (1966) | A Web of Sound (1966) | Future (1967) | A Full Spoon of Seedy Blue (1967)
Raw & Alive: The Seeds in Concert at Merlin’s Music Box (1968)

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Marianne Faithfull – Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology (1998)

Marianne Faithfull - Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology (1998)

Marianne Faithfull – Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology (1998)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 951 MB (CDs) + 41.2 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Island Records | UK | Cat#: 524 579-2 | Genre: Pop Rock

Because more than half of the 35 songs on this two-disc retrospective of Marianne Faithfull’s 1979-95 output come from her three great albums — Broken English, Dangerous Acquaintances, and Strange Weather — or are previously unreleased outtakes or B-sides from them, A Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology makes a fine primer to Faithfull’s often challenging, always mesmerizing (or would that be always challenging, often mesmerizing?) music. “Ballad of the Soldier’s Wife,” her solid contribution to 1985’s Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill, is also included, giving Faithfull’s hauntingly tragic voice the resonance and attention it demands.Read More

Jethro Tull – Minstrel In The Gallery: 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition (1975) {2015, Box Set, 2CD + 2DVD}

Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery: 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition (1975) {2015, Box Set, 2CD + 2DVD}

Jethro Tull – Minstrel In The Gallery: 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition (1975) {2015, Box Set, 2CD + 2DVD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
2xDVD-9 | ISO | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 6ch & 4ch / DTS, 6ch & 4ch / LPCM, 2ch
HiRes Audio | FLAC Tracks -> Stereo (24bit/96kHz) & Multichannel (24bit/48kHz)
Total Size: 837 MB (CDs) + 12.7 GB (DVDs) + 8.45 GB (HiRes) + 549 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chrysalis | EU | Cat#: 0825646157204 | Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock

The 40th Anniversary La Grandé Edition, as it is being called, will be a 2CD+2DVD set that will feature a new stereo and surround sound mix of the album by Steven Wilson along with seven bonus tracks, six of which are previously unreleased.Read More

Jethro Tull – WarChild: The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition (1974) {2014, Box Set, 2CD + 2DVD}

Jethro Tull - WarChild: The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition (1974) {2014, Box Set, 2CD + 2DVD}

Jethro Tull – WarChild: The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition (1974) {2014, Box Set, 2CD + 2DVD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
2xDVD-9 | ISO | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 6ch & 4ch / DTS, 6ch & 4ch / LPCM, 2ch
HiRes Audio | FLAC Tracks -> Stereo (24bit/96kHz) & Multichannel (24bit/48kHz)
Total Size: 670 MB (CDs) + 11 GB (DVDs) + 6.77 GB (HiRes Audio) + 541 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chrysalis | EU | Cat#: 2564621627 / Warchild | Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock

WarChild The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition includes: Original album and bonus tracks (three previously unreleased), remixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson; 10 orchestral pieces (nine previously unreleased) written for the film s soundtrack, 4 of which are remixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson; Flat transfers of the original LP mix at 96/24, and the quadrophonic version (with 2 bonus tracks) in 4.0; The Third Hoorah promo footage, and footage from a January 1974 photo session/press conference where the WarChild project was announced; An 80-page booklet featuring an extensive history of the project, a film script synopsis, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs.Read More