Rock & Roll

Wanda Jackson – Right Or Wrong (1992) {4CDs Box Set}

Wanda Jackson - Right Or Wrong (1992) {4CDs Box Set}

Wanda Jackson – Right Or Wrong (1992) {4CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.59 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family | Germany | Cat#: BCD 15 629 DI | Genre: Pop Rock, Rockabilly

This four-CD set is like a photo album of Wanda Jackson growing up, from innocent adolescent to rockabilly star and the dominant female country singer of the early 1960s. Her complete recordings from the first Decca session in March 1954 until her Capitol session of November 2, 1962, constitute the part of her career that rock & roll and rockabilly fans most care about.Read More

Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}

Little Richard - King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}

Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.24 GB (CDs) + 193 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Handmade | USA | Cat#: RHM2 7888 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Funk

Little Richard was not the only original rock & roller to attempt a comeback in the late ’60s and early ’70s, but he may have been the one to take the greatest musical risks. Fats Domino merely updated his sound (albeit in a charming fashion), Jerry Lee Lewis refashioned himself as a hardcore country singer, and Chuck Berry pandered with “My Ding-A-Ling,” but Little Richard pushed himself on his three albums for Reprise, all of which were collected — along with his contributions to Quincy Jones’ 1972 Dollar$ soundtrack album, non-LP singles, session outtakes, and a complete unreleasedRead More

Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More (2009) {6CDs Box Set}

Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More (2009) {6CDs Box Set}

Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More (2009) {6CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.90 GB (CDs) + 52.4 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen Records | USA | Cat#: B0012875-02 | Genre: Rockabilly

In 1979, The Complete Buddy Holly gathered up all known Buddy Holly recordings in a six-LP box set, setting the standard for archival rock & roll reissues in the pre-CD era. Perhaps if this box never existed, the wait for a CD incarnation of Holly’s complete recordings wouldn’t have seemed quite so long, but chances are it would: as the CD revolution waned in the early days of the new millennium, every one of his peers saw their work boxed up in complete sets, leaving Buddy to the bootleggersRead More

Jerry Lee Lewis – Mercury Smashes… And Rockin’ Sessions (2000) {10CDs, Box Set}

Jerry Lee Lewis - Mercury Smashes… And Rockin' Sessions (2000) {10CDs, Box Set}

Jerry Lee Lewis – Mercury Smashes… And Rockin’ Sessions (2000) {10CDs, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.92 GB (CDs) + 392 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family Records | Germany | Cat#: BCD 15784 JK | Genre: Rockabilly

The third installment of Bear Family’s exhaustive reissue of Jerry Lee Lewis’ complete recordings, Mercury Smashes…and Rockin’ Sessions, covers the era that many listeners, even some fans, dismiss — his late-’60s and ’70s recordings for Mercury. Conventional wisdom claims that the Killer was pretty much spent as a creative force during this time, since he had already made his near-triumphant comeback as a hard country singer on Mercury in the mid-’60s, and that he coasted on formula, except for the concentrated burst of the Roots album.Read More

Bill Haley & His Comets – The Decca Years And More (1990) {5CDs, Box Set}

Bill Haley & His Comets - The Decca Years And More (1990) {5CDs, Box Set}

Bill Haley & His Comets – The Decca Years And More (1990) {5CDs, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.46 GB (CDs) + 620 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family Records | W.Germany | Cat#: BCD 15506 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

Any casual listener looking over this 132-track five-CD set would probably conclude that it was far more Bill Haley than they need bite off in one gulp — and they’d be right, as casual listeners. For the serious rock & roll enthusiast, as well as the hardcore Bill Haley fan, however, there’s a wealth of worthwhile material to be found here, some of which will amaze even those fans: a dozen great songs and 55 or so more that are good, and another 20 that are fascinatingRead More

Elvis Presley – The Complete Elvis Presley Masters (2010) {Box Set, 30CDs}

Elvis Presley - The Complete Elvis Presley Masters (2010) {Box Set, 30CDs}

Elvis Presley – The Complete Elvis Presley Masters (2010) {Box Set, 30CDs}
EAC Rip | 30xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 11.1 GB (CDs) + 498 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | USA | Cat#: 88697118262 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

Often it seems that every note Elvis Presley ever recorded has been repackaged and reissued in every conceivable combination, but there has never been a set comparable to 2010’s The Complete Elvis Presley Masters, a lavish limited 30-CD set that rounds up all 711 completed takes from Presley, including 100 relative rarities.Read More

Fats Domino – Out Of New Orleans (1993) {Box Set}

Fats Domino - Out Of New Orleans (1993) {Box Set}

Fats Domino – Out Of New Orleans (1993) {Box Set}
EAC Rip | 8xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 2.64 GB (CDs) + 650 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family | Germany | Cat#: BCD 15541 | Genre: Rock & Roll

An amazing piece of work — a massive eight-CD boxed set that contains every one of Fats Domino’s 1949-1962 Imperial waxings. That’s a tremendous load of one artist, but the legacy of Domino and his partner Dave Bartholomew is so consistently innovative and infectious that it never grows tiresome for a second.Read More

Billy Fury – A Thousand Stars: The Best of Billy Fury (2014)

Billy Fury - A Thousand Stars: The Best of Billy Fury (2014)

Billy Fury – A Thousand Stars: The Best of Billy Fury (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 287 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Spectrum Music | EU | Cat#: SPEC2162 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Billy Fury was one of the most revered performers that the UK ever produced, with an electric ont-stage persona. His unmistakable strain of Rock ‘n’ Roll resulted in no less than 27 charting UK Singles, and this compilation includes all of them, including Top-3 smashes: Halfway To Paradise, Jealousy, Like I’ve Never Been Gone and When Will You Say I Love You.Read More

The Shadows ‎– The Early Years (Expanded Edition): Their Complete Studio Recordings 1959-1966 (1991) {2013, Reissue, Box Set}

The Shadows ‎– The Early Years (Expanded Edition): Their Complete Studio Recordings 1959-1966 (1991) {2013, Reissue, Box Set}

The Shadows ‎– The Early Years (Expanded Edition): Their Complete Studio Recordings 1959-1966 (1991)
{2013, Reissue, Box Set}

EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.38 GB (CDs) + 109 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone | EU | Cat#: 50999 444270 23 | Genre: Rock & Roll. Pop Rock

To be fair, this six-CD set is really for completists only, since the price tag is likely to put off anyone else. But if you’ve been hooked on the beautiful guitar work of Hank Marvin and the surprisingly muscularity of the band, delving deeper is a very good idea. Not only do you get all the big hits — like “Apache,” “F.B.I.,” and “The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt” (or even the wonderfully named “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Arthur”) — you get literally everything.Read More

Bob Dylan / The Band – Before The Flood (1974) {2014, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan / The Band - Before The Flood (1974) {2014, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan / The Band – Before The Flood (1974) {2014, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 679 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2-2128 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Bob Dylan and the Band both needed the celebrated reunion tour of 1974, since Dylan’s fortunes had been floundering since Self Portrait and the Band stumbled with 1971’s Cahoots. The tour, with its attendant publicity, definitely returned both artists to center stage, and it definitely succeeded, breaking box office records and earning great reviews.Read More

Del Shannon – The Essential Collection 1961-1991 (2012)

Del Shannon - The Essential Collection 1961-1991 (2012)

Del Shannon – The Essential Collection 1961-1991 (2012)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG
Total Size: 815 MB (CDs) + 14.1 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Music Club Deluxe | UK | Cat#: MCDLX176 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Oldie

2012 two CD collection. Del Shannon made an instant impact when his debut release, the startlingly innovative and much-loved ‘Runaway’, went to the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. He went onto score another six UK Top Ten hits in a career that encompassed jukebox classics, dramatic minor key ballads, definitive cover versions, raucous garage-punk, beautifully arranged psych-popRead More