Hard Rock

DIO – Discography (1983 – 2016) UPDATE

DIO - Discography (1983 - 2016)

DIO – Discography (1983 – 2016)
EAC Rip | 111xCD + 2xDVD | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 46.5 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATION ALBUMS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

For a brief spell during the mid-’80s, the heavy metal quintet Dio were one of the top U.S. concert attractions, boasting one of the most over the top stage acts of its time loaded with props and special effects (lasers, explosions, a giant dragon, etc.). The group’s leader was singer Ronnie James Dio, who had previously become acquainted with the metal masses as the frontman of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow from 1975-1978 and Black Sabbath from 1979-1982Read More

Boston – Boston (1976) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Boston - Boston (1976) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Boston – Boston (1976) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 771 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Epic | USA | Cat#: ES 34188 | Genre: Hard Rock

Boston is one of the best-selling albums of all time, and deservedly so. Because of the rise of disco and punk, FM rock radio seemed all but dead until the rise of acts like Boston, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. Nearly every song on Boston’s debut album could still be heard on classic rock radio decades later due to the strong vocals of Brad Delp and unique guitar sound of Tom Scholz.Read More

Journey – Arrival (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey - Arrival (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey – Arrival (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.10 GB (ISO) + 1.66 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | USA | Cat#: CS 69864 | Genre: Hard Rock

Journey was formed originally as a vehicle for Neal Schon’s guitar pyrotechnics, but after five years the band sought out a lead singer to give them mainstream pop appeal, and Steve Perry did that, helping them to a string of seven consecutive multi-platinum albums before the band broke up in 1987. A 1996 reunion put them back in the winners’ circle with Trial by Fire, but Perry then bowed out for health reasons, putting Journey in the sticky position of recruiting a new lead singer. (Drummer Steve Smith has also been replaced by Deen Castronovo formerly of Bad English.) Read More

Bad Company – Live At Red Rocks (2017) {CD + Blu-ray} UPDATE

Bad Company - Live At Red Rocks (2017) {CD + Blu-ray}

Bad Company – Live At Red Rocks (2017) {CD + Blu-ray}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080p / 16:9 | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 48kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 48kHz)
Total Size: 533 MB (CD) + 22 GB (BD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BMG | USA | Cat#: 538277920 | Genre: Hard Rock
 
Taped May 15, 2016 at Red Rocks Amphitheater In Colorado, The Legendary Classic Rock Band delivers it’s biggest hits.

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Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey - Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.66 GB (ISO) + 1.30 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | USA | Cat#: CS 44493 | Genre: Hard Rock

Greatest Hits is an excellent, thorough 14-track collection containing all of Journey’s big hits, from 1978’s “Wheel in the Sky” to 1986’s “I’ll Be Alright Without You.” Although the songs aren’t presented in chronological order and a handful of minor hits (“Suzanne,” “Walks Like a Lady”) aren’t included, it doesn’t matter, since every essential Journey single — “Only the Young,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Separate Ways,” “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Open Arms,” “Send Her My Love” — is here, which means that it’s all most casual fans will ever need.Read More

Kiss – Destroyer (1976) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kiss - Destroyer (1976) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kiss – Destroyer (1976) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.37 GB (ISO) + 675 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9035 | Genre: Hard Rock, Glam Metal

The pressure was on Kiss for their fifth release, and the band knew it. Their breakthrough, Alive!, was going to be hard to top, so instead of trying to recreate a concert setting in the studio, they went the opposite route. Destroyer is one of Kiss’ most experimental studio albums, but also one of their strongest and most interesting. Alice Cooper/Pink Floyd producer Bob Ezrin was on hand, and he strongly encouraged the band to experiment — there’s extensive use of sound effects (the album’s untitled closing track), the appearance of a boy’s choir (“Great Expectations”), and an orchestra-laden, heartfelt ballad (“Beth”). Read More

Scorpions – Blackout (1982) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Scorpions - Blackout (1982) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Scorpions – Blackout (1982) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 279 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.48 GB (SACD ISO) + 727 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 164 | Genre: Hard Rock

Blackout was Scorpions’ first highly successful album, due to its clever balance of pop/rock (the title track), power ballads (“When the Smoke Is Going Down”), and catchy heavy metal (“Dynamite,” “No One Like You”). Vocalist Klaus Meine had a throat operation prior to the record’s release, and surprisingly, his voice sounds more melodic and lively than ever.Read More

Joe Walsh – So What (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Joe Walsh - So What (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Joe Walsh – So What (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 326 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.47 GB (SACD ISO) + 686 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 214 | Genre: Hard Rock

Joe Walsh’s catalog by this point was two albums strong and of a consistently high quality. Despite a change of lineup for So What — a wide range of musicians is used, including the Eagles’ Don Henley — the sound is very similar to previous releases. A number of classic Walsh tracks are featured, including a more polished version of “Turn to Stone,” originally featured on his debut album, Barnstorm, in a somewhat more riotous style.Read More

Jeff Beck – Truth (1968) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jeff Beck - Truth (1968) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jeff Beck – Truth (1968) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.64 GB (ISO) + 823 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 269 | Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

Despite being the premiere of heavy metal, Jeff Beck’s Truth has never quite carried its reputation the way the early albums by Led Zeppelin did, or even Cream’s two most popular LPs, mostly as a result of the erratic nature of the guitarist’s subsequent work. Time has muted some of its daring, radical nature, elements of which were appropriated by practically every metal band (and most arena rock bands) that followed.Read More

Heart – Alive In Seattle (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Heart - Alive In Seattle (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Heart – Alive In Seattle (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 6.69 GB (ISO) + 7.28 GB (FLAC Stereo/Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Epic/Legacy | USA | Cat#: E2H 90287 | Genre: Hard Rock

Recorded at the last stop on their 2002 tour, Alive in Seattle documents an impeccable performance and production, mixed for surround-sound playback on both regular and Super Audio CD formats. A warm artist/audience vibe permeates this set; it’s easy to imagine families sprawled out on an amphitheater lawn, taking in the music on an early summer evening.Read More