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The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono (2009) {Remastered, Box Set, Japanese Edition}

The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono (2009) {Remastered, Box Set, Japanese Edition}

The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono (2009) {Remastered, Box Set, Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | 13xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR @ 320 kbps | Full Scans + Booklet @600 dpi, JPG
FLAC: 2.81 GB | MP3: 1.82 GB | Full Scans (Covers & CD Labels): In same archive | Booklet & Box Covers: 223 MB
3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI Japan / Apple| Cat#: TOCP-71041-53 | Lenght: 09:39:38 | Genre: Classic Rock

The Beatles always stood apart from their peers, a self-evident statement that sadly extended to the treatment of their catalog in the digital age. Where all their peers, from the Byrds to the Who, have had their catalogs remastered and reissued in deluxe editions, sometimes several times, the Beatles remained stuck in the early days of digital, their 14 albums plus Past Masters singles collection remaining untouched since 1987. Anniversaries came and went, but no remasters arrived until the release of the video game The Beatles Rockband pushed a long-overdue revamping of the band’s entire catalog into the stores on 9-9-09. This reissue campaign corrects almost all the problems of the original 1987 CDsRead More

Europe – War of Kings (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Digital Download}

Europe - War of Kings (2015) [Deluxe Edition, Digital Download]

Europe – War of Kings (2015) [Deluxe Edition, Digital Download]
Digital Download (WEB) | FLAC Tracks | MP3 CBR @ 320 kbps | Front Cover
FLAC: 370 MB | MP3: 128 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: UDR Music | Lenght: 54:11 | Genre: Hard Rock

Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monsterously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience.Read More

Scorpions – Return To Forever (2015) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Limited Deluxe Edition}

Scorpions - Return To Forever (2015) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Limited Deluxe Edition}

Scorpions – Return To Forever (2015) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Limited Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 508 MB (CD) + 371 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music, Japan | Cat#: SICP 30719 | Genre: Hard Rock

Return to Forever is the eighteenth studio album by German rock band Scorpions. It was released on February 20, 2015 in Europe and on February 23 in North America.Read More

VA – It Was 40 Years Ago Today: Tribute To The Beatles (2004)

VA - It Was 40 Years Ago Today: Tribute To The Beatles (2004)

VA – It Was 40 Years Ago Today: Tribute To The Beatles (2004)
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @400 dpi, JPG
Total Size: 1.51 GB (CDs) + 54.3 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bullseye Records | Cat#: BLR-CD-4060 | Lenght: 03:41:11 | Genre: Classic Rock

An impressive and delightfully exhausting 50 tracks capture the spirit of the Beatles’ music on this double-CD compilation that imitates The White Album in look, just as the immaculate Boston Does the Beatles double LP from 1988 did. There are so many highlights in the over 150 minutes of music (almost an hour more than the approximately 97-minute aforementioned Boston Does the Beatles) that it is hard to be fair to all involved by leaving out names, when so much of this is so very good. Jeremy Morris submits an authentic “It’s All Too Much,” while Al Kooper dramatically revises “Eleanor Rigby” to wonderful effectRead More

King Crimson – Live at The Orpheum (2015) {CD + DVD-Audio}

King Crimson - Live at The Orpheum (2015) [CD + DVD-Audio]

King Crimson – Live at The Orpheum (2015) {CD + DVD-Audio}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG
DVD-A | ISO | MLP 2.0 @24bit/96kHz (AUDIO_TS) | LPCM 2.0 @24bit/96kHz (VIDEO_TS)
Total Size: 200 MB (CD) + 3.88 GB (DVD-A) + 25.4 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Panegyric, Discipline Global Mobile | Cat#: DGMSP2 | Lenght: 40:56 | Genre: Progressive Rock

By all accounts, the somewhat unexpected 2014 King Crimson tour was a resounding success and Live at the Orpheum is the first offering for those who were unable to attend. The band had been reinvented with a combination of new and returning players and the set list consisted largely of tunes that hadn’t been performed live since the ’70s, if at all. The main wild card was the three-drummer front line, which easily could have turned into a messRead More

The Beatles – Stereo Box Set (2009) {Remastered, USB Limited Edition}

The Beatles - Stereo Box Set (2009) [Remastered, USB Limited Edition]

The Beatles – Stereo Box Set (2009) {Remastered, USB Limited Edition}
Apple-shaped USB flash drive | FLAC Tracks @ 24bit/44.1 kHz | 14 Official Albums
FLAC: 7.61 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI / Apple | Lenght: 10:13:49 | Genre: Classic Rock

On 7 December 2009, The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings) was also released as a limited edition of 30,000 apple-shaped USB flash drives. This event marks the first appearance for the Beatles catalogue in a high-resolution digital format being encoded in 44.1 kHz/24-bit “lossless” FLAC format. CD-standard is 44.1/16-bit. The 16 GB flash drive also includes 320 kbps MP3 copies of the albums, a specially designed Flash interface, and all the visual elements from the boxed set — the mini-documentary films, original UK album art, rare photos and expanded liner notes.Read More

Scorpions – Return To Forever (2015) {50 Anniversary, Limited Deluxe Edition}

Scorpions - Return To Forever (2015) [50 Anniversary, Limited Deluxe Edition]

Scorpions – Return To Forever (2015) {50 Anniversary, Limited Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | WavPack (*.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 523 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music, EU | Cat#: 88875 05911 2 | Genre: Hard Rock

German heavy metal icons the Scorpions hit the 50-year mark in 2015, being initially conceived all the way back in 1965 by a 16-year-old Rudolf Schenker as a beat band very much in line with the trends of the time, and slowly evolving into a hard rock force to contend with by the end of the ’70s. Multi-platinum-selling singles and omnipresent commercial success peaked out for the Scorpions sometime in the early ’80s, but they kept the flame alive for a dedicated army of followers for decades to come. Return to Forever is the band’s 18th album of new studio material, following 2010’sRead More

Gary Moore – Out In The Fields: The Very Best Of (1998) {Limited Edition}

Gary Moore - Out In The Fields - The Very Best Of (1998) [Limited Edition]

Gary Moore – Out In The Fields – The Very Best Of (1998) {Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG
FLAC: 967 MB | Scans: 60.4 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Virgin Records | Cat#: CDVX2871 7243 8 46750 2 8 | Lenght: 02:15:06 | Genre: Blues Rock

Irish guitarist Gary Moore has built an entire career on stubborn self-recycling. Just when listeners think they have him pegged within a particular musical style (heavy metal guitar slinger, soft-hearted acoustic player, jazz fusion experimentalist, electric blues purist), the enduring six-string legend throws a curve ball and changes artistic direction — seemingly just to spite his criticsRead More

Cinderella – Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)

Cinderella - Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)

Cinderella – Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR @ 320 kbps | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG
FLAC: 548 MB | MP3: 183 MB | Scans: 46.8 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music / Mercury | Cat#: B0003579-02 | Lenght: 01:17:40 | Genre: Hard Rock, Glam Metal

Cinderella’s Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits is intended to replace the 1997 compilation Once Upon A … as a full-length, single-disc retrospective on the group. Like Once Upon A …, it contains all eight of Cinderella’s Billboard Hot 100 hits and 11 of its 12 entries in Billboard’s Mainstream Rock radio chartRead More

Heart – Magazine (1978) {2014, Audio Fidelity, AFZ 171}

Heart - Magazine (1978) [2014, Audio Fidelity, AFZ 171]

Heart – Magazine (1978) {2014, Audio Fidelity, AFZ 171}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR @ 320 kbps | Full Scans Included
FLAC: 248 MB | MP3: 96.4 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Cat#: AFZ 171 | Lenght: 39:23 | Genre: Hard Rock

Problems with the Mushroom label delayed the release of Magazine, which eventually went platinum and peaked at number 17 on the album charts. Only the hard-rocking “Heartless” made it into the Top 40, and the album didn’t really live up to Heart’s last few effortsRead More

The Beatles – Stereo Box Set (2009) {Remastered, 16xCD + Bonus DVD}

The Beatles - Stereo Box Set (2009) [Remastered, 16xCD + Bonus DVD]

The Beatles – Stereo Box Set (2009) {Remastered, 16xCD + Bonus DVD}
EAC Rip | 16xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log + Data (Enhanced CD) | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG
DVD-5 | VIDEO_TS | Video: NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | Audio: English LinearPCM, 2 ch | Full Scans Included
FLAC: 5.71 GB | MP3: 1.43 GB | Scans: 1.17 GB | DVD: 3.16 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI / Apple | Cat. Box#: 5099996804520 | Lenght: 10:38:33 | Genre: Classic Rock

The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings) – also known as The Beatles: Stereo Box – is a boxed set compilation comprising all remastered recordings by British rock group the Beatles. The set was issued on 9 September 2009, along with the remastered mono recordings and companion The Beatles in Mono were also released, along with The Beatles: Rock Band video game. The remastering project for both mono and stereo versions was led by EMI senior studio engineers Allan Rouse and Guy Massey.Read More

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]
Official Digital Download | FLAC Tracks @ 24bit/96kHz | PDF Booklet
FLAC: 954 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Lenght: 40:42 | Genre: Pop Rock

Recording The Nylon Curtain exhausted Billy Joel, and even though it had a pair of major hits, it didn’t rival its predecessors in terms of sales. Since he labored so hard at the record, he decided it was time for a break — it was time to record an album just for fun. And that’s how his homage to pre-Beatles pop, An Innocent Man, was conceived: it wasRead More

UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars (2015) {Limited Edition}

UFO - A Conspiracy of Stars (2015) [Limited Edition]

UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars (2015) {Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG
FLAC: 396 MB | Scans: 62.2 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Steamhammer Records | Cat#: SPV 267740 CD | Lenght: 50:38 | Genre: Hard Rock

Of course you don’t need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, was cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years.Read More