The Police – Discography (1978 – 2008)

The Police - Discography (1978 - 2008)

The Police – Discography (1978 – 2008)
EAC Rip | 29xCD + 2xDVD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 19.8 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Pop Rock

Nominally, the Police were punk rock, but that’s only in the loosest sense of the term. The trio’s nervous, reggae-injected pop/rock was punky, but it wasn’t necessarily punk. All three members were considerably more technically proficient than the average punk or new wave band. Andy Summers had a precise guitar attack that created dense, interlocking waves of sounds and effects. Stewart Copeland could play polyrhythms effortlessly. And Sting, with his high, keening voice, was capable of constructing infectiously catchy pop songs. Continue reading “The Police – Discography (1978 – 2008)”

Ramones – Discography (1976 – 2015)

Ramones - Discography (1976 - 2015)

Ramones – Discography (1976 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 53xCD + DVD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 24.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Punk

The Ramones were the first punk rock band. Other bands, such as the Stooges and the New York Dolls, came before them and set the stage and aesthetic for punk, and bands that immediately followed, such as the Sex Pistols, made the latent violence of the music more explicit, but the Ramones crystallized the musical ideals of the genre. Continue reading “Ramones – Discography (1976 – 2015)”

Various Artists – Pure… Electronic 80s (2014)

Various Artists - Pure... Electronic 80s (2014)

Various Artists – Pure… Electronic 80s (2014)
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.76 GB (CDs) + 17.7 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | EU | Cat#: 88843039802 | Genre: Synth-Pop, Pop Rock

Sony Music’s Pure… Electronic ’80s collects 64 new wave/synth pop hits over the span of four CDs, with highlights arriving via era radio staples like “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)” (A Flock of Seagulls), “Love My Way” (Psychedelic Furs), “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (Dead or Alive), and “Rockit” (Herbie Hancock). Continue reading “Various Artists – Pure… Electronic 80s (2014)”

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

The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions (2011)

The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions (2011)

The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions (2011)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 720 MB (CDs) + 347 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | EU | Cat#: 5099902766324 | Genre: Pop Rock

The Smile Sessions is a compilation album and box set released by American rock band the Beach Boys on October 31, 2011 that focuses on abandoned recording sessions which – if completed – would have followed the Beach Boys’ eleventh studio album Pet Sounds. It features comprehensive session highlights and outtakes Continue reading “The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions (2011)”

Cat Stevens – Three (1996) {3CD-Set, MFSL, Remastered}

Cat Stevens - Three (1996) {3CD-Set, MFSL, Remastered}

Cat Stevens – Three (1996) {3CD-Set, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 684 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraCD II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 3-661 | Genre: Folk Rock
 
3CD-Set, 24kt Gold Plated CD MFSL Remastered: Numbers (1975), Izitso (1977), Back to Earth (1978).

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Shocking Blue – Discography (1968 – 2011)

Shocking Blue - Discography (1968 - 2011)

Shocking Blue – Discography (1968 – 2011)
EAC Rip | 28xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 12 GB GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Formed in 1967 by former Motions guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, the Dutch quartet Shocking Blue originally had a lineup of VanLeeuwen on guitar, lead vocalist Fred DeWilde, bass player Klaasje Van der Wal, and drummer Cornelius Van der Beek, and the initial configuration of the band had a minor homeland hit with “Lucy Brown Is Back in Town” a year later in 1968. Things really got moving, though, when DeWilde was replaced by sultry singer Mariska Veres, whose sexy presence and solid singing brought the band a second Netherlands hit, “Send Me a Postcard,” and then a huge international smash with “Venus” Continue reading “Shocking Blue – Discography (1968 – 2011)”

Phil Collins – Take A Look At Me Now … (2016) {Collector’s box, Remastered}

Phil Collins - Take A Look At Me Now ... (2016) {Collector’s box, Remastered}

Phil Collins – Take A Look At Me Now … (2016) {Collector’s box, Remastered}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.76 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Atlantic / Warner | EU | Catalog. Box#: 081227953911. PCBOX | Genre: Pop Rock

This Collector’s Box Set compiles the Deluxe CD versions of ‘Face Value’ and ‘Both Sides’ together with space to complete the collection as the rest of the series is released. Continue reading “Phil Collins – Take A Look At Me Now … (2016) {Collector’s box, Remastered}”

Toto – Discography (1978 – 2015)

Toto - Discography (1978 - 2015)

Toto – Discography (1978 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 33xCD | FLAC/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 13.8 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Pop Rock

The original members of Toto were L.A.-based session men who had played with everyone from George Benson to Boz Scaggs and wanted to create something they could call their own. They scored a hit straight out of the gate with the album rock hit “Hold the Line” from their 1978 debut. Their biggest success, however, came in the early ’80s with a pair of smash hits, “Rosanna” and “Africa,” plus the breakout, six-Grammy success of the Toto IV album. The band endured some major personnel shake-ups over the years, and in 1992, founding drummer Jeff Porcaro died unexpectedly, but Toto continued working, even as the individual members kept their lucrative session careers going. Continue reading “Toto – Discography (1978 – 2015)”

Rainbow – Discography (1975 – 2015)

Rainbow - Discography (1975 - 2015)

Rainbow – Discography (1975 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 110xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 35 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard rock, Heavy Metal

The brainchild of former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Rainbow quickly developed into one of the ’70s most successful heavy metal bands behind charismatic front man Ronnie James Dio. Together, the duo would produce a string of acclaimed albums which are still considered classics of the genre. Continue reading “Rainbow – Discography (1975 – 2015)”

Canned Heat – Uncanned! The Best Of Canned Heat (1994)

Canned Heat - Uncanned! The Best Of Canned Heat (1994)

Canned Heat – Uncanned! The Best Of Canned Heat (1994)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 940 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | USA | Cat#: 7243 8 29165 2 9 | Genre: Blues Rock

For all but the completists, this anthology should more than suffice as an apt compact-disc retrospective of Canned Heat’s releases on Liberty Records. To that end, it’s a more or less chronological overview of the combo’s LPs, commencing with a trio of tunes from a spring 1967 studio session that predates their self-titled debut (1967). Continue reading “Canned Heat – Uncanned! The Best Of Canned Heat (1994)”