Pop Rock

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Total Size: 257 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 033 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

MTV had become a major marketing tool by 1984, and the Cars were one of the first bands to use the new video medium to their advantage. The band’s fifth album, Heartbeat City (Elektra), spawned several imaginative and memorable videos, which translated into massive chart and commercial success, making it one of the biggest releases of the year.Read More

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 261 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 126 | Genre: Pop Rock

After gaining some recognition from the success of the band’s previous album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive got around to recording Not Fragile. Not only had one of the three Bachman brothers (Tim, the rhythm guitarist) left the band to BTO’s advantage, but Randy Bachman and C.F. Turner had clearly grown musically.Read More

Herman’s Hermits – The Best Of Herman’s Hermits: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (2015)

Herman's Hermits - The Best Of Herman's Hermits: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (2015)

Herman’s Hermits – The Best Of Herman’s Hermits: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (2015)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.11 GB (CDs) + 37.2 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family | EEC | Cat#: BCD 17357 | Genre: Pop Rock

Herman’s Hermits were never taken seriously, not when they were having hits in the ’60s and not in the decades since. This indifference makes Bear Family’s decision to release a celebratory 50th Anniversary Anthology all the more surprising: not only is it a rare dip into the British Invasion for the American roots-besotted label, but the act seems too frivolous for their tastes.Read More

Phil Collins – Testify (2002) {2016, Remastered Deluxe Edition}

Phil Collins - Testify (2002) {2016, Remastered Deluxe Edition}

Phil Collins – Testify (2002) {2016, Remastered Deluxe Edition}
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Total Size: 884 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Atlantic Records | USA | Cat#: R2 511814 | Genre: Pop Rock

Remastered in 2016! Laidback 2002 solo album, reissued with a BONUS 10-track disc of B-sides, live recordings and demos plus “updated” artwork. Includes “Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Come With Me”.Read More

Phil Collins – No Jacket Required (1985) {2016, Remastered, Deluxe Edition}

Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) {2016, Remastered, Deluxe Edition}

Phil Collins – No Jacket Required (1985) {2016, Remastered, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 975 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Atlantic Records | USA | Cat#: R2 551813 | Genre: Pop Rock

Remastered in 2016! Smash 1985 solo album, reissued with a BONUS 13-track disc of live recordings and demos plus “updated” artwork. Includes “Sussudio” and “(Billy) Don’t Lose My Number”.Read More

The B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The B-52s - Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Total Size: 348 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 077| Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Many observers were prepared to write off the B-52’s after the release of Bouncing Off the Satellites. Granted, the album was completed in the wake of Ricky Wilson’s death, but the group appeared bereft of new musical ideas and were sounding rather stale.Read More

Carly Simon – No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Carly Simon – No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Total Size: 236 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 114 | Genre: Pop Rock

Carly Simon’s best album, No Secrets was also her commercial breakthrough, topping the charts and going gold, along with its leadoff single, “You’re So Vain.” That song set the album’s saucy tone, with its air of sexually frank autobiography (“You had me several years ago/When I was still quite naïve”) and its reflections on the jet-set lifestyle.Read More

Santana – Santana IV (2016)

Santana - Santana IV (2016)

Santana – Santana IV (2016)
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Total Size: 593 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Santana IV Records | USA | Cat#: S4007| Genre: Pop Rock, Blues Rock

Two years in the making, Santana IV marks the reunion of nearly all members of the 1971-1972 band, arguably its greatest lineup. Carlos Santana, conguero Michael Carabello, organist/lead vocalist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve, and guitarist Neal Schon cut the landmark Santana III in 1971. It was a short-lived group as Schon and Rolie would depart in early 1973 to form Journey.Read More

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}
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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

INXS – Shine Like It Does: The Anthology 1979–1997 (2001)

INXS - Shine Like It Does: The Anthology 1979–1997 (2001)

INXS – Shine Like It Does: The Anthology 1979–1997 (2001)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.05 GB (CDs) + 624 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Atlantic / Rhino | USA | Cat#: R2 74262 | Genre: Pop Rock

From the vantage of 2001, the year Rhino released the double-disc retrospective Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997), it’s a little hard to believe that the Australian sextet really rivaled U2 for popularity in 1987/1988, when Kick worked its way to multi-platinum global success. At the time, they belonged next to the likes of U2 and R.E.M., two post-punk legends that worked their way into the mainstream because they were a quintessential college rock band of the ’80s, thrillingly balancing style with substance.Read More