Progressive Rock

Jon Anderson – Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Jon Anderson – Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 472 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, Austria | Cat#: AFZ 156 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Inspired by the artwork of Roger Dean and the writings of Ver Stanley Alder, Jon Anderson developed an entire story around the idea of an interstellar exodus from Sunhillow, writing this album around the narrative (named for the spaceship’s architect, Olias). The idea may seem overly ambitious, but Anderson fills the record with enough magical moments to delight fans of Yes’ mystic sideRead More

Electric Light Orchestra – Discovery (1979) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra – Discovery (1979) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG
Total Size: 245 MB (CD) + 561 MB (Scans)| 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MasterSound, USA | Cat#: ZK 64646 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Electric Light Orchestra continued on their winning Top 40 ways with the release of Discovery. Now pared down to the basic four-piece unit, Jeff Lynne continued to dominate the band and they still got their hits (this time around it was the smash “Don’t Bring Me Down”). Elsewhere on the disc there was, of note, “Last Train to London” and “Confusion.” Though Discovery charted well, it was becoming obvious that ELO were starting to run themselves out of useful Beatles hooksRead More

Electric Light Orchestra – Face The Music (1975) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music (1975) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra – Face The Music (1975) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG
Total Size: 227 MB (CD) + 530 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MasterSound, USA | Cat#: ZK 57184 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Electric Light Orchestra’s more modest follow-up to Eldorado is a very solid album, if not as bold or unified. It was also their first recorded at Musicland in Munich, which became Jeff Lynne’s preferred venue for cutting records. At the time, he was also generating songs at a breakneck pace and had perfected the majestic, quasi-Beatles-type style (sort of high-wattage Magical Mystery Tour) introduced two albums earlier. The sound is stripped down a bitRead More

Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado (1974) {1993, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado (1974) {1993, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado (1974) {1993, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG
Total Size: 240 MB (CD) + 392 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics, Japan | Cat#: GZS 1041 | Genre: Progressive Rock

This is the album where Jeff Lynne finally found the sound he’d wanted since co-founding Electric Light Orchestra three years earlier. Up to this point, most of the group’s music had been self-contained — Lynne, Richard Tandy, et al., providing whatever was needed, vocally or instrumentally, even if it meant overdubbing their work layer upon layerRead More

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) – Discography: Studio, Live, Compilation Albums (1971 – 2012)

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Discography: Studio, Live, Compilation Albums (1971 - 2012)

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) – Discography: Studio, Live, Compilation Albums (1971 – 2012)
EAC Rip | 83xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, PNG, Included
Total Size: 34.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Various | Genre: Progressive Rock

The Electric Light Orchestra’s ambitious yet irresistible fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography rocketed the group to massive commercial success throughout the 1970s. ELO was formed in Birmingham, England in the autumn of 1970 from the ashes of the eccentric art-pop combo the Move, reuniting frontman Roy Wood with guitarist/composer Jeff Lynne, bassist Rick Price, and drummer Bev Bevan. Announcing their intentions to “pick up where ‘I Am the Walrus’ left off,” the quartet sought to embellish their engagingly melodic rock with classicalRead More

Chicago – 3 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Chicago - 3 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Chicago – 3 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 1.44 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | Cat#: UDSACD 2134 / UDSACD 2132 / UDCD 789 | Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock
 
The Chicago Transit Authority (1969), Chicago VI (1973), Chicago 17 (1984)Read More

The Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection (2014) {Box Set, Remastered}

The Alan Parsons Project - The Complete Albums Collection (2014) {Box Set, Remastered}

The Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection (2014) {Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | 11xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 PNG, Included
Total Size: 3.49 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony/Universal/RCA, EU | Catalog Box#: 88697890552 | Genre: Progressive Rock

The Complete Collection of albums from the forward thinking duo The Alan Parsons Project features 11 discs including the previously unreleased album, The Sicilian Defence. The set also includes a new booklet with brand new liner notes with the discs featuring the original track lists and mini-replica coversRead More

The Alan Parsons Project ‎- I Robot (1977) {1985, MFSL Remastered}

The Alan Parsons Project ‎- I Robot (1977) {1985, MFSL Remastered}

The Alan Parsons Project ‎- I Robot (1977) {1985, MFSL Remastered}
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Total Size: 262 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, Japan | Cat#: MFCD 804 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Alan Parsons delivered a detailed blueprint for his Project on their 1975 debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, but it was on its 1977 follow-up, I Robot, that the outfit reached its true potential. Borrowing not just its title but concept from Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi Robot trilogy, this album explores many of the philosophies regarding artificial intelligence — will it overtake man, what does it mean to be man, what responsibilities do mechanical beings have to their creators, and so on and so forth — with enough knotty intelligence to make it a seminal text of late-’70s geeks, and while it is also trueRead More