Tears For Fears – Gold (2006)

Tears For Fears - Gold (2006)

Tears For Fears – Gold (2006)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 782 MB (CDs) + 268 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | EU | Cat#: 0602498379585 | Genre: Synth-Pop

Hip-O’s excellent two-disc Tears for Fears Gold collection boasts 24 tracks from the veteran English duo. All of the obvious hits (“Shout,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Head Over Heels,” “Mad World,” and “Sowing the Seeds of Love”) are here, but it’s the inclusion of tracks from their woefully overlooked 2004 comeback album, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, that warrants a high rating.Read More

Talking Heads – Sand In The Vaseline: Popular Favorites 1976-1992 (1992)

Talking Heads - Sand In The Vaseline: Popular Favorites 1976-1992 (1992)

Talking Heads – Sand In The Vaseline: Popular Favorites 1976-1992 (1992)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 902 MB (CDs) + 67 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | UK | Cat#: 0777 7 80466 2 2 | Genre: Post Punk, New Wave

Featuring material from every Talking Heads album except the live The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, Sand in the Vaseline is a terrific double-disc retrospective of the band’s long and varied career. Featuring all of their hit singles and trademark songs (“Psycho Killer,” “Take Me to the River,” “Burning Down the House,” “And She Was,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Swamp,” “Memories Can’t Wait,” “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Road to Nowhere,” “(Nothing But) Flowers,” “Life During Wartime”), the set also includes five previously unreleased tracks. Read More

Guns N’ Roses – Discography (1987 – 2008) UPDATE

Guns N' Roses - Discography (1987 - 2008)

Guns N’ Roses – Discography (1987 – 2008)
EAC Rip | 28 CDs | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 12.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATION | EP
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N’ Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. They were not nice boys; nice boys don’t play rock & roll. They were ugly, misogynistic, and violent; they were also funny, vulnerable, and occasionally sensitive, as their breakthrough hit, “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” showedRead More

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 139 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 658 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This session comes from close to the end of the line (1959) in the erstwhile swinging company of Barney Kessel on guitar, Ben Webster on tenor, and naysayers will be quick to point out that Lady Day wasn’t in peak form here. But Billie Holiday with some of the platinum chipped off the pipes is still way better than a buncha finger-snappin’ wannabes anyday.Read More

Jefferson Airplane – Discography (1966 – 2010)

Jefferson Airplane - Discography (1966 - 2010)

Jefferson Airplane – Discography (1966 – 2010)
EAC Rip | 38xCD | FLAC/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 13.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock

Jefferson Airplane was the first of the San Francisco psychedelic rock groups of the 1960s to achieve national recognition. Although the Grateful Dead ultimately proved more long-lived and popular, Jefferson Airplane defined the San Francisco sound in the 1960s, with the acid rock guitar playing of Jorma Kaukonen and the soaring twin vocals of Grace Slick and Marty Balin, scoring hit singles and looking out from the covers of national magazines.Read More

Van Halen – Discography (1978 – 2015)

Van Halen - Discography (1978 - 2015)

Van Halen – Discography (1978 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 49xCD | FLAC/APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 16.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

With their 1978 eponymous debut, Van Halen simultaneously rewrote the rules of rock guitar and hard rock in general. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen redefined what the electric guitar could do, developing a blindingly fast technique with a variety of self-taught two-handed tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and effects that mimicked the sounds of machines and animals.Read More

Iron Butterfly – Discography (1968 – 1993)

Iron Butterfly - Discography (1968 - 1993)

Iron Butterfly – Discography (1968 – 1993)
EAC Rip | 18xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5.35 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATION
Label: Various | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock

The heavy, psychedelic acid rock of Iron Butterfly may seem dated to some today, but the group was one of the first hard rock bands to receive extensive radio airplay, and their best-known song, the 17-minute epic “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” established that more extended compositions were viable entries in the radio marketplace, paving the way for progressive AOR.Read More

Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 254 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1129 | Genre: Hard Rock

Among revolutionary rock albums, Van Halen’s debut often gets short shrift. Although it altered perceptions of what the guitar could do, it is not spoken of in the same reverential tones as Are You Experienced? and although it set the template for how rock & roll sounded for the next decade or more, it isn’t seen as an epochal generational shift, like Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, or Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols, which was released just the year before.Read More

Simply Red – Song Book 1985-2010 (2013) {4CDs, Box Set, Remastered}

Simply Red - Song Book 1985-2010 (2013) {4CDs, Box Set, Remastered}

Simply Red – Song Book 1985-2010 (2013) {4CDs, Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.74 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | EU | Cat#: 825646366699 | Genre: Pop Rock

Simply Red are a pop institution, at least in areas of the world that are not the United States, and like all institutions, they’re in need of a monument to their longevity. Song Book 1985-2010 is that monument, a four-disc box set that tells their story, concentrating on their hits but also adding a disc of new recordings where they revisit deep cuts from their catalog, refashioning them so they sound similar to latter-day Simply Red.Read More

Joni Mitchell – The Beginning Of Survival (2004) {Compilation}

Joni Mitchell – The Beginning Of Survival (2004) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 504 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | USA | Cat#: B0002836-02 | Genre: Folk, Folk Rock

The Beginning of Survival is a whopping 16-track collection from Joni Mitchell’s Geffen period, recorded between 1985-1998, and carefully chosen by the artist as “commentaries on the world in which we live.” One has to wonder about the title: if by saying this is “the beginning of survival,” Mitchell is referring to her own retirement strategy — she is no longer making new records.Read More

Supertramp – Discography (1970 – 2014)

Supertramp - Discography (1970 - 2014)

Supertramp – Discography (1970 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 45xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 14.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock

Supertramp followed an unusual path to commercial success in the 1970s, fusing the stylistic ambition and instrumental dexterity of progressive rock with the wit and tuneful melodies of British pop, and the results made them one of the most popular British acts of the ’70s and ‘80s, topping the charts and filling arenas around the world at a time when their style of music was supposed to have fallen out of fashion.Read More

Joan Baez – Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Joan Baez – Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 270 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 646 | Genre: Folk

With the Vietnam War winding down, Joan Baez, who had devoted one side of her last album to her trip to Hanoi, delivered the kind of commercial album A&M Records must have wanted when it signed her three years earlier. But she did it on her own terms, putting together a session band of contemporary jazz veterans like Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder, and Joe Sample, and mixing a wise selection from the work of current singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne and John Prine with pop covers of Stevie Wonder and the Allman Brothers Band, and an unusually high complement of her own writing.Read More