Various Artists – Chess Rhythm & Roll (1994) {4CDs Box Set}

Various Artists - Chess Rhythm & Roll (1994) {4CDs Box Set}

Various Artists – Chess Rhythm & Roll (1994) {4CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 912 MB (CDs) + 197 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MCA, Chess | USA | Cat#: CHD4-9352 | Genre: Rock & Roll, R&B, Blues

In addition to being one of the world’s premier blues imprints, Chicago-based Chess Records presented some of rock & roll’s earliest participants. Chess Rhythm & Roll (1994) is a five-plus hour celebration of essential proto-rockers cut between 1947 and 1967. The four-CD assemblage is a companion to the Chess Blues (1992) box set and picks up during the label’s formative days when their repertoire was expanding to a greater audience beyond the realm of R&B.Read More

Brenda Lee – Little Miss Dynamite (1995) {4CDs Box Set}

Brenda Lee - Little Miss Dynamite (1995) {4CDs Box Set}

Brenda Lee – Little Miss Dynamite (1995) {4CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.72 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family | Germany | Cat#: BCD 15772 DK | Genre: Rockabilly, Rock & Roll

Five hours of pure gold on four CDs, covering the 127 songs that Brenda Lee recorded during the years 1956 through 1962, with the added allure of an 84-page hardcover book. What’s more, there’s hardly a second-rate song or performance here, and Lee’s singing style evolved so far that there are surprises throughout.Read More

The Andrews Sisters – The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (2002) {4CDs Box set}

The Andrews Sisters - The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (2002) {4CDs Box set}

The Andrews Sisters – The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (2002) {4CDs Box set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 639 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Jasmine Records | Czech Republic | Cat#: JASBOX 7-4 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Since the 50-year limit on copyrights in Europe has led to a flurry of Andrews Sisters releases beginning in the early ’90s, it’s worth pointing out that the British Jasmine label is not just another fly-by-night outfit cobbling together a bunch of old 78s. The four-disc Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters, with a running time of more than four-and-three-quarters hours, contains more tracks — 101 — than any previously released Andrews Sisters compilation.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}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
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

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 336 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 714 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

Steppenwolf entered the studio for their recording debut with a lot of confidence — based on a heavy rehearsal schedule before they ever got signed — and it shows on this album, a surprisingly strong debut album from a tight hard rock outfit who was obviously searching for a hook to hang their sound on.Read More

Foghat – Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Foghat - Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Foghat – Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 246 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.42 GB (SACD-ISO) + 734 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2037 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

After building a solid core audience through relentless touring and a string of hard-rocking albums, Foghat finally hit the big time in 1975 with Fool for the City. It still stands out as the best album in the group’s catalog because it matched their road-tested abilities as hard rockers to a consistent set of tunes that were both well-crafted and ambitious.Read More

Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}

Little Richard - King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}

Little Richard – King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings (2004) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.24 GB (CDs) + 193 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Handmade | USA | Cat#: RHM2 7888 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Funk

Little Richard was not the only original rock & roller to attempt a comeback in the late ’60s and early ’70s, but he may have been the one to take the greatest musical risks. Fats Domino merely updated his sound (albeit in a charming fashion), Jerry Lee Lewis refashioned himself as a hardcore country singer, and Chuck Berry pandered with “My Ding-A-Ling,” but Little Richard pushed himself on his three albums for Reprise, all of which were collected — along with his contributions to Quincy Jones’ 1972 Dollar$ soundtrack album, non-LP singles, session outtakes, and a complete unreleasedRead More

Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More (2009) {6CDs Box Set}

Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More (2009) {6CDs Box Set}

Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More (2009) {6CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.90 GB (CDs) + 52.4 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen Records | USA | Cat#: B0012875-02 | Genre: Rockabilly

In 1979, The Complete Buddy Holly gathered up all known Buddy Holly recordings in a six-LP box set, setting the standard for archival rock & roll reissues in the pre-CD era. Perhaps if this box never existed, the wait for a CD incarnation of Holly’s complete recordings wouldn’t have seemed quite so long, but chances are it would: as the CD revolution waned in the early days of the new millennium, every one of his peers saw their work boxed up in complete sets, leaving Buddy to the bootleggersRead More

Beck – Discography (1993 – 2014)

Beck - Discography (1993 - 2014)

Beck – Discography (1993 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 41xCD | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 11.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | SINGLES & EPs
Label: Various | Genre: Alternative Rock

Initially pegged as the voice of a generation when “Loser” turned into a smash crossover success, Beck wound up crystallizing much of the postmodern ruckus inherent in the ’90s alternative explosion, but in unexpected ways. Based in the underground anti-folk and noise-rock worlds, Beck encompassed all manner of modern music, drawing in hip-hop, blues, trash rock, pop, soul, lounge music — pretty much any found sound or vinyl dug up from a dusty crate — blurring boundaries and encapsulating how ’90s hipsters looked toward the future by foraging through the past.Read More

Chris De Burgh – The Ultimate Collection (2000) {2009, Box Set, 2CD + DVD}

Chris De Burgh - The Ultimate Collection (2000) {2009, Box Set, 2CD + DVD}

Chris De Burgh – The Ultimate Collection (2000) {2009, Box Set, 2CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
DVD-5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 (720×576) VBR | Dolby AC-3 6ch & 2ch
Total Size: 1.02 GB (CDs) + 2.94 GB (DVD) + 412 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M / Universal | EU | Cat#: 0600753212493 | Genre: Pop, Adult contemporary

The Ultimate Collection is a bountiful assortment of Chris de Burgh’s best material, up to and including songs from 2000’s Quiet Revolution album. The 38 tracks spotlight the best of de Burgh’s love songs, fairy tales, and quicker pieces, resulting in a delightful melange of this Argentinian-born’s music that spans nearly three decades.Read More