The Beatles – The Decca Audition (2009) {Bootleg}

The Beatles - The Decca Audition (2009) {Bootleg}

The Beatles – The Decca Audition (2009) {Bootleg}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @400 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 128 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone | Japan | Cat#: TOCP-6211 | Genre: Classic Rock

The Beatles performed fifteen songs that were recorded at their audition for Decca Records on 1 January 1962 (three Lennon/McCartney compositions and twelve cover versions). Five of the songs were included on Anthology 1. Read More

America – The Definitive America (2001)

America - The Definitive America (2001)

America – The Definitive America (2001)
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Total Size: 539 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino / Warner | EU | Cat#: 812273552-2| Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock

The trio America (vocalists/guitarists Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley, and Dan Peek) approximated the 1970s California pop folk sound so well that when their first single “A Horse With No Name” appeared on the radio waves in the fall of 1972, many listeners assumed it was a song by Neil Young.Read More

Simply Red – Big Love: Greatest Hits Edition (2015) {30Th Anniversary}

Simply Red - Big Love: Greatest Hits Edition (2015) {30Th Anniversary}

Simply Red – Big Love: Greatest Hits Edition (2015) {30Th Anniversary}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG
Total Size: 836 MB (CDs) + 136 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: East West / Warner | EU | Cat#: 0825646015849 | Genre: Pop

Mick Hucknall and Simply Red are rightly inseparable in the minds of most listeners — he is the frontman and the star, the one constant in the band’s history — but the singer’s short-lived solo career of 2008-2012 proved there was a difference between Hucknall and the group. Big Love, the album the reunited Simply Red recorded to celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2015, isn’t as in thrall to the past as the vocalist’s two albums of covers, nor is it as comfortable with rock as 2007’s Stay.Read More

Louis Armstrong & Friends – What A Wonderful Christmas (1997)

Louis Armstrong & Friends - What A Wonderful Christmas (1997)

Louis Armstrong & Friends – What A Wonderful Christmas (1997)
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Total Size: 209 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Hip-o Records | USA | Cat#: HIPD-40065 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Xmas

Although this Christmas compilation is credited to “Louis Armstrong & Friends,” it’s really more aptly categorized as a various artists anthology, since Armstrong only has six of the fourteen tracks. The disc is filled out with seasonal offerings by Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, and Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, mostly from the 1950s.Read More

The Brian Setzer Orchestra – The Best of Collection: Christmas Rocks! (2008)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Best of Collection: Christmas Rocks! (2008)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra – The Best of Collection: Christmas Rocks! (2008)
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Total Size: 495 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Surdog Records | USA | Cat#: 2-512780 | Genre: Rockabilly, Xmas

Brian Setzer released Boogie Woogie Christmas in 2002 and the live DVD Christmas Extravaganza in 2005, the same year as his second Christmas LP, Dig That Crazy Christmas — that’s a lot of holiday music in a short span of time and it’s all condensed on two 2008 compilations, Christmas Rocks! The Best Of Collection and The Ultimate Christmas Collection.Read More

The Platters – A Special Christmas Collection (1998)

The Platters - A Special Christmas Collection (1998)

The Platters – A Special Christmas Collection (1998)
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Total Size: 203 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | Canada | Cat#: TVS 013 | Genre: Doo-Wop, Xmas

Doo-wop around the Christmas tree as the Platters’ heavenly harmonies surround Silver Bells; White Christmas; Deck the Halls; Silent Night; Joy to the World; Blue Christmas; The Christmas Song; Here Comes Santa Claus , and more! Read More

Smokie – Living Next Door To Alice: The Best Of Smokie (2007)

Smokie - Living Next Door To Alice: The Best Of Smokie (2007)

Smokie – Living Next Door To Alice: The Best Of Smokie (2007)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 988 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Music Club | EU | Cat#: MCDLX049 | Genre: Glam Rock

Two CD compilation from the ’70s British Pop/Rock band fronted by Chris Norman. Smokie’s sound was a combination of hook-laden songs supplied by top pop team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and distinctive but unashamedly Stateside – influenced Soft-Rock harmonies.Read More

Bing Crosby – Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics (1962) {Reissue 1999}

Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics (1962) {Reissue 1999}

Bing Crosby – Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics (1962) {Reissue 1999}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 231 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | USA | Cat#: 72435-21433-2-0 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Xmas

While it does not include Crosby’s biggest hit, the perennial “White Christmas,” this collection of holiday favorites remains a good representation of the singer’s many seasonal recordings. Among the highlights are “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Any fan of Crosby, as well as good Christmas music in general, will want to hunt this down. Read More