Thin Lizzy – Studio Albums (1971 – 1983) {Non-Remastered}

Thin Lizzy - Studio Albums (1971 - 1983) {Non-Remastered}

Thin Lizzy – Studio Albums (1971 – 1983) {Non-Remastered}
EAC Rip | 19xCD | FLAC/WavPack Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Photos or Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 5.11 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

Despite a huge hit single in the mid-’70s (“The Boys Are Back in Town”) and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of ’70s rock bands, underappreciated. Formed in the late ’60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attackRead More

Radiohead – Kid A (2000) {2009, Japanese Special Edition, 2CD + DVD}

Radiohead - Kid A (2000) {2009, Japanese Special Edition, 2CD + DVD}

Radiohead – Kid A (2000) {2009, Japanese Special Edition, 2CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG
DVD | VIDEO_TS | Video: NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | Audio: English LinearPCM, 2 ch
Total Size: 706 MB (CDs) + 202 MB (Scans) + 858 MB (DVD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI, Japan | Cat#: TOCP-70729•30 | Genre: Alternative Rock

In the wake of OK Computer, it became taken for granted among serious rock fans of all ages that Radiohead not only saved rock from itself, but paved the way toward the future. High praise, but given the static nature of rock in the last half of the ’90s, it was easy to see why fans and critics eagerly harnessed their hopes to the one great rock band that wanted to push the limits ofRead 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

Amy Winehouse – At The BBC (2012) {CD + DVD}

Amy Winehouse - At The BBC (2012) {CD + DVD}

Amy Winehouse – At The BBC (2012) {CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG
DVD | VIDEO_TS | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | Audio: English LinearPCM, 2 ch
Total Size: 309 MB (CD) + 455 (Scans) + 3.70 GB (DVD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Island Records, EU | Cat#: 372 197 3 | Genre: R&B

Amy Winehouse didn’t leave much behind in the vaults, and with her studio recordings already collected on 2011’s Lioness: Hidden Treasures, the only thing left was Amy Winehouse at the BBC, a deluxe set rounding up everything the singer cut for any of the BBC’s programs. This winds up as more of a video set than a CD one, as she had more appearances on televisionRead More

Amy Winehouse – Black To Black (2006) {2007, Deluxe Edition}

Amy Winehouse - Black To Black (2006) {2007, Deluxe Edition}

Amy Winehouse – Black To Black (2006) {2007, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG
Total Size: 388 MB (CDs) + 669 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Island Records, EU | Cat#: 175 563 1 | Genre: R&B

A collection of B-sides to Amy Winehouse’s massive Back to Black album, this eight-track set features a range of material (nearly all consisting of covers) and functions at nearly the same high level as the A-sides and album tracks — no small feat. The first track is a slower version of the Zutons’ song “Valerie” that Winehouse had done earlier with Mark Ronson for Ronson’s Version album (and also featured in the film 27 Dresses). The second is Sam Cooke’s “Cupid,” done refreshingly simply, and bolstered most by Winehouse’s expressive voice. The third is Toots & the Maytals’ “Monkey Man,” and here too WinehouseRead More

Amy Winehouse – Frank (2003) {2008, Deluxe Edition}

Amy Winehouse - Frank (2003) {2008, Deluxe Edition}

Amy Winehouse – Frank (2003) {2008, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG
Total Size: 805 MB (CDs) + 638 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Island Records, EU | Cat#: 1768122 | Genre: R&B

If a series of unfortunate comparisons (like the ones to follow) cause listeners to equate British vocalist Amy Winehouse with Macy Gray, it’s only natural. Both come on like a hybrid of Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill who’s had a tipple and then attempted one more late-night set at a supper club than they should have. Despite her boozy persona and loose-limbed delivery, though, Winehouse is an excellent vocalist possessing bothRead More

Radiohead – OK Computer (1997) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead - OK Computer (1997) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead – OK Computer (1997) {Non-Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 390 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone, Holland | Cat#: 7243 8 55229 2 5 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Using the textured soundscapes of The Bends as a launching pad, Radiohead delivered another startlingly accomplished set of modern guitar rock with OK Computer. The anthemic guitar heroics present on Pablo Honey and even The Bends are nowhere to be heard here. Radiohead have stripped away many of the obvious elements of guitar rock, creating music that is subtle and textured yet still has the feeling of rock & roll. Even at its most adventurous — such as the complex, multi-segmentedRead More

Radiohead – The Bends (1995) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead - The Bends (1995) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead – The Bends (1995) {Non-Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 441 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol Records, USA | Cat#: CDP 7243 8 29626 2 5 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Pablo Honey in no way was adequate preparation for its epic, sprawling follow-up, The Bends. Building from the sweeping, three-guitar attack that punctuated the best moments of Pablo Honey, Radiohead create a grand and forceful sound that nevertheless resonates with anguish and despair — it’s cerebral anthemic rock. Occasionally, the album displays its influences, whether it’s U2, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., or the Pixies, but Radiohead turn clichés inside out, making each song sound bracingly freshRead More

Radiohead – Pablo Honey (1993) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead - Pablo Honey (1993) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead – Pablo Honey (1993) {Non-Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @400 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 357 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone, UK | Cat#: CDPCS 7360. 0777 7 81409 2 4 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Radiohead’s debut album, Pablo Honey, is a promising collection that blends U2’s anthemic rock with long, atmospheric instrumental passages and an enthralling triple-guitar attack that is alternately gentle and bracingly noisy. The group has difficulty writing a set of songs that are as compelling as their sound, but when they do hit the mark — such as on “Anyone Can Play Guitar,” “Blow Out,” and the self-loathing breakthrough single “Creep” — the band achieves a rare power that is both visceral and intelligent. Read More

Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits (1989)

Bonnie Tyler - Greatest Hits (1989)

Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 462 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: CBS Records, Austria | Cat#: 465375 2 | Genre: Pop, Adult Contemporary

Welsh rock & roll chanteuse Bonnie Tyler earned an international following for her rough, passionate vocal style, which showed the influence of such classic rock legends as Rod Stewart and Janis Joplin. Greatest Hits features 16 well-remembered songs from her first 12 years as a recording artist. Selections include “It’s a Heartache,” “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Faster Than the Speed of Light,” “Straight from the Heart,” and many moreRead More

Cilla Black – Completely Cilla: 1963-1973 (2012) {Box Set, 5CD + DVD}

Cilla Black - Completely Cilla: 1963-1973 (2012) {Box Set, 5CD + DVD}

Cilla Black – Completely Cilla: 1963-1973 (2012) {Box Set, 5CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 5xCD | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG
DVD | VIDEO_TS | Video: NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | Audio: English LinearPCM, 2 ch
Total Size: 2.33 GB (CDs) + 112 MB (Scans) + 4.23 GB (DVD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI Records, EU | Cat#: 50999 6 02832 2 1 | Genre: Pop, Adult contemporary

Cilla Black wasn’t a natural singer when the Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, discovered her, and while she learned the ropes well enough and developed into a strong ballad singer, she was never a serious threat to Dusty Springfield in the talent department. But the pop world isn’t really about pure talent as much as it is a matter of timing, luck, having the right look, and maybe most of all, good material and good productionRead More