Box Sets

Frank Sinatra – Masterworks: The 1954-61 Albums (2014) {9CDs, Box Set}

Frank Sinatra - Masterworks: The 1954-61 Albums (2014) {9CDs, Box Set}

Frank Sinatra – Masterworks: The 1954-61 Albums (2014) {9CDs, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 9xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.41 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Masterworks | EU | Cat#: MW 704 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This collection compiles 15 complete LPs from Sinatra’s golden years, which are complemented by 43 bonus tracks taken from singles and other albums from the same period.Read More

Jimi Hendrix – Discography (1967 – 2015) UPDATE

Jimi Hendrix - Discography (1967 - 2015)

Jimi Hendrix – Discography (1967 – 2015)
EAC/XLD Rip | 106xCD + 4xDVD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 49.4 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS | BOOTLEGS
Label: Various | Genre: Blues Rock, Classic Rock

In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of unforeseen sonics from his instrument, often with innovative amplification experiments that produced astral-quality feedback and roaring distortion. His frequent hurricane blasts of noise and dazzling showmanship — he could and would play behind his back and with his teeth and set his guitar on fireRead More

B.B.King – Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}

B.B.King - Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}

B.B.King – Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. B.B.King (2012) {10CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5 GB (CDs) + 655 MB (Book & Box Covers) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music B.V. / Amazon.com Exclusive | EU | Cat#: 0600753384992 | Genre: Blues

Universal’s 2012 box set Ladies & Gentlemen…Mr. B.B. King is hardly the first B.B. King box set — MCA assembled a similar four-disc set called King of the Blues in 1992, Ace had a tremendous four-CD box called The Vintage Years in 2002 that covered his pre-ABC/Paramount recordings (apparently every ten years it’s time for a new B.B. box) — but it certainly is the most ambitious, arriving in two separate career-spanning incarnations. Read More

Foreigner – Discography (1977 – 2014)

Foreigner - Discography (1977 - 2014)

Foreigner – Discography (1977 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 49xCD + DVD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 24 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SET
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock, AOR

While quite a few arena rock acts of the ’70s found the transformation into the ’80s quite difficult, several acts continued to flourish and enjoyed some of their biggest commercial success: Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and especially Foreigner. Foreigner’s leader from the beginning has been British guitarist Mick Jones, who first broke into the music biz as a “hired gun” of sorts, appearing on recordings by George Harrison and Peter Frampton, and as part of a later-day version of hard rockers Spooky Tooth. By the mid-’70s, Jones had relocated to New York City, where he was a brief member of the Leslie West Band and served as an A&R man for a record company.Read More

Nat King Cole – The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}

Nat King Cole - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}

Nat King Cole – The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 18xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.74 GB (CDs) + 177 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mosaic Records | Canada | Cat#: MD18-138 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing

Music fans born after 1960 are less likely to be aware that Nat King Cole began his career as an influential jazz pianist, so much so that the great Art Tatum and the up-and-coming Oscar Peterson formed trios similar to Cole’s. What this comprehensive limited-edition boxed set does is put all of Cole’s jazz trio recordings, including later groups that added a conga player, selected tracks from sessions that sometimes border on easy listening, and nearly the complete contentsRead More

Johnny Winter – True To The Blue: The Johnny Winter Story (2014) {4CD Box Set}

Johnny Winter - True To The Blue: The Johnny Winter Story (2014) {4CD Box Set}

Johnny Winter – True To The Blue: The Johnny Winter Story (2014) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.67 GB (CDs) + 103 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | EU | Cat#: 88883740852 | Genre: Blues

There has always been more to the Johnny Winter story than meets the eye, and if stepping into the role of a whirlwind albino electric blues guitar player from Texas with a brilliant slide style was the very role he was born to fill, he took a while to get there. For starters, he was born in Mississippi, which might explain something, and then grew up in Texas, where he played clarinet before switching over to guitar at the age of 11.Read More

Various Artists – Funk: The Essential Collection (2009) {3CD Set}

Various Artists - Funk: The Essential Collection (2009) {3CD Set}

Various Artists – Funk: The Essential Collection (2009) {3CD Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.31 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Union Square Music | UK | Cat#: INTROTCD45 | Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk

009 three CD collection. How do you like your Funk, y’all? Streetwise, southern fried or paaarty? You’ll find them all here as this collection of original rare grooves brings you Curtis Mayfield, the Meters, Funkadelic, Bobby Womack and many other true funky legends. Sure to satisfy, this is funky perfection on plastic! Includes informative notes on all songs featured. 60 tracks.Read More

Dinah Washington – Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes (2001) {4CD Box Set}

Dinah Washington - Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes (2001) {4CD Box Set}

Dinah Washington – Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes (2001) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.24 GB (CDs) + 41.4 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: The Jazz Factory | Spain | Cat#: JFCD22841 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

A third-generation blues singer who matched the interpretive brilliance of Billie Holiday and the vocal sweetness of Ella Fitzgerald very early in her career, Dinah Washington needed precious little time to hone her art. While still a teenager, she recorded her first hit, “Evil Gal Blues,” with Lionel Hampton’s band, and was recording as a solo act by 1946.Read More

Les Paul – The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}

Les Paul - The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}

Les Paul – The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 894 MB (CDs) + 56.8 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | USA | Cat#: C2-97654 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Country, Blues

If you’re going for the big gulp, you could do no better than this excellent four-disc box set, which covers all the highlights of Les Paul and Mary Ford’s tenure with the label. Sparkling sound abounds throughout (even on the old acetate masters like “Lover”), with the first three discs covering not only the best issued Capitol masters, but three of Paul and Ford’s radio shows for NBC and assorted catchy radio commercials for Robert Hall clothiers and Rheingold beer.Read More

Dinah Washington – The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions (2004) {5CD, Box Set}

Dinah Washington - The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions (2004) {5CD, Box Set}

Dinah Washington – The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions (2004) {5CD, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.60 GB (CDs) + 641 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mosaic Records | USA | Cat#: MD5-227 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, R&B

During 1944-1958, Dinah Washington recorded jazz, blues, R&B, pop, and even gospel, excelling in each area. In 1959 after she had a major pop hit in “What a Difference a Day Makes,” the quality of her recordings declined as she was mostly backed by large anonymous studio orchestras in an attempt to duplicate that song’s commercial success. The arrangements were often more suitable for a country singer than for Washington, and her own singing seemed exaggerated and overly mannered.Read More

Alice In Chains – Original Album Classics (2011) {3CD-Set}

Alice In Chains - Original Album Classics (2011) {3CD-Set}

Alice In Chains – Original Album Classics (2011) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 837 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | EU | Cat#: 88697944482 | Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge

The 2011 box set Original Album Classics rounds up the softer side of Alice in Chains: Jar of Flies, Sap, and MTV Unplugged. All three albums are packaged as mini-LPs in paper sleeves and the set is available at an affordable price, making it a nice bargain even if it misses such big AIC titles as Dirt.Read More

Paul McCartney – Pure McCartney (2016) {4CD, Box Set, Deluxe Edition}

Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney (2016) {4CD, Box Set, Deluxe Edition}

Paul McCartney – Pure McCartney (2016) {4CD, Box Set, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.53 GB (CDs) + 224 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Music Group | Cat#: HRM-38699-02, 888072386990 | Genre: Classic Rock, Pop Rock

Touted as a personally curated compilation by Paul McCartney, Pure McCartney is the first McCartney compilation since 2001’s Wingspan: Hits and History. A full 15 years separated this and Wingspan, longer than the span between that double-disc set and 1987’s All the Best, but the 2001 set also stopped cold in 1984, leaving over 30 years of solo McCartney recordings uncompiled on hits collections. In both its standard two-CD and deluxe four-disc incarnationsRead More