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Various Artists – Music From The Movies: Featuring British Movies 1937-57 (2008)

Various Artists - Music From The Movies: Featuring British Movies 1937-57 (2008)

Various Artists – Music From The Movies: Featuring British Movies 1937-57 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 358 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocation | Austria | Cat#: CDEA 6146 | Genre: Soundtracks

This release celebrates the wonderful music written for British films during the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s by composers better-known for their works in the classical realm and for the concert hall. Vaughan Williams’ rousing music from the films The Loves of Joanna Godden and The 49th Parallel is heard, as is Walton’s famous Spitfire Fugue from The First of the Few.Read More

VA – Grease (The Original Soundtrack) (1978) {2008, 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Remastered}

VA - Grease (The Original Soundtrack) (1978) {2008, 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Remastered}

VA – Grease (The Original Soundtrack) (1978) {2008, 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Remastered}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 733 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal / Polydor | Cat#: 9809773 | Genre: Soundtrack

Grease was a huge success as a Broadway musical prior to hitting the big screen in 1978. That was the version that transformed Grease into a phenomenon — it was a runaway box office success, and then became a TV, cable, and video favorite.Read More

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) {16bit/44.1kHz + 24bit/48kHz} WEB

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) {16bit/44.1kHz +  24bit/48kHz} WEB

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) {16bit/44.1kHz + 24bit/48kHz} WEB
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks @ 16bit/44.1kHz & 24bit/48kHz
Total Size: 305 MB (16bit) + 611 MB (24bit) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: XL Recordings | Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie

A cursory glance at A Moon Shaped Pool may suggest a certain measure of indifference on the part of Radiohead. Its 11 songs are sequenced in alphabetical order—a stunt befitting a Pixies concert or perhaps a Frank Black box set, not a proper album—and many of these tunes are of an older vintage: the group began work on the opener “Burn The Witch” at the turn of the century, while the closing “True Love Waits” first appeared in concerts way back in 1995.Read More

Prince – Ultimate (2006)

Prince - Ultimate (2006)

Prince – Ultimate (2006)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.12 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Bros. | USA | Cat#: R2 73381 | Genre: Pop, R&B

Ultimate Prince is a greatest hits album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on August 22, 2006 by Warner Bros. Records. The two-disc set contains a disc of some previously released hits (some in single edit form; only “My Name Is Prince” has not been on a previous hits collection), and another of extended remixes of hits and a B-side, most of which have only been previously released as vinyl 12-inch singles.Read More

The Clash – Sound System (2013) {Remastered, Box Set, 11CD + DVD}

The Clash - Sound System (2013) {Remastered, Box Set, 11CD + DVD}

The Clash – Sound System (2013) {Remastered, Box Set, 11CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 11xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
DVD-9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | Dolby AC-3, 2ch
Total Size: 11.3 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | EU | 88725460002 | Genre: Punk

Most box sets are designed to enshrine an artist in the amber of posterity. The idea is that the artist has transcended their time, that they can now be appreciated outside of the context of their era. The digital age, where recordings from the past sit comfortably with tunes from the present, accelerates this trend, suggesting that all the classic artists exist upon their own continuum, that their development was almost a product of self-divination.Read More

The Clash – Hits Back (2013)

The Clash - Hits Back (2013)

The Clash – Hits Back (2013)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 855 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | EU | Cat#: 88725442362 | Genre: Punk

A tie-in to the exhaustive 2013 box set Sound System, the 2013 compilation The Clash Hits Back is a novel approach to a career retrospective: it mirrors the 24-song set list for the band’s July 19, 1982 concert at Brixton Fairdeal, then adds eight bonus hits at the end. The Clash Hits Back slightly tweaks the running order of the original set — “Bankrobber” arrived five songs into the concert but appears eighth here — but that doesn’t matter much, as this swap doesn’t alter the impact of the original set.Read More

Madonna – Discography (1983 – 2015)

Madonna - Discography (1983 - 2015)

Madonna – Discography (1983 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 121xCD + 2xDVD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 47.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | SINGLES, EPs & REMIXES
Label: Various | Genre: Pop, Electronic, Synth-Pop

After stars reach a certain point, it’s easy to forget what they became famous for and concentrate solely on their personas. Madonna is such a star. She rocketed to stardom so quickly in 1984 that it obscured most of her musical virtues. Appreciating her music became even more difficult as the decade wore on, as discussing her lifestyle became more common. However, one of Madonna’s greatest achievements is how she has manipulated the media and the public with her music, her videos, her publicity, and her sexuality.Read 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

INXS – Shine Like It Does: The Anthology 1979–1997 (2001)

INXS - Shine Like It Does: The Anthology 1979–1997 (2001)

INXS – Shine Like It Does: The Anthology 1979–1997 (2001)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.05 GB (CDs) + 624 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Atlantic / Rhino | USA | Cat#: R2 74262 | Genre: Pop Rock

From the vantage of 2001, the year Rhino released the double-disc retrospective Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997), it’s a little hard to believe that the Australian sextet really rivaled U2 for popularity in 1987/1988, when Kick worked its way to multi-platinum global success. At the time, they belonged next to the likes of U2 and R.E.M., two post-punk legends that worked their way into the mainstream because they were a quintessential college rock band of the ’80s, thrillingly balancing style with substance.Read More