Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 238 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound, EU | Cat#: 480416 2 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Bruce Springsteen’s make-or-break third album represented a sonic leap from his first two, which had been made for modest sums at a suburban studio; Born to Run was cut on a superstar budget, mostly at the Record Plant in New York. Springsteen’s backup band had changed, with his two virtuoso players, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Vini Lopez, replaced by the professional but less flashy Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg Continue reading “Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}”

Elvis Presley – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)

Elvis Presley - 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)

Elvis Presley – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, PNG Included
Total Size: 577 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | Cat#: GZS-1111 / GZS-1117 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

Elvis Is Back (1960) & 24 Karat Hits! (1997); 24 Karat Gold Disc From The Original Master Tapes Continue reading “Elvis Presley – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)”

Eddie Cochran – The Eddie Cochran Box Set (1988) {4CD, Box Set}

Eddie Cochran - The Eddie Cochran Box Set (1988) {4CD, Box Set}

Eddie Cochran – The Eddie Cochran Box Set (1988) {4CD, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG
Total Size: 1.13 GB (CDS) + 235 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI, UK | Cat#: CDS 79 1187 2 | Genre: Rockabilly

When rock ‘n’ roll exploded across America in 1956, there was an immediate demand for young white rockers cast in the mould of rock’s great progenitor, Elvis Presley, whose dynamic fusion of hillbilly and R&B had revolutionised post-war music within the space of a few months. Eddie Cochran had Continue reading “Eddie Cochran – The Eddie Cochran Box Set (1988) {4CD, Box Set}”

Roy Orbison – The All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison (1972) {1997, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Roy Orbison - The All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison (1972) {1997, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Roy Orbison – The All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison (1972) {1997, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 335 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics, USA | Cat#: GZS-1118 | Genre: Rockabilly

All-Time Greatest Hits is a 2-LP compilation album by Roy Orbison released in 1972, featuring the original Monument Records recordings. The album was re-released on compact disc by CBS Records in 1989. The album was given a high-quality digital remastering from the original analog master tapes by Steve Hoffman for DCC Compact Classics, Inc. in 1997, catalog number GZS-1118 Continue reading “Roy Orbison – The All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison (1972) {1997, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}”

Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock & Roll Time (2014)

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time (2014)

Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock & Roll Time (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 269 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vanguard | Cat#: 78334-2 | Genre: Rock & Roll

There’s a different feel to 2014’s Rock & Roll Time, the third album Jerry Lee Lewis has made with benefactor and producer Steve Bing. Once again, superstar drummer Jim Keltner co-produces (he sat out 2010’s Mean Old Man), and the pair bring the Killer back where he belongs right at Sun Studios. In case anybody missed the point, Jerry Lee is placed directly in front of the old Sun building itself on the cover of Rock & Roll Time, underscoring a point the music makes perfectly plain: Jerry Lee is once again singing some of that old-time rock & roll Continue reading “Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock & Roll Time (2014)”

VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)

VA - The London American Story: Rarities (2011)

VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 842 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY3CD001 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

The London record label was founded in 1947 as an offshoot of the Decca Label. two years later it began buying the UK distribution rights to American independent labels such as Imperial, Chess, Dot, Atlantic, Specialty and Sun as well as (much later) the first releases from Motown. Coincidentally, the 45rpm seven-inch single format was first introduced in 1949 by RCA Victor. Continue reading “VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)”

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard - Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 716 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Smith & Co | Cat#: SCCD 2493 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Of all the original 50s rock ‘n’ roll stars, none was more flamboyant than Richard Wayne Penniman. Now a game octogenarian still intermittently performing (he headlined a Las Vegas weekender in March 2013), Richard has had a chequered career peppered with retirements and comebacks, fluctuations between God and Mammon and many a misjudged recording; his latter years dogged by a dodgy hip. At his peak he was the most dynamic rock ‘n’ roll extrovert on record and stage, which obscures the fact he was also the most mellifluous vocalist of the pack when he calmed down enough to sing a blues, gospel or soul ballad Continue reading “Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)”

Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)

Various Artists - Twistin' USA (2013)

Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 507 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fantastic Voyage | Cat#: FVDD161 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Twist

It’s 1961 and the Twist is just the shot in the arm that the music business has been looking for in the wake of the payola scandal. Many key radio stations across the United States have panicked and changed their formats from rock & roll to “quality music”, causing both listeners and advertisers to drop away fast Continue reading “Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)”

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)

VA - The Cruisin' Story 1955 (2012)

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
FLAC: 615 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY2CD167 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

One Day Music’s Cruisin’ series continues with the year 1955 and more classic hits. Featured artists include Bill Haley & The Comets, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and more! Continue reading “VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)”

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1956-1960 (2012)

VA - The Cruisin' Story 1956-1960 (2012)

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1956-1960 (2012)
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG
FLAC: 2.95 GB | Scans: 21.4 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY5CD502 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

250 Original Recordings on 10 CDs

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Del Shannon – A Complete Career Anthology 1961-1990 (1998)

Del Shannon - A Complete Career Anthology 1961-1990 (1998)

Del Shannon – A Complete Career Anthology 1961-1990 (1998)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans
FLAC: 977 MB | Scans: 52.6 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Raven Records | Cat#: RVCD-51 | Genre: Rock & Roll

To most casual listeners, Del Shannon was a one-hit (or, at best, two-hit) wonder. This two-CD anthology goes a long way toward correcting that inaccurate perception, covering virtually every high point in a career that, admittedly with some ups and downs, yielded some great and popular music across nearly 30 years Continue reading “Del Shannon – A Complete Career Anthology 1961-1990 (1998)”