Steppenwolf – For Ladies Only (1971) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - For Ladies Only (1971) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – For Ladies Only (1971) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 2.83 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Hard Rock, Classic Rock

The title track of For Ladies Only is a classic slice of Steppenwolf’s brand of hard rock: gritty chord guitar from Blues Image refugee Kent Henry (Steppenwolf went through as many or more guitarist changes as the Guess Who), elegant piano from Goldy McJohn, even jazz flavors on a nine-minute-plus track as blatantly sexist as the album gatefold. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – For Ladies Only (1971) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – At Your Birthday Party (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - At Your Birthday Party (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – At Your Birthday Party (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 2.48 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen| Genre: Hard Rock, Classic Rock

Rocking out a little more, Steppenwolf hit gold again with this release. The hit, “Rock Me” sat well alongside such other hits as “Jupiter Child” and “Don’t Cry.” Even so, it has a rather unsettling feel to it. It was almost as if all their success was beginning to turn sour. Okay, but a bit flawed. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – At Your Birthday Party (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – The Second (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - The Second (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – The Second (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 2.50 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock

The group’s second album was virtually a re-creation of its predecessor, only slightly more sophisticated in its range of songs and the manner of playing them, and the in-house writing had improved, though the latter also became highly derivative. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – The Second (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7 (1970) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf 7 (1970) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7 (1970) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 2.49 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Steppenwolf only recorded seven discs for Dunhill Records in the short span between 1968 and 1971, six of them studio albums, and one allegedly “live” — though there was early Sparrow material recorded in May of 1967 not released by the label until 1972. Throw in a greatest-hits package along with Columbia’s reissue of yet more Sparrow recordings, and how they came up with Steppenwolf 7 for the title of this, their fifth studio recording for Dunhill, is a question for hardcore fans of the band to debate (don’t even bring the movie soundtracks into this equation). Continue reading “Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7 (1970) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 3.16 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Steppenwolf entered the studio for their recording debut with a lot of confidence — based on a heavy rehearsal schedule before they ever got signed — and it shows on this album, a surprisingly strong debut album from a tight hard rock outfit who was obviously searching for a hook to hang their sound on. The playing is about as loud and powerful as anything being put out by a major record label in 1968, though John Kay’s songwriting needed some development before their in-house repertory would catch up with their sound and musicianship. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [2013, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [2013, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [2013, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.95 GB (ISO) + 1.91 GB (DSF) + 931 MB (FLAC) + 288 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 50029 SA | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Steppenwolf is the first album by Canadian rock band Steppenwolf, released in January 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records.
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Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town (Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978) + Songs For While I’m Away (2022) [CD + BD + DVD]

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town (Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978) + Songs For While I'm Away (2022) [CD + BD + DVD]

Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town (Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978) + Songs For While I’m Away (2022) [CD + BD + DVD]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / LPCM Audio 2.0
DVD | NTSC 4:3 | DTS 5.1 / Dolby AC3 5.1 & 2.0
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 664 MB (CD) + 23.7 GB (BD) + 7.72 GB (DVD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury | EU | Cat#: MSBD549614 | Genre: Hard Rock

“Songs For While I’m Away” is the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950’s Dublin became Ireland’s greatest rock star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, and a wild man. The film gets to the heart of Philip: the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet, and the dreamer. Also included is Thin Lizzy’s famed October 1978 concert at the Sydney Opera House with remixed audio and cleaned-up picture. Continue reading “Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town (Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978) + Songs For While I’m Away (2022) [CD + BD + DVD]”

Graham Bonnet Band – Day Out In Nowhere (2022) [Japanese Edition]

Graham Bonnet Band - Day Out In Nowhere (2022) [Japanese Edition]

Graham Bonnet Band – Day Out In Nowhere (2022) [Japanese Edition]
XLD Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 373 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Marquee Inc.| Japan | Cat#: MICP-11701 | Genre: Hard Rock
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Deep Purple – Live On The BBC (2004) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Deep Purple - Live On The BBC (2004) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Deep Purple – Live On The BBC (2004) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.61 GB (ISO) + 3.65 GB (DSF) + 1.74 GB (FLAC) + 507 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 017 | Genre: Hard Rock
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Recorded by the BBC on March 9, 1972, this previously difficult to find live show captures the classic Mark ll version of Deep Purple in all their incendiary power. This performance — basically the entirety of the then just released Machine Head minus “Pictures of Home” — is easily as good, and at times better than, Made in Japan, recorded five months later. Continue reading “Deep Purple – Live On The BBC (2004) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Whitesnake – Greatest Hits (2022) [Revisited, Remixed & Remastered]

Whitesnake – Greatest Hits (2022) [Revisited, Remixed & Remastered]

Whitesnake – Greatest Hits (2022) [Revisited, Remixed & Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 573 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | Germany | Cat#: R2 680917 / 190296482366 | Genre: Hard Rock
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Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos (2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos (2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos (2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz
Total Size: 857 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: UMC | Genre: Hard Rock
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Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos (2022) [Japanese SHM-CD, Deluxe Edition]

Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos (2022) [Japanese SHM-CD, Deluxe Edition]

Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos (2022) [Japanese SHM-CD, Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 637 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UICY-79984 | Genre: Hard Rock

Def Leppard count upon a fair portion of their audience recognizing the title Diamond Star Halos as a nod to a lyric from T. Rex, the glam titans who served as an eternal inspiration for the pop-metal bad. Glam has served as a primary motivator for Def Leppard before — witness their fine 2006 album Yeah!, where they covered T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy,” along with Sweet, David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, and Roxy Music — so it would appear that Diamond Star Halos would once again find the group returning to the glittering well. Continue reading “Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos (2022) [Japanese SHM-CD, Deluxe Edition]”

Guns N’ Roses – Discography (1987-2021)

Guns N’ Roses – Discography (1987-2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Official Digital Release | FLAC Tracks
Total Size: 64.3 GB | Total Discs: 47xCDs + 1xBD | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS ALBUMS | SINGLES & EP
Update: Some albums have been added

At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N’ Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. They were not nice boys; nice boys don’t play rock & roll. They were ugly, misogynistic, and violent; they were also funny, vulnerable, and occasionally sensitive, as their breakthrough hit, “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” showed Continue reading “Guns N’ Roses – Discography (1987-2021)”

Frijid Pink – All Pink Inside (1974) [1996, Reissue]

Frijid Pink - All Pink Inside (1974) [1996, Reissue]

Frijid Pink – All Pink Inside (1974) [1996, Reissue]
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Total Size: 239 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Green Tree Records | Germany | Cat#: GTR 051 | Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

All Pink Inside is an album by the American band Frijid Pink. The band includes long-time original drummer Richard “Rick” Stevers, along with new members Jo Baker (vocals) and bassist Larry Popolizio. Frijid Pink returned to their blues rock roots without the added heavy psychedelia heard on the previous three albums. The album contains a cover of Chuck Berry’s “School Days.” Continue reading “Frijid Pink – All Pink Inside (1974) [1996, Reissue]”

Frijid Pink – Defrosted (1970) [1991, Reissue]

Frijid Pink - Defrosted (1970) [1991, Reissue]

Frijid Pink – Defrosted (1970) [1991, Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 314 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Repertoire Records | Germany | Cat#: REP 4172-WZ | Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Frijid Pink’s second album was so-so hard rock on the verge of becoming heavy metal. Most of the songs were built on rote blues-rock riffs, with the macho bluster paced by Kelly Green’s husky voice, which generally tried too hard and was too full of itself. Continue reading “Frijid Pink – Defrosted (1970) [1991, Reissue]”