Pop Rock

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 261 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 126 | Genre: Pop Rock

After gaining some recognition from the success of the band’s previous album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive got around to recording Not Fragile. Not only had one of the three Bachman brothers (Tim, the rhythm guitarist) left the band to BTO’s advantage, but Randy Bachman and C.F. Turner had clearly grown musically.Read More

Herman’s Hermits – The Best Of Herman’s Hermits: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (2015)

Herman's Hermits - The Best Of Herman's Hermits: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (2015)

Herman’s Hermits – The Best Of Herman’s Hermits: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (2015)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.11 GB (CDs) + 37.2 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family | EEC | Cat#: BCD 17357 | Genre: Pop Rock

Herman’s Hermits were never taken seriously, not when they were having hits in the ’60s and not in the decades since. This indifference makes Bear Family’s decision to release a celebratory 50th Anniversary Anthology all the more surprising: not only is it a rare dip into the British Invasion for the American roots-besotted label, but the act seems too frivolous for their tastes.Read More

The B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The B-52s - Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Total Size: 348 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 077| Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Many observers were prepared to write off the B-52’s after the release of Bouncing Off the Satellites. Granted, the album was completed in the wake of Ricky Wilson’s death, but the group appeared bereft of new musical ideas and were sounding rather stale.Read More

Carly Simon – No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Carly Simon – No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 236 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 114 | Genre: Pop Rock

Carly Simon’s best album, No Secrets was also her commercial breakthrough, topping the charts and going gold, along with its leadoff single, “You’re So Vain.” That song set the album’s saucy tone, with its air of sexually frank autobiography (“You had me several years ago/When I was still quite naïve”) and its reflections on the jet-set lifestyle.Read More

Santana – Santana IV (2016)

Santana - Santana IV (2016)

Santana – Santana IV (2016)
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Total Size: 593 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Santana IV Records | USA | Cat#: S4007| Genre: Pop Rock, Blues Rock

Two years in the making, Santana IV marks the reunion of nearly all members of the 1971-1972 band, arguably its greatest lineup. Carlos Santana, conguero Michael Carabello, organist/lead vocalist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve, and guitarist Neal Schon cut the landmark Santana III in 1971. It was a short-lived group as Schon and Rolie would depart in early 1973 to form Journey.Read More

Wanda Jackson – Right Or Wrong (1992) {4CDs Box Set}

Wanda Jackson - Right Or Wrong (1992) {4CDs Box Set}

Wanda Jackson – Right Or Wrong (1992) {4CDs Box Set}
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Total Size: 1.59 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family | Germany | Cat#: BCD 15 629 DI | Genre: Pop Rock, Rockabilly

This four-CD set is like a photo album of Wanda Jackson growing up, from innocent adolescent to rockabilly star and the dominant female country singer of the early 1960s. Her complete recordings from the first Decca session in March 1954 until her Capitol session of November 2, 1962, constitute the part of her career that rock & roll and rockabilly fans most care about.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)
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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

Simply Red – Song Book 1985-2010 (2013) {4CDs, Box Set, Remastered}

Simply Red - Song Book 1985-2010 (2013) {4CDs, Box Set, Remastered}

Simply Red – Song Book 1985-2010 (2013) {4CDs, Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.74 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | EU | Cat#: 825646366699 | Genre: Pop Rock

Simply Red are a pop institution, at least in areas of the world that are not the United States, and like all institutions, they’re in need of a monument to their longevity. Song Book 1985-2010 is that monument, a four-disc box set that tells their story, concentrating on their hits but also adding a disc of new recordings where they revisit deep cuts from their catalog, refashioning them so they sound similar to latter-day Simply Red.Read More

Supertramp – Discography (1970 – 2014)

Supertramp - Discography (1970 - 2014)

Supertramp – Discography (1970 – 2014)
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Total Size: 14.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock

Supertramp followed an unusual path to commercial success in the 1970s, fusing the stylistic ambition and instrumental dexterity of progressive rock with the wit and tuneful melodies of British pop, and the results made them one of the most popular British acts of the ’70s and ‘80s, topping the charts and filling arenas around the world at a time when their style of music was supposed to have fallen out of fashion.Read More

Caravan – The World Is Yours: An Anthology 1968-1976 (2010) {4CDs Box Set}

Caravan - The World Is Yours: An Anthology 1968-1976 (2010) {4CDs Box Set}

Caravan – The World Is Yours: An Anthology 1968-1976 (2010) {4CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.74 GB (CDs) + 363 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Decca / Universal | EU | Cat#: 532 459-5 | Genre: Pop Rock

The World Is Yours – The Anthology 1968-1976 is an exhaustive remastered four CD box set from Canterbury sound band Caravan. The set includes previously unreleased studio recordings, album tracks, rare single mixes, BBC recordings and out-takes,a s well as a lavish book featuring an essay and previously unseen photographs plus sleeve notes by Mark Powell.Read More