VA – I’m A Freak 2 Baby. A Further Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-73 (2019) {3CD-Set}

VA - I'm A Freak 2 Baby. A Further Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-73 (2019) {3CD-Set}

VA – I’m A Freak 2 Baby. A Further Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-73 (2019) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.33 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Grapefruit Records | UK | Cat#: CRSEGBOX050 | Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Released in 2016, I’m A Freak Baby – Grapefruit’s 3-CD overview of the UK’s late Sixties/early Seventies nascent hard rock/proto-metal scene – received rapturous acclaim from pundits and punters alike, with The Guardian’s “grim, grey and glorious” summary succinctly capturing the general response to the set. Three years later, the woodwork squeaks and out come the freaks again. And, like all good follow-ups, I’m A Freak 2 Baby expands upon the original while simultaneously tightening the stylistic mesh..In addition to further selections from some of the subterranean stars of the first volume (Iron Claw, the semi-housetrained Stack Waddy, the even more semi-housetrained Wicked Lady), we feature many of the genre’s pioneers, with key tracks from The Jeff Beck Group, Edgar Broughton Band, Atomic Rooster and High Tide.Read More

VA – I’m A Freak, Baby… A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016) {3CD-Set}

VA - I'm A Freak, Baby... A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016) {3CD-Set}

VA – I’m A Freak, Baby… A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016) {3CD-Set}
XLD Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.49 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Grapefruit Records | UK | Cat#: CRSEGBOX032 | Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Three CD collection. Although vintage British psychedelia is viewed by many these days as an Alice In Wonderland-style enchanted garden full of beatific flower children innocently gathering flowers or chasing butterflies, there was always a more visceral element to the scene. Pointedly free of such fripperies as scarlet tunic-wearing gnomes, phenomenal cats and talismanic bicycles, the power trio format that was popularized by the likes of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience spawned a host of imitators. As the 60s drew to a close and pop evolved slowly but inexorably into rock, psychedelia gave way to a sound that was harder, leaner, heavier, louder.Read More

Don Felder – Airborne (1983) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Don Felder - Airborne (1983) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Don Felder – Airborne (1983) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.65 GB (Hi-Res) + 490 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Asylum Records | US | Cat#: 9 60295-1 | Genre: Pop Rock

1983’s Airborne by Eagles guitarist Don Felder is truly style over substance. For a member of such a phenomenally successful and visible group to release something so nondescript is really food for thought. Felder produced this effort, and he has friends galore pack the proceedings with lots of musicianship, the late Carlos Vega is on drums, as are Joe Vitale, Russ Kunkel, and Tris Imboden; fellow latter-day Eagle Timothy B. Schmit provides backing vocals, and there are appearances by Jeff LorberRead More

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
3x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
3x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.45 GB (CD-Layer) + 8.55 GB (SACD ISO) + 7.10 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.43 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186405 | Genre: Classical

Continuing his extraordinary SACD series of Richard Wagner’s music dramas for PentaTone, Marek Janowski presents Tannhäuser in the original Dresden version, with a dynamic cast, choir, and orchestra that give the performance their all. Like the previous recordings in this project, issued in celebration of the bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, the performance is live and the sound quality is exceptional in capturing both the exciting playing of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the dramatic power of the singers onstage.Read More

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – From Out Of Nowhere (2019)

Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere (2019)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – From Out Of Nowhere (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 452 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: 19075987112 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Unlike either its predecessor Alone in the Universe or 2001’s Zoom, From out of Nowhere didn’t appear after a prolonged period of silence from Jeff Lynne’s ELO. It arrived in November of 2019, nearly exactly four years after Alone in the Universe, a rapid turnaround that recalls Lynne’s work schedule as a bandleader and producer in the 1970s and ’80s. That’s not the only way From out of Nowhere conjures memories of the past.Read More

Gene Clark – No Other (1974) {2019, Limited Deluxe Box set, Remixed, Remastered, 3CD + BD + Hi-Res}

Gene Clark - No Other (1974) {2019, Limited Deluxe Box set, Remixed, Remastered, 3CD + BD + Hi-Res}

Gene Clark – No Other (1974) {2019, Limited Deluxe Box set, Remixed, Remastered, 3CD + BD + Hi-Res}
3x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 48kHz) | LPCM (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 819 MB (CD) + 20 GB (BD) + 6.43 GB (Hi-Res) 1.40 GB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 4AD | EU | Cat#: 4AD 0071 MXX | Genre: Folk Rock

An extremely limited item, the box contains the LP, three SACDs (the original album in an authentic Japanese vinyl replica sleeve plus two more discs of session mixes), an exclusive 7”, a comprehensive Blu-Ray disc which includes HD versions of all tracks, a stunning 5.1 surround mix of the album, the original 1974 vinyl master and an exclusive documentary by Paul Kendall (the director responsible for the acclaimed 2013 filmRead More

Rod Stewart – You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart: Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Rod Stewart – You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 740 MB (CD-Quality) + 2.34 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | Genre: Pop Rock

Rod Stewart first embraced his appeal to the middle of the road way back in 2002 when he recorded It Had To Be You, the first in a series of explorations of the Great American Songbook. Given those albums, it’s no great surprise to hear Stewart sing with an orchestra on You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. What is a surprise is that he’s hopped upon the orchestral overdub bandwagon, letting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra glop on strings and horns over original vocal tracks for such hits as “Maggie May.”Read More

Coldplay – Everyday Life (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Coldplay - Everyday Life (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Coldplay – Everyday Life (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 308 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.01 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone | Genre: Pop Rock

Everyday Life is the eighth studio album by Coldplay, released on 22 November 2019. It is a double album, with the first half titled Sunrise and the other Sunset.

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Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
4x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
4x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.85 GB (CD-Layer) + 11.3 GB (SACD ISO) + 9.47 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 4.61 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186 401| Genre: Classical

Parsifal is the second installment in Pentatone’s ambitious project to record Wagner’s ten important operas between in 2011 and 2013 in celebration of the bicentennial of his birth, featuring live concert performances with Marek Janowski leading Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Rundfunkchor Berlin. Janowski is an old hand at Wagner, having conducted the first (and very fine) digital recording of The Ring, and he brings a sure understanding and unified conception to Parsifal.Read More

Nirvana – Live At The Paramount (2011) {2019, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Nirvana - Live At The Paramount (2011) {2019, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Nirvana – Live At The Paramount (2011) {2019, Reissue, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.90 GB (Hi-Res) + 808 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen Records | US | Cat#: B0029541-01 | Genre: Grunge

It’s said that the pre-Nevermind Kurt Cobain liked to tell people he intended to be a rock star, but a look at what happened later suggests either stardom was a great deal different than he expected, or that he really didn’t imagine he was ever going to become multi-platinum-level rich and famous. If Nevermind wasn’t exactly the sound of a happy man, it also had a vitality and brio that were replaced by a haunted, spectral undertow on In Utero and MTV Unplugged in New York. Given how people love to make a great deal of Cobain’s fondness for the BeatlesRead More

Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority (1969) {2019, 50th Anniversary, Remix, WEB Hi-Res}

Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) {2019, 50th Anniversary, Remix, WEB Hi-Res}

Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority (1969) {2019, 50th Anniversary, Remix, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz
Total Size: 2.59 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Entertainment | Genre: Jazz Rock

On August 30, Rhino reissued Chicago’s self-titled debut album, CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY, digitally and on CD…and before you complain, yes, it was self-titled, because that’s what the band was calling itself at the time. The version of the album that was reissued was the so-called 50th Anniversary RemixRead More

The Stooges – The Stooges (1969) {2019, 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

The Stooges - The Stooges (1969) {2019, 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

The Stooges – The Stooges (1969) {2019, 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 909 MB (CD-Quality) + 2.76 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino / Elektra | Genre: Hard Rock, Proto-Punk

While the Stooges had a few obvious points of influence — the swagger of the early Rolling Stones, the horny pound of the Troggs, the fuzztone sneer of a thousand teenage garage bands, and the Velvet Underground’s experimental eagerness to leap into the void — they didn’t really sound like anyone else around when their first album hit the streets in 1969.Read More