Smokie – The Best Of (2003)

Smokie - The Best Of (2003)

Smokie – The Best Of (2003)
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Label: Sony Music | Cat#: 82876 507242 | Genre: Pop Rock, Glam Rock

The English glam rock band was fronted by Chris Norman, who became known to American audiences for his duet with Suzi Quatro, “Stumblin’ In”, which became a top chart hit around the world. But Smokie was most popular in Europe in the late 1970’s with hits like “Laying Back in the Arms of Someone”, “Don’t Play Your Rock N Roll to Me”, their cover of “Needles And Pins” and “Living Next Door to Alice” (which features the “F” word uncensored and stayed that way even when performed on television)Read More

Sheryl Crow – The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow (2003)

Sheryl Crow - The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow (2003)

Sheryl Crow – The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow (2003)
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Label: A&M Records | Cat#: B0010918-02 | Genre: Pop Rock

Sheryl Crow was one of the key artists of the ’90s, if the yardstick is capturing the sound and spirit of the time. A former backing vocalist for Michael Jackson — an association that led to dubious tabloid headlines romantically linking her with the singer long before she was a star in her own right — she rode the first great wave of Women in Rock hysteria of the alt-rock explosion to fame with her first album, Tuesday Night Music Club, in 1994, settling into the weary aftermath of the post-grunge years with her brilliant eponymous second albumRead More

Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)

Various Artists - Twistin' USA (2013)

Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)
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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 fastRead More

Iron Maiden – Discography (1980 – 2012)

Iron Maiden - Discography (1980 - 2012)

Iron Maiden – Discography (1980 – 2012)
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Studio Albums | Live Albums | Singles | Promos | Compilations
Label: EMI, Toshiba, Columbia, Castle, Sanctuary | Genre: Heavy Metal

Known for such powerful hits as “Two Minutes to Midnight” and “The Trooper,” Iron Maiden are one of heavy metal’s most influential bands. They’re also one of metal’s most enduring and distinctive acts, thanks to their melodic guitars, ambitious songwriting, powerhouse vocalist Bruce Dickinson, and iconic mascot Eddie. One of the first groups to be classified as “British metal,” Iron Maiden helped set the rock scene for the ’80s and inspired generations of subsequent bands, including Metallica, Dream Theater, Slipknot, In Flames, and Avenged SevenfoldRead More

REO Speedwagon – The Hits (1988)

REO Speedwagon - The Hits (1988)

REO Speedwagon – The Hits (1988)
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Label: Epic / CBS | Cat#: EK 44202 | Genre: Hard Rock, AOR

The Hits is a compilation album from REO Speedwagon. It contains hits such as “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep on Loving You,” as well as new tracks “Here With Me” and “I Don’t Want to Lose You.” “Here with Me” cracked the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the top ten on the Adult Contemporary chart; however, it would be the last single to featureRead More

Various Artists – Synth Pop (2015)

Various Artists - Synth Pop (2015)

Various Artists – Synth Pop (2015)
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Size: 1.38 GB (CDs) + 134 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Cat#: 88875075362 | Genre: Synth-Pop

2015 three CD collection. Stemming from the late 1970’s and giving birth to the New Romantic movement, the synthesizer was THE sound of the era, and continues to influence the sound of bands today. This collection includes 13 massive #1 hit singles as well as genre defining chart smashes from the likes of Eurythmics, Ultravox, Yazoo, New Order and Bronski Beat and the many more that helped create a new sound and identity to an entire decade and beyond. From 1977’s ‘I Feel Love’ by Donna SummerRead More

The Spencer Davis Group – The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group (1987)

The Spencer Davis Group - The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group (1987)

The Spencer Davis Group – The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group (1987)
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Label: EMI America | Canada | Cat#: CDP 7 46598 2 | Genre: Pop Rock

Somehow the same label issued two albums with the same name in the same year. This one, with 15 tracks, is vastly preferable to its 10-song counterpart. Both releases hit the high points with the irresistible “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “I’m a Man,” and others. With half as many tunes, though, this album includes the minor hit “Strong Love” and “Goodbye Stevie,” written by the group to commemorate the departure of sensational singer and multi-instrumentalist prodigy Steve Winwood. “Waltz for Lumumba” presages the jazzier turns he would take with Traffic.Read More

Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)

Procol Harum - The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)

Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)
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Total Size: 244 MB (CD) + 67.1 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M Records | Cat#: CD3259 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Procol Harum is a band that is (these days anyway) rather obscure, but has had a definite influence on rock music, in general, and progressive rock, in particular. “Best Of” albums seldom are that, and whether or not this one is certainly falls under the area of debate. However, the album is a good introduction to the many sides of this complex and intriguing band. For those who only know of the group’s two hits, “Whiter Shade of Pale” and “Conquistador,” the disc provides both of them. However, for the more knowledgeable fansRead More

Michael Schenker Group – The Best Of The Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984 (2008)

Michael Schenker Group - The Best Of The Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984 (2008)

Michael Schenker Group – The Best Of The Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984 (2008)
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Label: Chrysalis / EMI | Cat#: 50999 2 34750 2 1 | Genre: Hard Rock

Apart from his classic work with UFO, from a pure heavy metal and hard rock standpoint, most metalheads consider Michael Schenker’s 1980-1984 solo period to be his high-water mark. And after checking out the 2008 compilation Best of the Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984, you’ll understand why. After splitting from the aforementioned UFO, it appeared as though Schenker was on a mission to show the world that his exit from the bandRead More

Glass Hammer – The Breaking of the World (2015)

Glass Hammer - The Breaking of the World (2015)

Glass Hammer – The Breaking of the World (2015)
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Label: Sound Resources | Cat#: SR3423 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Just when you thought the greatest and most venerable American prog band could get “none more prog,” along comes THE BREAKING OF THE WORLD, the best work of Glass Hammer’s career and, in some related fashion, their most progressive album thus far. This is not just album number fifteen in a list of fifteen sequential studio albums. Of course, there’s no such thingRead More

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)

VA - The Cruisin' Story 1955 (2012)

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)
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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!Read More

The Mamas & The Papas – 16 Of Their Greatest Hits (1969) {1986, MCA Records}

The Mamas & The Papas - 16 Of Their Greatest Hits (1969) {1986, MCA Records}

The Mamas & The Papas – 16 Of Their Greatest Hits (1969) {1986, MCA Records}
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Label: MCA Records | Cat#: MCAD-5701 | Genre: Pop Rock

A great overview of the music from this group, one of the founders of the California sound in the late ’60s. This is a good collection of their unforgettable electric folk-pop songs, including “Monday, Monday” and “California Dreamin’.” (Originally released in August 1969 by Dunhill Records, 16 of Their Greatest Hits, it was reissued on CD by MCA Records in 1986.)Read More