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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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}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG
FLAC: 305 MB | Scans: 111 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
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.) Continue reading “The Mamas & The Papas – 16 Of Their Greatest Hits (1969) {1986, MCA Records}”

Climax Blues Band – Broke Heart Blues (2015)

Climax Blues Band - Broke Heart Blues (2015)

Climax Blues Band – Broke Heart Blues (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
FLAC: 501 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Angel Air | Cat#: SJPCD465 | Genre: Blues Rock

Pete Haycock and Robin George had worked together on the charity album “LovePower and Peace” and the opportunity to make an album together to tour was not to be missed. The duo assembled in 2013 a cast of heritage musicians with all tracks mostly co-written by Haycock and George and they also coproduced the album. Pete had experienced worldwide fame as part of Climax Blues Band and Robin has enjoyed one the most varied and successful careers as Continue reading “Climax Blues Band – Broke Heart Blues (2015)”

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (2015)

Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (2015)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (2015)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
FLAC: 838 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: J&R Aventures | US | Cat#: JRA53557 | Genre: Blues Rock

Joe Bonamassa designed his Red Rocks tribute concert to Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf as a fund-raiser for his Keeping the Blues Alive foundation, so it makes sense that the accompanying live album begins with a capsule history of the Mississippi Delta blues, and also has interview excerpts from Waters and Wolf peppered throughout. Continue reading “Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (2015)”

Traveling Wilburys – Vol.3 (1990)

Traveling Wilburys - Vol.3 (1990)

Traveling Wilburys – Vol.3 (1990)
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FLAC: 293 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Bros. | Cat#: 7599-26324-2 | Genre: Folk Rock

The Traveling Wilburys built upon George Harrison’s comeback with Cloud Nine and helped revitalize the other supergroup members’ careers, setting the stage for Bob Dylan’s 1989 comeback with Oh Mercy, Tom Petty’s first solo album, Full Moon Fever, produced by Jeff Lynne (sounding and feeling strikingly similar to this lark), and Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl, which was released posthumously. Given the success Continue reading “Traveling Wilburys – Vol.3 (1990)”

Traveling Wilburys – Vol.1 (1988)

Traveling Wilburys - Vol.1 (1988)

Traveling Wilburys – Vol.1 (1988)
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FLAC: 270 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Teldec Records / Warner Bros. | Cat#: 925 796-2 | Genre: Folk Rock

There never was a supergroup more super than the Traveling Wilburys. They had Jeff Lynne, the leader of ELO; they had Roy Orbison, the best pop singer of the ’60s; they had Tom Petty, the best roots rocker this side of Bruce Springsteen; they had a Beatle and Bob Dylan, for crying out loud! It’s impossible to picture a supergroup with a stronger pedigree than that (all that’s missing is a Rolling Stone) Continue reading “Traveling Wilburys – Vol.1 (1988)”

Patty Smyth – Greatest Hits – Featuring Scandal (1998)

Patty Smyth - Greatest Hits - Featuring Scandal (1998)

Patty Smyth – Greatest Hits – Featuring Scandal (1998)
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Total Size: 569 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Cat#: CK 65616 | Genre: Pop Rock

When Smyth had her first hit with the band Scandal in 1982 with the peppy kiss-off “Goodbye to You,” MTV was still in its infancy and Alanis Morissette was not long out of diapers. Not exactly the stereotypical groundbreaker, the New York-born Smyth nonetheless helped make the pre-Madonna ’80s safe for women in rock, paving the way for such hit makers as Morissette, Sheryl Crow, and the whole Lilith Fair flock. While this career-spanning retrospective is a Continue reading “Patty Smyth – Greatest Hits – Featuring Scandal (1998)”

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)”

Neil Diamond – Melody Road (2014) {Deluxe Edition}

Neil Diamond - Melody Road (2014) {Deluxe Edition}

Neil Diamond – Melody Road (2014) {Deluxe Edition}
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FLAC: 337 MB | Scans: 152 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol Records | Cat#: B002184202 | Genre: Pop

Melody Road is Neil Diamond’s debut album as an artist signed to Capitol Records. His 32nd studio album, it is the first album of original music Diamond has recorded since 2008’s well-received Home Before Dark, which debuted on the US album charts at #1. It was produced by Don Was and Jacknife Lee. Continue reading “Neil Diamond – Melody Road (2014) {Deluxe Edition}”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday (2015) {Japan Deluxe Edition}

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday (2015) {Japan Deluxe Edition}

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday (2015) {Japan Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
FLAC: 507 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Labels, Japan | Cat#: SICP-4395~6 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Chasing Yesterday is the second studio album by the English rock band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Written and produced by eponymous frontman Noel Gallagher, the album was recorded in 2014 at Strangeways and Abbey Road Studios in London. It was released on 25 February 2015 by Gallagher’s record label Sour Mash Records, preceded by the singles “In the Heat of the Moment” and “Ballad of the Mighty I” Continue reading “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday (2015) {Japan Deluxe Edition}”

Mark Knopfler – Tracker (2015) {Deluxe Edition}

Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) {Deluxe Edition}

Mark Knopfler – Tracker (2015) {Deluxe Edition}
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Total Size: 414 MB (CD) + 54.4 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Will D. Side Limited / Mercury | Cat#: 471 697-9 | Genre: Blues Rock

Scaled smaller than 2012’s double-album Privateering, Tracker also feels suitably subtle, easing its way into being instead of announcing itself with a thunder. Such understatement is typical of Mark Knopfler, particularly in the third act of his career. When he left Dire Straits behind, he also left behind any semblance of playing for the cheap seats Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Tracker (2015) {Deluxe Edition}”

Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973) {2014, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973) {2014, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973) {2014, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, CD + DVD + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD-Audio | MLP (2.0 & 4.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | DTS-96/24 (4.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | Dolby AC3 (4.0)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 280 MB (CD) + 7.23 GB (DVD) + 2.31 GB (Hi-Res) + 184 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M Records / UMG | EU | Cat#: 5356238 | Genre: Progressive Rock

A deluxe version of one of the classic ‘concept’ Prog albums of all time and Rick Wakeman’s second. Re-mastered with bonus tracks and a Quad mix from the time. Long out of print, the A&M Rick Wakeman catalogue is highly sought after by fans, this is one of the first in a re-issue campaign to restore the Rick Wakeman catalogue back to its former glory. This release includes a 1-CD re-mastered at Abbey Road and a DVD featuring the album in Quad and stereo. Continue reading “Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973) {2014, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, CD + DVD + Hi-Res}”

Gary Moore – Out In The Fields: The Very Best Of (1998) {Limited Edition}

Gary Moore - Out In The Fields - The Very Best Of (1998) [Limited Edition]

Gary Moore – Out In The Fields – The Very Best Of (1998) {Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 998 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Virgin Records | Cat#: CDVX2871 7243 8 46750 2 8 | Genre: Blues Rock

Irish guitarist Gary Moore has built an entire career on stubborn self-recycling. Just when listeners think they have him pegged within a particular musical style (heavy metal guitar slinger, soft-hearted acoustic player, jazz fusion experimentalist, electric blues purist), the enduring six-string legend throws a curve ball and changes artistic direction — seemingly just to spite his critics Continue reading “Gary Moore – Out In The Fields: The Very Best Of (1998) {Limited Edition}”

Cinderella – Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)

Cinderella - Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)

Cinderella – Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)
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Total Size; 577 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music / Mercury | Cat#: B0003579-02 | Genre: Hard Rock, Glam Metal

Cinderella’s Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits is intended to replace the 1997 compilation Once Upon A … as a full-length, single-disc retrospective on the group. Like Once Upon A …, it contains all eight of Cinderella’s Billboard Hot 100 hits and 11 of its 12 entries in Billboard’s Mainstream Rock radio chart Continue reading “Cinderella – Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)”

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]
Official Digital Download | FLAC Tracks @ 24bit/96kHz | PDF Booklet
FLAC: 954 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Lenght: 40:42 | Genre: Pop Rock

Recording The Nylon Curtain exhausted Billy Joel, and even though it had a pair of major hits, it didn’t rival its predecessors in terms of sales. Since he labored so hard at the record, he decided it was time for a break — it was time to record an album just for fun. And that’s how his homage to pre-Beatles pop, An Innocent Man, was conceived: it was Continue reading “Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (1983) [2013, Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]”