Suzi Quatro – The Best Of Suzi Quatro (1996)

Suzi Quatro - The Best Of Suzi Quatro (1996)

Suzi Quatro – The Best Of Suzi Quatro (1996)
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Label: Discky Communication | Cat#: DC 870002 | Genre: Hard Rock

Suzi Quatro was hardly the first Tough Girl in rock & roll — there were plenty of precursors, from Wanda Jackson and the Shangri-Las to Grace Slick and Janis Joplin — but Quatro codified a type of rock & roll woman who didn’t exist before she took the stage, one who looked as tough as the guys and wasn’t merely a singer but also an instrumentalist, the leader of the band who made the noise right Continue reading “Suzi Quatro – The Best Of Suzi Quatro (1996)”

Jeff Beck – Live + (2015) {WEB}

Jeff Beck - Live + (2015) {WEB}

Jeff Beck – Live + (2015) {WEB}
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Total Size: 488 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

Jeff Beck earned raves last year for his spellbinding performances during the hugely successful double-bill tour with ZZ TOP. Fans can relive Beck’s thrilling guitar gymnastics from those shows with a new live album that touches on key eras from the legendary artist’s influential career. The album captures a snapshot of Jeff’s work in 2014, with two newly recorded studio tracks also included, his first new music since 2010’s Continue reading “Jeff Beck – Live + (2015) {WEB}”

Pat Benatar – The Very Best Album Ever (2002)

Pat Benatar - The Very Best Album Ever (2002)

Pat Benatar – The Very Best Album Ever (2002)
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Total Size: 580 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | Cat#: 7243 5 39928 2 8 | Genre: Pop Rock

Pat Benatar’s polished mainstream pop/rock made her one of the more popular female vocalists of the early ’80s. Although she came on like an arena rocker with her power chords, tough sexuality, and powerful vocals, her music was straight pop/rock underneath all the bluster. Born Patricia Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the singer was raised in the nearby town of Lindenhurst on Long Island, NY. Benatar began singing regularly in the New York City area by the ’70s, where she was discovered at the Catch a Rising Star club and signed by Chrysalis Records. Backed by a stellar band led by guitarist Neil Geraldo Continue reading “Pat Benatar – The Very Best Album Ever (2002)”

VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)

VA - The London American Story: Rarities (2011)

VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)
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Total Size: 842 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY3CD001 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

The London record label was founded in 1947 as an offshoot of the Decca Label. two years later it began buying the UK distribution rights to American independent labels such as Imperial, Chess, Dot, Atlantic, Specialty and Sun as well as (much later) the first releases from Motown. Coincidentally, the 45rpm seven-inch single format was first introduced in 1949 by RCA Victor. Continue reading “VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)”

Various Artists – Lost And Found 1970-1978 (1998)

Various Artists - Lost And Found 1970-1978 (1998)

Various Artists – Lost And Found 1970-1978 (1998)
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Total Size: 0.99 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI Svenska AB | Cat#: 4932062 | Genre: Pop

Two CD set of 70’s hits pop music performed by Shocking Blue, Beach Boys, Mungo Jerry, Cat Stevens, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Don McLean, Lobo, Bonnie St Claire & Unit Gloria, Terry Jacks, Cher, Slade, 10 CC, Smokie, Bonnie Tyler, John Paul Young, Gerry Rafferty, Brian Chapman, Rubettes and many more!!! Continue reading “Various Artists – Lost And Found 1970-1978 (1998)”

VA – Twist And Shout: The Stateside Story 1962 (2013)

VA - Twist And Shout: The Stateside Story 1962 (2013)

VA – Twist And Shout: The Stateside Story 1962 (2013)
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Total Size: 695 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY2CD184 | Genre: Pop, Oldie

Stateside Records is a British records label founded in 1962 by EMI. The Top Rank label recently folded, so EMI bosses hired the Rank Organisation’s former executive Fred Exon to run the new label in direct competition with Decca’s London American imprint. Stateside dealt exclusively with imported American material; no home-grown acts were released with the Stateside moniker. Continue reading “VA – Twist And Shout: The Stateside Story 1962 (2013)”

Various Artists – Disco Giants Volume 1-10 (2013)

Various Artists - Disco Giants Volume 1-10 (2013)

Various Artists – Disco Giants Volume 1-10 (2013)
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Total Size: 9.85 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: PTG Records | Cat#: PTG 34152 | Genre: Disco, Synth-Pop

Limited 20 CD set containing all 10 double CD sets released in the Disco Giants compilation series. Contains 200 Disco tracks of the ’80s. Not the commercial tracks which you will find on any ordinary Disco compilation but the rare and hard to find 80’s Disco floor fillers (mainly the long version) Continue reading “Various Artists – Disco Giants Volume 1-10 (2013)”

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard - Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)
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Total Size: 716 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Smith & Co | Cat#: SCCD 2493 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Of all the original 50s rock ‘n’ roll stars, none was more flamboyant than Richard Wayne Penniman. Now a game octogenarian still intermittently performing (he headlined a Las Vegas weekender in March 2013), Richard has had a chequered career peppered with retirements and comebacks, fluctuations between God and Mammon and many a misjudged recording; his latter years dogged by a dodgy hip. At his peak he was the most dynamic rock ‘n’ roll extrovert on record and stage, which obscures the fact he was also the most mellifluous vocalist of the pack when he calmed down enough to sing a blues, gospel or soul ballad Continue reading “Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)”

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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Total Size: 538 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
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 album Continue reading “Sheryl Crow – The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow (2003)”

Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)

Various Artists - Twistin' USA (2013)

Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)
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Total Size: 507 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
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 fast Continue reading “Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)”

REO Speedwagon – The Hits (1988)

REO Speedwagon - The Hits (1988)

REO Speedwagon – The Hits (1988)
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Size: 442 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
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 feature Continue reading “REO Speedwagon – The Hits (1988)”

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 Summer Continue reading “Various Artists – Synth Pop (2015)”

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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Total Size: 254 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
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. Continue reading “The Spencer Davis Group – The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group (1987)”

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 fans Continue reading “Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)”

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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FLAC: 570 MB | Scans: 28.9 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
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 band Continue reading “Michael Schenker Group – The Best Of The Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984 (2008)”