Steppenwolf – Albums Collection (1968-2018)

Steppenwolf - Albums Collection (1968-2018)

Steppenwolf – Albums Collection (1968-2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Official Digital Release | FLAC Tracks
Total Size: 13.9 GB | Total Discs: 34 | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS ALBUMS

Steppenwolf were one of the pioneering bands of American hard rock, conjuring the roaring sound of a biker gang laying claim to the highway on hits like “Born to be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride.” Like most early hard rock acts, Steppenwolf’s approach was steeped in the blues, but with an added level of lyrical swagger and a full-bodied attack that added hints of acid rock. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – Albums Collection (1968-2018)”

Steppenwolf – For Ladies Only (1971) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - For Ladies Only (1971) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – For Ladies Only (1971) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 2.83 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Hard Rock, Classic Rock

The title track of For Ladies Only is a classic slice of Steppenwolf’s brand of hard rock: gritty chord guitar from Blues Image refugee Kent Henry (Steppenwolf went through as many or more guitarist changes as the Guess Who), elegant piano from Goldy McJohn, even jazz flavors on a nine-minute-plus track as blatantly sexist as the album gatefold. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – For Ladies Only (1971) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – At Your Birthday Party (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - At Your Birthday Party (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – At Your Birthday Party (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 2.48 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen| Genre: Hard Rock, Classic Rock

Rocking out a little more, Steppenwolf hit gold again with this release. The hit, “Rock Me” sat well alongside such other hits as “Jupiter Child” and “Don’t Cry.” Even so, it has a rather unsettling feel to it. It was almost as if all their success was beginning to turn sour. Okay, but a bit flawed. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – At Your Birthday Party (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – The Second (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - The Second (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – The Second (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 2.50 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock

The group’s second album was virtually a re-creation of its predecessor, only slightly more sophisticated in its range of songs and the manner of playing them, and the in-house writing had improved, though the latter also became highly derivative. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – The Second (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7 (1970) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf 7 (1970) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7 (1970) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 2.49 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Steppenwolf only recorded seven discs for Dunhill Records in the short span between 1968 and 1971, six of them studio albums, and one allegedly “live” — though there was early Sparrow material recorded in May of 1967 not released by the label until 1972. Throw in a greatest-hits package along with Columbia’s reissue of yet more Sparrow recordings, and how they came up with Steppenwolf 7 for the title of this, their fifth studio recording for Dunhill, is a question for hardcore fans of the band to debate (don’t even bring the movie soundtracks into this equation). Continue reading “Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7 (1970) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – Monster (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - Monster (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – Monster (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 2.10 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock

The group’s most political album, tackling then-current issues such as the Vietnam War, draft resisters, and the decay of justice in America. These were (and are) important topics, but these lumbering hard rock tunes were not an effective means to address them, politically or musically. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – Monster (1969) [Official Digital Release] [2015, Reissue, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res]

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res]
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 3.16 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Geffen | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Steppenwolf entered the studio for their recording debut with a lot of confidence — based on a heavy rehearsal schedule before they ever got signed — and it shows on this album, a surprisingly strong debut album from a tight hard rock outfit who was obviously searching for a hook to hang their sound on. The playing is about as loud and powerful as anything being put out by a major record label in 1968, though John Kay’s songwriting needed some development before their in-house repertory would catch up with their sound and musicianship. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [Official Digital Release] [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res]”

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [2013, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [2013, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) [2013, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.95 GB (ISO) + 1.91 GB (DSF) + 931 MB (FLAC) + 288 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 50029 SA | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Steppenwolf is the first album by Canadian rock band Steppenwolf, released in January 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records.
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Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 336 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 714 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

Steppenwolf entered the studio for their recording debut with a lot of confidence — based on a heavy rehearsal schedule before they ever got signed — and it shows on this album, a surprisingly strong debut album from a tight hard rock outfit who was obviously searching for a hook to hang their sound on. Continue reading “Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}”