Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits (2004/2023)

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Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits (2004/2023)

Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits (2004/2023)
Vinyl FLAC (tracks) - 324 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 MB
46:36 | Pop Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Geffen Records

First-ever 1LP pressing of the Greatest Hits featuring 8 songs including “Hard Skool.” Pressed on clear vinyl with metallic gold color-in-color effect and featuring a numbered premium tip-on jacket that’s wrapped in chrome met poly paper. Limited to 3,000 units worldwide.

Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits (2004/2023) (Hi-Res)

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Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits (2004/2023) (Hi-Res)

Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits (2004/2023) (Hi-Res)
Vinyl FLAC (tracks, scans) 24bit-96kHz - 1.01 GB
46:36 | Pop Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Geffen Records

First-ever 1LP pressing of the Greatest Hits featuring 8 songs including “Hard Skool.” Pressed on clear vinyl with metallic gold color-in-color effect and featuring a numbered premium tip-on jacket that’s wrapped in chrome met poly paper. Limited to 3,000 units worldwide.

VA - Topic Records: The Real Sound of Folk Music (28 Treasured Tracks from the Topic Catalogue) (2017)

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VA - Topic Records: The Real Sound of Folk Music (28 Treasured Tracks from the Topic Catalogue) (2017)

VA - Topic Records: The Real Sound of Folk Music (28 Treasured Tracks from the Topic Catalogue) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) - 553 MB | 1:51:31
Folk | Label: Topic Records

The perfect introduction to Topic Records the worlds oldest surviving independent record label, a 2 CD set featuring 28 specially selected tracks from the labels vast catalogue.
The story of Topic is synonymous with the growth of folk as a musical and social movement in Britain and these recordings demonstrate the bridge between modern music and a traditional art form. On this 2 CD set you will find some of the most remarkable singers, songs and tunes - either drawn directly from the tradition or inspired by it.
Tracks featured include John Tam's, Unity, Steve Ashley's ,Ships of Shame, Dick Gaughan's, Both Sides the Tweed and Ewan MacColl's, Dirty Old Town.

Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)

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Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)

Glass Pyramid - Unreleased Archives 1979-1989 (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 MB
57:51 | Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Peoples Potential Unlimited

Based in Washington, DC, the deal of ultra-rare and obscure records attracts the hot eyes of dealers and collectors all over the world, and discovers and distributes transcendent disco boogie-minor & local private modern soul. PPU (PEOPLE POTENTIAL UNLIMITED) sponsored by ANDREW MORGAN, which is now attracting a lot of attention not only from 80's-DISCO freaks but also from the FUNK-RARE GROOVE scene. The first CD work will finally be released from PPU, which has provided astonishing sound sources with DJ & collector-use records as the main format!

Leo Sayer - Northern Songs: Leo Sayer sings The Beatles (2022)

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Leo Sayer - Northern Songs: Leo Sayer sings The Beatles (2022)

Leo Sayer - Northern Songs: Leo Sayer sings The Beatles (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 410 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 MB
1:06:48 | Pop, Rock | Label: Edsel

2022 marks 50 years of Leo Sayer as a recording artist. With the world gradually emerging from a two-year hiatus, Leo will be celebrating this milestone to great effect with a brand new album. Leo, who has had worldwide #1 singles up to 2006, as well as numerous Grammy and BASCA awards, found the time to self-produce this album; his own takes on songs written and composed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison… Northern Songs is born; a 19 track collection of simply timeless songs.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Best of the Rest (1982)

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Best of the Rest (1982)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Best of the Rest (1982)
Vinyl FLAC (tracks) - 262 MB | 39:48
Rock, Southern Rock | Label: MCA Records

Best of the Rest is a compilation album by the American Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was originally released in 1982.This compilation contains album cuts that are fan favorites. The only hit from the band on the album is "Call Me the Breeze." The compilation also contains two previously unreleased early recordings from 1971 and 1972. Those songs were originally planned to be on their shelved debut album, making (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) their actual debut. The early songs were recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. Other early songs from 1971-72 also surfaced on the compilations Skynyrd's First and… Last in 1978 and Old Time Greats in 1997.

The Apartments - The Evening Visits....And Stays For Years (Remastered & Expanded) (1985/2015)

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The Apartments - The Evening Visits....And Stays For Years (Remastered & Expanded) (1985/2015)

The Apartments - The Evening Visits….And Stays For Years (Remastered & Expanded) (1985/2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 530 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 MB
1:19:55 | Folk Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock | Label: Captured Tracks

After releasing a brilliant single by the Apartments on their Able label in 1979, the Go-Betweens almost added the band's leader Peter Milton Walsh to their lineup, but ultimately it didn't work out. "Walsh is night," said Grant McLennan. "We are day," added Robert Forster. After some more false starts, Walsh re-formed the Apartments and set about proving the duo right. Signed to Rough Trade after impressing them with a demo, the Apartments' debut album from 1985, The Evening Visits…and Stays for Years is a dark, brooding affair that features Walsh's idiosyncratic vocals and lyrics that hint at major emotional upheavals, or at least some very deep feels. Walsh's biting croon is balanced by layers of jangling acoustic and electric guitars and the occasional strings and horns, with a production style that calls to mind that of his former mate's concurrent work

VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)

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VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)

VA - Vintage Children's Favourites (1926 - 1950) (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 264 MB
1:16:33 | Children's Music, NoveltyVocal Group, Traditional Country, Music Hall, Traditional Pop | Label: Asv Living Era

This cd is chock full of tunes you may remember from when you were a child. Chances are that many of them were already vintage tunes even then. But try to find a good recording of Teddy Bear's Picnic and Ragtime Cowboy Joe. The recordings range from the '20s to the '50s, and it's interesting to see how much we have lost in children's music. Nostalgic and fun.

Alan Stivell - The Best Of (1999)

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Alan Stivell - The Best Of (1999)

Alan Stivell - The Best Of (1999)
FLAC (tracks, scans) - 421 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 MB
1:08:56 | Celtic, Folk | Label: Mercury / Universal

If there is a single savior of Celtic music, Alan Stivell is probably it. Since the end of the 1960s, he has done more to revive interest in the Celtic (specifically Breton) harp than anyone in the world and, in the process, almost singlehandedly made the world aware of native Breton Celtic music. Since 1971, he has been recording albums of extraordinary beauty and diversity, ranging from ancient Breton and Irish material to modern folk-rock, new age, and progressive rock. He was born Alan Cochevelou, the son of a harp-maker. His father had rediscovered the Breton harp, but young Alan started his musical life on a somewhat more conventional instrument, taking up the piano at age five.

VA - Aladdin (Special Edition Soundtrack) (1992/2004)

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VA - Aladdin (Special Edition Soundtrack) (1992/2004)

VA - Aladdin (Special Edition Soundtrack) (1992/2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 MB
56:52 | Soundtrack, Downtempo, Ballad, Vocal, Synth-pop | Label: Walt Disney Records

Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack for the 1992 Disney animated feature film, Aladdin. The album was released by Walt Disney Records on CD and cassette tape on October 27, 1992. The soundtrack was intertwined with demos, work tapes and unreleased masters, as well as original scores in 1994 in a four-disc box set entitled The Music Behind the Magic: The Musical Artistry of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice. A remastered reissue with altered lyrics and new artwork was released in 2001. A special edition reissue featuring two previously released demos and new artwork was released in 2004.

Marilyn Monroe - Greatest Hits Remixed (2005)

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Marilyn Monroe - Greatest Hits Remixed (2005)

Marilyn Monroe - Greatest Hits Remixed (2005)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 MB
51:15 | Hi NRG, Synth-pop | Label: Cleopatra Records

At any given moment one can find five to ten thousand Marilyn Monroe items on eBay, which is more than you may encounter for Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon, though thousands shy of Elvis. So it's no surprise that a dance-mix album featuring the chanteuse would emerge, and though not perfect, Marilyn Monroe Greatest Hits Remixed is a fun listening experience. The "Dreamer Remix" of "Kiss Me" would segue nicely with Esquivel and other purveyors of the space-age lounge set. Ditto for James Hardway's rendition of "Happy Birthday," perhaps the album's most experimental track, and the one that adds something unique and extra to the sparse Monroe audio catalog.

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

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VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 260 MB
58:59 | Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal, Ballad | Label: Kent

The songs of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson could occupy a whole Hall Of Fame to themselves. There can’t be any students of popular music who are not familiar with at least a few of their classics, be they their own hits like ‘Solid’ or those they wrote for Motown’s ‘A’ list artists, such as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’ for Marvin & Tammi and ‘Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)’ for Diana Ross.
These and many like them are as much a part of our lives as getting up in the morning. Less well known outside of connoisseur soul circles are the songs they wrote in the years immediately leading up to ‘Ain’t No Mountain’, with their original collaborator Joshie “Jo” Armstead. Between 1964 and 1967, the trio collaborated on a significant number of superior songs to provide hits for artists including Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown, Betty Everett, Aretha Franklin and scores more.

The Swinging Blue Jeans - The Very Best Of (2009)

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The Swinging Blue Jeans - The Very Best Of (2009)

The Swinging Blue Jeans - The Very Best Of (2009)
FLAC (tracks) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 MB
1:01:42 | Pop Rock, Beat | Label: Chrysalis Records

2009 compilation from the Liverpool-based Mersey Beat group who were originally the only real competition for the Beatles during their early days. The first popularity poll for Liverpool groups appeared in Mersey Beat in 1961. The Beatles were top, but as that magazine's contributor, Liverpool's top club DJ, Bob Wooler, pointed out, I excluded The Swinging Blue Jeans (then known as The Bluegenes) as they were beyond comparison and in a class of their own. The Swinging Blue Jeans were the epitome of the Mersey Beat sound and all that great group's best recordings can be found here. This album includes all of their greatest hits and much more besides. Hits include 'The Hippy Hippy Shake', 'Good Golly Miss Molly', 'You're No Good' and 'Don't Make Me Over' as well as 'Shakin' All Over', 'Tutti Fruiti', 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' and 'Save the Last Dance For Me'.

VA - Chains And Black Exhaust (2002)

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VA - Chains And Black Exhaust (2002)

VA - Chains And Black Exhaust (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 318 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 MB
52:58 | Psychedelic, Funk | Label: Memphix

Aged rock critic Richard Meltzer once said that writing about music is much harder today than it was in the 60s. He said that back then, there probably weren't 20 great bands in the world, so it was much easier to cover the scene comprehensively. I'd say he was reducing the issue a tad (especially in light of sets like Nuggets), but there is a kernel of wisdom in his observation. In 1967, Jimi Hendrix almost single-handedly rallied troupes from rock, pop, blues, jazz and soul on both sides of the Atlantic with his psychedelic call to arms, Are You Experienced?. In one fell swoop, he united the sounds of acts ranging from James Brown to The Beatles, and proved that young black men had as much a claim to rock's budding authenticity as any English mop tops. This could never happen again, as ironically, people like Hendrix contributed to a splintering of scenes and sounds that made common threads almost impossible to find (or wind) thereafter.

VA - Holst (2022)

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VA - Holst (2022)

VA - Holst (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.02 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 579 MB
4:12:47 | Classical | Label: UMG

Gustav Holst was among those few classical composers to exert a major influence on rock music and popular music in the mid- to late- 20th century – which is all rather ironic, since he passed away in 1934. Holst was part of the early- 20th century school of English composers usually referred to as post-Romantics – along with his friend Ralph Vaughan Williams, with whom he shared a common interest in English folksong, he helped advance the cause of distinctly English orchestral music far beyond the boundaries of England; but much of Holst's music, as distinct from that of his contemporaries, was also steeped in Eastern influences that made it unique. Born in Cheltenham in 1874, Holst survived a childhood blighted by poor health (including painful neuritis in his right hand), the death of his mother when he was eight years old, and an overly demanding father.