The Rolling Stones - Love You Live (1977) {2009, Remastered} Re-Up

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The Rolling Stones - Love You Live (1977) {2009, Remastered} Re-Up

The Rolling Stones - Love You Live (1977) {2009, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 613 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 200 Mb
Full Scans ~ 26 Mb | 00:42:40 + 00:40:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll | Polydor #0602527164243

Love You Live is a double live album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1977. It is drawn from Tour of the Americas shows in the US in the summer of 1975, Tour of Europe shows in 1976 and performances from the El Mocambo nightclub concert venue in Toronto in 1977. It is the band's third official full-length live release and is dedicated to the memory of audio engineer Keith Harwood, who died in a drug-induced car accident shortly before the album's release. In 1998, Love You Live was remastered and reissued by Virgin Records, and in 2009, was re-released with an updated remastering by Universal Records.

Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984) Re-Up

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Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984) Re-Up

Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 655 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 269 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:50 + 00:44:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | Warner Bros. Records #9 25085-2

Alchemy: Dire Straits Live is a double album and the first live album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 16 March 1984 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 22–23 July 1983, the album features the band's best-known and fan-favourite songs from their first four albums, along with the Mark Knopfler - Local Hero soundtrack. Many of the songs have reworked arrangements and extended improvisational segments. The album cover is taken from a painting by Brett Whiteley.

Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

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Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Full Scans ~ 43 Mb | 00:57:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock | Epic / Jet Records / Sony Music Direct #MHCP 1094

Electric Light Orchestra's third album showed a marked advancement, with a fuller, more cohesive sound from the band as a whole and major improvements in Jeff Lynne's singing and songwriting. This is where the band took on its familiar sound, Lynne's voice suddenly showing an attractive expressiveness reminiscent of John Lennon in his early solo years, and also sporting a convincing white British soulful quality that was utterly lacking earlier. The group also plugged the holes that made its work seem so close to being ragged on those earlier records. "Showdown" and "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" (the latter featuring Marc Bolan on double lead guitar with Lynne) became AM radio fixtures while "Daybreaker" became a concert opener for the group and, along with "In the Hall of the Mountain King," kept the group's FM/art rock credentials in order.

Suzi Quatro - The Girl From Detroit (2014) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

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Suzi Quatro - The Girl From Detroit (2014) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

Suzi Quatro - The Girl From Detroit (2014) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,1 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 733 Mb
Full Scans ~ 151 Mb | 05:04:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock | Cherry Red Records #GLAMBOX 150

Suzi Quatro is a performer as famous for her image as her music; Quatro was rock & roll's prototypical Bad Girl, the woman in the leather jumpsuit with the enormous bass guitar (well, it looked enormous, given that Quatro is only five feet tall), looking sexy but ferocious as she banged out her glam rock hits in her '70s glory days. Quatro is a woman who titled one of her albums Your Mamma Won't Like Me for a reason. But there's more to Suzi Quatro than all that, and she seems determined to show off the full range of her 50-year career in music on the box set The Girl from Detroit City. Quatro is a rocker but she's also a showbiz lifer, and the music spread over these four discs is the work of someone up to do a little bit of everything, and along with Chapman/Chinn thunderboomers like "Can the Can," "49 Crash," and "Daytona Demon"…

Graham Bonnet - No Bad Habits (1978) {2009, Japanese Reissue}

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Graham Bonnet - No Bad Habits (1978) {2009, Japanese Reissue}

Graham Bonnet - No Bad Habits (1978) {2009, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 293 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Covers Included | 00:47:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Pop Rock | Air Mail Archive #AIRAC-1559

Graham Bonnet is considered one of the finest Rock vocalists of his generation. Beginning his career in the sixties Graham was one half of the pop duo The Marbles who scored a worldwide hit single with the Bee Gees written song Only One Woman. Following on from the Marbles Graham embarked on a solo career in the seventies and was one of the first signings to former Beatle Ringo Starr's record label Ringo records. Following one self titled album Graham was approached to replace Ronnie James Dio in Rainbow. Graham featured on the album Down To Earth and also the hit singles Since You've Been Gone and All Night Long before he left Rainbow in late 1980 following Rainbow's performance at the first Monsters of Rock festival at Donnington.

Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)

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Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)

Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans ~ 65 Mb | 00:45:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Chanson, Vocal | Columbia / Sony Music #88985337172

Celine Dion began work on Encore un Soir in the summer of 2015 when her husband Rene Angelil was quite ill. He passed away in January 2016, around the midpoint of the sessions, so it could stand to reason the album was a way for Dion to work through her grief, but this French-language record isn't quite as simple as that. For one, Dion's art isn't strictly autobiographical; she may pour herself into her performances but a correlation between her personal life and her recordings isn't easy to draw. Secondly, Encore un Soir is evenly divided between pop tunes and ballads, not too dissimilar from her usual albums. That said, there's a certain sense of restraint and deliberateness to Encore un Soir that does give it an emotional pull.

Ultravox - Rage In Eden (1981) {2018, Remastered Definitive Edition}

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Ultravox - Rage In Eden (1981) {2018, Remastered Definitive Edition}

Ultravox - Rage In Eden (1981) {2018, Remastered Definitive Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 753 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 269 Mb
Full Scans ~ 37 Mb | 00:45:41 + 01:06:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, New Wave, Synth-Pop, Dance-Rock, New Romantic | Chrysalis Records #CRCX 1006

Following on from the success of Vienna, Ultravox cemented their position as a New Romantic phenomenon with their follow-up, 1981's Rage in Eden. The martial beats and political undertones of "The Thin Wall" single acted as a potent taster for the album, to be joined in the U.K. Top 20 by the even more powerful message of "The Voice." The latter song opened the album, but nothing that followed equaled its strength, its sequencing a flaw in an otherwise excellent set. That said, propulsive numbers like "We Stand Alone" and "I Remember (Death in the Afternoon)," the rebellious angst of "Accent on Youth," the exotic strains of "Stranger Within," and the haunting "Your Name Has Slipped My Mind Again" all contained their own power. And even if the instrumental "The Ascent" harkened back to "Vienna," it was obvious that with Eden, Ultravox was climbing to grand new heights.

Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well (2018)

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Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well (2018)

Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 478 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 195 Mb
Full Scans | 01:04:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Blues Rock
Silvertone Records / RCA #19075812472

2018 studio album from the great blues man with guests Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck & James Bay. On The Blues Is Alive And Well Buddy Guy delivers a rather extensive collection of material, containing fifteen tracks and clocking in at nearly sixty-five minutes of groove laden music. This is his eighteenth full length studio album. Keith Richards and Jeff Beck play guitar on the song "Cognac", and Mick Jagger plays harmonica on the song "You Did the Crime". The front cover photograph was taken by Chuck Lanza at State Highway 1, Lettsworth, Louisiana where Guy was born in 1936. The Blues Is Alive and Well won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (1988) {US Press}

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Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (1988) {US Press}

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (1988) {US Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 418 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 198 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | Warner Bros. Records #W2 25794

"Money For Nothing" is a greatest hits album by British rock band Dire Straits released on 17 October 1988. It features highlights from the band's first five albums. The vinyl edition omits "Telegraph Road" and has a different running order, with "Tunnel of Love" placed between "Money for Nothing", the title track, and "Brothers in Arms". The collection went to #1 on the UK Albums Chart. It sold 14 million copies worldwide, making it one of the biggest selling compilation of all time.

Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}

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Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}

Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 351 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Full Scans | 00:52:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pacific Jazz Records / Capitol Records CDP #7243 4 94849 2 4
West Coast Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone Jazz

It is a pity that this 1998 CD reissue (which includes the original liner notes) says nothing about what ever happened to Earl Anderza. The date (which has its original eight selections augmented by "I'll Be Around" and two previously unheard alternate takes) was the altoist's only one as a leader, and he has been little heard from since. Anderza's style, while influenced to an extent by Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, was also touched a little by Eric Dolphy. Standards mix with originals; the oddest aspect of the set is that pianist Jack Wilson switches to harpsichord (not a good move!) on a couple of the numbers. The support by either George Morrow or Jimmy Bond on bass, plus drummer Donald Dean, is subtle and swinging. Earl Anderza clearly deserved better than the total obscurity he found.

Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered} Re-Up

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Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered} Re-Up

Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 567 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 223 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock | Hear No Evil Recordings #HNECD014

Originally issued in Japan in 1998, Sonic Origami was released in the U.S. a year later with the bonus track intact. The album has a grand, epic tone throughout that doesn't always match Uriah Heep's journeyman-sounding prog-tinged hard rock, and some songs' lyrics sink under the weight of their pretension or sentimentality. But for diehard Heep fans those are minor quibbles; while the group's sound may not be devastatingly original anymore, they are definitely quite committed to their performances, and the occasional overreaching is part and parcel with this sort of classic AOR pomp-rock (and, in fact, constitutes a not insignificant part of its appeal).

Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)

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Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)

Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 157 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 70 Mb
Full Scans | 00:19:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Vocal, Acapella | Atlantic / ATCO Records #561624-2

Indiana's Straight No Chaser is an all-male a cappella ensemble known for their sophisticated vocal harmonies and popular holiday-themed albums. Taking an unconventional approach from their beginnings at Indiana University in 1996, the male a cappella ensemble Straight No Chaser worked up a repertoire that included not only traditional songs, but also modern pop tunes performed without the use of instruments. Various local performances, including a storied early-morning appearance at the university's annual 36-hour dance marathon, caught the public's attention and helped the ensemble gather a fan base on campus. The original lineup of the group released several albums, toured the Midwest, and even competed nationally at Carnegie Hall before the students graduated and went their separate ways.

Fond Of Tigers - A Thing To Live With (2006)

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Fond Of Tigers - A Thing To Live With (2006)

Fond Of Tigers - A Thing To Live With (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 340 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Post Rock, Avant-Prog, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation | Drip Audio #MAX20232

Fond of Tigers is a Canadian seven-piece post-rock instrumental band from Vancouver. An article in Exclaim! describes the band's sound: "with cacophonous explosions of percussion and guitar underlying wild strains of trumpet and violin, only to drop out for unexpected, ambient glimmers of a once-roaring piece." The group began in 2000 as a solo project of guitarist Stephen Lyons. After Lyons' pop group Beauventure disbanded, Lyons performed solo, and soon began playing along with tape loops and recorded sounds. In 2003 the project expanded to become a full band. Band members include Stephen Lyons on guitar, JP Carter on trumpet, Morgan McDonald on piano, Jesse Zubot on violin, Shanto Bhattacharya on bass, and Skye Brooks and Dan Gaucher on drums.

Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

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Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 312 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb | 00:48:43
Scans Included | Data ~ 189 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Art Rock / Symphonic Rock
EMI / Harvest / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-70062 / SHVL 797
2001 Remaster

Although ELO quickly became Jeff Lynne's baby, it was launched as a collaboration between Lynne and his bandmates in the Move, multi-instrumentalist Roy Wood, and drummer Bev Bevan. Indeed, the label on ELO's first album reads "Move Enterprises Ltd. presents the services of the Electric Light Orchestra," and most histories claim that the initial idea for the spin-off group combining rock and classical music was Wood's, not Lynne's. Wood and Lynne split the songwriting duties on Electric Light Orchestra, much as they did on late-period Move albums, but it seems like their visions of what ELO was were widely divergent. Wood's songs are clearly more classically influenced, with the string and horn sections driving the songs rather than merely coloring them, as they do on Lynne's tunes.

Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989) Re-Up

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Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989) Re-Up

Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 357 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock | Chrysalis Records #0946 3217082 8 / CDP32 1708 2

Rock Island is the 17th studio album by the British rock group Jethro Tull, released in 1989. The album continued the hard rock direction the band took on the previous effort, Crest of a Knave (1987). The line-up now included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Dave Pegg and drummer Doane Perry in his first full recording with the band, although he was already a member of Jethro Tull since 1984. Without a permanent keyboard player, the role was shared by Fairport Convention's Martin Allcock and former Tull member Peter Vettese. Rock Island went Gold in the UK, with good sales also in Germany, where it peaked at Nº 5. There were good sales also for the "Kissing Willie" single, that reached Nº 6.