Knight Area - D-Day II - The Final Chapter (2022)

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Knight Area - D-Day II - The Final Chapter (2022)

Knight Area - D-Day II - The Final Chapter (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 331 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Full Scans ~ 76 Mb | 00:46:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Butler Records #BUR340088 | Unofficial Release

Follow-up to the successful first D-Day album, released in September 2019, to mark the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Where that album focussed on the hardship of D-Day and consecutive battles, D-Day II puts the emphasis on the psychological strain the war had on the soldiers upon returning home after the end of World War II. Musically the album continues in the somewhat heavier vein of the previous one featuring new singer Jan Willem Ketelaers (Ayreon). The song 'Peace of Mind' is the second track of the new Knight Area album 'D-Day II - The Final Chapter'. Our intention with D-DAY II - The Final Chapter is to highlight multiple sides of the war and liberation from then until now. We want to emphasize less the war itself with this album, but more the man behind the soldier.

Amanda Lear - Brief Encounters (2009)

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Amanda Lear - Brief Encounters (2009)

Amanda Lear - Brief Encounters (2009)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 656 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 223 Mb
Covers Included | 00:40:31 + 00:51:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Universo Multimedia / Just Good Music For Your Ears #US275/CD
Pop / Electronic / Dance / House / Contemporary Jazz

Brief Encounters is a studio album by French singer Amanda Lear, released in 2009 by independent label Just Good Music for Your Ears. A two-CD set, Brief Encounters consists of downtempo pop songs and ballads on disc 1 ('For the Heart'), and uptempo dance tracks and remixes on disc 2 ('For the Feet'). The album included a number of cover versions of tracks like Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black", Lenny Kravitz's "I Belong to You" and Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" alongside new songs, written mainly by Enrico Petrelli and Amanda Lear.

Savoy Brown - Shake Down (1967) {1990, Remastered}

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Savoy Brown - Shake Down (1967) {1990, Remastered}

Savoy Brown - Shake Down (1967) {1990, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 286 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Deram #820 921-2

Shake Down is the debut studio album by the British blues rock band Savoy Brown. It was released in 1967 (on Decca SKL 4883) under the name of Savoy Brown Blues Band and is mainly an album of covers, featuring three songs penned by blues singer Willie Dixon. In addition to Dixon, the band covers John Lee Hooker and B.B. King. Savoy Brown (Originally, Savoy Brown Blues Band) are an English blues rock band formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds and harmonica player John O'Leary, in Battersea, south west London in 1965. Part of the late 1960s blues rock movement, Savoy Brown primarily achieved success in the United States, where they promoted their albums with non-stop touring. After leaving Savoy Brown, musicians became members of groups such as Yes, Fleetwood Mac, UFO and Foghat.

Oscar Peterson - In Russia (1974) {1996, Remastered}

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Oscar Peterson - In Russia (1974) {1996, Remastered}

Oscar Peterson - In Russia (1974) {1996, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 525 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 251 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:15 + 00:52:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop | Pablo Live #2PACD-2625-711-2

Although the music of this two-LP set was recording at a concert in the Soviet Union, it is a fairly typical recital by pianist Oscar Peterson with no obvious reference to the exotic location. Peterson takes five selections unaccompanied, performs four others as duets with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and adds drummer Jake Hanna to the nine remaining numbers. Other than three originals, all of the music is comprised of veteran standards and, although no real surprises occur, the results are what one would expect from the great Oscar Peterson, who alternates hard swingers with sensitive ballad renditions.

Survivor - Caught In The Game (1983) {1987, Japan 1st Press}

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Survivor - Caught In The Game (1983) {1987, Japan 1st Press}

Survivor - Caught In The Game (1983) {1987, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 328 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Classic Rock | Scotti Bros. Records / Canyon Records #D32Y0101

Caught in the Game had Survivor focusing on a harder rock & roll sound, with greater emphasis stemming from the guitar and percussion, but this new formula didn't fare well commercially and the band failed to put any of the album's songs onto the charts. With Frankie Sullivan finally expressing himself with his guitar playing, the album does manage to establish a vibrant and dominant punch through most of the cuts, but because of this, there's a shortage of musical flow and melodic consistency that becomes apparent after the first few tracks. Efforts such as "What Do You Really Think" and "I Never Stopped Loving You" are Survivor's best examples of their straight-ahead rock fair, but they're canceled out by non-abrasive fillers like "Slander" and "Santa Ana Winds," which have the band playing well below their capacity.

Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu, Rabbit - Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu, Rabbit (1972) {2007, Remastered}

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Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu, Rabbit - Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu, Rabbit (1972) {2007, Remastered}

Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu, Rabbit - Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu, Rabbit (1972) {2007, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 261 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans ~ 83 Mb | 00:43:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | ORK Records #ORK 7

Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit is the 1972 rock album made by guitarist Paul Kossoff, drummer Simon Kirke, bassist Tetsu Yamauchi and keyboard player John "Rabbit" Bundrick. Recorded after Free disbanded, drummer Kirke elected to remain with guitar player Paul Kossoff forming a quartet with Bundrick and Yamauchi in 1971. Although well received and filled with quality songwriting, "Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu, Rabbit" suffered from the lack of a strong lead vocalist like Rodgers. Kirke's song "Anna" was later re-recorded with Bad Company, the band that he and Rodgers established after the final breakup of Free. The album was reissued in 2007 by Ork Records, a division of Cherry Red, in a remastered edition with a 12-page booklet featuring an interview with Bundrick.

Gary Hoey - Money (1999)

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Gary Hoey - Money (1999)

Gary Hoey - Money (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 332 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Hard Rock / Instrumental Rock / Guitar Virtuoso
Surfdog Records #SD-67111-2

There's little question that Gary Hoey is a talented guitarist, capable of spinning out dizzying solos at the drop of the hat. He has a problem making compelling records, though. His fourth proper studio album, Money – not counting no less than three holiday records and a live album – starts off on the wrong note with a horridly misguided reworking of Pink Floyd's "Money" as a post-Surfing With the Alien instrumental, complete with a wah-wah melody line. Hoey never quite abandons Joe Satriani throughout the album – he really hasn't left him behind once in his career, actually – and the combination of Satch's fluid, rounded technique with a surfer aesthetic is often quite jarring, whether it's on rockers, lite-funk numbers, or melodic album rock cuts that sound a bit like the Satriani number used in the Maxell Tape commercial.

Courtney Pine - Modern Day Jazz Stories (1996)

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Courtney Pine - Modern Day Jazz Stories (1996)

Courtney Pine - Modern Day Jazz Stories (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 461 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans ~ 68 Mb | 01:08:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Fusion / Jazz-Funk / Future Jazz / Drum 'n' Bass / Electronic
Verve Records / Talkin' Loud / Antilles #529 028-2

Courtney Pine was initially a Coltrane sound-alike, but he began to bring soul jazz, reggae, and other musical genres to the mix with his 1992 album Closer to Home, which made use of his background touring with such reggae bands as Clint Eastwood & General Saint. Since then he has eagerly brought hip-hop elements into his work, performing live with a DJ in addition to his usual combo. His 1996 album, Modern Day Jazz Stories featured DJ Pongo on turntables as well as DJ Sparki on hardware/samples. Using an Apple Mac with Logic Audio software and Pro Tools, Pine generates loops as well as multiple flute and sax parts and combines them with studio techniques that include filtering and pitch-shifting, Pine was able to create the most convincing combination of mainstream jazz and electronica/DJ culture. This combination of jazz fusion and hip-hop has sometimes been dubbed “Trip Jazz.” The DJs function very much as part of the band, throwing ideas at the players and responding to their playing much the way a percussionist might do.

Oleta Adams - The Very Best Of Oleta Adams (1996)

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Oleta Adams - The Very Best Of Oleta Adams (1996)

Oleta Adams - The Very Best Of Oleta Adams (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 489 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
Full Scans ~ 98 Mb | 01:14:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul | Mercury Records #534 379-2

The Very Best Of Oleta Adams is a compilation album by the American vocalist, pianist and songwriter Oleta Adams. Released at the end of 1996 in Europe, this album served to finish Adams' contract with Mercury Records. It includes singles and album highlights of her albums Circle of One, Evolution and Moving On. Also included is Adams' very first single release, the duet with Tears for Fears "Woman in Chains", as well as her 1991 cover of "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" for the Two Rooms album, neither of which had been included on her albums.

Black Eye - Black Eye (2022)

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Black Eye - Black Eye (2022)

Black Eye - Black Eye (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 394 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
Power Metal, Heavy Metal | Frontiers Music SRL #FR CD 1224

Black Eye is a new band centered around vocalist David Readman (Pink Cream 69). The self-titled debut is a melodic metal album with big choruses, powerful rhythms, and huge solos that showcase the powerful voice of Readman. Produced by Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Archon Angel, Sweet Oblivion), who also plays guitar on the album, guitarist Luca Princiotta (DORO), drummer David Folchitto (ex- Fleshgod Apocalypse, Stormlord), and bassist Andrea Arcangeli (DGM) round out the band's line-up.

Elton John - Classic Elton John (1994)

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Elton John - Classic Elton John (1994)

Elton John - Classic Elton John (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 332 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans ~ 106 Mb | 00:52:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Polygram Records / CEMA Special Markets #S21-17955

Classic Elton John is a compilation of Elton John tracks released by PolyGram Special Markets in 1994. It was available as a CD or cassette only from McDonalds as a promotion to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival (2014) {Limited Edition Zinepak}

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Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival (2014) {Limited Edition Zinepak}

Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival (2014) {Limited Edition Zinepak}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 296 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Full Scans ~ 402 Mb | 00:39:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country, Country Rock | Blue Chair Records / Columbia Records #88843-09721-2

As he headed into 2014, Kenny Chesney's career wasn't in need of a revival but after two successive commercial underperformers, it needed a jolt of energy, something The Big Revival provides. Abandoning the sun-bleached intimacy of Life on a Rock, Chesney cranks up the volume on The Big Revival, but it's not so much that the record is loud; rather, it's blazingly bright, crisp, and clean, from its singalong party tunes to its ballads. One of those ballads, "Wild Child," features Grace Potter, the singer who helped take "You and Tequila" high on the charts in 2011, her presence a subtle reminder that Chesney's biggest new millennial hits have been slow songs.

Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (1982) {1985, Japan 1st Press}

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Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (1982) {1985, Japan 1st Press}

Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (1982) {1985, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 278 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Full Scans ~ 65 Mb | 00:38:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Arena Rock | Scotti Bros. Records / Canyon Records Inc. #D32Y0039

1982 was an interesting year for mainstream rock. Listeners were still a few years away from the chart-topping pop-metal bands, and a few years removed from the oft-indulgent '70s rock era. As a result, people were left with an era that was mostly populated by bands that wore headbands and largely modeled their sound after Foreigner. In other words – bands that attempted to appeal to both the pop and rock audiences, by combining arena-worthy choruses and tough guitar riffs, topped off with a healthy scoop of melody. A perfect example would be Survivor, and their third release overall, Eye of the Tiger. With the group's first two releases barely causing a ripple on the charts, it was Tiger that catapulted the band to the top, thanks to the chart-topping title track, which was used as the theme song to the hit movie Rocky III the same year.

Cassandra Wilson - Belly Of The Sun (2002)

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Cassandra Wilson - Belly Of The Sun (2002)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly Of The Sun (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 371 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Full Scans ~ 122 Mb | 01:00:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz, Vocal, Funk, Soul, World Fusion | Blue Note #7243 5 35072 2 0

Cassandra Wilson continues to move down a highly eclectic path on Belly of the Sun, the somewhat belated follow-up to Traveling Miles. While displaying a jazz singer's mastery of melodic nuance and improvisatory phrasing, Wilson draws on a variety of non-jazz idioms – roots music, rock, Delta blues, country, soul – to create a kind of earthy, intelligent pop with obvious crossover appeal. Her core band includes guitarists Marvin Sewell and Kevin Breit, who blend marvelously, Sewell mostly on mellow acoustic and Breit adding atmospheric touches on electric, 12-string, and slide guitars, as well as mandolin, banjo, and even bouzouki.

Pat Travers - Halfway To Somewhere (1995)

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Pat Travers - Halfway To Somewhere (1995)

Pat Travers - Halfway To Somewhere (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 418 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Blues Bureau International #BB-2028-2

While most bluesy hard rock acts of the '70s and '80s hailed from the United States, there were several exceptions to the rule. Canadian singer/guitarist/keyboardist Pat Travers with his hard, edgy tone, rough and rowdy vocals, and barroom boogie aesthetic is a stellar example. Arriving during the reign of hard blues-rock guitar slingers such as Johnny Winter, George Thorogood, and Robin Trower, his eight-album run for Polydor from the self-titled 1976 debut through 1984's Hot Shot, netted seven Top 200 chart placements (all but one in the upper half) and two Top 40 singles, including the party anthem classic "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)."