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Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings (1972-1982) 40th Anniversary 10CD Box Set 2012 [Re-Up]

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Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings (1972-1982) 40th Anniversary 10CD Box Set 2012 [Re-Up]

Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings (1972-1982) 10CD Box Set 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.58 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.1 Gb | Scans ~ 1.16 Gb
Label: Virgin | # 5099944021795 | Time: 07:50:58
Art-Rock, Glam Rock, Proto Punk, New Wave, Pop/Rock

The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982, is the first complete Roxy Music box set to be released on CD. It includes each of the eight ‘Roxy Music’ Studio albums: Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life, Siren, Manifesto, Flesh And Blood and Avalon. Each of the studio albums have been taken back to their original form. New 2012 flat transfers from the original analogue master tapes ensure the audio sounds truer to its original LP sound. The box set is completed with two bonus discs of singles, B-sides and alternative mixes.

Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) [2006, Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67893]

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Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) [2006, Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67893]

Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Toshiba-EMI, TOCP-67893 | ~ 412 or 135 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 19 Mb
Pop Rock / New Wave / American Punk | Expanded & Remastered

Blondie turned to British pop producer Mike Chapman for their third album, on which they abandoned any pretensions to new wave legitimacy (just in time, given the decline of the new wave) and emerged as a pure pop band…

The Beatles: Japanese Bootlegs [3Box Sets, 9CD]

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The Beatles: Japanese Bootlegs [3Box Sets, 9CD]

The Beatles: Japanese Bootlegs
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
9CD | PIGEON, CTA | ~ 2767 or 1086 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 588 Mb
Classic Rock / Beat / Rock & Roll / Pop Rock

~ Original Best Selection (PIGEON 3PCD101-1/3), The Beatles Story (1962 - 1967) (CTA AC-6019/6021), Another The Beatles Story (1962 - 1967) (CTA AB-01/03) ~

Tina Turner - Simply The Best (1991)

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Tina Turner - Simply The Best (1991)

Tina Turner - Simply The Best (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol Records, 1CD 8192 | ~ 473 or 163 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 47 Mb
Pop Rock

Simply the Best is surrounded by some of the best situations a compilation can hope for. Tina Turner's work for Capitol past Private Dancer was spotty, she made a bunch of appearances on soundtracks and other artists' albums, and most of the tracks on Private Dancer are good enough to own twice. Almost half of Private Dancer shows up on Simply the Best, but you don't have to endure the way the original album spiraled down into slick fizzle…

Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016) [Re-Up]

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Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016) [Re-Up]

Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Label: Ear Music | # 0210912EMU | Time: 00:35:25
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk, Jazz-Pop

The inspiration behind Closer to the People was to get Tanita Tikaram closer to her road band: to record the singer/songwriter with a touring combo with serious blues and soul roots. Several of these players have done time with Van Morrison, a comparison that comes in handy for Closer to the People, not because her songs sound like Van's – they don't – but the record trades in jazz and soul influences while also spinning these familiar tropes into the realm of the personal. Tikaram specializes in sculpted, open-ended compositions – even when the tempo quickens her songs seem to unfold gracefully – and that means the hushed arrangements, underpinned by acoustic bass and brushed drums, seem like reflections of the song's soul.

Laura Nyro - Season of Lights: Laura Nyro in Concert - Complete Version (1977) Japanese Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

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Laura Nyro - Season of Lights: Laura Nyro in Concert - Complete Version (1977) Japanese Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

Laura Nyro - Season of Lights: Laura Nyro in Concert - Complete Version (1977)
Japanese Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 445 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb | 01:17:35
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, AM Pop, R&B | Label: Sony Records Int'l | # SICP 1957

Season of Lights is the first live album by New York singer, songwriter, and pianist Laura Nyro. Columbia Records issued the album in the summer of 1977, taking the songs from various locations on Nyro's 1976 tour in support of her most recent studio album, Smile.

The Monkees - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set

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The Monkees - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set

The Monkees - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.38 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 545 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rhino Records | # 8122 79828 0 | Time: 03:52:04
Genre: Pop Rock, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Bubblegum, Psychedelic Pop

Rhino repackaged and re-released the first five Monkees LPs on Colgems – The Monkees, More of the Monkees, Headquarters, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., and The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees – as a slipcased box set.

Ringo Starr - Bad Boy (1978)

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Ringo Starr - Bad Boy (1978)

Ringo Starr - Bad Boy (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Epic, EK 35378 | ~ 229 or 103 Mb | Scans
Pop Rock

Leaving Atlantic Records after the sales disaster of Ringo the 4th, Ringo Starr signed to CBS's Portrait label and returned to the record racks after only seven months with Bad Boy…

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)

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The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans ~ 203 Mb
New Wave, Post-Punk, Pop Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Reprise | # 925 854-2 | 00:47:18

Many observers were prepared to write off the B-52's after the release of Bouncing Off the Satellites. Granted, the album was completed in the wake of Ricky Wilson's death, but the group appeared bereft of new musical ideas and were sounding rather stale. In other words, the last thing anyone expected was a first-class return to form, which is what they got with Cosmic Thing. Working with producers Don Was and Nile Rodgers, the B-52's updated their sound with shiny new surfaces and deep, funky grooves – it was the same basic pattern as before, only refurbished and contemporized. Just as importantly, they had their best set of songs since at least Wild Planet, possibly since their debut. "Cosmic Thing" and "Channel Z" were great up-tempo rockers; "Roam" had a groovy beat blessed with a great Cindy Wilson vocal; and "Deadbeat Club" was one of their rare successful reflective numbers.

Fleetwood Mac - The Dance (1997)

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Fleetwood Mac - The Dance (1997)

Fleetwood Mac - The Dance (1997)
2xDVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR
LinearPCM, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Blues Rock | ~ 9.22 Gb

~ DVD1: Linear PCM, 2ch, 48kHz, 1536 kbps. DVD2: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, 448 kbps, 6 ch ~

The Beatles - Dr. Ebbetts Japanese Mono LP Red Wax Series (1963-1969) [2007-2008, 11CD]

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The Beatles - Dr. Ebbetts Japanese Mono LP Red Wax Series (1963-1969) [2007-2008, 11CD]

The Beatles - Dr. Ebbetts Japanese Mono LP Red Wax Series (1963-1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Dr. Ebbetts | ~ 1809 or 861 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 37 Mb
Classic Rock

~ Please Please Me (EAS 70130), With The Beatles (EAS 70131), A Hard Day's Night (EAS 70132), Beatles For Sale (EAS 70133), Help (EAS 70134), Rubber Soul (EAS 70135), Revolver (EAS 70136), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (EAS 70137), The Beatles (The White Album) (EAS 67157~8), Yellow Submarine (EAS 70138) ~

The Monkees - Then & Now...The Best Of The Monkees (1986)

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The Monkees - Then & Now...The Best Of The Monkees (1986)

The Monkees - Then & Now…The Best Of The Monkees (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Arista, A2CD 8432 | Japan for USA | ~ 471 or 172 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 65 Mb
Rock / Pop Rock

Then & Now… the Best of The Monkees is a compilation album of songs by the 1960s American pop group the Monkees, released by Arista Records in 1986…

Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition

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Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition

Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Pop/Rock, Art Pop, New Wave | Label: Fontana | # PPD-1060 | Time: 00:52:55

Along with Songs from the Big Chair, The Seeds of Love was part of a one-two artistic punch in the late '80s that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade's more ambitious pop groups. But at the time, Tears was more a platform for Roland Orzabal than a true band – Curt Smith is present only on the smash "Sowing the Seeds of Love" (his only co-writing credit), while Ian Stanley was replaced by Nicky Holland as a keyboardist and Orzabal's songwriting partner. Like their other albums, The Seeds of Love continues the concept of moving from hurting to healing to beginning anew (the hit "Sowing the Seeds of Love") to growing apart. The songs feature expansive melodies instead of blatant hooks, and the sound is more grounded in soul and gospel on songs like "Woman in Chains," the updated Philly-soul strain of "Advice for the Young at Heart" and "Badman's Song." Orazabal's passionate vocals are well matched by Oleta Adams' fervent contributions. The group even dabbles in jazz on "Standing on the Corner of the Third World," the fabulous "Swords and Knives," and the slow-burning "Year of the Knife".

The Righteous Brothers - The Definitive Collection (2009)

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The Righteous Brothers - The Definitive Collection (2009)

The Righteous Brothers - The Definitive Collection (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Covers included | 01:02:33
AM Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul, Brill Building Pop, Early Pop/Rock | Label: Polydor | # B0013304-02

The intention of the Universal Music Group compilation series called The Definitive Collection is to occupy the price point in between its more expensive two-CD Gold series and its budget-priced 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series. It is, thus, aimed at the fan who wants a reasonably complete single-disc anthology of a particular artist's hits. In that sense, the Righteous Brothers' edition of the series is a good example. The duo reached Billboard magazine's Hot 100 21 times between 1963 and 1974, and 17 of those chart entries are contained on this album. (The most notable exceptions are the two follow-ups to the novelty comeback hit "Rock and Roll Heaven," "Give It to the People" and "Dream On," which UMG didn't choose to license from EMI.) Also included are a couple of LP tracks and a solo track each by Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. All have been digitally remastered and are in excellent sound.

Pete Shelley - Heaven And The Sea (1986)

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Pete Shelley - Heaven And The Sea (1986)

Pete Shelley (ex- The Buzzcocks) - Heaven And The Sea (1986)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 107 Mb
New Wave, Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # 830 004 2 | Time: 00:45:51

Heaven and the Sea isn't quite as dance-oriented as Pete Shelley's first two albums, nor does it have the nervous pop energy that was a hallmark of those records and his work with the Buzzcocks. Instead, it's a layered and textured release, given a polished, mature production which ironically only emphasizes the lack of notable songs. There are a handful of relatively strong cuts on the record, but even they don't match the high points of its two predecessors.