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The Lovin' Spoonful - What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) & Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966) [Reissue 2011]

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The Lovin' Spoonful - What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) & Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966) [Reissue 2011]

The Lovin' Spoonful - What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) & Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 456 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Country, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Edsel Records (EDSS 1048)

A truly unique and wonderfully American band, the Lovin' Spoonful released nearly all of their creative legacy between 1965 and the end of 1966. The first album, Do You Believe in Magic, hit in 1965, with the second, Daydream, and the third, Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, arriving in 1966. Also in 1966, the group delivered the soundtrack to Woody Allen's first film, What's Up, Tiger Lily? This set combines that soundtrack with Hums on a single disc, and truthfully, it works mostly because Hums, which contained such classic Spoonful numbers as "Lovin' You," "Rain on the Roof," "Coconut Grove," "Nashville Cats," and "Summer in the City," is such a fine album. Aside from the minor song "Pow" and a redo of "Fishin' Blues," the music on What's Up, Tiger Lily? is of the instrumental soundtrack variety…

Rod Stewart - Out of Order (Expanded Edition) (1988/2009)

Posted By: Pisulik
Rod Stewart - Out of Order (Expanded Edition) (1988/2009)

Rod Stewart - Out of Order (Expanded Edition) (1988/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 493 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 MB | 01:19:12
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

With the support of Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor and bassist Bernard Edwards, Rod Stewart rebounds from his previous career nadir of "Love Touch" with Out of Order. Alternating between professional, driving rock & roll like "Lost in You" and ballads like "My Heart Can't Tell You No," Out of Order is a well-constructed set of mainstream pop/rock and his best album since Tonight I'm Yours, even if none of the songs rank among his best work.

Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart / Every Beat of My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1986/2009)

Posted By: Pisulik
Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart / Every Beat of My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1986/2009)

Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart / Every Beat of My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1986/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 390 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 MB | 01:10:56
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

With classical pianist Kevin Savigar established as his songwriting partner, Rod Stewart marched into the mid-'80s in finer shape than he'd been in for a few years. Every Beat of My Heart was his 15th solo album and, after the disappointments of the preceding Body Wishes and Camouflage, the wistful romance of the title track alone suggested that he was back on track. Unfortunately, it was not to be. One could compile a genuinely excellent collection from across Stewart's entire '80s output. But Every Beat of My Heart, like the LPs on either side of it, found him floundering directionless in a sea of, on the one hand, syrupy schmaltz; and, on the other, clichéd rockers, with just the occasional flash of style sneaking in, to remind us why we even cared any longer.

Rod Stewart - Camouflage (Expanded Edition) (1984/2009)

Posted By: Pisulik
Rod Stewart - Camouflage (Expanded Edition) (1984/2009)

Rod Stewart - Camouflage (Expanded Edition) (1984/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 349 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps -140 MB | 00:57:05
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Camouflage is better than the disastrous Body Wishes, but that's only a relative term. Jeff Beck adds the occasional rock guitar flourish, but that doesn't save the faceless material. Again, the two singles "Infatuation" and "Some Guys Have All the Luck" are fine, ready-made pop hits, but they wear thin after a few plays, and they're the best things on the record.

The Lovin' Spoonful - You're A Big Boy Now (1967) & Everything Playing (1968) [Reissue 2011]

Posted By: gribovar
The Lovin' Spoonful - You're A Big Boy Now (1967) & Everything Playing (1968) [Reissue 2011]

The Lovin' Spoonful - You're A Big Boy Now (1967) & Everything Playing (1968) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 430 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 42 MB
Genre: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Edsel Records (EDSS 1049)

With a fun, bright, and wonderful run of hits like "Do You Believe in Magic," "Daydream," and "Summer in the City" behind them, the Lovin' Spoonful began running out of gas by the spring of 1967, and the two albums paired here, You're a Big Boy Now and Everything Playing, both released later that year, show a band that was creatively exhausted. You're a Big Boy Now, the soundtrack to a film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, did generate a couple of good songs, the title tune and the lovely "Darling Be Home Soon," while Everything Playing yielded the joyous "She Is Still a Mystery" and "Six O'Clock," but these were really the last great gasp of a truly great American band. Serious fans of the group will want to have these for the sake of completion, and this two-fer is a good way to get both of them at once, but taken together, it's a swan song.

Rod Stewart - Body Wishes (Expanded Edition) (1983/2009)

Posted By: Pisulik
Rod Stewart - Body Wishes (Expanded Edition) (1983/2009)

Rod Stewart - Body Wishes (Expanded Edition) (1983/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 473 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 MB | 01:12:08
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Two of the songs are first-rate synth-laden, disposable pop/rock filler "Baby Jane" and "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love With You)" but when those songs sound substantial next to dreck like "Ready Now" and "Sweet Surrender," it's clear that Body Wishes is one of Rod Stewart's worst efforts.

Rod Stewart - Absolutely Live (Expanded Edition) (1982/2009)

Posted By: Pisulik
Rod Stewart - Absolutely Live (Expanded Edition) (1982/2009)

Rod Stewart - Absolutely Live (Expanded Edition) (1982/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 717 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 246 MB | 01:43:25
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

It is never a good sign when a live album begins with a snippet of David Rose's "The Stripper," and that's surely the case with Rod Stewart's 1982 album, Absolutely Live. This captures Rod at a particularly awkward stage, as his recordings were gradually becoming the commercial-minded dreck that many critics had claimed they were for years. Despite the negative press of his late-'70s albums, they often had their moments, but Stewart lost his way in the early '80s, becoming glossier. That's evident on this live album, where he sounds like he's going through the motions, even as he digs out such chestnuts as "Rock My Plimsoul." This isn't unlistenable, but it's stilted and slick, losing much of the joie de verve that marked Rod at his best. It's the first bland, worthless record Stewart released, the first that felt like sheer product.

Rod Stewart - Foolish Behaviour (Expanded Edition) (1980/2009)

Posted By: Pisulik
Rod Stewart - Foolish Behaviour (Expanded Edition) (1980/2009)

Rod Stewart - Foolish Behaviour (Expanded Edition) (1980/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 487 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 MB | 01:13:30
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Rod Stewart followed the faux-disco trash of Blondes Have More Fun with Foolish Behaviour, which sanded out most of the character of the previous album. The result was a bland but professional even at their worst, Rod and his band are always professionals collection, mainly comprised of dance-oriented, lightly synthesized pop/rock. The passionless "Passion" was the hit, but the only worthwhile song was the gorgeous "Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight," which has the clever wit and self-depreciating melancholy of his finest work.

The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume Two (1988)

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The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume Two (1988)

The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume Two (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI CDP 7 90044 2 | ~ 322 or 121 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 49 Mb
Rock / Beat / Rock & Roll

Picking up in 1965 where Past Masters, Vol. 1 left off, Past Masters, Vol. 2 collects the 15 non-LP tracks that the Beatles released in the last five years of their career (not counting the singles that were released on Magical Mystery Tour). If Vol. 2 is more eclectic than its predecessor, it isn't quite as thematically consistent, but it does hit greater highs with a greater frequency…

Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)

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Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)

Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,03 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 339 Mb | 02:28:06
Electronic, Pop Rock, New Wave, Female Vocal | Label: London Music Stream

The duo have announced details of a compilation entitled Singles Party (1988 – 2019), which rounds up all their 45s together as well as featuring two new numbers ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ and ‘C U Next Tuesday’. A two-CD deluxe edition features an array of remixes, rarities and bonus tracks.

Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (1976) {1990 Jet/CBS/Columbia} **[RE-UP]**

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Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (1976) {1990 Jet/CBS/Columbia} **[RE-UP]**

Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (1976) {1990 Jet/CBS/Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 212 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 86 mb
Genre: pop rock, symphonic rock, classic rock

A New World Record is the 1976 album by the Electric Light Orchestra. This was their first release for Jet/CBS/Columbia after parting ways with Harvest in the UK (United Artists in the US). While this CD is undated, it was most likely released in 1990 or thereabouts. This featured the hit "Telephone Line", along with singles "Rockaria!", "Do Ya", and "Livin' Thing".

Deacon Blue - When The World Knows Your Name (1989) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Deacon Blue - When The World Knows Your Name (1989) [Re-Up]

Deacon Blue - When The World Knows Your Name (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Sophisti-Pop | Label: CBS | # 463321 2 | 00:50:10

When The World Knows Your Name is the second album from the Scottish rock band Deacon Blue. It was released in 1989 and attained the number 1 chart position in the United Kingdom. "Real Gone Kid" was the band's first Top 10 hit single, reaching No. 8 in October 1988. "Wages Day", "Fergus Sings the Blues", "Love and Regret" and "Queen of the New Year" also reached the UK top 30, and all five of the album's singles made the top 10 of the Irish singles chart.

The Comas - Albums Collection 1999-2007 (4CD)

Posted By: Designol
The Comas - Albums Collection 1999-2007 (4CD)

The Comas - Albums Collection 1999-2007 [4CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 413 Mb
Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Slowcore | Time: 03:01:12 | Scans ~ 410 Mb

The Comas formed in Chapel Hill, NC, in March 1998 as a joke country band, a sort of counterweight to the hyped No Depression movement. Before long, however, both the "joke" and the "country" parts of the concept were eliminated, thus allowing the band to develop into a quirky alternative rock outfit. The Comas' respectable 1999 debut, Wave to Make Friends, was comprised of sleepy (but not lethargic) indie pop and off-kilter boy-and-girl vocal harmonies, courtesy of co-founders Andrew Herod and Nicole Gehweiler. The band's instrumental canvas proved to be larger and more eclectic than that of the typical indie group, buoying the usual guitars and rhythm section with violin, organ, and creative non-rap samples. Faced with the challenge of labeling such music, The Comas' label billed deemed the sound "stoner pop".

Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)

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Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)

Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 983 367-2 | Time: 00:53:29 | Scans included
Nouvelle Chanson, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk, French Pop

Olivia Ruiz rose to fame in 2001 as a contestant on the first edition of the TV reality show Star Academy, the French equivalent of American Idol. Subsequently, Ruiz exploited her popularity to secure a record deal and pursue a solo career. Certainly, her Star Academy background has been both a curse and a blessing for Ruiz. On the one hand it allowed her to become a recording artist; on the other it made her immediately suspicious to critics and music lovers, because of the dubious musical merits of such shows. It is thus an unexpected and pleasant surprise to realize than in her solo albums Ruiz is firmly bent in disowning the Star Academy stigma, enthusiastically embracing instead the French chanson genre. More surprising still is the fact that she actually fully succeeded in her goals with the release of her second album, La Femme Chocolat. A marked improvement, both artistically and commercially, over her 2003 debut, J'aime Pas l'Amour, La Femme Chocolat sold over a million copies and turned Ruiz into one of the best-paid French female singers of her generation.

The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume One (1988)

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The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume One (1988)

The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume One (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI CDP 7 90043 2 | ~ 255 or 101 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 30 Mb
Rock / Beat / Rock & Roll

When Capitol decided to release the original British editions of the Beatles' albums instead of the bastardized American versions, they were left with a bit of a quandary. Since the Beatles had an enormous number of non-LP singles, some of their greatest hits – from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" through "Hey Jude" – would not be included on disc if Capitol simply served up straight reissues. They had two options: they could add the singles as bonus tracks to the appropriate CDs, or they could release a compilation of all the non-LP tracks…