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Chris Farlowe - 14 Things To Thinks About (1966) Expanded Reissue

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Chris Farlowe - 14 Things To Thinks About (1966) Expanded Reissue

Chris Farlowe - 14 Things To Thinks About (1966) Expanded Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Label: Repertiore Records | # REP 4280-WY | Time: 01:17:05
Blue-Eyed Soul, British Invasion, Rhythm & Blues, Pop/Rock

The London born soul singer known as Chris Farlowe has long been highly rated by his fellow artists. You'll find a big Otis Redding influence on performances like in the Midnight Hour and Mr. Pitiful on this 1966 album, which also features his hit song Think. This expanded reissue features the original 14 track album plus 12 bonus tracks.

The Action - Rolled Gold (2002) [Re-Up]

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The Action - Rolled Gold (2002) [Re-Up]

The Action - Rolled Gold (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Mod, British Invasion, Psychedelic, Garage | Label: Reaction | # REACT-CD-001 | 00:51:10

The term "lost classic" is applied liberally and often erroneously to unreleased recordings that resurface years later in a maelstrom of hype. However, for the forgotten mod rock also-rans the Action, the term is not only justified, it is painfully bittersweet. On par with such classics of the era as The Who Sell Out or Ogden's Nut Gone Flake but more focused than either, the Action's Rolled Gold goes beyond "lost classic" – it is the influential masterpiece no one was ever allowed to hear. Despite being signed to Beatles producer George Martin's AIR label and benefiting from a strong club following, the Action never scored a chart hit. By the time they recorded these demo tracks in 1967, the band had grown weary of the musically limited mod scene, which was on its last legs. Guitarist Pete Watson had been replaced by Martin Stone, and the band had developed a more mature sound, one only hinted at on such previous cuts as "Twenty-Fourth Hour".

The Move - The Early Years (1992)

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The Move - The Early Years (1992)

The Move - The Early Years (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
Full Scans | 01:09:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock / Psychedelic Pop / Art Rock / British Invasion
Dojo Early Years #EARL D 7

The Move were the best and most important British group of the late '60s that never made a significant dent in the American market. Through the band's several phases (which were sometimes dictated more by image than musical direction), their chief asset was guitarist and songwriter Roy Wood, who combined a knack for Beatlesque pop with a peculiarly British, and occasionally morbid, sense of humor. On their final albums (with considerable input from Jeff Lynne), the band became artier and more ambitious, hinting at the orchestral rock that Wood and Lynne would devise for the Electric Light Orchestra. The Move, however, always placed more emphasis on the pop than the art, and never lost sight of their hardcore rock & roll roots. The Early Years is a twenty track collection covering most of the band's singles and B-sides from 1966 to 1970. While it falls short of the superior, though out-of-print, Best of the Move on A&M, it's the next best thing.

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 3 (2003)

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VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 3 (2003)

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 3 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 494 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Label: Past & Present | # PAPRCD2045 | Time: 01:12:58
Instrumental Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Psychedelic

The success of the Austin Powers movies rekindled an interest in everything groovy, swinging and mod. The Instro Hipsters a Go-Go responded in kind, serving up fun but mostly forgotten instrumentals from the '60s and early '70s that sound equally good in a bachelor pad or discotheque. Instro Hipsters a Go-Go, Vol. 3 is a Wall of Sound made up of twangy surf guitars, tumbling drums, flourishes of strings and brass, and funky organs, especially on classic instrumentals like "Cherokee" and "Raunchy," which have been given mod makeovers here by the Mitch Murray Clan and the Ray McVay Sound. Harry Stoneham's "Mogul/I Spy/The Avengers" nods to the spy movie and TV show fetish of the time, while Shocking Blue's "Ackla Ragh"'s trippy sitars allude to the '60s and '70s fascination with Indian music. Though it's more eclectic than some other volumes in this series, this collection makes for very entertaining mood music that still conjures up this swinging, stylish era.

Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series] Re-Up

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Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series] Re-Up

Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb
Label: EMI | # 7243 4 97770 2 6 | Time: 01:00:42 | Scans included
British Invasion, Pop/Rock, Beat, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues

This 24-song collection of tracks recorded for the BBC from 1964-1966 sounds very good, thanks to the Paul Jones-fronted lineup (although a few of the songs are instrumentals). Of most interest are four tunes the band never released in the 1960s, including a version of "Parchman Farm" that features only Jones and his harmonica, and the obscure, mediocre Barry-Greenwich composition "That's the Way I Feel." More unexpected are a couple of Jones originals the band never did in the studio, the bluesy and derivative "I Need You" and "It Took a Little While." There's no "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy," but most of the other big mid-'60s hits are played ("Sha La La," "Come Tomorrow," "Pretty Flamingo," "If You Gotta Go, Go Now"), as well as some of their better LP and EP cuts. This is recommended a little above the usual BBC archive compilation, because Manfred Mann played extremely well live, and because there are actually some notable changes from the familiar studio arrangements from time to time. That's especially evident on "Machines," which is decisively better than the studio version; this take, powered by a great bass riff, even sounds strong enough to have been an off-the-wall hit single.

Billie Davis - Her Best 1963-1970 (1995) [Re-Up]

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Billie Davis - Her Best 1963-1970 (1995) [Re-Up]

Billie Davis - Her Best 1963-1970 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:16:59
Early Pop/Rock, Pop, British Invasion | Label: Oxford | # OX CD SKL 5029

This 27-track CD of rather mysterious origin is the most comprehensive Billie Davis anthology, but not without its imperfections. In its favor, it does include nine tracks from her 1963-1964 girl group-influenced singles, whereas the most commonly available Davis anthology (Tell Him: The Decca Years has just four of those. In all, it has ten songs not on Tell Him: The Decca Years, but is also missing three songs that are not that release, whose sound quality is better (though not seriously flawed). And the liner notes on Her Best: 1963-1970 are perfunctory, though it does contain a complete 1962-1970 Davis discography. So what most people would pick this up for are the ten songs not on Tell Him, which are useful for Davis fans, but not (with one exception) among her most outstanding recordings. That one exception is the moody, sassy 1964 single "Whatcha' Gonna Do," perhaps her best girl group-styled effort; the Mersey-influenced chirpy warble of its B-side "Everybody Knows" is pretty enjoyable too.

Lulu - Shout! The Complete Decca Recordings (2009)

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Lulu - Shout! The Complete Decca Recordings (2009)

Lulu - Shout! The Complete Decca Recordings (2009)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 448 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 247 Mb
Full Scans ~ 25 Mb | 00:49:06 + 00:53:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
British Invasion, Early Pop Rock, AM Pop | RPM Retrodisc #Retro D 856

First-ever collection of Lulu’s complete recordings for Decca from 1964 to 1967. Includes the Top 10 hits ‘Shout!’ (here in its rarer mono single variation) and ‘Leave A Little Love’, plus other hits ‘Here Comes The Night’ and ‘Try To Understand’. Sleeve-notes include new quotes from Lulu. Includes two rare German language tracks. Great value with 42 tracks taken from two albums, a scarce EP and a raft of singles. Several tracks include session work from the legendary Jimmy Page. ‘Surprise, Surprise’ was an exclusive Jagger/Richards composition.

The Kinks - The Kinks In Mono (2011) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Kinks - The Kinks In Mono (2011) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Kinks - The Kinks In Mono (2011) 10 CD Box Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.04 Gb | Complete Scans
Classic Rock, British Invasion, Pop/Rock | Label: Sanctuary/Universal | # 277 694-4 | Time: 06:39:41

UK-only 10 CD box set from the British Rock legends. This box includes The Kinks' first seven LPs (The Kinks, Kinda Kinks, Kontroversy, Face To Face, Something Else, Village Green Preservation Society, and Arthur ) as well as three extra CD's collecting the EP's and remaining Mono material plus a 32 page, pop annual style book with new notes, rare photos, memorabilia, discographical information and more. The EP disc contains Kinksize Session, Kinksize Hits, Kweyt Kinks, and Dedicated Kinks while the final two discs contain various singles from around the world. Each CD is housed in a digipak, encased in a rigid Dansette style box to hold all the digipaks and book.

Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Young Ones (1961) [1988, Reissue]

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Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Young Ones (1961) [1988, Reissue]

Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Young Ones (1961) [1988, Reissue]
Pop, Stage & Screen, Soundtrack | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 43:50 | 277,87 Mb
Label: EMI/Music For Pleasure (UK) | Cat.# CD-MFP 6020 (CDB 7 52057 2) | Released: 1988 (1961-12-15)

"The Young Ones" is a soundtrack album by Cliff Richard and the Shadows to the film of the same name. It is their first soundtrack album and Richard's sixth album overall. It was produced by Norrie Paramor, with music by Ronald Cass and Stanley Black. The album topped the UK Albums Chart for six weeks (with another eleven weeks at number two) and charted for 42 weeks in total when the chart was a top twenty. The album became the first UK soundtrack to sell more than one million copies in total, combining UK and international sales.

VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs

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VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs

VA - Joe Meek - The RGM Sound: Twangy Guitars, Reverb and Heavenly Choirs (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Label: Jasmine Records | # JASCD 726 | Time: 02:32:39
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, R&B, Jazz, Swing, Country, Vocal Pop, Early Pop/Rock, British Invasion

Long before he'd evolved into a fully-fledged cult figure, Joe Meek was the UK's first fully independent record producer. This unique 2CD set traces his career from his earliest sessions, as a sound balance engineer in the mid-'50s, to his emergence as a major songwriter and hit maker in the early '60s. It includes many of Meek's biggest records, including five UK # 1s by, Anne Shelton, Lonnie Donegan, Frankie Vaughan, Emile Ford and John Leyton, plus several other major million selling hits! Indeed, more than half of the sixty sides included herein were significant UK hits. This set also includes several collectors' rarities, previously unavailable on CD, most notably Gary Miller's unfeasibly-rare 'Moby Dick'. John Fraser's 'Golden Cage' and Geoff Goddard's 'Girl Bride'. If you are looking for what is by far the most interesting Joe Meek-related compilation for years then this is it!

Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.45 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 530 Mb | Scans ~ 18 Mb
AM Pop, British Invasion, Early Pop/Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # SMETD231 | Time: 03:49:59

There are almost more Petula Clark collections than there were actual songs (that's saying something), and Sanctuary's three-disc Songs of My Life: The Essential Petula Clark is one of the better ones. Split into three themes, "Swinging Times," "Mellow Moods," and "Beautiful Sounds," Songs of My Life relies heavily on the English pop sensation's peak '60s and '70s output. All of the key radio hits are here ("Downtown," "I Know a Place," "My Love," "This Is My Song"), as well as countless ballads, uptempo pop gems, and choice covers. Fans looking for a decent career overview (sadly, none of Clark's vast arsenal of French hits are here) may find the 78 tracks that populate Songs of My Life a bit overwhelming, but they're well worth spending some quality time alone with.

The Kinks - Something Else by The Kinks (1967)

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The Kinks - Something Else by The Kinks (1967)

The Kinks - Something Else by The Kinks (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | DORA Records ST-17 | RU | ~ 298 or 137 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 131 Mb
Classic Rock, Pop Rock

Face to Face was a remarkable record, but its follow-up, Something Else, expands its accomplishments, offering 13 classic British pop songs. As Ray Davies' songwriting becomes more refined, he becomes more nostalgic and sentimental, retreating from the psychedelic and mod posturings that had dominated the rock world…

The Kinks - Face To Face (1966)

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The Kinks - Face To Face (1966)

The Kinks - Face To Face (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | DORA Records JPCD9808396 | RU | ~ 337 or 141 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 135 Mb
Classic Rock, Pop Rock

The Kink Kontroversy was a considerable leap forward in terms of quality, but it pales next to Face to Face, one of the finest collections of pop songs released during the '60s. Conceived as a loose concept album, Face to Face sees Ray Davies' fascination with English class and social structures flourish, as he creates a number of vivid character portraits…

The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965)

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The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965)

The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | DORA Records JPCD9806258 | RU | ~ 255 or 128 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 133 Mb
Classic Rock, Pop Rock

The Kinks' second album, Kinda Kinks, was rush-recorded on either side (and in the midst) of a world tour that took them all the way to Australia in the course of bridging the 1964-1965 New Year…

The Kinks - The Singles Collection (1997) Reissue 2004

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The Kinks - The Singles Collection (1997) Reissue 2004

The Kinks - The Singles Collection (1997) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:57
Classic Rock, British Invasion, Pop/Rock | Label: Sanctuary Midline | # SMRCD024

Although they generally aren't thought of as being as innovative as their contemporaries the Beatles, the Rolling Stones or the Who, the Kinks, thanks to Ray Davies' ever evolving songwriting and brother Dave Davies' power chording, fuzzed-out guitar sound, may well have influenced the actual sound of later bands more than any of those groups. This fine single disc collection brings together the Kinks' Pye Records singles from the 1960s, and includes the power chord shot heard around the world, "You Really Got Me," as well as its close siblings "All Day and All of the Night," "Tired of Waiting for You" and "Til the End of the Day," and later and relatively more sophisticated hits like "Waterloo Sunset" and "Lola." The end result is a solid chronological survey of the Kinks' most commercial and influential period.