Mariah Carey - Rainbow (1999)

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Mariah Carey - Rainbow (1999)

Mariah Carey - Rainbow (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 411 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans ~ 88 Mb | 00:55:47 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Dance, Hip Hop | Columbia / Sony BMG Music #88697 00501 2

Mariah Carey claims Rainbow, her first album since divorcing Tommy Mottola, "chronicles my emotional roller coaster ride of the past year," but less subjective listeners could be forgiven for viewing it as simply another Mariah Carey album. After all, all the elements are in place – the crossover dance hits, the ballads, the cameos, the hip producers, the weird cover choice from the early '80s. But dig a little deeper, and her words ring true. Rainbow is the first Carey album where she's written personal lyrics, and allusions to her separation from Mottola are evident throughout the album, even if it doesn't really amount to the "story" she mentions in the liner notes.

Asia - Asia (1982) Re-Up

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Asia - Asia (1982) Re-Up

Asia - Asia (1982)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 344 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Geffen Records #2008-2 / DIDX-000484 | US

This marriage of four players with impressive pedigrees proved to be the success story of 1982 when Asia's debut lodged itself at the top of the U.S. album charts for two months. The album spawned a massive number four single in "Heat of the Moment," a follow-up Top 20 hit in the sweeping "Only Time Will Tell," and a handful of other tracks that received heavy radio play despite going against the grain of the new wave styling of the day. Produced by Mike Stone, Asia's strengths were the powerful vocals of John Wetton, the nimble, classically tinged guitar work of Steve Howe, Geoffrey Downes' majestic keyboard playing, and anchoring the band, Carl Palmer's propulsive drumming. The lyrics are overwrought at moments, but there's no denying the epic grandeur of the music, which provided some much-needed muscle to radio at the time, and did so with style.

Mireille Mathieu - Les Plus Grands Succes De Mireille Mathieu (1988)

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Mireille Mathieu - Les Plus Grands Succes De Mireille Mathieu (1988)

Mireille Mathieu - Les Plus Grands Succes De Mireille Mathieu (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 350 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans ~ 41 Mb | 00:53:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
French Pop, Chanson | Carrere #96.609

French chanteuse Mireille Mathieu is classically known for her illustrious French crooning during the '60s and '70s. In the early '60s, French pop vocalist Johnny Hallyday's manager Johnny Stark noticed Mathieu's enchanting vocalic beauty and later built her into her own star with the classic urchin hairdo and loud, vibrant costumes. She was quickly hailed as the next Edith Piaf and her 1965 performance run at the Paris Olympia sparked her recording relationship with Barclay Records. Singles such as "Mon Credo," "C'est Ton Nom," and "Qu'elle Est Belle" made Mathieu an international star in Europe while achieving mild success in the Americas, but her cover of Englebert Humperdinck's "The Last Waltz" was an impressive French interpretation that made her impact charts in Britain. Humperdinck returned the favor by choosing to sing Mathieu's "Les Bicyclettes de Belsize."

Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987) {1993, MFSL UDCD-580}

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Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987) {1993, MFSL UDCD-580}

Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987) {1993, MFSL UDCD-580}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 451 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Full Scans ~ 40 Mb | 01:02:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab #UDCD-580

Where Pyromania had set the standard for polished, catchy pop-metal, Hysteria only upped the ante. Pyromania's slick, layered Mutt Lange production turned into a painstaking obsession with dense sonic detail on Hysteria, with the result that some critics dismissed the record as a stiff, mechanized pop sell-out (perhaps due in part to Rick Allen's new, partially electronic drum kit). But Def Leppard's music had always employed big, anthemic hooks, and few of the pop-metal bands who had hit the charts in the wake of Pyromania could compete with Leppard's sense of craft; certainly none had the pop songwriting savvy to produce seven chart singles from the same album, as the stunningly consistent Hysteria did.

Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (1994) {Italy press for Japan}

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Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (1994) {Italy press for Japan}

Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (1994) {Italy press for Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 391 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Covers Included | 01:01:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Heavy Metal | Pipeline #PPL-502

~ Live at the Palladium, New York, June 29, 1982. ~

Nat King Cole - Favorite Ballads (1995)

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Nat King Cole - Favorite Ballads (1995)

Nat King Cole - Favorite Ballads (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 188 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans | 00:29:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Traditional Pop, Jazz | CEMA Special Markets #CDP-7 2438 35961 2 6

Favorite Ballads is an entertaining collection of lush, romantic ballads Nat King Cole recorded for Capitol Records. It's not designed to be a comprehensive compilation for collectors. Instead, it's a nice sampler. Latter-day fans may be dismayed that "Unforgettable" is missing, but such songs as "The Very Thought of You," "Just One of Those Things," "Stardust," "These Foolish Things," "Tenderly," "I Should Care," and "You're My Thrill" make this a very pleasant listen.

Meli'sa Morgan - I Remember (2005)

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Meli'sa Morgan - I Remember (2005)

Meli'sa Morgan - I Remember (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 381 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 135 Mb
Full Scans ~ 48 Mb | 00:55:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul | Orpheus Music / Lu Ann Records #90249

I Remember is a studio album by American recording artist Meli'sa Morgan, released in 2005 and issued by Lu Ann/Orpheus Records. The album consist of three covers produced by Valerie Simpson and Nickolas Ashford, as well as new songs produced by Morgan and longtime collaborator Lesette Wilson. The album's lead single "Back Together Again" is a ballad duet with R&B singer Freddie Jackson.

Camel - Live In Tokyo '79 & '80 (2019) {Japanese Edition}

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Camel - Live In Tokyo '79 & '80 (2019) {Japanese Edition}

Camel - Live In Tokyo '79 & '80 (2019) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 422 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Covers Included | 01:14:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | King Street / Alive The Live #IACD10170

Recorded Live At Kosei- Nennkinn Kaikann, Tokyo, 1979-01-23 and 1980-01-27.

Basia - Time And Tide (1987)

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Basia - Time And Tide (1987)

Basia - Time And Tide (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 315 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Epic / Sony Music #450263 2 / EPC 450263 2 / 02-450263-10
Jazz-Pop / Sophisti-Pop / Synth-Pop / Bossa Nova

Wisely going only by her first name, Polish-by-way-of-England pop singer Basia Trzetrzelewska ("pronounced Basha Tshetshelevska"), joined by her musical partner Danny White, steps out of the band Matt Bianco to launch her solo career with Time and Tide. She and White create a series of keyboard-based dance-pop arrangements to support her smooth alto. This is sophisticated pop music that sounds ideal for playing in any number of upholstered locations – a black-tie cocktail party, a fashion-show runway, the back seat of a limousine.

Pinetop Perkins - How Long? (2012)

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Pinetop Perkins - How Long? (2012)

Pinetop Perkins - How Long? (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 495 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 190 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | RockBeat #ROC-CD-3146

In the summer of 2010, producer Jake Langley took pianist Pinetop Perkins into the studio knowing full well that this would be among the last sessions the blues legend would ever make. Pinetop was 97 years old, and odds were good that this would be the last time he'd ever be recorded, so Langley made sure to capture him in a setting that brought out the best in him, recording him live in the studio, sometimes supported by up-and-coming blues singers from the Austin, Texas area. These young guns included Gary Clark, Jr., who would have a major-label breakthrough in 2012, the same year How Long? appeared on RockBeat Records.

Duran Duran - Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) (1993)

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Duran Duran - Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) (1993)

Duran Duran - Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 463 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Full Scans ~ 436 Mb | 01:02:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Synth-Pop, Dance-Rock, New Wave | Capitol Records #CDP-598876 | US

Duran Duran came back out of nowhere in early 1993 with a new album and a huge hit, "Ordinary World." The group sounds more relaxed and mature than it did during their glory days, but not all that much has changed; instead of personifying the days of early-'80s synthesized dance-pop, the music is smooth dance pop for the '90s. Taken on its own terms, Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) works every bit as well as Duran Duran, Rio, or Seven and the Ragged Tiger. "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone" are wonderful pop singles that sit between some passable album tracks and the occasional embarrassment, namely the wretched cover of the Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale." In other words, Duran Duran are back and as good as they ever were.

Deep Purple - Live At Montreux 2006 (2007) {Japan 1st Press} Re-Up

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Deep Purple - Live At Montreux 2006 (2007) {Japan 1st Press} Re-Up

Deep Purple - Live At Montreux 2006 (2007) {Japan 1st Press}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 786 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 269 Mb
Covers Included | 00:48:33 + 00:56:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Ward Records #TKCW-32181

They All Came Down to Montreux was recorded in 2006 during Deep Purple's world tour promoting their album Rapture of the Deep. Fans of the Machine Head era lineup should check this out, as vocalist Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover and drummer Ian Paice are featured. Among the 12 tracks are "Lazy," "Highway Star," "Space Truckin" and "Smoke on the Water."

Joe Cocker - Definite. 1964-1986 (1987)

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Joe Cocker - Definite. 1964-1986 (1987)

Joe Cocker - Definite. 1964-1986 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 398 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 190 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Soft Rock | Teldec #2292-44286-2

1987 German 18-track compilation CD album featuring his greatest songs includes three lives tracks plus two bonus tracks. Fold-out picture sleeve including family tree.

John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)

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John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)

John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 296 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Scans Included | 00:41:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Southern Rock, Americana | Riva / BMG / PolyGram #D-144512 / 824 865-2 M-1 | US

Scarecrow is the eighth studio album by John Mellencamp. Released in September 1985, it peaked at #2 on the U.S. chart. This album contained three Top 10 hits, a record for a Mellencamp album: "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.," which peaked at #2 in the U.S.; "Lonely Ol' Night," which peaked at #6; and "Small Town," which also peaked at #6. "Lonely Ol' Night" also peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, his second chart-topping single on this chart. In 1989, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Scarecrow #95 on its list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s, saying: "Scarecrow consolidated the band's rugged, roots-rock thrash and the ongoing maturation of Mellencamp's lyrics." The overall theme of the album is the fading of the American dream in the face of corporate greed. Rolling Stone wrote that songs such as "Face of the Nation," "Minutes to Memories" and "Small Town" have a "bittersweet, reflective tone."

Chris De Burgh - Footsteps (2008)

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Chris De Burgh - Footsteps (2008)

Chris De Burgh - Footsteps (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 336 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Full Scans ~ 137 Mb | 00:50:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Ferryman Productions / Universal Music #1798495

Footsteps is the 17th studio album from Ireland-based singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh. De Burgh handpicked 13 songs that have influenced him throughout his career, as well as two songs especially written for the album. Recording live in just eight days, de Burgh tackled classics by great songwriters, including Lennon and McCartney, Bob Dylan, and Pete Seeger.