Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) {1998, Japanese Reissue}

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Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) {1998, Japanese Reissue}

Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) {1998, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock | Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-3430

The Madcap Laughs is the debut solo album by the English singer-songwriter Syd Barrett. It was recorded after Barrett had left Pink Floyd in April 1968. The album had a chequered recording history, with work beginning in mid-1968, but the bulk of the sessions taking place between April and July 1969, for which five different producers were credited − including Barrett, Peter Jenner (1968 sessions), Malcolm Jones (early-to-mid-1969 sessions), and fellow Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Roger Waters (mid-1969 sessions). Among the guest musicians are Willie Wilson from (Gilmour's old band) Jokers Wild and Robert Wyatt of the band Soft Machine.

Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music - More Than This: The Best Of Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music (1995) {1999, Reissue}

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Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music - More Than This: The Best Of Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music (1995) {1999, Reissue}

Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music - More Than This: The Best Of Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music (1995) {1999, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 508 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Full Scans ~ 88 Mb | 01:14:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Rock | Virgin Records #7243 8 48173 2 9

1995 anthology, originally released to coincide with the release of the four disc box set Thrill Of It All. Roxy Music began life as a British Art Rock band in the early '70s but by the time they split a decade later, they had matured into a smooth Rock outfit capable of creating some of the most lush, romantic and beautiful music on the Pop charts. Lead vocalist Bryan Ferry carried on the Roxy tradition on his solo albums recorded during and after the band's original 10 year career.

Dennis DeYoung - 26 East, Vol. 2 (2021) *PROPER*

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Dennis DeYoung - 26 East, Vol. 2 (2021) *PROPER*

Dennis DeYoung - 26 East, Vol. 2 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | Full Scans ~ 165 Mb | 00:52:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Soft Rock | Frontiers Records #FR CD 1123

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung is back with the second volume of his fond farewell to recorded music, "26 East, Vol. 2.” As with the preceding volume, "26 East, Vol. 2" once again hints strongly at DeYoung's rock roots with Styx. The production and musicianship are EPIC, and those timeless vocal arrangements get delivered in spades. A fitting goodbye and a final signature on an outstanding body of work which will stand the test of time! DeYoung has previously stated that "26 East” will mark his retirement from the world of recorded music. It was thanks to Frontiers CEO, Serafino Perugino, that given the abundance of material, Dennis agreed to split the album in two parts. This second half starts where the previous one left off and sees DeYoung collaborate again with the awesome Jim Peterik, a fellow Chicagoan and nearby neighbor, for the songwriting on select tracks.

The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969) {2019, The 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition}

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The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969) {2019, The 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition}

The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969) {2019, The 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition}
3CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 799 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 321 Mb
Scans ~ 135 Mb | 02:12:55 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Apple Records #0602577921124

Conventional wisdom holds that the Beatles intended Abbey Road as a grand farewell, a suspicion seemingly confirmed by the elegiac note Paul McCartney strikes at the conclusion of its closing suite. It’s hard not to interpret “And in the end / the love you take / is equal to the love you make” as a summation not only of Abbey Road but perhaps of the group’s entire career, a lovely final sentiment. The truth is perhaps a bit messier than this. The Beatles had tentative plans to move forward after the September 1969 release of Abbey Road, plans that quickly fell apart at the dawn of the new decade, and while the existence of that goal calls into question the intentionality of the album as a finale, it changes not a thing about what a remarkable goodbye the record is.

Selena Gomez - Revival (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}

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Selena Gomez - Revival (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}

Selena Gomez - Revival (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 444 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 149 Mb
Full Scans ~ 143 Mb | 01:01:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Dance | Interscope Records #UICS-9150

Revival is the second solo studio album by American singer Selena Gomez. It was released on October 9, 2015, by Interscope and Polydor Records as a follow-up to Stars Dance (2013). It is her first album released under her new recording contract with the labels, after completing her contractual obligations with previous label, Hollywood Records, with the compilation album For You and the single "The Heart Wants What It Wants", in 2014. Gomez has cited artists such as Janet Jackson and Christina Aguilera as influences on the record, a pop and electronic dance music album with a tropical beach sound. Lyrically, the album discusses themes of love, heartbreak, and confidence.

Norah Jones - Not Too Late (2007) {Deluxe Edition}

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Norah Jones - Not Too Late (2007) {Deluxe Edition}

Norah Jones - Not Too Late (2007) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 249 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb | Full Scans ~ 41 Mb
DVD5 | MPEG-2, NTSC 4:3 (720x480), 29.970 fps, VBR
LPCM 2.0, 48.0 kHz/16 bits, 1536 kb/s | ~ 2,24 Gb | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz, Blues, Folk | Blue Note / Parlophone #0946 3 87844 2 5

Not Too Late is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Norah Jones, released on January 30, 2007, through Blue Note Records. It was produced by Lee Alexander, the songwriter and bassist featured on Jones's previous albums, Come Away with Me and Feels like Home. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it Jones' third consecutive number one album.

Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler - Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler (2005) Re-Up

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Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler - Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler (2005) Re-Up

Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler - Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler (2005)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 895 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 330 Mb
Full Scans ~ 52 Mb | 01:17:50 + 00:59:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Country Rock | Mercury Records #2600670

This 22-cut double-disc set finally gets at it. Issuing a single disc of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler would be a silly thing at best and a hopelessly frustrating one at worst. When the band burst on the scene with "Sultans of Swing," there was a lot happening in rock music, but most of it was under the radar and remains forgotten except in the historic annals of music fanatics. Knopfler and his band were full of rock & roll romance and proved it through their first four recordings time and again. They couldn't help but become superstars and mainstays of MTV. But there is another story told on this best-of, which begins with "Telegraph Road."

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984) {1994, Japanese Reissue}

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Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984) {1994, Japanese Reissue}

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984) {1994, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 438 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Covers Included | 01:13:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
New wave / Synth-Pop / Dance-Rock / Electronic / Dance
ZTT Records / Warner Music Japan Inc. #WPCR-16

Strip away all the hype, controversy, and attendant craziness surrounding Frankie – most of which never reached American shores, though the equally bombastic "Relax" and "Two Tribes" both charted well – and Welcome to the Pleasuredome holds up as an outrageously over-the-top, bizarre, but fun release. Less well known but worthwhile cuts include by-definition-camp "Krisco Kisses" and "The Only Star in Heaven," while U.K. smash "The Power of Love" is a gloriously insincere but still great hyper-ballad with strings from Anne Dudley. In truth, the album's more a testament to Trevor Horn's production skills than anything else.

Scorpions - Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years (1997) {Japan 1st Press}

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Scorpions - Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years (1997) {Japan 1st Press}

Scorpions - Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years (1997) {Japan 1st Press}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,04 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 378 Mb
Full Scans ~ 158 Mb | 01:18:12 + 01:18:55 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Mercury / PolyGram K.K. #PHCR-4071/72

It's quite difficult to find a young person who knows about the Scorpions. Even when their careers were peaking in the '80s, they were never widely recognized, existing always as more of an underground band. The lack of hit singles produced by the group is by no means a judgment of its talent, however, as Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years proves. Some may find the fact that Mercury made the compilation a double-disc set surprising – again due to the band's small following – but the album is far better than the single-disc collection Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads. Following chronologically from 1979 to 1993 (thus covering the years in which the band enjoyed its most success), Deadly Sting rips through the favorites "Loving You Sunday Morning," "The Zoo," "Blackout," "No One Like You," "Big City Nights," "Still Loving You," "Rock You Like a Hurricane," "Rhythm of Love," "Wind of Change," and "Don't Believe Her," finally concluding with two unreleased recordings from 1995.

Druid - Toward The Sun (1975) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

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Druid - Toward The Sun (1975) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

Druid - Toward The Sun (1975) {1993, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 280 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Covers Included | 00:47:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-7751

Although it's not on the same level as the best progressive bands – the drums and keyboards are not really up to the challenge presented by the guitars – this album has been rather unfairly written off by some music critics. Their debut begins with their strongest composition: "Voices," whose multiple movements, chorus lyrics of "a million voices singing," broad washes of mellotron, and alternating guitar tones make it sound like an outtake from Yes's "The Ancient." The instrumental "Theme" has some fine jazz-prog sax soloing over a lush backing, and "Dawn of Evening" has a wonderfully taut bassline march pushed to the front of the mix.

Secret Garden - Storyteller (2019)

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Secret Garden - Storyteller (2019)

Secret Garden - Storyteller (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 313 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 125 Mb
Full Scans ~ 206 Mb | 00:51:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Age / Modern Classical / Folk / World
Decca Records / Universal Music #7744955

Known for their lush and atmospheric, largely instrumental music, the Irish/Norwegian duo Secret Garden rose to fame in the mid-'90s and have since won an international following for their gentle but emotionally evocative sounds, dominated by violin and keyboards and combining notes of Celtic and Norwegian folk, pop, and new age styles. The duo first came together to write and perform the song "Nocturne," which became Norway's winning entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. While they would dabble in vocal music on 2007's Inside I'm Singing and pare back their arrangements on 2013's Just the Two of Us, the sizable majority of their releases saw them remaining loyal to their trademark sound, playing music that touched the hearts and soothed the souls of their many fans around the world.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Letters From The Labyrinth (2015)

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Letters From The Labyrinth (2015)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Letters From The Labyrinth (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 337 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans ~ 239 Mb | 00:52:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Neo-Classical | Lava / Republic Records #B0023993-02

Letters From The Labyrinth is TSO's first full-length album since 2009's Night Castle. The overall concept is based on TSO's "Night Castle" (2009) and a dialogue between the wisdom of the past and the hopes for the future, via a correspondence between a child and an old friend of the child's grandfather. On "Letters From The Labyrinth" TSO deals with subjects as broad as humanity's journey through the ages ("Time & Distance"), and as specific as bullying ("Not The Same"), the fall of the Berlin Wall ("Prometheus") and the world banking controversies ("Not Dead Yet").

Allan Taylor - All Is One (2013) {SACD, Audio CD Layer}

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Allan Taylor - All Is One (2013) {SACD, Audio CD Layer}

Allan Taylor - All Is One (2013) {SACD, Audio CD Layer}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans ~ 105 Mb | 00:52:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Acoustic | Stockfisch Records #SFR 357.4078.2

For 40 years Allan Taylor, has been considered as the consummate performer, a writer of literary gracefulness whose troubadour chronicles encapsulate the realism of otherwise unsung heroes, otherwise uncharted lives. On previous albums Allan Taylor sang songs about the road, about all the different countries and all the hotel rooms. All Is One goes deeper - into time and ultimately to the recognition that All Is One. A powerful philosophical statement delivered with virtuoso lightness. Someone who is approaching 70 and calls his album All Is One obviously has something to say. Taylor plays his favorite Martin guitars with the same sensitivity for body, expression and autonomy which one finds in his vocal performance - always moving, and never merely vague. In the last song Allan Taylor summarizes: ''I may not be the perfect man, I guess I'll do the best I can'' - and ends the album with the bemused lightness of a simple D-major chord.

Mike Zito - Blue Room (1998) {2018, 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition}

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Mike Zito - Blue Room (1998) {2018, 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition}

Mike Zito - Blue Room (1998) {2018, 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 403 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock | Ruf Records #RUF 1265

It’s back. The debut album that blew up the ’90s blues scene. The songs that announced the touchdown of a major new talent. In modern times, as an established solo star and former member of the globally acclaimed Royal Southern Brotherhood, Mike Zito’s reputation precedes him. But turn back the clocks. Rewind the film reels. Slip through the wormhole to 1998, when a 27-year-old punk kid took his first shot in the studio. “Blue Room,” he reflects, “is the beginning of me becoming an artist.” By 1998, Zito had been around the block. Raised at the sharp end in St. Louis, Missouri, he’d witnessed the lean years of the ’70s, as his father – a union employee at the local Anheuser-Busch brewery – grafted to support five kids in a cramped apartment.

Alicia Keys - VH1 Storytellers (2013)

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Alicia Keys - VH1 Storytellers (2013)

Alicia Keys - VH1 Storytellers (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 381 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans ~ 72 Mb | 00:59:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Neo Soul, Pop | RCA Records / Sony Music #88883-72631-2

First aired ten days prior to the release of Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys' VH1 Storytellers program featured six songs. While this set expands the set to 11 songs, it does not present the full performance. Heavy editing was involved; certain portions of Keys' dialogue re hacked up, crowd noise is unnaturally lowered and raised in volume, and there is little evident effort to make the songs flow. Keys' first words here, the lead-in to "No One," are "We were at the end of the album, and it was finished, and…" – so it provokes the feeling of walking into the venue as the gig is in progress.