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Blue Öyster Cult - The Symbol Remains (2020)

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Blue Öyster Cult - The Symbol Remains (2020)

Blue Öyster Cult - The Symbol Remains (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 467 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Full Scans ~ 466 Mb | 01:01:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Arena Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Frontiers Records #FR CD 1060

Though they've never stopped touring, Blue Öyster Cult haven't released a studio album since 2001's Curse of the Hidden Mirror. Nineteen years is a long time to go between records, and there have been changes: Rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Allen Lanier passed in 2013, while conceptualist, producer, and lyricist Sandy Pearlman died three years later. Donald Roeser (aka Buck Dharma) and Eric Bloom are the only remaining members of the classic lineup. They began writing these songs in 2017. After signing to Frontiers Music in 2019, this quintet – including veteran touring members Richie Castellano and bassist Danny Miranda, with new drummer Jules Radino – entered the studio and laid down basic tracks and completed the album with members contributing from quarantine.

REO Speedwagon - The Second Decade Of Rock And Roll 1981 To 1991 (1991)

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REO Speedwagon - The Second Decade Of Rock And Roll 1981 To 1991 (1991)

REO Speedwagon - The Second Decade Of Rock And Roll 1981 To 1991 (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 559 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Epic | # EK 48527 | 01:16:15

Fans of live material will thoroughly enjoy this handpicked hit-and-miss 18-track compilation of REO Speedwagon's hits recorded during the band's mid- to late-'80s tours. Most of the songs work well in a live environment, with songs like "Tough Guys," "I Do' Wanna Know," and "Keep the Fire Burning" coming out on top, harnessing the most energy while keeping with their original form. Only six of the tracks are from the studio, with "Shakin' It Loose" being the most spirited, as the others are mediocre REO efforts ("L.I.A.R," "Live Every Moment," "Love Is a Rock"). As a hits package, though, The Second Decade of Rock and Roll should be spared, especially since their best song, "Keep on Loving You," has been replaced by a poorly ventured reggae version that sounds silly and out of place. While the ballads are kept to a minimum, some of their less accomplished material could have been replaced with some of their '70s work from Tuna Fish or even REO. Tracks like "Live It Up" and "One Too Many Girlfriends" represent their late-'80s disappointments in The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog, and a Chicken and Life As We Know It, sounding a wee bit uninspired.

Queen - Queen I (1973) {1992, Reissue}

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Queen - Queen I (1973) {1992, Reissue}

Queen - Queen I (1973) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 259 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Glam Rock / Hard Rock / Arena Rock
EMI Records / Parlophone #CDP 7 46204 2 / CD-FA 3040

Like any patchy but promising debut from a classic rock group, it's often easy to underrate Queen's eponymous 1973 debut, since it has no more than one well-known anthem and plays more like a collection of ideas than a cohesive album. But what ideas! Almost every one of Queen's signatures are already present, from Freddie Mercury's operatic harmonies to Brian May's rich, orchestral guitar overdubs and the suite-like structures of "Great King Rat." That rich, florid feel could be characterized as glam, but even in these early days that appellation didn't quite fit Queen, since they were at once too heavy and arty to be glam and – ironically enough, considering their legendary excess – they were hardly trashy enough to be glam.

REO Speedwagon - The Hits (1988) {EU Press} Re-Up

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REO Speedwagon - The Hits (1988) {EU Press} Re-Up

REO Speedwagon - The Hits (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 453 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock | Epic #EPC 460856 2 | Austria

The Hits is a compilation album from REO Speedwagon. It contains hits such as "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "Keep on Loving You", as well as new tracks "Here with Me" and "I Don't Want to Lose You". "Here with Me" cracked the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. and the top ten on the Adult Contemporary chart; however, it would be the last single to feature drummer Alan Gratzer and guitarist Gary Richrath, as they each left the band within the year following this album's release. The album has sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. which led it to go 4× Platinum. A conspicuous absentee from the album is "Keep the Fire Burnin'", which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. The collection is one of several released by the band's label.

Asia - Aria (1994) {Japan 1st Press}

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Asia - Aria (1994) {Japan 1st Press}

Asia - Aria (1994) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Arena Rock | Warner Music Japan #WPCP-5830

Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, and Carl Palmer surprised everyone when they re-formed Asia in 1992, with a new singer (John Payne) and a second guitarist (Al Pitrelli). Even more surprising was the fact that Aqua – the album no one had been expecting – was quite impressive, arguably superior to its three predecessors. What could easily have been an isolated one-shot experience turned into a continuing success story when Downes returned to the studios two years later, but without Howe and Palmer. The latter was replaced by drummer Michael Sturgis. Howe, of course, could not be "replaced" (that would have been an insult to his talent) – so Pitrelli thus became the sole guitarist of the band.

Asia - Aqua (1992) {Japan 1st Press}

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Asia - Aqua (1992) {Japan 1st Press}

Asia - Aqua (1992) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 397 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Arena Rock | Warner Music Japan #WPCP-4754

Asia hadn't released an album of new music since 1985, so changes were to be expected. But changes for the better – well, that was a pleasant surprise. Aqua found the band infused with new energy, represented by a younger generation of arena rockers in bassist/vocalist John Payne and guitarist Al Pitrelli. Although Payne doesn't invite comparison to John Wetton or Greg Lake (his voice tends to get rougher as it gets louder), he gets the job done and turns out to be a pretty good songwriter in the bargain. Pitrelli, who had recently worked with Alice Cooper, knows his rock guitar; he's no replacement for Steve Howe, but he doesn't have to be – Howe makes guest appearances throughout the disc. Aqua is an amalgam of arena rock and hair metal that avoids sounding sappy or self-pitying, two adjectives that would describe Alpha or Astra.

Pat Benatar - Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2008)

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Pat Benatar - Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2008)

Pat Benatar - Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 377 MB
2:38:56 | Hard Rock, Arena Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, AOR | Label: Capitol

This 2 CD collection features over 2 hours of digitally re-mastered music and 40 of Pat Benatars all-time classic hits and signature songs- including 20 Top 40 Chart Hits. Highlights include "Heartbreaker," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Hell Is for Children," "Love Is a Battlefield," and many more!!!

John Mellencamp - Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits (2004) Repost / New Rip

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John Mellencamp - Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits (2004) Repost / New Rip

John Mellencamp - Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits (2004)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,12 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 373 Mb
Full Scans | 02:27:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock / Heartland Rock / Folk Rock / Country Rock / Pop Rock / Hard Rock / Arena Rock
Island / UTV Records #9864810

John Mellencamp has been in need of a thorough, career-spanning compilation for a while, and Island/UTV's 2004 release Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits finally fills that gap. His previous hits collection, 1997's The Best That I Could Do, was too short, since he had more hits than could fit on a brief 14-track disc. Words & Music doesn't have the problem of brevity. Spanning 37 songs over two discs, this has nearly all of his charting hits. Radio hits like "Justice and Independence '85" and "Rooty Toot Toot" may be absent, but they're not missed, since all the big hits are here, including "Pink Houses," "Lonely Ol' Night," "Paper in Fire," "Authority Song," "Crumblin' Down," "Small Town," "Hurts So Good," and "Jack & Diane," among many others (including two solid new songs).

VA - Now Thats What I Call Driving Rock (2017)

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VA - Now Thats What I Call Driving Rock (2017)

VA - Now Thats What I Call Driving Rock (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 537 MB
3:52:40 | Acoustic, Alternative Rock, Arena Rock, Classic Rock, Indie Rock, Power Pop, Southern Rock, Soft Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Pop Punk | Label: Universal Music On Demand / Sony Music

Now That's What I Call Driving Rock is a compilation of rock tracks released as 3-CD on 2 Jun 2017.

Little River Band - Sleeper Catcher (1978) & First Under The Wire (1979) [2CD] [2013, Remastered Reissue]

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Little River Band - Sleeper Catcher (1978) & First Under The Wire (1979) [2CD] [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Little River Band - Sleeper Catcher (1978) & First Under The Wire (1979) [2CD] [2013, Remastered Reissue]
Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:26:06 | 607,47 Mb
Label: Lemon Recordings (UK) | Cat.# CDLEMD 213 | Released: 2013-03-26 (1978/1979)

This two-fer from Australian pop/rock outfit Little River Band includes the group's 4th and 5th albums, 1978's certified Platinum "Sleeper Catcher", which featured the hits "Reminiscing" and "Lady," and 1979's "First Under The Wire", which included the international hit "Lonesome Loser."

Cheap Trick - Busted (1990) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

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Cheap Trick - Busted (1990) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - Busted (1990) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 548 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans ~ 70 Mb | 01:12:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Power Pop, Arena Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31073

Busted is the eleventh studio album released by Cheap Trick, which was released in 1990 and peaked at number 44 on the US album charts. After the success of "The Flame" from the previous album Lap of Luxury, the band recorded Busted with a similar format, especially on the single "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love." The single peaked at number 12 on the US charts. Guest musicians on the album include Mick Jones of the band Foreigner (guitar on "If You Need Me"), Chrissie Hynde from Pretenders (vocals on "Walk Away"), and Russell Mael of Sparks (vocals on "You Drive, I'll Steer"). Session musician (and former member of Poco) Kim Bullard played keyboards on the album. The album was certified Gold in Canada in November 1990.

Bonnie Tyler - The Collection (2017) {Deluxe Edition}

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Bonnie Tyler - The Collection (2017) {Deluxe Edition}

Bonnie Tyler - The Collection (2017) {Deluxe Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 971 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 315 Mb
Full Scans ~ 132 Mb | 01:07:30 + 01:02:55 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Arena Rock | Music Club Deluxe / Sony Music #MCDLX224

Bonnie Tyler’s multi-platinum mid-Eighties link with Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman that saw the Welsh songstress etch her name into rock history. Those distinctive husky tones graced classic after classic, from the bombastic transatlantic chart-topper ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ to ‘Holding Out For A Hero’, a US Number 2 from the soundtrack of hit movie Footloose. Add duets with Todd Rundgren and Shakin’ Stevens, the feelgood ‘A Rockin’ Good Way’, plus top album tracks and you’ve a package sure to please fans both in the Principality and the wider rock’n’roll world. This 2CD collection contains 28 hits from the albums Goodbye to the Island, Faster Than the Speed of Night, Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire, and Hide Your Heart. Also contains multiple b-sides and rarities.

Queen - News Of The World (1977) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

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Queen - News Of The World (1977) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

Queen - News Of The World (1977) {1986, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included | 00:39:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Arena Rock, Glam, Pop Rock | Electra / Warner-Pioneer Corporation #32XD-409

If Day at the Races was a sleek, streamlined album, its 1977 successor, News of the World, was its polar opposite, an explosion of styles that didn't seem to hold to any particular center. It's front-loaded with two of Queen's biggest anthems – the stomping, stadium-filling chant "We Will Rock You" and its triumphant companion, "We Are the Champions" – which are quickly followed by the ferocious "Sheer Heart Attack," a frenzied rocker that hits harder than anything on the album that shares its name (a remarkable achievement in itself). Three songs, three quick shifts in mood, but that's hardly the end of it.

Queen - Greatest Hits (1981) {1984, Japan}

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Queen - Greatest Hits (1981) {1984, Japan}

Queen - Greatest Hits (1981) {1984, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 303 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Scans Included | 00:48:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Arena Rock | Electra / Warner-Pioneer Corp. #38XP-94 / 5E-564-2

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the British rock band Queen, released worldwide on 26 October 1981. The album consisted of Queen's best-selling singles since their first chart appearance in 1974 with "Seven Seas of Rhye", up to their 1980 hit "Flash" (though in some countries "Under Pressure", the band's 1981 chart-topper with David Bowie, was included). There was no universal track listing or cover art for the album, and each territory's tracks were dependent on what singles had been released there and which were successful. Queen's Greatest Hits was an instant success, peaking at number one on the UK Albums Chart for four weeks. It has spent 833 weeks in the UK Charts, and is the best-selling album of all time in the UK, selling over six million copies.

Def Leppard - The Story So Far: The Best Of Def Leppard (2018) {Japanese Edition}

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Def Leppard - The Story So Far: The Best Of Def Leppard (2018) {Japanese Edition}

Def Leppard - The Story So Far: The Best Of Def Leppard (2018) {Japanese Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,19 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 421 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:36 + 01:14:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Arena Rock, Hard Rock | Mercury Records / Universal Music #UICY-15798/9

Like 2005's Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection, 2018's The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard spans 35 songs spread over two discs. Since this is a basic hits collection, that means there is considerable overlap between the two compilations: a grand total of 20 tracks, with the remaining 15 largely dedicated to deep cuts, along with a new cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus." On the whole, The Story So Far doesn't necessarily best Rock of Ages, but it's not worse, either. The difference between the two compilations is on the margins, with the album cuts on both proving that Def Leppard delivered plenty of excellent music that wasn't always hits.