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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Label: Various | ~ 365 or 136 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 50 Mb
4xDVD: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR / NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR
Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / MPEG1, 2 ch
HDTV: TS, Mpeg4 AVC, 1280x720, 50 fps | AC3, 448 kbps, 48 kHz, 5.1 ch
Glam Rock, Art Pop, Synth Pop, Experimental

Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music. Since then they have worked with a variety of people including Finitribe, Les Rita Mitsouko, Erasure and Faith No More.

Sparks: Collection Part 03 (1974-2008) [5CD, Japanese Ed.]

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Sparks: Collection Part 03 (1974-2008) [5CD, Japanese Ed.]

Sparks: Collection Part 03 (1974-2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Label: Various | ~ 1530 or 665 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 245 Mb
Glam Rock, Art Pop, Synth Pop, Experimental

Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music. Since then they have worked with a variety of people including Finitribe, Les Rita Mitsouko, Erasure and Faith No More.

Marc Almond - Enchanted (1990)

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Marc Almond - Enchanted (1990)

Marc Almond - Enchanted (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb | 00:46:03
New Wave, Synthpop, Art Pop | Label: Parlophone | # CDPCS 7344, CDP 79 4404 2

Enchanted is the sixth studio album by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. It was released on 7 August 1990 and reached number 52 on the UK Albums Chart.

Sparks: Collection Part 02 (1972-2017) [11CD, Remasters & Reissues]

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Sparks: Collection Part 02 (1972-2017) [11CD, Remasters & Reissues]

Sparks: Collection Part 02 (1972-2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
11CD | Label: Various | ~ 3558 or 1546 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 451 Mb
Glam Rock, Art Pop, Synth Pop, Experimental

Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music. Since then they have worked with a variety of people including Finitribe, Les Rita Mitsouko, Erasure and Faith No More.

Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition

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Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition

Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Pop/Rock, Art Pop, New Wave | Label: Fontana | # PPD-1060 | Time: 00:52:55

Along with Songs from the Big Chair, The Seeds of Love was part of a one-two artistic punch in the late '80s that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade's more ambitious pop groups. But at the time, Tears was more a platform for Roland Orzabal than a true band – Curt Smith is present only on the smash "Sowing the Seeds of Love" (his only co-writing credit), while Ian Stanley was replaced by Nicky Holland as a keyboardist and Orzabal's songwriting partner. Like their other albums, The Seeds of Love continues the concept of moving from hurting to healing to beginning anew (the hit "Sowing the Seeds of Love") to growing apart. The songs feature expansive melodies instead of blatant hooks, and the sound is more grounded in soul and gospel on songs like "Woman in Chains," the updated Philly-soul strain of "Advice for the Young at Heart" and "Badman's Song." Orazabal's passionate vocals are well matched by Oleta Adams' fervent contributions. The group even dabbles in jazz on "Standing on the Corner of the Third World," the fabulous "Swords and Knives," and the slow-burning "Year of the Knife".

Sparks: Collection Part 01 (1972-2017) [13CD, Original pressings & Reissues]

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Sparks: Collection Part 01 (1972-2017) [13CD, Original pressings & Reissues]

Anna Domino - Anna Domino (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
13CD | Label: Various | ~ 4221 or 1835 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 584 Mb
Glam Rock, Art Pop, Disco, Synth Pop, Experimental

Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music. Since then they have worked with a variety of people including Finitribe, Les Rita Mitsouko, Erasure and Faith No More.

Sparks - Sparks (1972)

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Sparks - Sparks (1972)

Sparks - Sparks (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2006 | Bearsville/Rhino, WOU 2048 | ~ 248 or 96 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 22 Mb
Glam Rock, Art Pop

Within the first track of their debut album – the crisp, minimal pounder "Wonder Girl," featuring Russell Mael's falsetto already engaged in swooping acrobatics and Ron Mael's sparkling piano work to the fore, singing ever-so-slightly-weird lyrics about love that couldn't quite be taken at face value – Sparks established themselves so perfectly that arguably the rest of the brothers' long career has been a continual refinement from that basic formula…

Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak (1984)

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Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak (1984)

Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 7599-25077-2 | Time: 00:40:08
Experimental Rock, Avant-Garde, Art Pop

Probably the most pop-accessible of Laurie Anderson's recorded work, Mister Heartbreak features a number of stunning luminaries on the cutting edge of popular music at the time. Striking guitar work by King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew permeates this disc – notably on "Sharkey's Day" – punchy and angular. The production and bass work from Bill Laswell is superb. Peter Gabriel – at the time still coming off the buzz of his departure from Genesis – is featured in a duet with Anderson on "Excellent Birds." There is a heavy reliance on early-'80s synthesizers which would normally be very off-putting, but here they are executed well. Nowhere does the music slip into irreparable '80s cliché; it is still an entertaining listen. Lyrics are typical of Anderson' work – complex, literate, provocative, difficult to fully comprehend. Haunting "Gravity's Angel" borrows imagery from Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Spoken word delivery on "Sharkey's Night" is given by the legendary William S. Burroughs. This is a very satisfying listen and a great intro for those unfamiliar with Anderson's work.

John Martyn - Dirty, Down & Live (1995)

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John Martyn - Dirty, Down & Live (1995)

John Martyn - Dirty, Down & Live (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1999 | 2CD | Griffin Music, GCD-832-2 | ~ 835 or 313 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 48 Mb
Art-Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul, Flk Rock

Released five years after the performance from whence it came, Live is a decent if unessential album. Focusing primarily on songs from his later career, it's a very slick, keyboard-heavy collection. None of the songs add anything to previously released versions, though David Gilmour guests on "John Wayne" and "Look at That Girl" (which is about Martyn's daughter, who was in the audience)…

Fiona Apple - Studio Albums 1996-2012 (4CD + 2xDVD5) [Re-Up]

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Fiona Apple - Studio Albums 1996-2012 (4CD + 2xDVD5) [Re-Up]

Fiona Apple - Studio Albums 1996-2012 (4CD + 2xDVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 544 Mb | Scans included
2xDVD5 | NTSC | 4:3/16:9 (720x480) | LPCM 2.0, 1536 Kbps | Time: 00:28:49/0022:27 | 1.2/2.3 Gb
Adult Alternative, Piano Rock, Baroque Pop, Art Pop, Vocal Jazz | Time: 03:07:43

Fiona Apple defied categorization or any easy career path, almost running the pattern in reverse, opening her career as a highly touted and popular alternative singer/songwriter, then transitioning into a cult artist. Apple certainly benefited from the open-door policy of modern rock in the mid-’90s, following the path of crossover alt-rock piano-based songwriters like Tori Amos, but Apple was hardly an Amos copycat: she had a strong jazz undertow in her vocal phrasing and melodies, she had richer arrangements, she had a poppier bent to her songs. All these things helped her 1996 debut, Tidal, find a wide audience, one that increased considerably in the wake of the controversial video for the single “Criminal,” but Apple made it abundantly clear that she wasn’t an amateur provocateur with her sophomore album, When the Pawn Meets the King, an album that increased her critical reputation and cult, which would be pillars of support during her intense battles while making her third album, Extraordinary Machine. Collection includes: 'Tidal' (1996); 'When The Pawn…' (1999); 'Extraordinary Machine' (2005), and 'The Idler Wheel…' (2012).