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Fond Of Tigers - Release The Saviours (2007)

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Fond Of Tigers - Release The Saviours (2007)

Fond Of Tigers - Release The Saviours (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 410 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Experimental, Art Rock, Free Improvisation | Drip Audio #DA00239

Fond of Tigers is a Canadian seven-piece post-rock instrumental band from Vancouver. An article in Exclaim! describes the band's sound: "with cacophonous explosions of percussion and guitar underlying wild strains of trumpet and violin, only to drop out for unexpected, ambient glimmers of a once-roaring piece." The group began in 2000 as a solo project of guitarist Stephen Lyons. After Lyons' pop group Beauventure disbanded, Lyons performed solo, and soon began playing along with tape loops and recorded sounds.

The Alan Parsons Project - Limelight - The Best Of Vol. 2 (1987) Re-Up

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The Alan Parsons Project - Limelight - The Best Of Vol. 2 (1987) Re-Up

The Alan Parsons Project - Limelight - The Best Of Vol. 2 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Arista #258.634 | Germany for Israel

The Best of the Alan Parsons Project, Vol. 2 typically picks up where its predecessor left off. With 11 tracks covering seven albums, including Gaudi, Stereotomy, and Vulture Culture, the songs here are a tad weaker than those on the first collection, since some of the albums that these songs originate from were not of this band's finest caliber. The highlights here include both "Prime Time" and "Don't Answer Me" from Ammonia Avenue, and the provocative instrumental "I Robot," the only non-vocal track on the album. All of the selections on this package convey their purpose much better within their former albums, since each song is a link in the album's conceptual chain.

The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project (1983) Re-Up

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The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project (1983) Re-Up

The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project (1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 349 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Arista #ARCD 8193 | US

The 12 tracks that appear on The Best of the Alan Parsons Project include some of their greatest singles, like "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" from 1977's I Robot and the inducing "Games People Play" off of The Turn of a Friendly Card. Even though these songs are splendid all by themselves, they seem to lose their conceptual weight when taken away from their original albums. As singles, they do act as a fine representation of how The Alan Parsons Project's music sounds and conveys its mysterious air, but even with a dozen singles on this album there's just too much of their other worthy material that is sadly left off. Present is their biggest single and most alluring piece, "Eye in the Sky," from the album of the same name, and the entrancing "Time" from Turn of a Friendly Card.

Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music (1975) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

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Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music (1975) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music (1975) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans ~ 50 Mb | 00:52:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Epic / Jet Records / Sony Music Direct #MHCP 1096
Symphonic Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Electric Light Orchestra's more modest follow-up to Eldorado is a very solid album, if not as bold or unified. It was also their first recorded at Musicland in Munich, which became Jeff Lynne's preferred venue for cutting records. At the time, he was also generating songs at a breakneck pace and had perfected the majestic, quasi-Beatles-type style (sort of high-wattage Magical Mystery Tour) introduced two albums earlier. The sound is stripped down a bit on Face the Music, Louis Clark's orchestral contributions generally more subdued than on Eldorado, even when they compete with the band, as on "Strange Magic." The soulful "Evil Woman" was one of the most respectable chart hits of its era, and one of the best songs that Lynne ever wrote (reportedly in 30 minutes), while "Strange Magic" showed off his writing in a more ethereal vein.

Albion - Survival Games (1994)

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Albion - Survival Games (1994)

Albion - Survival Games (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 301 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Mellow Records #MMP 276

Albion recorded their first song, "Scarecrow," in 1993 and it was a big hit on Radio Krakow. In 1995, the CD Survival Games was released by Mellow Records (Italy) and consists of neo-progressive rock songs with English lyrics, female vocals, and guitar parts very comparable to Steve Rothery's Marillion work. Later, the band re-recorded the CD plus three new tracks with Polish vocals. The female vocals gave the band their own style but their music sometimes also sounds like Marillion and Jadis.

Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (1976) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Rock, Art Rock, Progressive Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 59:12 | 406,36 Mb
Label: Epic/Legacy/Sony BMG Music (EU) | Cat.# 69699854222 | Released: 2006-09-12 (1976-09-11)

"A New World Record" is the 6th studio album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1976. In 2006, the album was remastered and released with bonus tracks on Sony's Epic/Legacy imprint. "Surrender" was also issued as a promotional single and an iTunes download single, which entered the Top 100 download chart.

The Nice - The Nice Collection (1989)

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The Nice - The Nice Collection (1989)

The Nice - The Nice Collection (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 445 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Full Scans | 01:12:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Immediate Records / Line Music #IDCD 9.00720 O

The Nice were an English progressive rock band active in the late 1960s. They blended rock, jazz and classical music and were keyboardist Keith Emerson's first commercially successful band. The group was formed in 1967 by Emerson, Lee Jackson, David O'List and Ian Hague to back soul singer P. P. Arnold. After replacing Hague with Brian Davison, the group set out on their own, quickly developing a strong live following. The group's sound was centred on Emerson's Hammond organ showmanship and abuse of the instrument, and their radical rearrangements of classical music themes and Bob Dylan songs. The band achieved commercial success with an instrumental rearrangement of Leonard Bernstein's "America", following which O'List left the group. The remaining members carried on as a trio, releasing several albums, before Emerson decided to split the band in early 1970 in order to form Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The group briefly reformed in 2002 for a series of concerts.

Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

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Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 312 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb | 00:48:43
Scans Included | Data ~ 189 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Art Rock / Symphonic Rock
EMI / Harvest / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-70062 / SHVL 797
2001 Remaster

Although ELO quickly became Jeff Lynne's baby, it was launched as a collaboration between Lynne and his bandmates in the Move, multi-instrumentalist Roy Wood, and drummer Bev Bevan. Indeed, the label on ELO's first album reads "Move Enterprises Ltd. presents the services of the Electric Light Orchestra," and most histories claim that the initial idea for the spin-off group combining rock and classical music was Wood's, not Lynne's. Wood and Lynne split the songwriting duties on Electric Light Orchestra, much as they did on late-period Move albums, but it seems like their visions of what ELO was were widely divergent. Wood's songs are clearly more classically influenced, with the string and horn sections driving the songs rather than merely coloring them, as they do on Lynne's tunes.

Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989) Re-Up

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Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989) Re-Up

Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 357 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock | Chrysalis Records #0946 3217082 8 / CDP32 1708 2

Rock Island is the 17th studio album by the British rock group Jethro Tull, released in 1989. The album continued the hard rock direction the band took on the previous effort, Crest of a Knave (1987). The line-up now included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Dave Pegg and drummer Doane Perry in his first full recording with the band, although he was already a member of Jethro Tull since 1984. Without a permanent keyboard player, the role was shared by Fairport Convention's Martin Allcock and former Tull member Peter Vettese. Rock Island went Gold in the UK, with good sales also in Germany, where it peaked at Nº 5. There were good sales also for the "Kissing Willie" single, that reached Nº 6.

Roxy Music - Heart Still Beating (1990) [2013, Japanese SHM-CD] Re-up

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Roxy Music - Heart Still Beating (1990) [2013, Japanese SHM-CD] Re-up

Roxy Music - Heart Still Beating (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin / EMI Music Japan, VJCP-98145 | ~ 495 or 161 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 160 Mb
Art Rock, Glam Rock, Experimental

Recorded live in France in 1982 but not released on CD in the U.S. until 1990, Heart Still Beating isn't quite in a class with Roxy Music's first live album, Viva, but nonetheless gives us a lot to be excited about. Lead singer Bryan Ferry and guitarist Phil Manzanera sound quite inspired much of the time, and Manzanera delivers some excellent solos…

Electric Light Orchestra - The BBC Sessions (1999)

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Electric Light Orchestra - The BBC Sessions (1999)

Electric Light Orchestra - The BBC Sessions (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 351 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Covers Included | 00:56:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Eagle Records #EDL EAG 215-2 / EAMCD095 / GAS 0000095 EAM
Progressive Rock / Art Rock / Symphonic Rock / Classic Rock

For the ELO lover who enjoyed the full sound from the early days heavy on cello and classical strings to accompany the developing ELO sound. These recordings were done live in the BBC studio in three seperate sessions during 1972-1974 and are made without a live audience. Great cuts from the first three ELO albums are featured and performed in grand style. If you enjoy early ELO, you won't be disappointed with this set.

Rick Wakeman - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Rick Wakeman In Concert (1995)

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Rick Wakeman - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Rick Wakeman In Concert (1995)

Rick Wakeman - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Rick Wakeman In Concert (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 502 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans ~ 74 Mb | 01:15:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Symphonic Rock / Art Rock
King Biscuit Flower Hours Records #70710 88009 2 0

This live performance presented by the King Biscuit Flower Hour is an above average production of Wakeman's best-loved tunes. King Biscuit appropriately keeps the concert full-length, without any splicing, so that the songs are enjoyed exactly as they were during the staging. Wakeman electrifies San Francisco's Winterland Theater with stunning versions of "Lancelot and the Black Night" and "Merlin the Magician," two of this album's finest cuts. Particular attention is given to "The Forest," a track rarely played live from Wakeman, but placed fittingly in the middle of the eight selections here. Recorded in 1975 at the height of progressive rock's glory days, Wakeman's attentiveness and passion can be felt from the opening keyboard surge. His accompanying musicians play a large part as well, with some expert guitar work from Jeffrey Crampton and spectacular vocal execution via Ashley Holt.

Pendragon - 9:15 Live (1986) {1994, Japan 1st Press}

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Pendragon - 9:15 Live (1986) {1994, Japan 1st Press}

Pendragon - 9:15 Live (1986) {1994, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 383 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Covers Included | 01:04:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Pony Canyon #PCCY-00655

Neo-prog band Pendragon formed in London during the heady days of punk, but didn't coalesce until 1983, when the band began playing around London and earned a small spot at that year's Reading Festival. The lineup stabilized, after the 1985 album Jewel, around vocalist/guitarist Nick Barrett, bassist Peter Gee, drummer Fudge Smith and keyboard player Clive Nolan. Pendragon recorded the live album 9:15 in 1986 and began to establish a continental fan base the following year. European audiences proved enthusiastic, spawning a contract with the French M.S.I. label; nevertheless, the group was forced to form its own Toff label just to release material in England.

Valle Venia feat. Sam Brown - Fragile (2002)

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Valle Venia feat. Sam Brown - Fragile (2002)

Valle Venia feat. Sam Brown - Fragile (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 292 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Covers Included | 00:43:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock | Valle Venia #03002

The British singer-songwriter became famous with solo albums such as the unforgettable ,STOP' and recordings and gigs with Pink Floyd, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jon Lord, Jools Holland and many many more. Sam Brown took part with George Harrison's last recordings and the Concert for George. Sam Brown sings the leading vocals on Valle Venia's Fragile album. Together with the British singer Sam Brown the small but fine label Valle Venia has created into being a quite special project. Fragile is the sixth album by Sam Brown and is the eighth CD produced by Valle Venia, a label which combines music, art and science. It was released in 2002. Fragile is an album to dive into.

The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues (1974) {1989, Remastered}

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The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues (1974) {1989, Remastered}

The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues (1974) {1989, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 592 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 231 Mb
Full Scans ~ 252 Mb | 00:47:00 + 00:46:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock / Art Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Classic Rock / Progressive Rock / British Invasion
Threshold #820 007-2 RH2

It might surprise those coming in late to their story that the original double-LP version of this album from 1974 was the first compilation devoted to the Moody Blues' work. That's seven years after their switch from R&B-based British Invasion rock & roll to psychedelic music, and ten years into their overall history, an awfully long time for a successful band to avoid the compilation route. That fact alone speaks volumes for how healthy their album sales were – only the group's decision to take a hiatus seems to have prompted the assembling of this collection. The Moody Blues had actually had enough hits and charting singles between England and America since 1967 so that a good best-of could have been assembled, but the makers went far beyond that, encompassing LP tracks that had become favorites on FM radio between 1967 and 1973 and also ignoring the actual release order of anything here.