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Big Country - Steeltown (1984) Expanded Remastered 1996

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Big Country - Steeltown (1984) Expanded Remastered 1996

Big Country - Steeltown (1984) Expanded Remastered 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb | 01:10:28
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave | Label: Mercury | # 532 324-2

Steeltown is the second studio album by Scottish band Big Country. The album was recorded at ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm with Steve Lillywhite producing. It was released on 19 October 1984, in the UK and 29 October 1984, in the United States. Steeltown is the band's only UK number 1 album, topping the chart for 1 week in October 1984. The title track Steeltown was written about the town of Corby, telling how many Scots went to work at the Stewarts & Lloyds steelworks when it opened in 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, but later found themselves unemployed when the steelworks declined in the early 1980s. The 1996 reissue contains all of the B-sides from the album's single releases as well as the extended version of "Wonderland".

Big Country - The Seer (1986)

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Big Country - The Seer (1986)

Big Country - The Seer (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 826 844-2 | Time: 00:46:51 | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave

The Seer is the third studio album by the Scottish band Big Country, released in 1986. The album featured very traditional Scottish musical settings, reminiscent of the band's debut album The Crossing (1983). Kate Bush worked on the title song in a duet with lead singer and lyricist Stuart Adamson. The album's first single, "Look Away", was an Irish number one, and was also the group's biggest hit single in the UK, reaching #7. The album reached number 2 in the UK Albums Chart.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Downside Up: B-Sides & Rarities (2004) 4CD Box Set

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - Downside Up: B-Sides & Rarities (2004) 4CD Box Set

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Downside Up: B-Sides & Rarities (2004) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.45 Gb | Scans ~ 470 Mb | Time: 03:50:11
Post-Punk, New Wave, Punk, Goth Rock | Label: Polydor/Universal | # 982 182-3

55 tracks on 4 CDs, all digitally remastered, featuring 34 tracks on CD for the first time, including The Thorn EP. 76-page booklet with an introduction by Siouxsie and full track annotation by all 3 band members plus full lyrics for all B-sides, printed for the first time. Sleevenotes by Mark Paytress. Packaged in a three panel fold-out digi-sleeve housed in carboard slipcase.

The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set

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The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set

The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.28 Gb | Scans ~ 147 Mb
Label: Fiction Records | # 511 124-2 | Time: 09:01:38
Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave

Rare 1991 French-only 12-CD set, comprising all their albums from Three Imaginary Boys to Disintegration in individual card wallet picture sleeves, plus 68-page deluxe illustrated booklet [all text in French], housed in a picture box with pull-out tray and die-cut band logo section with rotating wheel insert!

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) [Remastered 1999]

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Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) [Remastered 1999]

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) [Remastered 1999]
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3: 2.0 - 192 kbps; 5.1 - 448 kbps | 01:28:40 | 6.28 Gb | Scans included
New Wave, Post Punk, Art Rock, Art Punk, Experimental Rock | Label: Palm/SME | # MVD-1187

This legendary Talking Heads performance, as captured by director Jonathan Demme, still stands as one of the greatest concert films of all time.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:00
Post Punk, Goth Rock, New Wave, Alternative Rock | Label: Polydor | # 517 160-2

Siouxsie Sioux has always maintained that it was not her intention to create the goth rock movement. While that lofty statement may be a little self-serving, it's partly right. The Banshees' post-1982 singles (documented in entirety on Twice Upon a Time) have a lush and expansive sound that directly influenced the goth sound. From the opening of "Fireworks" it is immediately apparent that Siouxsie and the Banshees were growing up. By the time of "Peek-a-Boo," the band had learned how to incorporate its early dissonance with its majestic, late-'80s sound. The Twice Upon a Time collection is one great step after another, with the only drawback being a poor remix of 1991's "Fear of the Unknown." A solid introduction for the unknowing.

New Order - Movement (1981) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2009

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New Order - Movement (1981) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2009

New Order - Movement (1981) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 602 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans ~ 131 Mb
Label: London/Rhino | # 2564693694 | Time: 01:30:01
Alternative Dance-Rock, Post-Punk, Synthpop

Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this 1981 album from the Manchester quartet, one of the most successful and consistent bands of the '80s and beyond. After the suicide of vocalist, Ian Curtis, the three surviving members of Joy Division regrouped under the band name New Order, adding Gillian Gilbert on keyboards. The rest, as they say, is history. Disc One in this package contains the original album in its digitally remastered glory. Disc Two is filled with 10 non-album singles, B-sides and remixes. This is as great as it gets!

The B-52s - With The Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA (2011)

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The B-52s - With The Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA (2011)

The B-52s - With The Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 614 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 206 Mb
Full Scans | 01:16:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock / New Wave / Post Punk / Pop Rock
Eagle Records / Osprey Records #OPYCD101

With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA is the first official live album by American new wave band The B-52s. On February 18, 2011 the band joyfully celebrated its 34th anniversary with a triumphant return to their hometown of Athens, GA. Wig-wearing, boa-draped, glitter-covered fans came from near and far to celebrate this historic event, which saw the band deliver a sizzling 90 minute set that turned Athens’ Classic Center into a cosmic dancehall. The concert was released on a CD, DVD and Blu-ray entitled The B-52s With The Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA. In a review of the CD, Chuck Howard from Scripps Howard News Service proclaimed, “How The B-52′s have maintained their endearing vitality after all these years is a wonder, yet fans who hear “With the Wild Crowd!” will doubtless wish immortality on this uplifting band.”

Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (1979) {1993, Reissue}

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Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (1979) {1993, Reissue}

Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (1979) {1993, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 523 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 212 Mb
Full Scans | 01:16:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Punk Rock, New Wave, Post Punk | Warner Bros. Records #9 45083-2

When first approaching The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, it's best not to think of it as a Sex Pistols album; rather, keep in mind that it's the soundtrack to a movie that was mostly about Malcolm McLaren and only tangentially concerned the great band he managed. Only eight of the twenty-four songs on The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle feature the same band as on Never Mind the Bollocks, and most of those capture them stomping through covers in the studio, sometimes to impressive effect (Johnny Rotten sounds positively feral on the Who's "Substitute" and the whole band tears into "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone" with malicious glee) and sometimes not (Rotten reveals he doesn't know the words to either Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" or Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner," and the band's familiarity isn't much greater).

Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Seven Year Itch: Live The Shepherds Bush Empire London 9th/10th July 2002 (2003) CD + DVD9

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Seven Year Itch: Live The Shepherds Bush Empire London 9th/10th July 2002 (2003) CD + DVD9

Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Seven Year Itch: Live (2003) CD + DVD9
The Shepherds Bush Empire London 9th/10th July 2002
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 585 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:14:51
Post-Punk, New Wave, Goth Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # SANCD157

DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | #1: AC3, 2ch, 224 kbps; #2: AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps; #3: DTS, 768 kbps
Label: Sanctuary Visual Entertainment | # SVED3025 | Time: 01:28:01 | ~ 6.5 Gb

Years after the breakup of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the three core members (Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin and Budgie) plus final Banshees guitarist Knox Chandler reunited for an abbreviated tour of the US and the UK in 2002. The Seven Year Itch is a live album composed of performances recorded at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 9 and 10, 2002. Released by Sanctuary Records in 2003 (in CD and DVD formats), both critics and fans praised the tour and album as the Banshees concentrated not on radio hits, but both popular and obscure B-sides and album tracks, many pulled from their early albums.

Big Country - The Crossing (1983) [Expanded Remastered 1996]

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Big Country - The Crossing (1983) [Expanded Remastered 1996]

Big Country - The Crossing (1983) [Expanded Remastered 1996]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Mercury | # 532 323-2 | 01:08:49

With producer Steve Lillywhite at the helm, Scotland's Big Country managed to deliver earnest, socially conscious arena anthems in a similar vein to U2 and the Alarm. The twist was their trademark bagpipe sound, achieved through the use of E-Bow. The unique sound of "In a Big Country" garnered the band considerable attention and a Top 20 single in the U.S. The Crossing, however, is an album whose richness goes beyond the single. The more subdued "Chance" is sparser and its personal lyrics are every bit as heartfelt as the more populist-inclined anthems like the wonderful "The Storm" or the thundering "Fields of Fire." The lyrics are straightforward and, despite the grand themes of many of the tracks, manage to steer clear of being overly pretentious. While this album earned the band a gold record, Big Country's sound and image (reinforced by the members' tartan checked shirts) resulted in them being tagged a novelty, and they never duplicated their initial success in America.

Gang Of Four - 'Solid Gold' (1981) + EP 'Another Day / Another Dollar' (1982) 2 in 1 CD Reissue 1996

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Gang Of Four - 'Solid Gold' (1981) + EP 'Another Day / Another Dollar' (1982) 2 in 1 CD Reissue 1996

Gang Of Four - 'Solid Gold' (1981) + EP 'Another Day / Another Dollar' (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 421 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Post-Punk, New Wave, Alternative Rock | Label: EMI | # 7243 8 37006 2 2 | 00:59:59

Gang of Four's existence had as much to do with Slave and Chic as it did the Sex Pistols and the Stooges, which is something Solid Gold demonstrates more than Entertainment! Any smartypants can point out the irony of a band on Warner Bros. railing against systematic tools of control disguised as entertainment media, but Gang of Four were more observational than condescending. True, Jon King and Andy Gill might have been hooting and hollering in a semiviolent and discordant fashion, but they were saying "think about it" more than "you lot are a bunch of mindless puppets." Abrasiveness was a means to grab the listener, and it worked. Reciting Solid Gold's lyrics on a local neighborhood corner might get a couple interested souls to pay attention. It isn't poetry, and it's no fun; most within earshot would just continue power-walking or tune out while buffing the SUV. Solid Gold has that unholy racket going on beneath the lyrics, an unlikely mutation of catchiness and atonality that made ears perk and (oddly) posteriors shake. With its slightly ironic title, Solid Gold is more rhythmically grounded than the fractured nature of Entertainment!, a politically charged, more Teutonic take on funk. It's a form of release for paranoid accountants.

VA - The Best Punk Anthems ...Ever! (1998) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Punk Anthems ...Ever! (1998) 2CDs

VA - The Best Punk Anthems …Ever! (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.13 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin, Circa | # VTDCD 198, 7243 8 46129 2 4 | Time: 02:37:53
Genre: Punk Rock, New Wave, Pop Punk, Post-Punk

The brilliance of this collection is that it combines the standard Brit-punk anthems by the Sex Pistols, the Damned, the Buzzcocks, and Stiff Little Fingers with other great songs that typify the variety and range of punk-era independent music from both sides of the Atlantic. The songs are so well chosen that the punk aesthetic is further revealed by the inclusion of songs that characterize pub rock, new wave, and other related genres. The usual punk suspects ("New Rose," "Anarchy in the UK") are all here, along with many other treasures: Dr. Feelgood's "Milk and Alcohol", Devo's "Mongoloid," Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner," Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," and Television's "Marquee Moon." The less commonly anthologized punk selections are inspired, too: the Ruts' "Babylon Is Burning," Generation X's "Ready Steady Go," and X-Ray Spex's "Identity," along with the seminal "Sheena is a Punk Rocker." The conception of the genre is expanded further to include Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, XTC, Joe Jackson, the Pretenders, the Tubes, and Blondie, and their presence overcomes the tendency for boring repetition on a very long collection.

The Psychedelic Furs - Original Album Classics (2008) [5CD Box Set]

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The Psychedelic Furs - Original Album Classics (2008) [5CD Box Set]

The Psychedelic Furs - Original Album Classics (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony BMG, 88697295552 | ~ 1929 or 804 Mb | Scans(png) -> 210 Mb
Alternative Rock, Post-punk, New wave

2008 five CD box. The Original Album Classics series, courtesy of Sony/BMG, packages together five classic albums from one of the most popular artists on the label's roster, housing them in an attractive slipcase. This set from the British New Wave/Alt rockers features the albums Psychedelic Furs (1980), Talk Talk Talk (1981), Forever Now (1982), Mirror Moves (1984) and Midnight To Midnight (1987).

Bow Wow Wow - We Are the '80s (2006)

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Bow Wow Wow - We Are the '80s (2006)

Bow Wow Wow - We Are the '80s (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: RCA/Legasy | # 82876 67469 2 | 00:43:46

Though its musical legacy was brief, Malcolm McLaren's post-Sex Pistols project Bow Wow Wow left its mark on the 1980s as much as contemporaries like Adam and the Ants and Culture Club. This entry in the cross-promotional VH1 Classics/BMG '80s retrospective series features hits like the punky "C30, C60, C90, Go" and the Bo Diddley-influenced "I Want Candy," as well as also-rans like the intriguing rockabilly-jungle hybrid "Aphrodisiac," the loopy "Go Wild in the Country" (the latter complete with teen singer Annabella Lwin's modern primitive free-associations), and the Debbie Harry-esque "Mile High Club."