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The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 385 Mb | Scans included | 02:34:02
New Wave, Punk Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Coursegood | # CG009

As part of The Stranglers' celebration of their Ruby Anniversary, the definitive collection of the B-side recordings they made whilst signed to Epic is released for the first time, via their own label. Appropriately, as befits a band marking forty years together, Here & There: The Epic B-sides Collection 1983-1991 gathers 40 tracks across 2 CDs and is also released as a 40 track digital package. The Stranglers released no less than 13 singles in the UK during this period, which saw them produce five albums: four studio and one live. The Stranglers signed to Epic Records in 1982 having been with United Artists / Liberty since 1977. The change of label coincided with changes in marketing policy across the UK industry - often dubbed "the Frankie Goes to Hollywood effect". Previously, The Stranglers' had released only one 12" single - an extended version of Bear Cage in 1980 - but from 2nd Epic single, Midnight Summer Dream until 1990, each release had a 12" version which required extra studio or, increasingly, live tracks to "add value" to the package.

The Wonder Stuff - Hup! (1989) 21st Anniversary Edition 2010 [Re-Up]

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The Wonder Stuff - Hup! (1989) 21st Anniversary Edition 2010 [Re-Up]

The Wonder Stuff - Hup! (1989) 21st Anniversary Edition 2010
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 466 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 180 Mb
Alternative Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Independent | # TW52 | Time: 01:01:54

2010 release, the re-recorded 21st Anniversary Edition of The Wonder Stuff's 1989 sophomore album. To mark the 21st anniversary of the album the band went back to original producer, Pat Collier, to record the songs to give a updated feel. The album also includes extra tracks from around the time, including the hit 'Circlesquare'. HUP originally entered the charts at #5 with classics 'Golden Green', 'Don't Let Me Down', 'Cartoon Boyfriend' and many more.

Sinead O'Connor - The Lion And The Cobra (1987)

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Sinead O'Connor - The Lion And The Cobra (1987)

Sinéad O'Connor - The Lion And The Cobra (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Ensign, Chrysalis | # ccd 1612 | 00:42:22

Sinéad O'Connor's debut, The Lion and the Cobra, was a sensation upon its 1987 release, and it remains a distinctive record, finding a major talent striving to achieve her own voice. Like many debuts, it's entirely possible to hear her influences, from Peter Gabriel to Prince and contemporary rap, but what's striking about the record is how she synthesizes these into her own sound – an eerie, expansive sound heavy on atmosphere and tortured passion. If the album occasionally sinks into its own atmospheric murk a little too often, she pulls everything back into focus with songs as bracing as the hard-rocking "Mandinka" or the sexy hip-hop of "I Want Your (Hands on Me)." Still, those ethereal soundscapes are every bit as enticing as the direct material, since "Troy," "Jackie," and "Jerusalem" are compelling because of their hushed, quiet intensity. It's not a perfect album, since it can succumb to uneven pacing, but it's a thoroughly impressive debut – and it's all the more impressive when you realize she only topped it with its immediate successor, before losing all focus.

Debbie Harry - Rockbird (1986) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Debbie Harry - Rockbird (1986) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Debbie Harry - Rockbird (1986) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Dance Rock, New Wave | Label: Chrysalis | # CP32-5193 | 00:39:27

Rockbird was Harry's second solo album, and came four years after the split of Blondie in 1982. Harry had largely put her music career on hold during the mid-1980s in order to look after boyfriend Chris Stein who had been diagnosed with a serious illness. The album was produced by Seth Justman, a key member of the J. Geils Band. Released in November 1986, there were four variations of the album artwork with the lettering in either green, orange, pink and yellow (with slight variations due to printing techniques).

Eddie Money - Can't Hold Back (1986)

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Eddie Money - Can't Hold Back (1986)

Eddie Money - Can't Hold Back (1986)
Rock, Pop Rock, AOR | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 40:54 Min | 294,49 Mb
Label: Columbia (USA) | Cat.# CK 40096 | Released: 1986

"Can't Hold Back" is Eddie Money's sixth album, released in 1986. It contains Money's biggest hit, "Take Me Home Tonight" which helped bring Ronnie Spector back to the spotlight. The album was certified platinum in 1987. The song "Stranger in a Strange Land" written by Money with Henry Small and Tom Whitlock was covered by John Entwistle. The song was featured in Entwistle's solo album The Rock on which Small sang lead vocals.

Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) {Japan 1st Press}

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Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) {Japan 1st Press}

Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 289 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock | Magnet / Victor Musical Industries #VDP-1023

After seven albums, Chris Rea was finally beginning to get the hang of what makes a commercial success. He had not changed his style throughout the 1980s, but now it was 1985 and the synth pop sounds and new romantics were both long gone – and in their place were stadium-filling anthemic rock or power ballads. Shamrock Diaries was a mix of soft ballads like "Chisel Hill" and "One Golden Rule" along with saxophone-led uptempo numbers such as the title track and the feel-good song of the summer, "All Summer Long," which would have made an ideal single had Magnet decided to release it. Shamrock Diaries was written very much with family in mind, particularly considering the two singles released: "Stainsby Girls" was a tribute to his wife, Joan, who had attended Stainsby Secondary Modern School; and "Josephine" was written for his eldest daughter.

Richard Marx - Emotional Remains (2008)

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Richard Marx - Emotional Remains (2008)

Richard Marx - Emotional Remains (2008)
Rock, Soft Rock, Ballad | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 46:36 Min | 334,10 Mb
Label: Zanzibar Records (USA) | Cat.# none | Released: 2008-10-31

"Emotional Remains" is the eighth studio album by Richard Marx which was released digitally on October 31, 2008 on Marx's website. Emotional Remains was released simultaneously with Sundown and was re-released exclusively through Amazon.com on September 22, 2009 with two new tracks.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) (2018)

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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) (2018)

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 523 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | 01:19:54
Pop Rock, Glam Rock, Soundtrack | Label: Hollywood Records

The soundtrack to the Queen biopic will please both casuals and obsessives. For the former, lots of hits: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” and, of course, the grandiose title track among them. And for the latter, Queen struts out rare live tracks and fresh updates to classics. “We Will Rock You” merges a studio and live performance, “Don’t Stop Me Now” features newly recorded guitar parts from Brian May. The surviving members of Queen also recorded their very own arrangement of the famous 20th Century Fox theme. But the biggest jewel in the crown is the addition of five songs from the band’s dramatic 1985 Live Aid performance—a faithful re-creation of which serves as the movie's climax—now available for the first time. Ayyy-oh!

David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}

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David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}

David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 425 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | EMI #0946 3 51258 2 5

Young Americans is the ninth studio album by the English musician David Bowie, released on 7 March 1975 by RCA Records. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of Bowie's previous albums, showcasing his interest in soul and R&B music. Bowie would call the album's sound "plastic soul", describing it as "the squashed remains of ethnic music as it survives in the age of Muzak rock, written and sung by a white limey". Although Bowie was among the first English pop musicians of the era to overtly engage with black musical styles, the album was very successful in the US; the album itself reached the Top 10 in the Billboard charts, with the song "Fame" hitting the number-one the same year the album was released. It was generally well received by critics. In 2013, New Musical Express ranked the album at No. 175 in its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Lindsey Buckingham - Law And Order (1981)

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Lindsey Buckingham - Law And Order (1981)

Lindsey Buckingham - Law And Order (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 54 Mb
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Asylum | # 64561-2 | Time: 00:35:55

Law and Order is the first solo album by Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, released in 1981. "Trouble", featuring drumming by Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood, reached No. 9 on the U.S. charts; the album itself reached No. 32 on the Billboard 200. Lindsey appeared on Saturday Night Live on February 6, 1982 and performed "Trouble" and "Bwana" with Mick Fleetwood's Zoo.

Heart - Heart (1985) {Japan 1st Press} Repost

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Heart - Heart (1985) {Japan 1st Press} Repost

Heart - Heart (1985) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 313 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Capitol Records / Toshiba EMI Ltd. #CP32-5078

Heart was pretty much considered washed up when they released Heart in 1985. They learned a few important things while they had taken a short sabbatical – they knew that hooks were important and they knew they could play up their looks for MTV. So, they delivered both with Heart, giving their audience anthemic hooks and tightly corseted bosoms, leading to the most popular album they ever had. This doesn't mean it's the best, since its calculated mainstream bent may disarm some long-term fans, but it is true that they do this better than many of their peers, not just because they have good polished material from professional songwriters but because they can deliver this material professionally themselves.

Queen - The Game (1980) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

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Queen - The Game (1980) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

Queen - The Game (1980) {1986, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 194 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 90 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Art Rock | Electra / Warner-Pioneer Corporation #32XD-492

The Game is the eighth studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on 30 June 1980 by EMI Records in the UK and by Elektra Records in the US. The Game features a different sound than its predecessor, Jazz (1978). The Game was the first Queen album to use a synthesizer (an Oberheim OB-X). A critical and commercial success,The Game became the only Queen album to reach No. 1 in the US, and became their best-selling studio album in the US, with four million copies sold to date, tying News of the World's US sales tally. It is estimated to have sold a further 4 million copies in other countries. Notable songs on the album include the bass-driven "Another One Bites the Dust" and the rockabilly "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", both of which reached No. 1 in the US. The Game was the first Queen album to be recorded digitally.

Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

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Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) {1986, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 261 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock | Magnet / Victor Musical Industries #VDP-1146

With the success of the band Incantation and ethnic South American music in 1982-1983, Chris Rea introduced his sixth album, Wired to the Moon, with the track "Bombollini," which was over six minutes of jungle-sounding drums and the haunting sound of pan pipes. The ethnic flavor continued on the second track, "Touché d'Amour," which was reggae in the unashamed style of lovers rock. However, Rea wasn't going to disappoint his fans altogether, small in number though they were in the U.K., having built a career over several albums of soft rock tracks and midtempo ballads with Dire Straits-style guitar breaks, and the rest of the tracks on Wired to the Moon fell easily into this category, especially "Shine, Shine, Shine" and "Holding Out," which were lovely emotive ballads.

Giorgio Moroder & VA - Metropolis: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) [Re-Up]

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Giorgio Moroder & VA - Metropolis: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) [Re-Up]

Giorgio Moroder & VA - Metropolis: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 248 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Pop/Rock, Synth-pop | Label: Columbia | # CD 70252 | 00:41:06

Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. Lang and his wife, Thea von Harbou, wrote the silent film, which starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. Erich Pommer produced it in the Babelsberg Studios for Universum Film A.G.. It is regarded as a pioneering work of the science-fiction genre in movies, being among the first feature-length movies of the genre. In 1984 Giorgio Moroder restored and produced the 80-minute 1984 re-release, which had a pop soundtrack written by Moroder and performed by Moroder, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler, Jon Anderson, Adam Ant, Cycle V, Loverboy, Billy Squier, and Freddie Mercury.

Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap (1983) [Non-Remastered]

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Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap (1983) [Non-Remastered]

Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap (1983) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # CDV2253, 0777 7 86701 2 4 | Time: 00:37:19
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock

After creating a marvelous electronic debut, Glenn Gregory, Ian Marsh, and Martyn Ware decided to tamper with their winning formula a bit on Heaven 17's 1983 follow-up to Penthouse and Pavement. The result, which added piano, strings, and Earth, Wind, & Fire's horn section to the band's cool synthesizer pulse, was even better, and The Luxury Gap became one of the seminal albums of the British new wave. The best-known track remains "Let Me Go," a club hit that features Gregory's moody, dramatic lead above a percolating vocal and synth arrangement. But even better is the mechanized Motown of "Temptation," a deservedly huge British smash that got a shot of genuine soul from R&B singer Carol Kenyon.