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The Cranberries - Icon (2012)

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The Cranberries - Icon (2012)

The Cranberries - Icon (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 571 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 202 Mb
Full Scans | 01:18:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Pop Rock | Universal #5337739

Universal’s 2012 collection Icon is a 19-track overview of the Cranberries’, offering all their biggest hits – “Dreams,” “Linger,” “Zombie,” “Salvation,” “Ode to My Family,” “Ridiculous Thoughts” – and digging into some album tracks, resulting in a good sampler of the band at its peak.

Cheap Trick - In Another World (2021)

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Cheap Trick - In Another World (2021)

Cheap Trick - In Another World (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | Full Scans ~ 93 Mb | 00:45:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
Power Pop, Pop Rock, Arena Rock, Hard Rock | BMG #538613552

In Another World is the twentieth studio album by American rock band Cheap Trick, released on April 9, 2021. Due to the pandemic it took them a while to finish the album, with recordings done between 2018 to 2020. It did not harm the record, it still provides the feeling of one big party and a band really enjoying to do what they are best at. Nobody would expect them to change anything of their trusted formula and why should they? The first 5 tracks are a firework of Cheap Trick power pop like fans can only wish for. Track 6 Final Days sounds like a Slade anthem and is this really a goodbye song? Track 7 So It Goes is a Beatles style ballad before Light Up the Fire continues to rock and roll but the remaining tracks add little more than standard Cheap Trick (not that this is a totally bad thing). Note that tracks 12 and 13 (an acoustic song and a Lennon cover) appear to be glued on and probably bonus tracks. A very fine album and among their best ones. True fans will surely rate it higher than the casual follower of the band's history.

TOTO - The Essential TOTO (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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TOTO - The Essential TOTO (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

TOTO - The Essential TOTO (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 366 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary | Label: Columbia | # 518609 2 | Time: 02:29:44

Two CD edition of the Classic Rock/Soft Rock band's Essential collection containing 18 more tracks than the U.S. single disc pressing. Even in the '70s, a group made up of L.A. studio musicians was frowned upon by the music industry, but someone forgot to tell the public, who fell in love with the band's slick, AOR Pop and Toto sold millions of records over the next few decades. This double disc set features 32 tracks including 'Hold The Line', 'Africa', 'Rosanna', 'I'll Supply The Love' and many more.

The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965) [Kama Sutra 30CP-299, Japan]

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The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965) [Kama Sutra 30CP-299, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1988 | Kama Sutra, 30CP-299 | ~ 175 or 71 Mb | Scans(png) -> 91 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

By the time of its release, the Lovin' Spoonful's debut album was already a significant record because of the inclusion of its title track, John Sebastian's timeless anthem to love and music, which had been one of the major hits of the summer of 1965…

Roxette - Joyride (1991) Re-Up

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Roxette - Joyride (1991) Re-Up

Roxette - Joyride (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 404 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Full Scans ~ 195 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock | EMI Records USA #CDP-7-94435-2

The beauty of Roxette is that the duo of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson can do practically anything in terms of Top 40 music. From the quiet desperation of "Spending My Time" to the chanting carnival of "Joyride" to the folky "Church of Your Heart," they bring a worldliness to their lyrics and melodies that most pop A-listers don't even have the imagination to dream of. This, the follow-up to their breakthrough disc, Look Sharp!, sees through on what that collection hinted at, meaning most of the songs sound like they were designed to be hit singles, not just filler between two or three good cuts.

Heart - The Essential Heart (2002)

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Heart - The Essential Heart (2002)

Heart - The Essential Heart (2002)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,12 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 380 Mb
Full Scans ~ 65 Mb | 01:19:16 + 01:18:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock / Folk Rock / Power Pop / Soft Rock / Classic Rock
Epic / Capitol / Legacy #E2K 61557

The Essential Heart is a compilation album released by the American rock band Heart in 2002, part of Sony BMG's The Essential series. The album was officially certified gold and platinum on June 11, 2011. The collection spans the band's history from 1975 through 1995 and the package includes two compact discs. Essential Heart is the only compilation that covers the group's tenure at both Epic and Capitol. All the hits of the '70s are featured on the first disc and include "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda" and "Straight On." The second disc includes all of their comeback material recorded in the '80s such as "What About Love?," "These Dreams," and "Nothin' at All."

Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using) (1972)

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Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using) (1972)

Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using) (1972)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock | Label: Asylum | # SD 5051-2 | Time: 00:41:15

One of the reasons that Jackson Browne's first album is among the most auspicious debuts in pop music history is that it doesn't sound like a debut. Although only 23, Browne had kicked around the music business for several years, writing and performing as a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and as Nico's backup guitarist, among other gigs, while many artists recorded his material. So, if this doesn't sound like someone's first batch of songs, it's not. Browne had developed an unusual use of language, studiedly casual yet full of striking imagery, and a post-apocalyptic viewpoint to go with it. He sang with a calm certainty over spare, discretely placed backup – piano, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, congas, violin, harmony vocals – that highlighted the songs and always seemed about to disappear. In song after song, Browne described the world as a desert in need of moisture, and this wet/dry dichotomy carried over into much of the imagery.

VA - Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (2007) 2CDs

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VA - Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (2007) 2CDs

VA - Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 552 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 204 Mb | 01:25:40 | Scans included
Tribute, Rock, Pop, R&B, World | Label: Warner/Amnesty International | # 156028-2

John Lennon would have turned 67 in 2007. If alive, he could well be at the forefront of bringing peace to Darfur, where more than half a million have died from violence and disease during four years of rebel discord. So to create awareness of the ongoing conflict, Amnesty International (with permission from Yoko Ono) has mined Lennon's solo work and rounded up nearly two dozen current artists to reinterpret the music, which spans the ex-Beatle's entire post-band catalog (plus a pair from while the Fab Four were still in business). As with any attempt to cover Beatles-related music, results are hit and miss, with kudos going to Snow Patrol and the Postal Service for capturing the starkness of "Isolation" and "Grow Old with Me," respectively, Mexican rock band Jaguares for uncovering the fear and fury in "Gimme Some Truth," and (surprise!) Christina Aguilera for nailing the complex composition and mood of "Mother." Other highlights include Jackson Browne's piano-led "Oh My Love," Green Day's louder straight take on "Working Class Hero," and the Black Eyed Peas turning "Power to the People" into a gospelly protest. Will resurrecting 30-to-40-year-old messages of peace and love be enough to help end the brutalities in Darfur? That remains to be seen. But selecting John Lennon as the author of those messages will make people listen and, with this collection, may keep them listening.

Prince - LotusFlow3r (2009)

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Prince - LotusFlow3r (2009)

Prince - LotusFlow3r (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | NPG Records | ~ 977 or 344 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 49 Mb
Downtempo, Electro, Pop Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Left to his own devices, Prince will indulge in his peculiar vice of releasing triple-albums. He celebrated his freedom from Warner with Emancipation, following that with another triple-disc in Crystal Ball, which just happened to be the provisional title of the scrapped three-LP iteration of 1987's Sign o' the Times, he had a triple-live set in 2002, and now he's navigating the rough waters of online distribution and exclusive contracts with big box retailers in 2009 with another triple-disc set called LotusFlow3r…

The Lovin' Spoonful - Singles A's & B's (2006)

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The Lovin' Spoonful - Singles A's & B's (2006)

The Lovin' Spoonful - Singles A's & B's (2006)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Repertoire, REP 5055 | ~ 546 or 199 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Rock / Pop Rock

One of the most delightful bands of the mid- to late-'60s, the Lovin' Spoonful, led by John Sebastian's songwriting and singing, had a string of good-time hits in the latter part of the decade, all of which are here, including the classics "Do You Believe in Magic?," "Daydream," and the thundering "Summer in the City," as well as the infectious did/didn't series "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?," "I Didn't Want to Have to Do It," and "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice," all three of which have refreshingly simple melodies and approaches…

Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Expanded Reissue 2015

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Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Expanded Reissue 2015

Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 87 Mb | 00:58:04
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Chamber Pop | Label: Megaphone | # CDMEGA 24

Michael Head, former frontman of the Pale Fountains and current co-leader along with his brother John – who is also a Strand – of Brit pop outfit Shack, turns in a stellar chamber pop performance with Magical World of the Strands. Head, who is no stranger to either classy, baroque pop or neo-psychedelia, has composed an album of gorgeously illustrated songs that are lushly orchestrated by a standard rock quartet augmented by a flutist (Leslie Roberts) and a string quartet. The result is an album that, while little known, is a classic, a masterpiece of modern chamber pop.

Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel (1974) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 034]

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Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel (1974) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 034]

Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 034 | ~ 181 or 74 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Folk Rock / Country Rock

Following the same formula as her early records, Heart Like a Wheel doesn't appear to be a great breakthrough on the surface. However, Ronstadt comes into her own on this mix of oldies and contemporary classics…

Orianthi - Violet Journey (2006)

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Orianthi - Violet Journey (2006)

Orianthi - Violet Journey (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Arena Rock | Universal Music #1726436

2006 debut album from the 21 year old Australian guitar prodigy. Born in Adelaide, Orianthi has played the guitar since the tender age of six, and has accumulated an impressive list of credits. She opened for Steve Vai in her home town when she was 14, and when she was 17 she opened for ZZ Top. It was when she met and performed with Carlos Santana when she was 18, that doors really started to open. Now at 21, Orianthi has signed with a major U.S. label, Geffen Records, and is currently in Nashville writing with some of the world's biggest writers including Darrell Brown (Keith Urban), Troy Verges (Leann Rimes) and Angelo (Kings of Leon).

James Taylor - Walking Man (1974) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109]

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James Taylor - Walking Man (1974) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109]

James Taylor - Walking Man (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109 | ~ 193 or 89 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock, Acoustic, Soft Rock

One Man Dog drastically lowered expectations for a new James Taylor album, and those expectations were almost met by Walking Man, a more considered effort than its predecessor that managed to be just as trivial but even less interesting…

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - Completely Under The Covers (2015) 4CD Box Set

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Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - Completely Under The Covers (2015) 4CD Box Set

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - Completely Under The Covers (2015) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.47 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 519 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Label: Edsel Records | # EDSB 4025 | Time: 03:42:53
Pop/Rock, Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Limited box containing four CDs in card wallets housed inside a clamshell box. Susanna Hoffs, a founding member of The Bangles and co-conspirator Matthew Sweet released three full volumes of their Under The Covers series between 2006 and 2013, on which the two teamed up to pay homage to many of the singles (and album deep cuts) from the '60s, '70s, and '80s which informed and shaped their own musical destinies. The Beatles, Dylan, Fairport Convention, Neil Young, The Beach Boys, The Who, Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Carly Simon, The Ramones, The Clash, The Pretenders, The Smiths and Prince are amongst the 57 acts covered. With guest appearances from Lindsey Buckingham, Steve Howe, Van Dyke Parks and Dhani Harrison, this 60 song package contains all three albums and fifteen previously-hard-to-get bonus tracks plus a 48 page booklet with annotation by Sweet and Hoffs, all gathered together for the first time.