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Duran Duran - Decade (1989)

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Duran Duran - Decade (1989)

Duran Duran - Decade (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 112 Mb | 00:59:51
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Dance Rock | Label: EMI | # CDP 7 93178 2, CDDDX 10

Decade is an excellent singles compilation, featuring all of the highlights from Duran Duran's heyday – "Planet Earth," "Girls on Film," "Rio," "Is There Something I Should Know," "Union of the Snake," "The Reflex," "The Wild Boys," "Save a Prayer," "A View to a Kill" – plus late-'80s hits like "Notorious," "Skin Trade," "I Don't Want Your Love," and "All She Wants Is." By juxtaposing their stylish new wave pop against their latter-day lite-funk experiments, the group's decline becomes shockingly evident, but no other Duran Duran album sums up their appeal like Decade, and it's hard to imagine another compilation working the same ground as effectively.

Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)

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Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)

Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 4 95268 2 2 | Time: 01:03:18
Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Folk, British Folk-Rock

This CD showcases Maggie Reilly's silky, melancholy voice through several genres in the last two decades. Notably, "Every Time we Touch" is a much different arrangement than the previous album or single versions. Those familiar with her singing for Mike Oldfield will find her rendition of "To France" a fresh interpretation, more evocative of the Scottish highlands than Mike Oldfield's original arrangement.

Edip Akbayram - Edip Akbayram (2006)

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Edip Akbayram - Edip Akbayram (2006)

Edip Akbayram - Edip Akbayram (2006)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 554 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 212 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Shadoks Music (Shadoks Music 067)

Considering that Edip Akbayram was still active in 2006 and, in fact, enjoying a comeback of sorts in Turkey, some people might think this two-CD self-titled album is a career-encompassing "best-of." Truth is, there is no indication whatsoever in this album's booklet as to where these 24 tracks come from, but the press release states they are "the best psych tracks from his first two albums and many related singles," which would imply that the tracks were all recorded in the early '70s. An important figure in Turkish pop music, Akbayram and his band Dostlar were among the most successful at integrating Western instruments and structures into local music. What they came up with is an infectious, personal, and deeply honest form of psychedelic rock…

Michael McDonald - The Very Best of Michael McDonald (2001)

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Michael McDonald - The Very Best of Michael McDonald (2001)

Michael McDonald - The Very Best of Michael McDonald (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 479 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:22
Blue-Eyed Soul, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Warner Bros/Rhino | # R276649

The deep, soulful voice of the Doobie Brothers, and one of the most popular songwriters and solo artists of the rock era.

Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin (2005) [Japanese Ed.]

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Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin (2005) [Japanese Ed.]

Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Arista, RCA, BMG | BVCA-24020 | ~ 358 or 12 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 68 Mb
Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Pop Rock

Part of Avril Lavigne's appeal – a large part of it, actually – is that she's a brat, acting younger than her 17 years on her 2002 debut, Let Go, and never seeming like she much cared about the past (she notoriously mispronounced David Bowie's name when reading Grammy nominations), or anything for that matter. She lived for the moment, she partied with sk8er bois, she didn't want anything complicated, and she sang in a flat, plain voice that illustrated her age as much as her silly, shallow lyrics…

Poco - Cantamos (1974) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Poco - Cantamos (1974) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Poco - Cantamos (1974) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Country Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Wounded Bird | # WOU 3192 | Time: 00:36:42

Reissue of 1974 album from Wounded Bird for the country rock act. This album marks the emergence of Rusty Young as a composer of merit. Side one rocks out hard and fresh while the second side deals with lost love and broken-hearted romance. Much of the magic of their earlier albums has been recaptured.

Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross (1979) [Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2012] Re-Up

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Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross (1979) [Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2012] Re-Up

Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross (1979) [Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Warner Bros. | # WPCR-14438 | Time: 00:42:06

Christopher Cross' debut was a huge hit and widely acclaimed, at least among industry professionals (critics didn't give it a second listen), leading to multi-platinum success and Grammys. In retrospect, it might seem like the kind of success that's disproportional to the record itself, especially to hipper-than-thou younger generations, but in truth, Christopher Cross was a hell of a record – it just was a hell of a soft rock record, something that doesn't carry a lot of weight among most audiences. That doesn't erase Cross' considerable gifts as a craftsman. Yes, he does favor sentimentality and can be very sweet on the ballads, but his melodicism is rich and construction tight, so there's a sturdy foundation for the classy professional gloss provided by his studio pros and friends, including indelible backing vocals by Michael McDonald. And while the hits like the dreamy "Sailing" and the surging "Ride Like the Wind" deserved all the attention, they're hardly the only highlights here – to borrow a sports metaphor, this has a deep bench, and there's not a weak moment here. In fact, soft rock albums hardly ever came better than this, and it remains one of the best mainstream albums of its time.

Allan Clarke - Resurgence (2019)

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Allan Clarke - Resurgence (2019)

Allan Clarke - Resurgence (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 290 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 99 MB | 00:43:02
Pop Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management

Allan Clarke, one of the most distinguished voices in British music history, makes a dramatic return to the musical frontline — and no one is more surprised than Clarke himself. Clarke's place in pop-rock folklore is unshakeable. As co-founder and lead vocalist with the mighty Hollies, he was the frontman of such indelible singles as 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother,' 'The Air That I Breathe,' 'I'm Alive’,'Long Cool Woman’ and dozens more. Between 1963 and 1988, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees amassed an incredible 18 top ten and 30 top 40 UK hits and sold scores of millions of singles and albums all over the world. As a soloist, Clarke recorded eight greatly admired studio albums between 1972 and 1989 which enhanced his reputation both as a composer and an astute interpreter of other writers.

Frank Duval - The Best Of (2CD) (2001)

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Frank Duval - The Best Of (2CD) (2001)

Frank Duval - The Best Of (2CD) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 746 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 331 MB | Covers Included | 02:07:21
Genre: Classical | Label: QG | Catalog: QGA 039/040

Television composer Frank Duval scored several hits in Germany, including 1979's "Todesengel" and the following year's "Angel of Mine." Born in Berlin in 1940, he studied as an actor and dancer, but also sang with his sister, Maria. By the '60s, Duval was also composing music, both orchestral and pop, and his debut soundtrack for an episode of the German serial Tatort aired in 1977. Much busier with composition work during the late '70s, Duval also released some of his recordings through Teldec. From his 1979 debut Die Schönsten Melodien Aus Derrick und der Alte, "Todesengel" became a moderate hit.

Fruupp - Wise As Wisdom: The Dawn Albums 1973-1975 (2019) [4CD Box Set]

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Fruupp - Wise As Wisdom: The Dawn Albums 1973-1975 (2019) [4CD Box Set]

Fruupp - Wise As Wisdom: The Dawn Albums 1973-1975 (2019)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Esoteric, ECLEC42686 | ~ 1123 or 451 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 620 Mb
Progressive Rock / Art Rock / Folk Rock / Pop Rock

Four CD boxed set that gathers together all four albums released by Irish progressive rock legends Fruupp. Formed in Belfast in 1971, the band featured Pete Farrelly (bass guitar, flute, lead vocals), Vincent McCusker (lead guitar, vocals), Stephen Houston (keyboards, oboe, vocals) and Martin Foye (drums, percussion)…

The Small Faces - Here Come The Nice (2014) [4CD + 4LP Box Set, only CD]

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The Small Faces - Here Come The Nice (2014) [4CD + 4LP Box Set, only CD]

The Small Faces - Here Come The Nice (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CHARLY 110 BX | ~ 1187 or 520 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 3.13 Gb
Rock, Garage Rock, Pop Rock, Mod

In the works for years, the Small Faces 2014 box set Here Come the Nice is unapologetically one for the devoted. Spanning four discs, the first containing newly remastered Immediate mono single mixes from the original masters, the rest rounding up tracking sessions, alternate mixes, backing tracks, Italian versions, live cuts, and other assorted ephemera, the box's allure lies in its packaging…

The Kinks - The Best And Kollektable Kinks [Recorded 1964-1970] (1993)

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The Kinks - The Best And Kollektable Kinks [Recorded 1964-1970] (1993)

The Kinks - The Best And Kollektable Kinks [Recorded 1964-1970] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 393 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICP-5332)

An early highlight of the British Invasion that artfully chronicled British life past and present, fueled by the songwriting genius of Ray Davies. Although they weren't as boldly innovative as the Beatles or as popular as the Rolling Stones or the Who, the Kinks were one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion. Like most bands of their era, the Kinks began as an R&B/blues outfit. Within four years, the band had become the most staunchly English of all their contemporaries, drawing heavily from British music hall and traditional pop, as well as incorporating elements of country, folk, and blues.

Daryl Braithwaite - Taste The Salt (1993)

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Daryl Braithwaite - Taste The Salt (1993)

Daryl Braithwaite - Taste The Salt (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Pop | Columbia #474864.2

Daryl Braithwaite is an Australian pop singer. Best known as the lead vocalist of Sherbet, Braithwaite has also sustained a successful solo career, placing 15 singles in the Australian top 40, including the No. 1 hits "You're My World" and "The Horses". Taste The Salt is an album by Daryl Braithwaite released in 1993. The album reached No. 13 on the Australian ARIA Charts.

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990

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Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb | 00:35:20
Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Pop Rock, Avant-Pop | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-25917-2

Born Again is the sixth album by American composer Randy Newman. Newman later said he thought the album, "was great and would create a big stir. I was looking forward to it coming out so much that I didn't fly any small planes before it was released. It's a weird album full of peculiar songs like the one about an ELO fan getting everything wrong. It's very idiosyncratic, with small subjects. If it had been a hit to follow it might have been different but I have always written the same way."

Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)

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Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)

Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 459 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Country Rock | Label: Rhino | # R2 71055 | 01:09:20

Sharing a light, lush airiness with bands like Poco, America, and Air Supply, Firefall sang fluffy love songs that were weak in lyrical nutrients but abundant with softened chords and harmonies. When radio was saturated with light rock in the mid- to late-'70s, they were right in the heart of it, reaching number nine on Billboard's Top 40 with the gentle "You Are the Woman," which remained on the charts for a startling 15 weeks. Firefall's greatest hits collects all of their mellow rock favorites in one place, presenting some thin but not unlistenable soft rock tunes. Lead singer Rick Roberts pours his heart out but still manages to stir up a decent tempo with "Just Remember I Love You," their second biggest single. The blue of the Colorado skyline, the band's home state, is visioned on the soothing flow of "Break of Dawn," and a slight attractiveness is felt throughout "Strange Way," another chart single in 1978. Roberts, who replaced Gram Parsons in the Flying Burrito Brothers, and drummer Michael Clarke, a onetime Byrds member, did give Firefall a talented history within its lineup, but the music being produced contained ample amounts of schlock that soon faded as radio became tired of this shallow drivel. Sometimes harboring a country feel a la Michael Martin Murphy best heard in songs like "Someday Soon" and "It Doesn't Matter," it was evident that the band had only one direction, which was that of a folk-rock sound. Since their material never strayed from this subtle easiness, Firefall's greatest hits is their most worthwhile offering.