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Omega - Az Arc (1981) [Reissue 2022]

Posted By: gribovar
Omega - Az Arc (1981) [Reissue 2022]

Omega - Az Arc (1981) [Reissue 2022]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 532 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 127 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: GrundRecords (GO14)

Omega's 10th album "Az Arc" (The Face) is a departure form their 70's Symphonic-progressive Rock. The music is harder with grungy guitars,stomping drums,heavy bass and keyboards.( I found the keyboard sound the weakest element of this album due to it's "modern rock/new wave" influenced experimental sound. It comes accross skimpy at times, like playing a little toy keyboard.) Other wise, it is a very good album, mature and focused with somewhat political and philosophical lyrics about the fear of growing old, politics of everyday life and the lack of personal and artistic freedom.

Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) Remastered Reissue 2011

Posted By: Designol
Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) Remastered Reissue 2011

Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) [Reissue 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 138 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Michael Nyman Records | # MNRCD123 | Time: 00:41:50

Michael Nyman is the third album release by Michael Nyman and the second with the Michael Nyman Band, having previously contributed tracks to new music compilations. Most of the music on Michael Nyman was material from the early films by Peter Greenaway such as "Bird Anthem" (Act Of God) and "Bird List Song" (The Falls). The album also includes his first concert work for the band, "In Re Don Giovanni" which was released as a single on Les Disques du Crepuscule (home of Cabaret Voltaire, Durutti Column and Josef K amongst others) under the title Mozart. The most groundbreaking track on Michael Nyman, however, is "Waltz in F", a piece Nyman wrote for art students whilst teaching at Trent Polytechnic in 1977, Nyman subsequently commandeering two modern jazz improvisers, Evan Parker and Peter Brotzman, to "destroy" this piece. Ultimately, Parker and Brotzman ended up playing over and around ten separate tracks whilst Nyman and Cunningham mixed in their Waltz.

Kitaro - Tunhuang (1981) [Reissue 1996]

Posted By: gribovar
Kitaro - Tunhuang (1981) [Reissue 1996]

Kitaro - Tunhuang (1981) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 2 MB
Genre: New Age, Progressive Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Domo Records (71056-2)

The instrumentation on this album is heavy on the analog synths and the dreamy, soft soundscapes that would not be out of place on a Tangerine Dream or (especially) Vangelis album from 1977-1979 are everywhere on Tun Huang (aka Silk Road 3). The analog synthesizers used by Kitaro include instruments by Roland, Prophet (Prophet V), and Moog (mostly mini-moog), along with the mellotron - everything sounds incredibly warm and organic. Kitaro is also quite the multi-instrumentalist and plays a full drum kit and percussion on a few tracks, along with the sitar (on Lord of the Sand only), tabra, acoustic guitar, chanting bell, and wind chime. Joining Kitaro on this album is violinist Yasuo Kojima - he contributes some excellent playing.

New Trolls - FS (1981) [Reissue 1994]

Posted By: gribovar
New Trolls - FS (1981) [Reissue 1994]

New Trolls - FS (1981) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mellow Records (MMP 249)

Once New Trolls ended up all the legal proceedings that led them to split into many different musical strands and other projects (Ibis, N.T. Atomic System, Tritons - real and fake ones -, Johnny from Tritons, and so on…), they reunited with “Concerto grosso n. 2”, published several reprints, live albums and compilations, and even entered the dance trend of the time with “Aldebaran” (1978), naturally followed by the Bee Gees-like “New Trolls” (1979), a.k.a. “La Barchetta” from its cover image. In 1981, with a line-up that reduced from 6 to 4 elements due to D’Adamo (bassist and lyricist) and Usai (keyboardist, who started an unsuccessful solo career), De Scalzi, Di Palo (the new bass player), Belloni (lead guitarist) and Belleno wrote “FS”, a back-to-the roots release, even in the shape of a concept album…

Peter Baumann - Repeat Repeat (Remastered) (1981/2022)

Posted By: Rtax
Peter Baumann - Repeat Repeat (Remastered) (1981/2022)

Peter Baumann - Repeat Repeat (Remastered) (1981/2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 223 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 79 MB
34:09 | Synth-pop, New Wave | Label: Rubellan Remasters

Former Tangerine Dream member, Peter Baumann, returns in 1981 with his third solo album Repeat Repeat. After two well received electronic/progressive/instrumental albums in the late seventies, Repeat Repeat, produced by Robert Palmer along with Baumann, is a straight forward electro-New Wave album. This new venture has Baumann providing vocals on all tracks with a style similar to Gary Numan and icy electronics that recall Kraftwerk and early John Foxx. The title track was given a single release and music video in the UK. By the time the album was released in the USA, the running order was shuffled and a couple of songs had been remixed. Daytime Logic was released as a single and became an underground dance hit. This brand new remaster from the absolute original master tape represents the album in the original UK 10-track configuration.

Peter Green - Whatcha Gonna Do? (1981) {1997, Japan 1st Press}

Posted By: popsakov
Peter Green - Whatcha Gonna Do? (1981) {1997, Japan 1st Press}

Peter Green - Whatcha Gonna Do? (1981) {1997, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 328 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Covers Included | 00:43:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blues Rock | Creole Records / Nippon Crown Co. / Loudwoof #CRCL-4011

Whatcha Gonna Do? is an album by British blues rock musician Peter Green, who was the founder of Fleetwood Mac and a member from 1967–70. Released in 1981, this was his fourth solo album, the third in his 'middle period' of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and his last for PVK Records. All the tracks on the album were written by Green's brother Mike.

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981) [Non-remastered]

Posted By: gribovar
The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981) [Non-remastered]

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981) [Non-remastered]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 80 MB
Genre: Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Decca (820 105-2)

Progressive rock bands stumbled into the '80s, some with the crutch of commercial concessions under one arm, which makes the Moody Blues' elegant entrance via Long Distance Voyager all the more impressive. Ironically enough, this was also the only album that the group ever got to record at their custom-designed Threshold Studio, given to them by Decca Records head Sir Edward Lewis in the early '70s and built to their specifications, but completed while they were on hiatus and never used by the band until Long Distance Voyager (the preceding album, Octave, having been recorded in California to accommodate Mike Pinder), before it was destroyed in the wake of Decca's sale to Polygram. In that connection, it was their best sounding album to date, and in just about every way is a happier listening experience than Octave was, much as it appears to have been a happier recording experience…

Rupert Holmes - Full Circle (1981) [1991, Japan]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Rupert Holmes - Full Circle (1981) [1991, Japan]

Rupert Holmes - Full Circle (1981) [1991, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer-Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:50 | 396,94 Mb
Label: Elektra/Warner-Pioneer Corporation (Japan) | Cat.# WPCP-4167 | Released: 1991-03-10 (1981)

His fans didn’t know it at the time, but Holmes did indeed come full circle with 1981’s Elektra LP, and it would turn out to be his last word in pop/rock songwriting for over a decade. Holmes tells of being encouraged to return to an orchestrated style for this offering, and so “The End” (reaching #31 on the AC chart) does just that. “Loved by the One You Love,” like the previous album’s “Blackjack,” stalled at #103 on the pop chart, despite having the same infectious pop quality as “Him” or “Escape.” A theme of romance permeated the album, and the open-hearted “One Born Every Minute” (one love, not one sucker, contrary to P.T. Barnum’s belief) remains a favorite of its songwriter.

Kultivator - Barndomens Stigar (1981) [2CD Reissue 2016]

Posted By: gribovar
Kultivator - Barndomens Stigar (1981) [2CD Reissue 2016]

Kultivator - Barndomens Stigar (1981) [2CD Reissue 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 530 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 195 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Transubstans Records (TRANS141)

The legendary Kultivator LP was released in 1981. This release has rightly gained itself a good reputation for its unusual mixing of Zeuhl and Canterbury elements, as well as Swedish folk! The bass and drums churn in the background, setting up Zeuhl-inspired rhythms, while the organ and electric piano, along with the worldleess female vocals definitely strike up a serious Canterbury flavor. Kultivator's musical influences: Magma, King Crimson, Hatfield and the North, Henry Cow, Art Bears, Gentle Giant, Art Zoyd and Univers Zero. This new version includes 7 bonus tracks on the second CD.

Little Feat - Hoy-Hoy! (1981)

Posted By: Designol
Little Feat - Hoy-Hoy! (1981)

Little Feat - Hoy-Hoy! (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb | 01:09:46
Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues-Rock, Boogie Rock | Label: Warner Bros. | # 3538-2

Perhaps realizing that Down on the Farm wasn't the proper swan song for Little Feat, the group persuaded Warner Brothers to release a compilation of rarities and overlooked tracks as a swan song and farewell to fans. Filled with live performances, obscurities, album tracks, and a new song apiece from Bill Payne and Paul Barrere, Hoy Hoy is a bit scattered, a bit incoherent, a little bewildering, and wholly delightful – a perfect summation of a group filled with quirks, character, and funk, traits which were as much a blessing as they were a curse. Hoy Hoy is one of those rare albums that may be designed for diehards – who else really needs radio performances, early recordings from before the band was signed, and outtakes, especially if they're surrounded by early album tracks? – but still is a great introduction for novices. That doesn't mean it's as good as such masterpieces as Sailin' Shoes, Dixie Chicken, or Waiting for Columbus, but it does capture the group's careening, freewheeling spirit, humor, and musical versatility, arguably better than any single album.

Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (1981) [Reissue 2006]

Posted By: gribovar
Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (1981) [Reissue 2006]

Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (1981) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 370 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 102 MB
Genre: Electronic, New Wave, Experimental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nonesuch (79894-2)

A pioneering work for countless styles connected to electronics, ambience, and Third World music, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts expands on the fourth-world concepts of Hassell/Eno work with a whirlwind 45 minutes of worldbeat/funk-rock (with the combined talents of several percussionists and bassists, including Bill Laswell, Tim Wright, David van Tieghem, and Talking Heads' Chris Frantz) that's also heavy on the samples - from radio talk-show hosts, Lebanese mountain singers, preachers, exorcism ceremonies, Muslim chanting, and Egyptian pop, among others. It's also light years away from the respectful, preservationist angles of previous generations' field recorders and folk song gatherers…

Echo & The Bunnymen - Original Album Series (2009) {5CD Box Set}

Posted By: popsakov
Echo & The Bunnymen - Original Album Series (2009) {5CD Box Set}

Echo & The Bunnymen - Original Album Series (2009) {5CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,37 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 553 Mb
Full Scans | 03:25:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhino Records / Korova / Sire / Warner Music UK Ltd. #0825646843794
Post-Punk / New Wave / Alternative Rock

Only five CD box set containing a quintet of original albums from this British Pop/Rock outfit: Crocodiles, Echo & the Bunnymen, Heven Up Here, Ocean Rain and Porcupine. Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bassist Les Pattinson. By 1980, Pete de Freitas joined as the band's drummer. Their 1980 debut album Crocodiles went into the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart. After releasing their second album Heaven Up Here in 1981, the band's cult status was followed by mainstream success in the UK in 1983 when they scored a UK Top 10 hit with "The Cutter", and the album which the song came from, Porcupine, hit number 2 in the UK.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises (1981) [MFSL, 1992]

Posted By: gribovar
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises (1981) [MFSL, 1992]

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises (1981) [MFSL, 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 214 MB
Genre: Rock, Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDCD 565)

Damn the Torpedoes wasn't simply a culmination of Tom Petty's art; it happened to be a huge success, enabling him to call the shots on its successor, Hard Promises. Infamously, he used his first album as a star to challenge the record industry's practice of charging more for A-list artists, demanding that Hard Promises should be listed for less than most records by an artist of his stature, but if that was the only thing notable about the album, it would have disappeared like Long After Dark. Instead, it offered a reaffirmation that Damn the Torpedoes wasn't a fluke. There's not much new on the surface, since it continues the sound of its predecessor, but it's filled with great songwriting, something that's as difficult to achieve as a distinctive sound…

Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity (1981) [1983, Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}

Posted By: BlondStyle
Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity (1981) [1983, Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}

Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity (1981) [1983, Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 40:22 | 610,01 Mb
Label: EMI America/Toshiba EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# CP35-3018 | Released: 1983 (1981)

"Mistaken Identity" is the 6th studio album by American singer Kim Carnes. It was released in April 1981 by EMI America Records. It was one of 1981's biggest albums and produced Billboard's number-one song for the entire year, "Bette Davis Eyes". It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The album spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200, and was subsequently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album spawned three singles, "Bette Davis Eyes", "Draw of the Cards" and the title track, which peaked at # 1, 28 and 60 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. The Mistaken Identity Tour found Carnes at the peak of success, selling out arenas and large venues.

Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Deluxe Edition) (1981/2022)

Posted By: Rtax
Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Deluxe Edition) (1981/2022)

Ultravox - Rage In Eden (Deluxe Edition) (1981/2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 608 MB
4:25:01 | New Wave, Synth-pop | Label: Chrysalis Catalogue

Following on from the success of 2020's deluxe reissue of 'Vienna', Chrysalis Records are proud to release a 40th Anniversary of the bands second album with Midge Ure, 'Rage In Eden'. Originally released in October 1981 and like the bands previous two albums, it was produced by Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!), this time recorded at Conny's studio in Cologne during the summer of '81.