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IQ - Dark Matter (2004) {2021, Japanese Reissue}

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IQ - Dark Matter (2004) {2021, Japanese Reissue}

IQ - Dark Matter (2004) {2021, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Covers Included | 00:52:18 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE 213487

Even IQ's most dedicated fans don't expect the group to top its third-period crowning achievement, Subterranea, but does Dark Matter ever get close! This album makes The Seventh House (IQ's previous album, released three years earlier) appear very, very average. The melodies are catchier and more moving, the writing stronger, the arrangements more varied. The album's strength mostly resides in the 24-minute closing epic, "Harvest of Souls," surely IQ's best epic song, arguably their best song, period. After the oblique meanders of the cluttered "The Narrow Margin" (from Subterranea, that album's weaker point), "Harvest of Souls" offers a much clearer structure, a generous number of memorable themes, and a dark political subtext referring to American politics post-9/11.

IQ - The Wake (1985) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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IQ - The Wake (1985) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

IQ - The Wake (1985) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 527 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Covers Included | 01:12:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE 213486

When considering the "strict" period of neo-prog (i.e., the 1980s), The Wake is definitely a classic. Together with Marillion's first LPs, it helped define what neo-progressive was and generated dozens of sound-alike albums by as many bands in the U.K. and worldwide. While IQ would top The Wake with the 1997 two-CD set Subterranea (stronger compositions, stronger musicianship), the former remains the band's true classic, a must-have for anyone remotely interested in progressive rock from the 1980s. The third album by the band, it took a more pop approach than Tales From the Lush Attic; there was no 20-minute epic track and songs were rather simple in terms of structure.

Eliza Neals - Colorcrimes (2024)

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Eliza Neals - Colorcrimes (2024)

Eliza Neals - Colorcrimes (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 240 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Full Scans | 00:31:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | E-H Records #085218089993

Eliza Neals, a modern blues-rock performer, has a powerful message on life that has been a long time coming. “Colorcrimes” was born on-stage to help people soothe their souls in this troubled world. The audience’s tearful reaction convinced her to record “Colorcrimes” on her next album. Eliza draws from a diverse group of musicians to capture lightening in a bottle every time. “Colorcrimes” the album is riddled with stellar musicians and one iconic songwriter. Multiple Grammy winner, Songwriter plus Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Detroit’s late Barrett Strong Jr. who co-wrote three songs. Returning guitarist, co-producer and songwriter Michael Puwal is back with his outstanding genuine downhome slide playing. You too will find yourself not only searching for the truth in “Colorcrimes,” but your path will be strewn with real-life bluesy naratives drawn from the unbelievable life of “The Detroit Diva” Eliza Neals. Released May 24, 2024.

Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra (2012) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited

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Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra (2012) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited

Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra (2012) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 348 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Covers Included | 00:48:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Symphonic Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31446

Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra (also known as Mr. Blue Sky) is an album of re-recordings by Jeff Lynne of hits by Electric Light Orchestra. It was issued in 2012 on Frontiers simultaneously with Lynne's cover album Long Wave. Jeff Lynne told Rolling Stone magazine that the idea came from him listening to the original Electric Light Orchestra recordings, and thinking that he could produce a better result having since had a long career as a record producer. Lynne decided to re-record a number of songs from scratch, and began with "Mr. Blue Sky". He told Rolling Stone that "I enjoyed doing that a lot, and when I listened back to it and compared it to the old one, I really liked it much better." It was suggested by his manager that Lynne record a few more versions of Electric Light Orchestra songs, the results being recordings of "Evil Woman" and "Strange Magic". Lynne also liked these versions, so he continued by producing a full album of re-recordings.

Dennis DeYoung - 26 East Vol 2 (2021) {Japanese Edition}

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Dennis DeYoung - 26 East Vol 2 (2021) {Japanese Edition}

Dennis DeYoung - 26 East Vol 2 (2021) {Japanese Edition}
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 454 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Full Scans | 00:59:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Soft Rock | Avalon #MICP-11631

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung is back with the second volume of his fond farewell to recorded music, "26 East, Vol. 2.” As with the preceding volume, "26 East, Vol. 2" once again hints strongly at DeYoung's rock roots with Styx. The production and musicianship are EPIC, and those timeless vocal arrangements get delivered in spades. A fitting goodbye and a final signature on an outstanding body of work which will stand the test of time! DeYoung has previously stated that "26 East” will mark his retirement from the world of recorded music. It was thanks to Frontiers CEO, Serafino Perugino, that given the abundance of material, Dennis agreed to split the album in two parts. This second half starts where the previous one left off and sees DeYoung collaborate again with the awesome Jim Peterik, a fellow Chicagoan and nearby neighbor, for the songwriting on select tracks.

Elvis Presley - Elvis On Television 1956-1960 (2016/2023)

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Elvis Presley - Elvis On Television 1956-1960 (2016/2023)

Elvis Presley - Elvis On Television 1956-1960 (2016/2023)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 390 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 400 Mb
Full Scans | 01:04:02 + 01:12:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Pop, Rock & Roll | Memphis Recording Service Limited / Camden #MRS20056060

The 2CD's contain the complete archival sound recordings of Elvis Presley’s television appearances from 1956-60 remastered and restored. They include interviews as well as the live performances from the Dorsey Brothers “Stage Show,” Milton Berle, Steve Allen and the Ed Sullivan shows. For the first time included on this release, is a newly sourced recently discovered acetate version of Elvis' appearance on the 'Frank Sinatra Timex' show in 1960.

Nancy Wilson - You And Me (2021)

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Nancy Wilson - You And Me (2021)

Nancy Wilson - You And Me (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 384 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 183 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Classic Rock | Carry On Music #COMU-009

With her band Heart, Nancy Wilson has recorded 16 albums and sold over 35 million albums worldwide. Within that history-making career, You and Me represents something special, as it is Nancy Wilson's very first solo studio album. The title track 'You and Me,' as with several of the songs on the album, reunites Wilson with longtime collaborator Sue Ennis, who co-wrote many of Heart's classics with Nancy, and sister Ann. 'You and Me' highlights the intimate feel of the album. Nancy's singing is forward in the mix, her voice is spare, and the minimal production makes it feel like she's right there in the same room with you. Like all the legendary music she's created with Heart, 'You and Me' is an emotional, intimate conversation between a musician and an audience.

IQ - Seven Stories Into 98 (1998) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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IQ - Seven Stories Into 98 (1998) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

IQ - Seven Stories Into 98 (1998) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 648 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 239 Mb
Covers Included | 00:52:31 + 00:43:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE 213483-4

Even though Tales From the Lush Attic was IQ's first LP, the band had self-released a cassette in October 1982 entitled Seven Stories Into Eight. Recorded on a domestic four-track machine, this collection of songs shows the band in its formative months, as members were trying to agree on the musical direction they wanted to follow. The cassette was sold at shows and via mail order until 1984, when it was deleted. Each copy was packaged with handmade artwork by singer Peter Nicholls. The album opens with "Capital Letters (In Surgical Spirit Land)," an atypical high-octane fusion number à la Brand X or National Health.

U-Nam & California Funk Machine - California Funk Machine, Vol. 3 (2023)

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U-Nam & California Funk Machine - California Funk Machine, Vol. 3 (2023)

U-Nam & California Funk Machine - California Funk Machine, Vol. 3 (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 471 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | 00:59:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Smooth Jazz | Skytown Records #STR028

Los Angeles-based soul and jazz guitar man U-NAM (Emmanuel Abiteboul) is a busy old bee! He juggles all kinds of projects – one of which is his THE CALIFORNIA FUNK MACHINE – a soul/funk collective that features an ever-evolving raft of top musicians. The outfit have two albums to their name – imaginatively titled ‘California Funk Machine Volume 1’ and ‘California Funk Machine Volume 2’ and now, just in time for the Christmas party season, U-Nam and the gang are unleashing a third album – and guess what? Yep, it’s ‘California Funk Machine Volume 3’ Like their first two volumes this third iteration is a collection of soul and funk covers – some more well known than others.

Hauser - Classic II (2024)

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Hauser - Classic II (2024)

Hauser - Classic II (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 513 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 260 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:55 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | Masterworks #19658853632

Global cello sensation HAUSER brings his artistry and passion to a new selection of classical music’s greatest melodies with the release of his new album Classic II, a follow-up to the worldwide success of 2020’s Classic. For the new album, HAUSER has chosen and realized 18 unforgettable melodies in revelatory new arrangements, which were recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Ziegler. Classic II reimagines instantly recognizable, song-like melodies by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Donizetti, Dvorak, Mahler, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Schubert, most of them written for solo instruments, voices or an entire orchestra and never before adapted for the "voice" of the cello. HAUSER also brings his singing style to two beloved melodies in the Baroque style - the Albinoni "Adagio" and the Adagio from Alessandro Marcello's famous Oboe Concerto - as well as a pair of contemporary pieces, Michel Colombier's "Emmanuel" and composer/pianist Yurima's "Kiss the Rain."

Halie Loren - Dreams Lost And Found (2024) {Japanese Edition}

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Halie Loren - Dreams Lost And Found (2024) {Japanese Edition}

Halie Loren - Dreams Lost And Found (2024) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 406 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 249 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz | Victor #VICJ-61794

Halie Loren is an international, award-winning jazz vocalist/songwriter based in Eugen, Oregon. She brings a fresh and original perspective to time-honored musical paths, channeling her innate understanding of connectedness across musical boundaries to forge bonds with diverse audiences in North America, Asia, and Europe. She sings in multiple languages including; Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and Korean as well as her native English. With Halie Loren's 11th album, she has concocted a blend of songs selected from the American Songbook, favorite compositions from iconic singer-songwriters, and Halie's original song repertoire that explore themes of longing, seeking, and seeing with new eyes. They speak to the falling away of old illusions and outgrown desires and finding new visions for love and life, and what it means to find a renewed sense of self through allowing some dreams to die and make space for new dreams to be born.

Accept - Humanoid (2024) {Japanese Edition}

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Accept - Humanoid (2024) {Japanese Edition}

Accept - Humanoid (2024) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 380 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Covers Included | 00:48:18 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Ward Records #GQCS-91457

Humanoid is the seventeenth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released on 26 April 2024. It is the band's first studio album on Napalm Records, with whom Accept had signed with in February 2022, and also marks the first time since 2017's The Rise of Chaos that they had recorded as a five-piece band rather than a six-piece. Humanoid has received positive reviews from critics. Dom Lawson of Blabbermouth.net gave the album a rating of seven-and-a-half out of ten, writing, "For those who enjoyed the previous five, there is absolutely nothing here that fails to live up to expectations.

Praying Mantis - Defiance (2024) {Japanese Edition}

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Praying Mantis - Defiance (2024) {Japanese Edition}

Praying Mantis - Defiance (2024) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 374 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Covers Included | 00:50:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Avalon #MICP-11858

Praying Mantis are now a well-established band of melodic hard rockers. Formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in 1973, together with bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon, and others they spearheaded the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement. While they did not see the same dizzying heights of success as some of their contemporaries, Praying Mantis nonetheless became one of THE most influential bands of the NWOBHM. The band has remained active over the years and still records and plays live regularly, while evolving their style from their early beginnings to a more melodic hard rock style. - Musically the new album offers the trademark Mantis sound, with twin guitar leads and sterling vocal work from Jaycee Cuijpers, but what really puts this record apart is the stunning quality of the songwriting which offers a credible mix of catchy songs along with superb epics. To round up the tracklisting the Mantis' offer their own spin to the classic Rainbow hit "I Surrender" (penned by none other than Russ Ballard).

The Tikiyaki Orchestra - Discography (2007-2023) Updated

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The Tikiyaki Orchestra - Discography (2007-2023) Updated

The Tikiyaki Orchestra - Discography (2007-2023)
7CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,66 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 689 Mb
Full Scans | 04:01:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Exotic Lounge, Exotic Surf, Surf Rock | Future Primitive Records #FP-003~021

The Tikiyaki Orchestra exist in a class by themselves. There really is no other band quite like them on the planet. They take the Exotica tradition as established by pioneers Denny, Lyman and Baxter and bring it into the 21st century. Their unmistakable sound is a blend of the coolest retro styles–exotica, lounge, space-age bachelor pad, crime jazz, spy, surf, spaghetti western and more. They headline sold out shows, have appeared at the major Tiki festivals and have had their music featured in numerous television shows and Tiki documentaries.

Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)

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Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)

Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,07 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 381 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:26 + 01:15:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Boogie Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Blues | Concord Records | Unofficial Release

William Frederick Gibbons is an American rock musician who is the guitarist and primary vocalist of ZZ Top. He began his career in the Moving Sidewalks, who recorded Flash (1968) and opened four dates for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top's First Album in early 1971. Gibbons possesses a gravelly bass-baritone singing voice and is known for his bluesy, groove based guitar style. He is also noted, along with ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, for his chest-length beard. Gibbons has made appearances with other artists and acted on television shows, most notably Bones. In 2001, Rolling Stone named him the 32nd greatest guitarist of all time.