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Veronica Unlimited - Gimme More... The Best Of The Singles Collection 1977-1982 (2003)

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Veronica Unlimited - Gimme More... The Best Of The Singles Collection 1977-1982 (2003)

Veronica Unlimited - Gimme More… The Best Of The Singles Collection 1977-1982 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 366 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 MB
49:26 | Disco, Europop | Label: Phonogram

Veronica Vasquez, mononymously known to listeners as Veronica, was born on July 24th 1974 in Queens, New York to two Cuban parents. Debuting in 1995 with the single “Without Love”, a slow-mo R&B number released via Mercury Records, the young singer went on to release her first album, V… As In Veronica, just two months later. The LP drew clear influences from hip-hop and included productions from R&B heavyweights Darkchild and Dallas Austin. While it failed to enter the Billboard 200, Veronica would enjoy a greater commercial performance with her 1997 follow-up, Rise. The album’s lead single, “No One But You”, featured guest vocals from Bad Boy Records affiliate Craig Mack, and its title track saw her team up with Terror Squad members Big Pun and Cuban Link. However, despite her grounding in hip-hop, it would be house music which propelled her into the spotlight. A self-titled remix album, consisting of eight dance reinterpretations of tracks from Rise, landed in 2000 as one of the first releases on producer Jellybean Benitez’ label, Jellybean Recordings. DJ/producer Johnny Vicious’ club-ready repurposing of “Let Me Go… Release Me” topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart, and subsequent remixes of “Someone to Hold” and “I’m in Love” – the latter a cover of the Evelyn “Champagne” King song of the same name – both entered the chart’s top ten, too. Amassing a loyal following among gay fans, she took a brief break from the club scene to star in the musical Selena Forever before returning with a new dance single in 2006 entitled “Relentless… Just a Game”.

Chris Rea - The Road To Hell (1989) US Press, 11 tracks Edition

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Chris Rea - The Road To Hell (1989) US Press, 11 tracks Edition

Chris Rea - The Road To Hell (1989) US Press, 11 tracks Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Soft Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Geffen | # 9 24276-2 | Time: 00:55:10

This album, with which the singer reached his commercial peak, reflects Chris Rea's love/hate relationship with the car. The title track is famously inspired by Rea's experiences of the M25, but this is not a simple tract on the evils of the automobile–in 1988, he bought himself a racing car. His vision of hell is the traffic jam that stops you from using all that expensive acceleration. In this sense Chris Rea–the epitome of maturity compared to most in his business–shows himself still very much a rock star. The Road To Hell, despite the melancholy piano riff of the song itself and its Leonard Cohen-ish lyrics, is an optimistic album with a warm, embracing sound. This album is graced with some of Rea's finest creations: the spacey "Daytona", the topicality of "You Must Be Evil" and the catchy "That's What They Always Say". "Texas" is another witty commentary on the need for speed, and like many of the tracks on this disc it has the mellow groove that Rea has made his own.

Atoll - L'Araignée-Mal (1975) {1988, Japan 1st Press}

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Atoll - L'Araignée-Mal (1975) {1988, Japan 1st Press}

Atoll - L'Araignée-Mal (1975) {1988, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 264 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Covers Included | 00:44:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | CRiME / King Record Co., Ltd. #K32Y 2141

The French equivalent of prog-rock bands Yes and Genesis, Atoll recorded four albums in the mid- to late '70s with a lineup that stabilized by the time of the group's second album. L'Araignee Mal (1975) included vocalist/percussionist André Balzer, guitarist Christian Beya, bassist Jean-Luc Thillot, keyboard player Michel Taillet, and drummer Alain Gozzo. Gradually commercializing its sound beginning with third album Tertio, Atoll released only one more studio album (plus a compilation) before breaking up. In the late '80s, however, a new, pop-oriented version appeared. Including only Beya from the previous lineup, the band released L'Ocean and the live album Tokyo C'est Fini (both 1989).

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues | Label: Rounder | # CD 2028 | Time: 00:35:44

One of the most satisfying contemporary Brown discs of all for the discerning blues fan. Nothing but swinging, horn-abetted blues adorn this album, as Gate pays tribute to an influence and a protege by covering T-Bone Walker's "Strollin' with Bones" and Albert Collins's "Frosty." Brown's jauntily revives Junior Parker's "I Feel Alright Again" and Percy Mayfield's "Give Me Time to Explain," while his own numbers – a funky "Dollar Got the Blues," the luxurious blues "Sometimes I Slip" – are truly brilliant.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Southern By The Grace Of God: Tribute Tour 1987 Live (1988)

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Southern By The Grace Of God: Tribute Tour 1987 Live (1988)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Southern By The Grace Of God: Tribute Tour 1987 Live (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 105 Mb
Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock | Label: MCA | # MCAD 8027 | 01:12:21

For its first live album since the fatal 1977 plane crash, Lynyrd Skynyrd drafted a few friends to sit in as guest artists, including former Dixie Dregs guitarist Steve Morse, fiddle wizard Charlie Daniels, and former Marshall Tucker Band guitarist Toy Caldwell, who contributes some of his unique thumb-picking guitar work to the J.J. Cale tune "Call Me the Breeze." Johnny VanZant, younger brother of the late Ronnie VanZant, steps forward as lead singer, and even pulls in his other brother Donnie of .38 Special to sing along, and Artimus Pyle proves that he still has what it takes to provide the backbeat for one of the South's most enduring legends. While Southern by the Grace of God may not match the intensity of One More from the Road, it still delivers some excellent Southern jamming, pairing a few of the South's best-loved musicians with one of the world's legendary rock & roll bands.

Synergy - Discography [10 Albums] (1975-2002)

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Synergy - Discography [10 Albums] (1975-2002)

Synergy - Discography [10 Albums] (1975-2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks/image+.cue+log) - 3,21 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,22 GB | Covers - 270 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chronicles, Voiceprint

Beginning with the 1975 landmark Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra, Synergy explored the possibilities inherent in synthesizer/sequencer technology and digital-studio production techniques, resulting in some of the most inventive electronic music of the '70s. It was mostly the work of synthesizer expert Larry Fast, who also brought electronics to the mainstream by coordinating synthesized passages for dozens of pop acts during the '70s and '80s, including Yes, Peter Gabriel, Meatloaf, John Denver, Barbra Streisand, Hall & Oates, Kate Bush, Foreigner, and Randy Newman.
Recording as Synergy, Fast debuted in 1975 with Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra. The album became a surprise favorite with progressive radio, and was hailed by synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog as the most important recording to date using his Moog synthesizer…

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind (1980) {1990, Reissue}

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind (1980) {1990, Reissue}

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind (1980) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 266 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Rock & Roll | Capitol #CDP 7 46060 2

Against The Wind is the eleventh album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his fourth with the Silver Bullet Band. Against The Wind was an immediate commercial success, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart in its third week and remaining there for five weeks behind Pink Floyd's The Wall before reaching No. 1 and holding the top position for six weeks. By late 1981 the album sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and was certified 5x platinum in 2003. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the album Against The Wind.

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - See The Fire: Albums, Singles And BBC Recordings 1982-1987 (Remastered) (2014)

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Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - See The Fire: Albums, Singles And BBC Recordings 1982-1987 (Remastered) (2014)

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - See The Fire: Albums, Singles And BBC Recordings 1982-1987 (Remastered) (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.06 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 383 MB
2:44:53 | Post-Punk, Goth Rock | Label: Cherry Red

2014 three CD set. Characterized by heavy drum machine patterns and cut-throat, droning guitars, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (The Lorries to their friends) arrived on the newly developing Goth rock scene in 1981 and immediately became indie chart regulars and fan favorites. Between 1982 and 1987 the band cut two albums and a dozen singles for Red Rhino records, all of which breached the Independent Chart's Top Twenty. Three BBC sessions (two for the legendary John Peel) were also squeezed into this period, and all of that material, including b-sides, a 7' given away with one of those albums and a song only ever recorded for the BBC, is included here. Packed with indie chart hits - two top five albums and countless top twenty singles. 53 tracks across three CDs.

Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989

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Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989

Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb | Scans included
Label: Castle Communications | # CCSCD235 | Time: 01:17:41
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock

Out of several live Hendrix albums, The Jimi Hendrix Concerts stands as one of the very best. Taken from shows at Winterland, The Royal Albert Hall, and from various venues in New York, Berkeley, and San Diego, the set includes hits like "Fire," "Voodoo Chile," and "Hey Joe," as well as fine blues like "Red House," "Bleeding Heart," and "Hear My Train a Comin'." Highlights include a definitive version of "Little Wing" and one of the most assured and driving versions of "Voodoo Chile" (these and four other stellar tracks come from what must have been an amazing concert at Winterland in the fall of '68). Another standout is "I Don't Live Today," which features a fine mix of jazz-inspired soloing and various feedback and distortion "tricks" (tricks that figure into Hendrix's way of "playing with the electronics," and which make up one of the more innovative aspects of his guitar playing). Hendrix gets adept and sympathetic support throughout from bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell (Band of Gypsies' bassist Billy Cox replaces Redding on "Red House" and "Hey Joe").

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

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Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 263 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Timeless Records #CDSJP 262

A pleasant set, distinguished for decent versions of Harold Danko's "Swift Shifting," Jon Burr's "Caravelle," and the Rodgers and Hart tune "Blue Moon," the trumpeter plays with a competent quartet that spurs him on. Although clearly weary, Baker's trumpet has some fire left, while his vocal articulation is below par. Still, the "feel" is always there, and even Baker on a less-than-perfect day is filled with joys. He solos on trumpet at length, at least as minimalist in style as ever. At this stage in his career, he remained capable of spine-tingling versions of "Round Midnight," with the trumpeter's laid-back breathy approach laying down perfectly placed notes.

George Harrison - The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 [7CD Box Set] (2004) (Repost)

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George Harrison - The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 [7CD Box Set] (2004) (Repost)

George Harrison - The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 [7CD Box Set] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,06 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 735 MB | Covers - 714 MB
Genre: Classic Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Records (CDP 7243 5 97051 0 1)

George Harrison's albums for Dark Horse drifted out of print in the late '90s as his contract with Warner Brothers expired. Over the half-decade, they fetched high prices on the collector's market, as any relatively rare Beatles-related item does, and the demand for these records - along with the Traveling Wilburys albums, which were part of Harrison's Dark Horse/Warner contract - never diminished. At the time of his death in November 2001, the albums were being prepared for reissue, but his passing delayed them for a few more years, and it wasn't until February 2004 that the albums - Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976), George Harrison (1979), Somewhere In England (1981), Gone Troppo (1982), Cloud Nine (1987), and Live in Japan (1992) - were reissued, both individually and as part of the lavish box set Dark Horse Years 1976-1992. All five of the studio albums have been remastered and are graced with a bonus track or two.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb
Label: Rounder | # CD 2034 | Time: 00:39:48 | Scans included
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Cajun

For his second Rounder album, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown offers his "World Music Texas Style" - a compelling synthesis of blues, jazz, Cajun music and even a touch of country. With horn arrangements by Bill Samuel and Homer Brown, the album is a showcase for Gate's virtuoso abilities as a guitarist and violinist, which always tap his blues roots while offering constant musical surprises. 1983 Grammy Award finalist.

Camel - Nude (1981) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

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Camel - Nude (1981) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

Camel - Nude (1981) {1991, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 254 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Covers Included | 00:44:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Deram / London Records / Polydor K.K. #POCD-1829

A new, larger version of Camel debuted on Nude, a concept album about a Japanese soldier stranded on a deserted island during World War II and staying there, oblivious to the outside world, for 29 years. More ambitious than the preceding I Can See Your House from Here, Nude is in many ways just as impressive. Although it's a less accessible effort, it has a number of quite intriguing passages, particularly since it boasts heavier improvisation, orchestration, and even some worldbeat influences. It's not as spacy as Camel's earlier progressive rock records, yet it is quite atmospheric, creating its own entrancing world.

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)

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Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 263 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Columbia #460642 2 / COL 460642 2 / CBS 460642 2 / 01-460642-10 / 02-460642-10
Folk / Rock / Synth-Pop

A stunningly sophisticated leap into modern musical textures, I'm Your Man re-establishes Leonard Cohen's mastery. Against a backdrop of keyboards and propulsive rhythms, Cohen surveys the global landscape with a precise, unflinching eye: the opening "First We Take Manhattan" is an ominous fantasy of commercial success bundled in crypto-fascist imagery, while the remarkable "Everybody Knows" is a cynical catalog of the land mines littering the surface of love in the age of AIDS.

Vangelis - Antarctica (1983)

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Vangelis - Antarctica (1983)

Vangelis - Antarctica (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Neo-Classical, Progressive Electronic, Film Score | Label: Polydor | # 815 732-2 | 00:45:32

Antarctica is the soundtrack to Koreyoshi Kurahara's film of the same name. Vangelis composed and performed all of the music. It is a very dynamic and dramatic set, but does not convey the iciness that listeners would expect. Conveying feelings of angst, isolation, and even desolation, it is actually very good music. It just does not feel like, well, the Antarctic.