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Argent - Argent / Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered}

Posted By: popsakov
Argent - Argent / Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered}

Argent - Argent / Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 599 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 260 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:28 + 00:42:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Classic Rock | BGO Records #BGOCD480

Argent's back catalog remains in a parlous state 20 years on from the group's peak, with great swathes of the repertoire unavailable on CD, and even some of the band's best-known and loved recordings are still chained up in a vault somewhere. Thankfully, this two-fer rendering of their first two albums is an exception to that sorry rule, as the group's transformation from the logical successors to the Zombies into one of the finest prog bands of the early '70s is traced out across 19 songs, almost any of which would be a shoo-in for some future "best-of" Argent compilation. It is true, of course, that Argent was prone to excess on occasion – what is remarkable is just how naturally the band approached that state, as songs build on their own momentum toward peaks that even the best oiled of the group's peers audibly struggled to approach.

Argent - BBC Radio Sessions 1970 - 1973 (2024)

Posted By: Rtax
Argent - BBC Radio Sessions 1970 - 1973 (2024)

Argent - BBC Radio Sessions 1970 - 1973 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 MB
1:00:06 | Prog Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Cult Legends

After the Zombies broke up, keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent formed his own band in 1969, which incorporated more classical, jazz, and art rock influences in accordance with Argent's musical training. The group's other members were guitarist/songwriter Russ Ballard, bassist Jim Rodford, and drummer Bob Henrit. Argent's first two albums, Argent and Ring of Hands, received a fair amount of critical acclaim, but their real breakthrough came with 1972's All Together Now, which contained the Top Five smash "Hold Your Head Up"; In Deep produced a minor hit in "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You," which was covered by Kiss in 1992. By 1974, Ballard had developed his songwriting talents enough to leave for a solo career (Three Dog Night had a Top Ten single in 1971 with his "Liar," from Argent), and was replaced by guitarist John Verity and string player John Grimaldi. Without Ballard, the group lost its focus and indulged its tendencies toward extended art rock passages and improvisational solos to somewhat excessive levels. Argent broke up in 1976; Rodford joined the Kinks, while Argent himself recorded several solo albums and became a record producer, working with Tanita Tikaram, among others.

VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)

VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 648 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Rock (variety of styles) | Label: Sony Music | # 88875085792 | Time: 04:43:44

Ultimate Rock: 72 of the biggest rock anthems and harder to find rarities across 4 CDs, all housed in a fold out cardboard digi-pack sleeve. Alice Cooper, Argent, Blue Oyster Cult, Kansas, Judas Priest, Mott The Hoople, David Bowie, Primal Scream, Meat Loaf, The Stranglers, Santana, Manic Street Preachers, Jeff Buckley, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Al Stewart, Cheap Trick, Spirit, Johnny Winter, The Guess Who, Fleetwood Mac and more, and more…

VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set

Posted By: Designol
VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set

VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb
Label: Disky | # CB 903449 | Time: 03:12:55 | Scans included
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic, R&B, Soul

This 3CD release with original artists and recordings is one of the Disky label's best-selling box sets. 54 Great tracks. Fleetwood Mac, Argent, Deep Purple, Ike & Tina Turner, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, Edgar Winter, Donovan, Cher, The Band, The Animals, Isaac Hayes, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, Black Sabbath, Albert King, The Searchers and more, and more…

Argent - Hold Your Head Up: The Best Of Argent (2022)

Posted By: Rtax
Argent - Hold Your Head Up: The Best Of Argent (2022)

Argent - Hold Your Head Up: The Best Of Argent (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 844 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 310 MB
2:15:19 | Full Scans - 35 MB | Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Edsel Records

Argent was formed in 1969 by Rod Argent and Chris White, who had been the keyboard player and the bassist, and principal songwriters, in 60s hitmakers The Zombies. Chris White now assumed a writing and producing role, so Jim Rodford (Argent's cousin and formerly with the Mike Cotton Sound) was recruited on bass. The line-up was completed by drummer Bob Henrit and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Russ Ballard (both previously with The Roulettes and Unit 4 + 2). The first two albums – “Argent” (1970) and “Ring Of Hands” (1971) – performed well but it was the third album “All Together Now” (1972) that catapulted the band to stardom. Written by Argent and White, first single “Hold Your Head Up” reached number 5 in both the UK and the US, where it sold over a million copies, and second single “Tragedy”also sold well.

Argent - Nexus (1974) [Japanese Edition 2008] (Re-up)

Posted By: gribovar
Argent - Nexus (1974) [Japanese Edition 2008] (Re-up)

Argent - Nexus (1974) [Japanese Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 85 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (EICP 1017)

"Nexus" is Argent's most progressive album. The pop indulgences of "Hold your head up" and "God gave rock and roll to you" are largely gone, to be replaced by much more structured and serious compositions. From the synthesiser driven three part instrumental opener "The coming of Kohoutek" through the dramatic "Music from the spheres" to the slightly more traditional Argent on side 2 of the LP, there's a coherence throughout. Almost inevitably, the album was not as successful as "In deep" or indeed "All together now". There were no obvious singles, the band relying on the fan base they had acquired through their previous singles, to stay with them. It appears the lack of success for the album was a factor in Russ Ballard's subsequent departure, which in turn led to Argent (the band) rapidly becoming a spent force. "Nexus" however gave a wonderful illustration of how things could have been.

VA - Pure... Guitar Heroes (2010) [4CD Box Set]

Posted By: v3122
VA - Pure... Guitar Heroes (2010) [4CD Box Set]

VA - Pure… Guitar Heroes (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music, 88697753152 | ~ 2027 or 674 Mb
Pop Rock, Glam, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Punk, Jazz-Rock

Featuring iconic songs from some of the meanest axemen to ever strap on a guitar, Pure… Guitar Heroes takes listeners on a journey through some of classic rock's greatest guitar moments…

Argent: Collection (1969-1975) [3CD + 5CD Box Set + DVD]

Posted By: v3122
Argent: Collection (1969-1975) [3CD + 5CD Box Set + DVD]

Argent: Collection (1969-1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Label: Various | ~ 2133 or 927 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 475 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (704x480) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 ch
Progressive Rock

After the Zombies broke up, keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent formed his own band in 1969, which incorporated more classical, jazz, and art rock influences in accordance with Argent's musical training. The group's other members were guitarist/songwriter Russ Ballard, bassist Jim Rodford, and drummer Bob Henrit…

Argent - Encore: Live In Concert (1974) {1999 Collectables/Sony Music}

Posted By: TestTickles
Argent - Encore: Live In Concert (1974) {1999 Collectables/Sony Music}

Argent - Encore: Live In Concert (1974) {1999 Collectables/Sony Music}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 499 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 174 mb
Genre: progressive rock, pop rock, classic rock

Encore: Live In Concert is a 1974 live album by Argent. It was a chance to hear Rod Argent do his current hit song "Hold Your Head Up", then take a throwback with The Zombies and "Time Of The Season". This is a 1999 remaster released by Collectables/Sony Music.