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Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere (2019) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere (2019) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere (2019) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 244 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 86 Mb
Covers Included | 00:32:47 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31451

Unlike either its predecessor Alone in the Universe or 2001's Zoom, From out of Nowhere didn't appear after a prolonged period of silence from Jeff Lynne's ELO. It arrived in November of 2019, nearly exactly four years after Alone in the Universe, a rapid turnaround that recalls Lynne's work schedule as a bandleader and producer in the 1970s and '80s. That's not the only way From out of Nowhere conjures memories of the past. From the spaceship hovering on its record cover to the song title "Sci-Fi Woman" stirring up the ghost of "Evil Woman," the album is designed to sound and feel like an Electric Light Orchestra album from the late 1970s.

Europe - The Final Countdown (1986) {2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

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Europe - The Final Countdown (1986) {2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

Europe - The Final Countdown (1986) {2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 462 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Epic / Sony Music Japan #SICP 30396

One of the most glorious launches in history, the title track for the thrice-platinum The Final Countdown is so bombastically brilliant, such glorious garbage, that this nuclear hair assault could only spew from the vacuous '80s. But the full-tilt follow-up "Rock the Night" rules also: "You know it ain't easy/Running out of thrills." "Carrie" comes off a consummate butane ballad. Meanwhile, the rest of the disc packs so much power that Swedish superheroes Europe get away with all the processed pretension. In fact, the lofty ambition of "Danger on the Track," "Ninja," and "Cherokee" (each as tasty as its title) combines with heated drive and hot delivery to meld The Final Countdown into a unique portrait of propulsive prog and a worthy addition to any hard rock collection.

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.

Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback (1990) {2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Remastered}

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Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback (1990) {2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Remastered}

Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback (1990) {2013, Blu-Spec CD2, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 436 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans ~ 169 Mb | 01:03:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Indie Rock, Sophisti-Pop, Art Pop | Epic / Sony Music Japan #SICP 30404

Jordan: The Comeback is Prefab Sprout's largely successful attempt to embrace the breadth of popular music; wisely reuniting with producer Thomas Dolby, Paddy McAloon freely indulges his myriad ambitions and obsessions to weave a dense, finely textured tapestry closer in spirit and construction to a lavish Broadway musical than to the conventional rock concept LP. Over the course of no less than 19 tracks, McAloon chases his twin preoccupations of religion and celebrity, creating a loose thematic canvas perfect for his expanding musical palette; quickly dispensing with common pop idioms, the album moves from tracks like the samba-styled "Carnival 2000" to the self-explanatory "Jesse James Symphony" and its companion piece "Jesse James Bolero" with remarkable dexterity.

Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 195 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 72 Mb
Covers Included | 00:27:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Progressive Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31453

When Jeff Lynne was growing up, he listened to music on longwave radio, soaking up all the sounds coming through the big radio in the living room. His 2012 tribute to these days, appropriately called Long Wave, is a far-reaching salute to the glory days of pop in the years before the Beatles. It's too easy to peg this as a standards album, a designation that isn't quite accurate. Lynne may cover many show tunes along with '50s favorites of big-band vocalists but he spends nearly as much time with rock & roll, and not just the operatic pop of his fellow Traveling Wilbury Roy Orbison, either. He cranks through Chuck Berry's "Let It Rock," slides into the silken harmonies of the Everly Brothers on "So Sad," and grooves through Don Covay's "Mercy, Mercy."

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone In The Universe (2015) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone In The Universe (2015) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone In The Universe (2015) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 237 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 85 Mb
Covers Included | 00:32:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Symphonic Rock, Pop Rock, Progressive Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31448

Alone in the Universe isn't the first Jeff Lynne album of the 21st century, nor is it the first Electric Light Orchestra of the 21st century. That honor belongs to Zoom, a 2001 comeback that faded quickly into history books, its lack of success blamed in some quarters on Lynne's reluctance to tour. If Jeff didn't want to hit the road, his old bandmate Bev Bevan had no problem constituting a lineup and touring under the name ELO Part II, whose presence somewhat explains why Alone in the Universe is credited to the somewhat convoluted Jeff Lynne's ELO – a truncation of the band's full name that also assigns credit where it's due, as most listeners associate this majestic post-Abbey Road pop with Lynne alone.

Cheap Trick - One On One (1982) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

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Cheap Trick - One On One (1982) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - One On One (1982) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 572 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 228 Mb
Full Scans | 01:08:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Power Pop | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31068

Tom Petersson left Cheap Trick following the George Martin-produced All Shook Up, and the band was somewhat left in a lurch, recording 1982’s One on One largely without a bassist; eventual replacement Jon Brant is on record and on the cover, but he’s obscured by a picture of Rick Nielsen, possibly because the guitarist handled the bulk of the basslines on the LP. In any case, One on One finds Cheap Trick rebounding from Martin with a slick, punchy, AOR record, hemmed in a bit by stiff sequenced rhythms – you can almost feel Bun E. Carlos straining against the metronome – but sparkling in its analog synths and pumped-up guitars.

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 746 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 246 Mb
Covers Included | 00:48:35 + 00:50:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Art Rock, Classic Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31449-50

Jeff Lynne revived Electric Light Orchestra in 2015 – due to legal reasons, they were now called Jeff Lynne's ELO – releasing a comeback album called Alone in the Universe and steadily mounting a return to the road. Several dates happened in 2016, but the tour reached its apex in June 2017, when the group played in front of 60,000 people at London's Wembley Stadium. Released five months after that June 24 gig, Wembley or Bust – which was accompanied by a concert film – features the entirety of the gig, and if it's not heard too closely, it could sometimes be mistaken for an ELO greatest-hits album.

Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

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Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 485 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 211 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:50 + 00:13:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31482-3

The Quest is the twenty-second studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on 1 October 2021 by InsideOut Music and Sony Music. It is their first studio album featuring Billy Sherwood since The Ladder (1999), having replaced founding bassist Chris Squire following his death in 2015, and their first without any original members. It was produced by guitarist Steve Howe. After completing touring commitments in July 2019, Yes began to collaborate on new material by exchanging ideas for songs online. The subsequent COVID-19 pandemic caused all touring to be cancelled in March 2020, which presented the opportunity for them to focus on the album during lockdown. When the songs had been arranged, the album was recorded in California and England and orchestral arrangements by Paul K. Joyce were performed by the FAMES Orchestra in North Macedonia.

Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom (2001) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom (2001) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom (2001) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 313 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Covers Included | 00:43:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31445

Zoom is the twelfth studio album by British symphonic rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released on 12 June 2001 on Epic Records. Zoom was recorded primarily by Jeff Lynne alone, with guest musicians that included George Harrison and Ringo Starr. It was one of Harrison's last recordings before his death. The only other ELO member appearing on the album, Richard Tandy, appears on the opening track and performed live in promotional concerts. The album was the band's first release of new material since Balance of Power, released in 1986.

Electric Light Orchestra - Live (2013) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Electric Light Orchestra - Live (2013) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Electric Light Orchestra - Live (2013) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Covers Included | 00:45:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Symphonic Rock, Progressive Rock | Sony Records #SICP-31447

Electric Light Orchestra's 2012 concert album Live brings together tracks Jeff Lynne and his band recorded for a PBS special at CBS Television City in 2001. This is the ensemble that toured in support of ELO's 2001 studio album, Zoom, and appeared on VH1 Storytellers. Lynne has always been an avowed studio rat, more comfortable crafting his rock productions behind a soundboard than playing them in front of a live audience. This is partly the reason that the Lynne-helmed version of ELO stopped touring after 1981's Time. Subsequently, there haven't been very many proper ELO concert albums. Which is not to say that the band doesn't sound fantastic here, because it does. Lynne is a musical perfectionist who never fails to deliver on the grand, orchestral rock aesthetic he crafted on so many classic albums. All of which makes this 2001 collection a welcome addition to ELO's discography.

Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre (1990) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre (1990) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre (1990) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 246 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Covers Included | 00:36:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31452

Armchair Theatre is the first solo album by Jeff Lynne, released in 1990. The album reunited Lynne with Electric Light Orchestra's keyboard player Richard Tandy and featured fellow Traveling Wilburys member George Harrison.

Gary Moore - How Blue Can You Get (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

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Gary Moore - How Blue Can You Get (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

Gary Moore - How Blue Can You Get (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 305 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Full Scans ~ 148 Mb | 00:44:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Electric Blues | Provogue / Sony Music Labels #SICX-30100

A collection of previously unreleased songs from Gary Moore's substantial body of outstanding work in his back catalogue. The album contains 4 originals, and 4 songs previously recorded and made famous by classic bluesmen like Elmore James, Sonny Thompson, Memphis Slim and BB King. It's our hope that current and future generations of music fans discover and re-discover Gary Moore, revelling in the artistry of not just a great guitarist, but a supremely talented musician. Back to the future with Gary Moore.

Rod Stewart - The Best Of The Great American Songbook (2011) {2024, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, With Bonus Tracks}

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Rod Stewart - The Best Of The Great American Songbook (2011) {2024, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, With Bonus Tracks}

Rod Stewart - The Best Of The Great American Songbook (2011) {2024, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, With Bonus Tracks}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 579 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 298 Mb
Full Scans | 01:11:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Traditional Pop | RCA / Sony Music Labels Inc. #SICP-31694

Rod Stewart didn’t devote his new millennium solely to the Great American Songbook – he dallied with classic rock and soul – but it sure felt that way, with Rod delivering five collections of standards in just under a decade. Released in 2011, only a matter of months after the fifth installment, Fly Me to the Moon, hit the stores, The Best of… The Great American Songbook rounds up highlights from those five records, and since they’re all cut from the same cloth – albeit finished with varying degrees of tailoring – it’s hard to tell the source of each without a cheat sheet; without it, it’d be hard to realize “You’ll Never Know” never had seen release prior to this compilation. Naturally, this consistency means that this best-of holds together well – arguably better than a few of the actual records – because it does have the cream of the crop of records that often bleed together.

Cheap Trick - The Doctor (1986) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

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Cheap Trick - The Doctor (1986) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - The Doctor (1986) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 487 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Power Pop | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31071

The Doctor is the ninth studio album by Cheap Trick, released in 1986. Since the beginning of the 1980s, Cheap Trick saw increasing pressure from their label, Epic Records, to produce material that was more commercial. In 1985, the band successfully gained a commercial comeback with the Top 40 album Standing on the Edge. For that album, the band had planned on returning to the rough sound of their 1977 debut, but producer Jack Douglas backed out of mixing process due to the legal issues he was having with Yoko Ono. Mixer Tony Platt was called in, and as a result, the album's production featured keyboards and electronic drums more prominently than the band and Douglas had intended.