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

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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…

Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]

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Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]

Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968)
Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Stephen Marsh, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 123 Mb | 00:56:51
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 260

On this, the second Spirit album, the group put all of the elements together that made them the legendary (and underrated) band that they were. Jazz, rock & roll, and even classical elements combined to create one of the cleanest, most tasteful syntheses of its day. The group had also improved measurably from their fine debut album, especially in the area of vocals. The album's hit single, "I Got a Line on You," boasts especially strong harmonies as well as one of the greatest rock riffs of the period. The first side of this record is a wonderful and seamless suite, and taken in its entirety, one of the greatest sides on Los Angeles rock. The CD reissue also boasts some excellent bonus tracks. "So Little to Say" is one of Jay Ferguson's finest compositions ever, and the jazz-inspired instrumentals such as "Fog" and "Space Chile" showcase pianist John Locke as one of the most inspired and lyrical players in the rock idiom to date. All in all, a classic album and a true landmark.

Spirit - Spirit (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]

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Spirit - Spirit (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]

Spirit - Spirit (1968) Mastered by Steve Hoffman, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 353 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb | 01:03:52
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 520

Spirit's 1968 debut album spent more than six months on the Billboard album charts and received heavy airplay on underground FM radio. Their music was part of the core, essence, and heartbeat of the the hippie, psychedelic, counter culture movement. The album is timeless, as fresh today as when it first appeared. The band could play more styles than almost any other group. On Spirit they unveiled a mélange of rock, jazz, blues, folk-rock, and even a bit of classical and Indian music. The music is experimental. The vocals flow as easily as the instrumentals. Spirit struck a careful balance between disciplined studio chops, jazz improvisation, and driving rock and roll. Guitar prodigy Randy California is a clear standout, but the other band members are superb as well; John Locke's shimmering keyboards, Mark Andes' subsonic wall of bass, and Ed Cassidy's precision drumming. Big credit has to go to lead singer Jay Fergusson, whose phrasing is always just right with a wonderful spontaneous feel. The Marty Paich string arrangements are sublime.

Brand X - Studio Albums Collection 1976-1980 (6CD) Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006

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Brand X - Studio Albums Collection 1976-1980 (6CD) Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006

Brand X - Studio Albums 1976-1980 (6CD)
Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 813 Mb | Scans included
Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd/Virgin/Charisma | # VJCP-68782-68787 | Time: 04:27:33
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Art Rock, Prog-Rock

Brand X was a jazz fusion band active 1975–1980 and 1992–1999. Noted members included Phil Collins (drums), Percy Jones (bass), John Goodsall (guitar) and Robin Lumley (keyboards). In 1992, original members Goodsall and Jones formed a new trio version of Brand X, with drummer Frank Katz.

Warhorse - Warhorse (1970) Expanded Remastered 2010

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Warhorse - Warhorse (1970) Expanded Remastered 2010

Warhorse - Warhorse (1970) Expanded Remastered 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Hard Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Repertoire Records | # REP 5195 | Time: 01:10:03

Digitally remastered and expanded digisleeve edition. Warhorse was formed by former Deep Purple bass guitarist Nick Simper and this debut album was first released in 1970. A long lost classic from this highly underrated outfit with seven tracks including a version of the Easybeats' song `St. Louis' plus five rare live and demo bonus tracks. Galloping into action with a thunder of Heavy Metal hooves, Warhorse was a sturdy steed of the '70s.

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Solo Studio Albums Collection 1981-1998 (4CD) Japanese Releases

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Roger Taylor (Queen) - Solo Studio Albums Collection 1981-1998 (4CD) Japanese Releases

Roger Taylor (Queen) - Solo Studio Albums 1981-1998 (4CD) Japanese Releases
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.23 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 445 Mb | Scans ~ 186 Mb
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Dance-Rock | Time: 03:14:11

Drummer and songwriter best known as a member of million-selling album hard rock/glam band Queen. Collection includes: Fun In Space (1981); Strange Frontier (1984); Happiness? (1994); Electric Fire (1998).

Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases]

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Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases]

Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.55 Gb | Scans included
New Age, Ambient, Progressive Electronic, World Fusion, Prog-Rock | Time: 10:51:40

Kitaro's universally acknowledged as the founding architect of new age music. The Grammy and Golden Globe Award-Winning Kitaro has achieved global acclaim over a more than three decade long career with a signature sound and a pioneering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own.

Harmonium - Albums Collection 1974-1980 (6CD)

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Harmonium - Albums Collection 1974-1980 (6CD)

Harmonium - Albums Collection 1974-1980 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC (Cue&Log) ~ 1.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 630 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Progressive Rock, Progressive Folk, Folk Rock | Time: 04:21:58

Collection includes all three studio albums and one live album by Canadian progressive folk-rock band Harmonium. In 2007, all three of Harmonium's studio albums were named among the 100 greatest Canadian albums of all time in Bob Mersereau's book The Top 100 Canadian Albums.

Jethro Tull - Original Masters (1985)

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Jethro Tull - Original Masters (1985)

Jethro Tull - Original Masters (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb
Label: Chrysalis | # VK 41515, DIDX 2961 | 00:53:45 | Scans included
Classic Rock, Prog-Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock

Despite its age, this collection remains the best introduction to the wonderfully bizarre sounds of Jethro Tull – a unique combination of folk music, progressive rock, heavy metal, and of course, Ian Anderson's ubiquitous flute. Drawing exclusively from the band's '70s heyday, opener "Living in the Past" sets the retrospective tone, leading the way into the signature guitar riff of "Aqualung," the band's multifaceted pièce de résistance. Though lyrically indecipherable, "Locomotive Breath" is equally timeless, and the moment when John Evan's fanciful piano intro gives way to Martin Barre's guitar feedback remains thrilling. With his acoustic guitar in hand, Ian Anderson becomes a medieval bard, drawing the listener into worlds of legend both threatening ("Sweet Dream," "Witches Promise") and joyously carefree ("Thick as a Brick," "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day"). The unbelievable kaleidoscope of sound which makes up "Songs from the Wood" is simply too original and intricate for words to describe.

Roger Taylor - Best (2014)

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Roger Taylor - Best (2014)

Roger Taylor - Best (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Label: Omnivore Recordings/Hollywood | # OVCD-105, 816651016587 | Time: 01:12:52
Classic Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock, New Wave

The first-ever single-disc anthology of Queen drummer Roger Taylor's solo material, 2014's Best brings together tracks off all five of his studio albums. The collection follows-up the more exhaustive 2013 box-set, The Lot, and features cuts from 1981's Fun in Space, 1984's Strange Frontier, 1994's Happiness?, 1998's Electric Fire, and 2013's Fun on Earth. While primarily known for his commanding drum presence with Queen, Taylor is also a strong rock singer and talented songwriter, responsible for penning such Queen hits as "Radio Ga Ga," "Breakthru," "These Are the Days of Our Lives," and others. Vocally, Taylor has a throatier, more gravelly presence on the microphone than Queen's highly resonant, operatic frontman Freddie Mercury. In that sense, he often brings to mind the sound of such similarly inclined contemporaries as the Who's Roger Daltrey, Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter, and Deep Purple's Ian Gillan. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of the cuts here sound like they could easily have ended up on a Queen album, and tracks like "Let’s Get Crazy," "Man on Fire," and "Strange Frontier" showcase the same synth-driven, pop/rock approach Queen was championing in the '80s.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man: The Anthology (2001)

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man: The Anthology (2001)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man: The Anthology (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 901 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 322 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion | Label: Castle/Sanctuary | # CMEDD110 | Time: 02:21:08

24 track anthology for one of the most phenomenally successful acts of the early to mid 1970s. Digitally remastered from original tapes and compiled in conjunction with the band. Highlights include, 'Fanfare For The Common Man', 'The Barbarian', 'Take A Pebble' and 'Lucky Man'.

Spooky Tooth - The Best Of Spooky Tooth (1975)

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Spooky Tooth - The Best Of Spooky Tooth (1975)

Spooky Tooth - The Best Of Spooky Tooth (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Label: Island Masters | # 842688-2, IMCD 74 | Time: 00:56:46
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Prog-Rock

Four of the 13 tracks on Island's The Best of Spooky Tooth come from 1969's Spooky Two album, while the remaining tracks represent the band's less celebrated material. Spooky Tooth's mellow, easy blues-rock sound is experienced from the first track, a slick rendition of John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road." Most of the band's peak material is included here, like "Better by You, Better by Me" and "Evil Woman." The dreamy, psychedelic-tinged "It's All About a Roundabout" is one of the album's best songs, proving the band could be adventurous at will. Much in the same manner is "As Long as the World Keeps Changing," with its hippie-like hallucinatory feel. Versions of the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" and the Band's "The Weight" are covered peculiarly, but not terribly, chock full of Spooky Tooth's own laid-back formula. Missed is the greyish "Hangman Hang My Shell on a Tree" from Spooky Two, which would have made a nice addition to the set. Nevertheless, this best-of does present listeners with Spooky Tooth's most worthwhile songs. The band's unconventional sound and eased style is prevalent on each of the tracks offered here.

Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield (1985) 2CD, Japanese Press

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Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield (1985) 2CD, Japanese Press

Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield (1985) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Art Rock, Prog-Rock, Progressive Electronic | Label: Virgin | # VJD-1001~2 | 01:58:04

In 1973, Mike Oldfield burst onto the British music scene with his debut album Tubular Bells, two long instrumental suites in which Oldfield stitched together a series of melodies into a grandly scaled work in which he played the many instruments himself. The album was an audacious beginning to a career than saw him become one of the most respected artists in progressive rock, as well as a successful film composer. The Complete Mike Oldfield is a collection released in 1985 which features selections from his first ten solo albums, as well as highlights from his score for the film The Killing Fields.

The Alan Parsons Project - The Essential Alan Parsons Project (2007) 2CD Japanese Release

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The Alan Parsons Project - The Essential Alan Parsons Project (2007) 2CD Japanese Release

The Alan Parsons Project - The Essential Alan Parsons Project (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 966 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 351 Mb | Scans ~ 86 mb
Art Rock, Prog-Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCM-35558/9 | Time: 02:33:32

2007 digitally remastered two CD compilation from the outfit formed by producer Alan Parsons. The Alan Parsons Project was originally launched 30 years ago as a studio-only band, and through the vinyl age, they where held in high esteem as real music innovators. This double disc set is a 34 track collection coming at a time when concept albums and progressive rock are experiencing a major resurgence. All tracks are newly remastered from the original tapes, and in full co-operation with Alan Parsons and main vocalist Eric Woolfson. Feature 'Time', 'Eye In The Sky', 'Games People Play', 'I Robot' and many others.

VA - Rock Classics Top 100 (2007) 6CD Box Set

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VA - Rock Classics Top 100 (2007) 6CD Box Set

VA - Rock Classics Top 100 (2007) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.68 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 947 Mb | Scans ~ 16 mb
Label: Universal Music | # 984 534-4 | Time: 06:53:19
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Prog-Rock, Soft Rock

100 tracks. Status Quo, Uriah Heep, Slade, The Allman Brothers Band, Thin Lizzy, The Guess Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Atomic Rooster, The Moody Blues, Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, Santana, Rainbow, Lou Reed, Kiss, Toto, Ted Nugent, Electric Light Orchestra, Iggy Pop, Rush, Motorhead, Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, REO Speedwagon, Yngwie Malmsteen, Soundgarden, Accept, Alice Cooper, Dio and more, and more…