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Asia - Astra (1985) {2022, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD, Remastered}

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Asia - Astra (1985) {2022, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD, Remastered}

Asia - Astra (1985) {2022, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 314 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Covers Included | 00:45:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Geffen Records / Universal Music #UICY-40357

Astra is the third studio album by British rock band Asia, released in late 1985. It was the final studio album to feature original member John Wetton until 2008's reunion album Phoenix. The recording of the album took place at several studios in London during 1984-85. It reached #67 in the US on the Billboard 200 chart and #68 in the UK Albums Chart. Strangely, although Astra itself didn't make the top 50, two songs charted well on the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, receiving radio airplay in various markets: "Go" (#7) and "Too Late" (#30), and the video of "Go" (based on the futuristic heroine on the album cover) received airplay on MTV. Allmusic critic Matt Collar gave Astra a three-star rating in a review full of praise. He called the album "a solid prog rock outing", "a truly underrated '80s rock album and a must-hear for fans".

Byther Smith & Larry Davis - Blues Knights (1985) [Reissue 2005]

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Byther Smith & Larry Davis - Blues Knights (1985) [Reissue 2005]

Byther Smith & Larry Davis - Blues Knights (1985) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 304 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Black And Blue (BB 466.2)

This, despite the appearance, is not a duet album. Instead, this captures a session from November 20, 1985, with guitarists Larry Davis and Byther Smith fronting the same studio band consisting of guitarist Maurice John Vaughn, bassist Douglas Watson, drummer Julian Vaughn, and tenor saxophonist A.C. Reed. As Bill Dahl points out in the liner notes to the 1994 Evidence reissue Blues Knights, the two frontmen keep true to their essential style, with their supple supporting band following suit. As such, the four Davis cuts are pretty relaxed and jazzy, usually quite alluring but at times a little sleepy…

Jennifer Rush - Movin' (1985)

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Jennifer Rush - Movin' (1985)

Jennifer Rush - Movin' (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Pop Rock, Synth-Pop | CBS #CDCBS 26710
CD Manufactured by CBS/Sony in Japan

Movin' is the second studio album by American singer Jennifer Rush. Originally released in Germany in late 1985, just as Rush was experiencing worldwide success with "The Power of Love" from her previous album, Movin' became an instant hit there. The album reached No.1 for 14 weeks and went on to be the biggest selling album of 1986. Despite high sales for her previous album, Rush found it harder to follow up in the UK, where the album (released in 1986) only managed to reach No.32, mainly due to the lack of a hit single.

Stevie Wonder - In Square Circle (1985) Re-Up

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Stevie Wonder - In Square Circle (1985) Re-Up

Stevie Wonder - In Square Circle (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 314 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Full Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:49:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Electronic, Adult Contemporary | Tamla #6134 TD

In Square Circle is a 1985 studio album released by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (his twentieth overall). The album features the hits "Part-Time Lover", "Go Home" and "Overjoyed" (which was left off Wonder's 1979 album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants and re-recorded for this album). The album won Wonder the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 28th Grammy Awards (his fourth award in the category, and his 13th Grammy overall). In Square Circle broke into the Top 5 on the Pop Albums chart and spent 12 weeks at #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart.

Tangerine Dream - Heartbreakers [OST] (1985)

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Tangerine Dream - Heartbreakers [OST] (1985)

Tangerine Dream - Heartbreakers [OST] (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Traditional Electronic, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin (610 467-225)

Somewhere along the line, Tangerine Dream figured out a way to produce motion picture scores without paying too much attention - as happened with this score for a minor film. There are some nice moments, but it's mainly Tangerine Dream following the formula. It was the first of six movies directed by Bobby Roth that Tangerine Dream supplied the music for.

Tangerine Dream - Le Parc (1985) [Reissue 1991]

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Tangerine Dream - Le Parc (1985) [Reissue 1991]

Tangerine Dream - Le Parc (1985) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Traditional Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Zomba Records (WD 75215)

Featuring shorter compositions and an increasingly lyrical lexicon of electronic sounds, Le Parc has more in common with the burgeoning new age movement than Tangerine Dream's earlier, eerier work. The songs are essentially musical postcards from great parks around the world, though the focus is on the mood generated by these places rather than a literal translation of geographic qualities. Thus, "Yellowstone Park" is rendered with an American Indian spirituality, "Zen Garden" is peaceful and mysterious, "Central Park" highly stylized and danceable. Tangerine Dream's music in recent years had shifted toward more accessible and melodic arrangements, so coming from the vantage point of a Phaedra or Stratosfear, the music on Le Parc could be viewed as a considerable "dumbing down" of their artistic origins…

Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest (1985) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

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Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest (1985) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest (1985) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Fusion | Sony Records Int'l #SICP 1237

Miles Davis's final Columbia recording (other than Aura which was released several years later) includes his straightforward ballad interpretations of Cyndy Lauper's "Time After Time" and the Michael Jackson-associated "Human Nature," two songs he would play in most of his concerts for the remainder of his life. Other tunes (including "You're Under Arrest," "One Phone Call" and "Ms. Morrisine") were quickly discarded. In addition to Davis (who had regained his earlier chops) tenor-saxophonist Bob Berg, guitarist John Scofield and guest John McLaughlin get in a few decent solos on this competent but not overly memorable effort.

Jethro Tull - Original Masters (1985) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1998]

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Jethro Tull - Original Masters (1985) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1998]

Jethro Tull - Original Masters (1985) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1998]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 431 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Compact Classics (GZS-1126)

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")…

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) {1985, Japanese Reissue}

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Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) {1985, Japanese Reissue}

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) {1985, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 239 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 90 Mb
Full Scans ~ 135 Mb | 00:37:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock | CBS/Sony #32DP 286

Bridge Over Troubled Water was one of the biggest-selling albums of its decade, and it hasn't fallen too far down on the list in years since. Apart from the gospel-flavored title track, which took some evolution to get to what it finally became, however, much of Bridge Over Troubled Water also constitutes a stepping back from the music that Simon & Garfunkel had made on Bookends – this was mostly because the creative partnership that had formed the body and the motivation for the duo's four prior albums literally consumed itself in the making of Bridge Over Troubled Water. The overall effect was perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act.

VA - White Nights: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985)

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VA - White Nights: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985)

VA - White Nights: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 MB
49:33 | Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Soul | Label: Atlantic

White Nights is a 1985 American musical drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren and Isabella Rossellini. It was choreographed by Twyla Tharp. The title refers to the sunlit summer nights of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), the setting for the majority of the film, situated just a few degrees below the Arctic Circle.

John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (Deluxe Edition / 2022 Mix) (1985/2022)

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John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (Deluxe Edition / 2022 Mix) (1985/2022)

John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (Deluxe Edition / 2022 Mix) (1985/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 555 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 189 MB
1:17:52 | Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Island Def Jam

This newly remixed & remastered edition of John Mellencamp’s Scarecrow features the original album, a full disc of rare & previously unreleased tracks, ATMOS, and new hi-resolution stereo mix of the album + bonus tracks in hi-resolution stereo on Blu-ray Disc, a 180g half-speed LP, an original picture sleeve of the “Small Town” 7” single, booklet, lithographs, poster and an all-new essay by Anthony DeCurtis.

Clan Of Xymox - Clan Of Xymox (1985)

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Clan Of Xymox - Clan Of Xymox (1985)

Clan Of Xymox - Clan Of Xymox (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 362 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers - 111 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, New Wave, Post-Punk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: 4AD ‎(CAD 503 CD)

Listening to Clan of Xymox's self-titled LP is like entering a club of black-clad vampires in the mid-'80s. That's not meant as an insult; the album captures a certain time and place. The record epitomizes Ben Folds Five's hilarious discovery in "Battle of Who Could Care Less": "See I've got your old ID/And you're all dressed up like the Cure." This moody, atmospheric record is as dated as a bumper sticker from a "rock of the '80s" radio station. What once seemed cutting-edge is now a nostalgia trip, and for aging goths, Clan of Xymox is home sweet home. Clan of Xymox were never original; they always seemed to be picking from the leftovers of their predecessors: the Cure, Joy Division, Modern English, Dead Can Dance, and New Order…

The Manhattan Transfer - Vocalese (1985)

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The Manhattan Transfer - Vocalese (1985)

The Manhattan Transfer - Vocalese (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 280 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans ~ 104 Mb | 00:45:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Swing | Atlantic #7567-81266-2

Many of the Manhattan Transfer's recordings up to the point of Vocalese showed off their diversity and covered a wide variety of music, including jazz. This set was quite a bit different, for it is dedicated to the vocalese of the great Jon Hendricks. The Manhattan Transfer (singers Cheryl Bentyne, Tim Hauser, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel) perform a dozen songs using Hendricks' lyrics, including "That's Killer Joe," "Rambo," "Ray's Rockhouse" and "Sing Joy Spring." Utilizing their regular band of the period (which includes guitarist Wayne Johnson), the Count Basie Orchestra (directed at the time by Thad Jones), the Four Freshmen (on "To You"), tenorman James Moody, Bobby McFerrin (guesting on "Night in Tunisia"), McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie (on "Sing Joy Spring"), altoist Richie Cole, and Hendricks himself, among many others, the Transfer give these boppish tunes definitive vocal treatments. This is one of their finest jazz recordings and a classic of its kind.

Wishbone Ash - Raw To The Bone (1985) {1993, Reissue}

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Wishbone Ash - Raw To The Bone (1985) {1993, Reissue}

Wishbone Ash - Raw To The Bone (1985) {1993, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Full Scans ~ 81 Mb | 00:38:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Castle Communication #CLACD 390

Raw to the Bone is the 13th album by rock band Wishbone Ash. Like its predecessor, Twin Barrels Burning, it is one of the band's heaviest records, capitalising on the popular new wave of British heavy metal that Wishbone Ash had helped influence. It is the only Wishbone Ash album to feature Mervyn Spence on bass and vocals. It is also the last album with guitarist/vocalist Laurie Wisefield, who ended his eleven-year stint with Wishbone Ash after the release of this album.

Joe Pass - Whitestone (1985)

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Joe Pass - Whitestone (1985)

Joe Pass - Whitestone (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 214 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (PACD-2310-912-2)

This is an unusual set for Joe Pass, a pop-oriented Brazilian date. He is joined by rhythm guitarist John Pisano, keyboardist Don Grusin, either Abraham Laboriel or Nathan East on bass, drummer Harvey Mason and percussionist Paulinho Da Costa. The material is not as strong as Pass' earlier Brazilian set Tudo Bem, featuring originals by Andy Narell, Grusin, Pisano and Milton Nascimento, along with a few obscurities. Pass sounds fine, but the overall results are not too substantial or memorable.