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The Gods - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Japanese Editions 2009] (Re-up)

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The Gods - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Japanese Editions 2009] (Re-up)

The Gods - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Japanese Editions 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 588 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 227 MB | Covers - 239 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan

Genesis (1968). The Gods' debut album was the sound of a band capturing the transition of British psychedelia into more ostentatious progressive hard rock. Ken Hensley's heavy Hammond organ was the center of their sound, and both that and the sometimes overbearing vibrato vocals pointed toward the less psychedelic sounds he and drummer Lee Kerslake would pursue in Uriah Heep. Genesis is undoubtedly lighter than Uriah Heep, though, often employing characteristically late-'60s British vocal harmonies. Some tunes, like "Candles Getting Shorter" and "Radio Show," even skirt a pop-soul sensibility. But the songs weren't terribly memorable, though they were segued together by brief odd'n'goofy instrumental bits at the end of tracks in keeping with the modus operandi of the psychedelic era…

Omega - Trombitás Frédi és a Rettenetes emberek (1968) [Reissue 2022]

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Omega - Trombitás Frédi és a Rettenetes emberek (1968) [Reissue 2022]

Omega - Trombitas Fredi es a Rettenetes emberek (1968) [Reissue 2022]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: GrundRecords (G003)

Debut Hungarian album of Omega is a curious early release of the band where they acted as Hungary's answer to The Beatles. Mixing psychedelic and beat pop with hints of folk, this album only shows the bits of what would later follow.
The most successful Hungarian rock band in history, Omega is one of the rare bands to have been known outside in his country. The legend has it that as albums were released in other countries it became necessary to brake the language barrier. Their music is a combination of Eastern European prog with a bit of symphonic and a bit of psyche prog. The result is a dark orchestrated sound combined with extended improvisation. Their discography actually starts in the early 60's, and goes in till today in a more modern register.

The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}

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The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}

The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock & Roll, Pop Rock | Polydor #314 549 268-2

Originally this compilation was released in 1964 as "The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - The Beatles' First." The title of this compilation has varied many times over the years but they are all based on the original 1964 Polydor release with the same track listing and running order. Most of the tracks feature vocals by Sheridan. The album includes all eight of the Beatles' first pro recordings made in '61 and '62 in Germany as Tony Sheridan's backing band plus four of Tony's tracks with the Beat Brothers!

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 2CD + DVD Deluxe Edition 2009

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Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 2CD + DVD Deluxe Edition 2009

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 2CD + DVD Deluxe Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 542 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | 01:35:24
DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2ch, 192 kbps | 00:41:10 | ~ 2.73 Gb
Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Country Rock | A&M | # B0013581-00 | Scans ~ 100 Mb

Deluxe three disc (two CDs + DVD) edition of her 1993 debut album includes a bonus CD of b-sides, rarities and outtakes plus a bonus DVD that contains a documentary featuring on-the-road, backstage, soundcheck and live footage recorded during the Tuesday Night Music Club tour, 1993 -95. Tuesday Night Music Club, the beloved debut album from Sheryl Crow, and has sold more than eight million copies worldwide since its release in 1993. The acclaimed piece of work has yielded six international hit singles and won three Grammys.

The Hollies - Here I Go Again (1964) + Hear! Here! (1965) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2011

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The Hollies - Here I Go Again (1964) + Hear! Here! (1965) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2011

The Hollies - Here I Go Again (1964) + Hear! Here! (1965) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:56
British Invasion, Merseybeat, Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: BGO | # BGOCD973

This set collects the Hollies' first two U.S. albums, 1964’s Here I Go Again and 1965’s Hear! Here!, on a single disc. Both LPs were originally released in the States by Imperial Records, a label founded in 1947 by Lew Chudd, who had sold his rights in the imprint to Liberty Records in 1963. Liberty began leasing material by popular U.K. artists for U.S. distribution that same year, which led to the Hollies' initial single in the American market, a cover version of Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs' 1960 hit “Stay.” Although several of the cuts found here got extensive radio airplay in the U.S. at the time, “Just One Look” and “Here I Go Again” from 1964 and “I’m Alive” and “Look Through Any Window” from 1965 among them, the Hollies didn’t really break through on the continent until a year later in 1966 with the hits “Bus Stop” and “Stop Stop Stop,” and neither of those songs is found here. Aside from the singles, most of the cuts on these two albums are covers of American R&B tunes that are done capably but without a whole lot of originality. The end result is a portrait of a promising band just beginning to come into its own.

The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011] (Re-up)

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The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011] (Re-up)

The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 423 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 192 MB | Covers - 85 MB
Genre: Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanctuary Records/Universal Music (275 632-6)

Universal’s 2011 Deluxe Edition of the Kinks’ second album, Kinda Kinks, finds the 12-track album supported by a 23-track collection of non-LP cuts, including both sides of the “Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy,” “Set Me Free,” “See My Friends,” and “Never Met a Girl Like You Before” singles; the Kwyet Kinks EP, which includes “A Well Respected Man”; no less than six demos, many of which are unreleased Ray Davies originals (“I Go to Sleep” saw the light of day on a previous CD reissue); alternate takes of “See My Friends” and “Come on Now”; and BBC sessions including the songs “This Strange Effect” and “Hide and Seek,” which never popped up on a Kinks LP…

Chad & Jeremy - The Very Best of Chad & Jeremy (2000)

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Chad & Jeremy - The Very Best of Chad & Jeremy (2000)

Chad & Jeremy - The Very Best of Chad & Jeremy (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Label: Varèse Sarabande | # 302 066 098 2 | Time: 00:45:38
British Invasion, Folk-Rock, Pop/Rock, Baroque Pop

Although this 18-song best-of duplicates much of what was on the best previous Chad & Jeremy CD compilation (One Way's The Best of Chad & Jeremy), this release is definitely the superior option. Its most crucial edge is the inclusion of four songs from 1965-1966 Columbia singles, as the One Way disc was limited to the material they released on World Artists. In addition, the Varese Sarabande anthology has comprehensive liner notes, songwriting credits, and original release date info, whereas the One Way disc had none of those things at all. This CD still concentrates on the World Artists sides from 1964-1965, including all of the hit singles. Some of the inessential covers of hits and standards from the One Way compilation are axed, but decent original tunes like "My How the Time Goes By" are retained. The four Columbia sides include the three Top 40 hits "Before and After" and "I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby" (both written by Van McCoy), and "Distant Shores" (by future Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears producer James Guercio).

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1972-1973 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010 [Re-Up]

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VA - Singers & Songwriters 1972-1973 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010 [Re-Up]

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1972-1973 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 569 Mb | Scans included
Label: Time-Life Music/Rhino | # 25913-D OPCD-2779B | Time: 01:38:37
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Soul, Folk

The two-year interval covered in this volume of Time-Life Music's Singers & Songwriters series was one of consolidation for the many singer/songwriters who had emerged in the early '70s. Carole King followed up Tapestry, the album that established her as a performer after years as a songwriter, with Music, which spawned the hit "Sweet Seasons." James Taylor was on his second follow-up to his commercial breakthrough Sweet Baby James with One Man Dog, which produced "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight." His new wife Carly Simon released her third album, No Secrets, which gave Simon her biggest hit yet with "You're So Vain." John Denver, too, hit new sales peaks with Rocky Mountain High and its title single. And Cat Stevens had followed the success of Tea for the Tillerman with Teaser and the Firecat and its second single "Morning Has Broken." Meanwhile, several new singer/songwriters were crowding the field, among them Don McLean with the epic allegory "American Pie," America with its Neil Young sound-alike "A Horse With No Name," and Seals & Crofts with the lilting "Summer Breeze".

Walter Becker, Donald Fagen - Sun Mountain (1995)

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Walter Becker, Donald Fagen - Sun Mountain (1995)

Walter Becker, Donald Fagen - Sun Mountain (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 273 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Fusion | Thunderbolt / Magnum Music #CDTB 139

The release of ‘Sun Mountain' completes the three volume set released on the Thunderbolt label and featuring the early work of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (see also 'Old Regime' CDTB 040 and 'Stone Piano' CDTB 054). The first nine tracks on this release represent the first known recordings by the duo. Prominent throughout are the distinctive lead vocals and keyboard skills of Donald Fagen with Walter Becker providing the bass line and occasional harmonies. These have been compiled with four tracks each from the earlier two releases. The first four of these are taken from 'Stone Piano' and clearly illustrate the development of artists towards a more complex instrumental backing for their compositions. The second four tracks are taken from ‘Old Regime' and show the full development of the artists who, by this time, are working with an array of fellow musicians including John Discepolo and Kenny Vance on drums, Elliot Randall on guitar, and Denny Dias on bass.

Gerry & The Pacemakers - The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers (2005) 2CDs

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Gerry & The Pacemakers - The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers (2005) 2CDs

Gerry & The Pacemakers - The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 221 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
British Invasion, Merseybeat, Pop/Rock | Label: EMI | # 7243 4 74839 2 9 | 01:35:29

There are already so many "best-of" collections of Gerry & the Pacemakers – including previous releases from EMI, Capitol, and Collectables – that this double-CD set from EMI's U.K. division probably won't seem very impressive or important. Actually, very little of the band's history is left out, at least in terms of the various facets of their music – the hits are all present, along with a brace of engaging B-sides and LP and EP tracks that greatly broaden the range of music at hand. The quartet's best-known songs are well-crafted pop/rock in a Merseybeat mode, but they had a harder side as well, and even traded in some R&B and country sounds, and those aspects are represented here in between the hits. Some listeners who like their more rocking sides, such as "Jambalaya," "Maybellene" or "Pretend," may not appreciate the presence of such string-laden pop as "Walk Hand in Hand" or "Girl on a Swing," but this is a valid representation of their sound. And the sound is optimal, to put it mildly, with lots of presence on all of the instruments.

The Kinks - Kinks (1964) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011] (Re-up)

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The Kinks - Kinks (1964) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011] (Re-up)

The Kinks - Kinks (1964) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 745 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 303 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanctuary Records/Universal Music (275 627-4)

By sheer size alone, Universal’s 2011 Deluxe Edition of the Kinks' debut album trumps any previous reissue of the album, weighing in at a whopping 56 tracks spread over the course of two CDs. This includes the album in both its stereo and mono mixes, both sides of the “Long Tall Sally,” “You Still Want Me,” and “All Day and All of the Night” singles, the tracks from the Kinksize Session EP, the demo of “I Don’t Need You Anymore,” a couple of alternate takes and mixes, and a clutch of BBC sessions punctuated by interviews with Ray Davies. Although the album proper is slowed down by a little filler, the wealth of bonus material improves the overall experience: many of the single and EP tracks are better than what’s on the LP, the live sessions smoke, and the remastering kicks hard, all factors in making this the best edition ever of the Kinks' debut.

Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan - Peculiar Friends (1971) {2019, Remastered}

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Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan - Peculiar Friends (1971) {2019, Remastered}

Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan - Peculiar Friends (1971) {2019, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 306 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans | 00:37:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock | Big Pink Music #Big Pink 637

The third and final disc on Polydor from Ten Wheel Drive before Annie Sutton would come in to take over for the irreplaceable Genya Ravan and they would move the organization to Capitol for one more go at it, this is the most sophisticated of the small but cherished output from the ever changing and evolving entity known as Ten Wheel Drive. The pity here is that they had really found their groove on Peculiar Friends.The band blends so nicely behind Ravan's unique and multi-purpose voice, changing genres while exploring the possibilities of a song like "I Had Him Down." They lift a few notes from Blood, Sweat & Tears' cover of the Laura Nyro composition, "And When I Die," but the song mutates before you can hold it down.

Grateful Dead - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 3-9-81 (2022)

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Grateful Dead - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 3-9-81 (2022)

Grateful Dead - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 3-9-81 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:53:11 | 986 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: Rhino

Three CDs. Madison Square Garden, the world-famous New York City arena, was a home away from home for The Grateful Dead, a reliable sanctuary where the band would ultimately play 52 shows, a record at the time. The venue's fine acoustics combined with the fans' unbridled energy consistently brought out the best in the Dead. At the band's 2015 induction ceremony into Madison Square Garden's Walk Of Fame, Bobby Weir said "This place was both horrifying and titillating with an audience that was discerning but ravenous. We had to rise to the occasion every time."

Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995)

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Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995)

Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 492 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # CDV2763, 7243 8 39982 27 | Time: 01:07:38
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Folk-Rock

UK 'Best Of' for the late lamented singer songwriter who sang with The Smiths, Talking Heads, the list goes on and on. This 18 track collection (long out of print in the U.S.) gives an overview of her eclectic career, highlighting her skills as an interpreter of classic songs and a talented songwriter in her own right. Tracks include her first hit for Stiffrecords, 'There's A Guy Down The Chipshop Swears He's Elvis', 'They Don't Know' (Kirsty's own composition, later a hit for Tracy Ullman), the Brian Wilson inspired, 'He's On The Beach', the Christmas classic, 'Fairy Tale Of New York' feat.The Pogues, and covers of The Smiths' 'You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby', The Kinks' 'Days' and Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' feat. Evan Dando. 1995 release.

It Bites - Once Around The World (1988) [Japanese Edition]

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It Bites - Once Around The World (1988) [Japanese Edition]

It Bites - Once Around The World (1988) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 384 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Japan (VJD-32039)

1988 sophomore release (produced by Steve Hillage) from this British Art-Rock/Prog-Pop quartet fronted by Francis Dunnery. Unlike the U.S. version, which was released only as a vinyl EP, is the original album in it's entirety (including the bonus track 'Hunting the Whale'). Harder than their debut, this album showed a far more imaginative band creating a unique sound as they combined elements of Hard Rock, Prog and Pop. Includes 'Kiss Like Judas', 'The Old Man And the Angel', 'Yellow Christian' and more.