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Bob Dylan - Hard Rain (1976)

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Bob Dylan - Hard Rain (1976)

Bob Dylan - Hard Rain (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | Columbia 88691924312D22 | ~ 305 or 121 Mb | Artwork -> 25 Mb
Folk Rock | Remastered, 2nd press

Hard Rain is a snapshot of Bob Dylan's fabled Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling circus that was more notable for its excess and character than the music. Hard Rain bears this out, being neither as sacrilegious or as exciting as Blood on the Tracks, and never seeming necessary – after all, it arrives just two years after the last live album…

Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985) [2001, Remastered, Japanese Ed.]

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Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985) [2001, Remastered, Japanese Ed.]

Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI, TOCP-53208 | ~ 616 or 188 Mb | Artwork -> 84 Mb
Hard Rock

Since the Scorpions' career was at its peak, World Wide Live could not have been recorded at a better time. This 19-track album contains all of their early-'80s hits, and while they aren't as energetic on-stage as they are in the studio, the band still perform with a great amount of flamboyance…

Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974) [2014, Alucard Music, ALUGG039]

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Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974) [2014, Alucard Music, ALUGG039]

Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Alucard Music, ALUGG039 | ~ 263 or 110 Mb | Scans(png) -> 193 Mb
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23.976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 96 kHz, 24-bit / LPCM 2.0, 96 kHz, 24-bit
Progressive Rock

This is one of the most aggressively challenging and complex progessive albums Gentle Giant ever released, which of course means it is one of the most aggressively challenging and complex albums ever made…

Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990) [LP + DVD-A]

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Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990) [LP + DVD-A]

Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 241 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 119 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.52 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 24/96 PCM 2.0 & 16/48 DD 5.1 > 3.39 Gb
New Age, Modern Classical, Ambient

Mike Oldfield, watch out. This all-instrumental album, consisting of two long pieces ("Slow Dance Parts 1 and 2") that mix new age sounds with rock, crosses into territory staked out most successfully by the tubular bell-ringer, and comes off as sort of Windham Hill with a beat. This material features clarinet, oboe, flute, trumpet, harp, and percussion as well as guitar, and it does sort of resemble the spacy synthesizer interludes and bridges found as parts of the longer pieces on Genesis's progressive-era albums…

The Shirelles & King Curtis - Give A Twist Party (Remastered) (1962/2022)

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The Shirelles & King Curtis - Give A Twist Party (Remastered) (1962/2022)

The Shirelles & King Curtis - Give A Twist Party (Remastered) (1962/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 431 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 MB
1:06:57 | Soul, Pop, Ballad, Twist | Label: RevOla

Give a Twist Party Review by Richie Unterberger
A rather strange concept for an early-'60s album, pairing the Shirelles, then at the peak of their success, with R&B/soul sax great King Curtis. It's not so much a collaboration as an alternation; Curtis gets three instrumentals to himself, and sings "I Got a Woman" and another cut. King does duet with the girls on "I Still Want You," and the Shirelles handle the rest of the material, mostly written by their chief producer/songwriter Luther Dixon, in a much more up-tempo vein than their famous singles. No hits on this record, which is respectable but not terribly exciting, and a bit schizo in concept.

Phenomena - Phenomena (Remastered) (2021)

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Phenomena - Phenomena (Remastered) (2021)

Phenomena - Phenomena (Remastered) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 446 MB
3:13:29 | Prog Rock, AOR | Label: Explore Rights Management Ltd

Four CD collection of the first three big-selling albums by Phenomena, a studio- created return to the idea of the concept album originally masterminded by producer Tom Galley with his brother, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley along with a host of guest players. Plus the ‘Anthology’ album with five bonus tracks, including the 12-inch remixes of the band’s big hit ‘Did It All For Love’ and ‘Still The Night’. Featuring guest appearances from Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Trapeze vocalist Glenn Hughes, the late great drummer Cozy Powell, Queen’s Brian May, legends John Wetton (King Crimson, ASIA) and Neil Murray (Colosseum II, The Michael Schenker Group, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, etc).

Rainbow - On Stage (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1977/2012)

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Rainbow - On Stage (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1977/2012)

Rainbow - On Stage (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1977/2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 906 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 311 MB
2:15:46 | Full Scans - 13 MB | Hard Rock | Label: Polydor

When Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, they barely skipped a beat replacing him. And he barely skipped a beat forming Rainbow, a mirror image of his old band. Vocalist Ronnie James Dio, though, provided Blackmore with a clipped, howl-free voice, hardening Rainbow's sound considerably despite the presence of Mellotron, organ, and other keyboards. By the time it released On Stage, the band had developed its dominion: songs about killing kings, men on silver mountains, and women locked in towers. Subjects were grandiose and the execution heavy, even ponderous. But there's charm in the way Dio intones, "Do you waaant some love? / Well, here we are to give you love," as Blackmore strums in the background. But Dio and Blackmore turn to hard, hard rock with the sprawling "Man on the Silver Mountain" and slow, sad-sack blues with "Mistreated". For gear-heads, there's a full accounting of the band's equipment on the back cover. This re-mastered edition boasts a warmer sound, but who needs warmth with that big guitar spilling over onto your shirt and shoes while the crowd claps along? –Andrew Bartlett

Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (1973) [2005, 35th Anniversary Edition]

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Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (1973) [2005, 35th Anniversary Edition]

Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (1973)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
DRT Entertainment, RTE 00351 | ~ 309 or 113 Mb | Artwork -> 46 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

Gentle Giant was reduced to a quintet on In a Glass House with the departure of elder brother Phil Shulman, but its sound is unchanged, and the group may actually be tighter without the presence of his saxophones…

The Last Poets - The Last Poets / This Is Madness (Remastered) (1970-71/2016)

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The Last Poets - The Last Poets / This Is Madness (Remastered) (1970-71/2016)

The Last Poets - The Last Poets / This Is Madness (Remastered) (1970-71/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 456 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 MB
1:19:26 | Free Jazz, Tribal, Spoken Word, Experimental, Ghetto | Label: Charly Records

The Seminal first 2 Albums from the Hip Hop Pioneers in a 2cd digibook along with bonus tracks. Generally recognised as one of the first ever rap groups, The Last Poets' groundbreaking fusion of minimalist African beats with uncompromising lyrics dealing with life in the ghetto, civil rights and social injustice caused a major sensation when their eponymous debut album made the U.S. Top Ten album chart in 1970. The group's militant message and delivery, coupled with their support for The Black Panthers, made them highly controversial at the time leading to their second album, 1971's This Is Madness, being placed on Richard Nixon's Counter-Intelligence programming list. Their pioneering sound continues to influence today's funk and hip-hop scenes, with their mark being heard on countless black musicians over the years. This deluxe 2CD set features the band's first two albums packaged in a digibook. It also includes 3 bonus tracks that Jalal Mansur Nuriddin from the band recorded under the name Lightin' Rod for the Hustler's Convention album, including Doriella Du Fontaine which features Jimi Hendrix on guitar.

VA - Blowing Free: Underground and Progressive Sounds Of 1972 (2022)

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VA - Blowing Free: Underground and Progressive Sounds Of 1972 (2022)

VA - Blowing Free: Underground and Progressive Sounds Of 1972 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,87 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 725 Mb | 05:14:48
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records, Esoteric Recordings

A New 4 CD Remastered Clamshell Various Artists Boxed Set Celebrating The Finest Sounds Of The So-Called "Underground" And Progressive Rock Music Of 1972. Five Hours Of Music Featuring Tracks By Atomic Rooster, Barclay James Harvest, Edgar Broughton Band, Caravan, Curved Air, Emerson Lake And Palmer, Family, Free, Gentle Giant, Hawkwind, Help Yourself, Khan, Lindisfarne, Man, Matching Mole, Nektar, Pretty Things, Procol Harum, Nektar, Rare Bird, Al Stewart, Ten Years After, Thin Lizzy, Uriah Heep, Van Der Graaf Generator, Vinegar Joe, Wishbone Ash, Yes And Many More.

Gordon Lightfoot - Songbook (Remastered) (1999)

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Gordon Lightfoot - Songbook (Remastered) (1999)

Gordon Lightfoot - Songbook (Remastered) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 700 MB
5:03:29 | Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Country Rock | Label: Rhino

An institution north of the Canadian border, Gordon Lightfoot is practically the living embodiment of what many think of as the national character. Stoic, weathered, and hard-working, Lightfoot practices a husky brand of folk music that's as timeless as the Canadian landscape that seems to loom above his most memorable melodies. This overdue four-disc retrospective stretches all the way back to 1962, when the Ontario-born performer tried to make it in Nashville, up to 1998; 16 previously unreleased tracks and another 17 previously available only on vinyl add meat to its frame. Yes, the familiar tunes are here–"For Lovin' Me" (a hit for both Peter, Paul & Mary and Ian & Sylvia), "Early Morning Rain," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," "Carefree Highway," and the oft-parodied but truly evocative "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." But Songbook, like the artist it commemorates, isn't defined by radio staples. It's about the splendid expanse that is the decades-long career of a true musical workhorse. –Steven Stolder

Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul And Mary: 1961-1962 (Remastered) (2022)

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Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul And Mary: 1961-1962 (Remastered) (2022)

Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul And Mary: 1961-1962 (Remastered) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 439 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 208 MB
1:12:07 | Folk, Pop | Label: RevOla

The most popular folk group of the 1960s, Peter, Paul and Mary in later decades have also proved themselves to be among the most durable music acts in history. Their longevity dwarfs that of the Weavers, while the fact that the trio continues to be associated with a major record label (Warner Bros.) after decades in the business sets them apart from rivals like the Kingston Trio and the Brothers Four. Then again, perhaps it isn't so surprising – Peter, Paul and Mary's roots run deeper than almost any other folk act one might care to name, while their appeal crosses audience lines that other acts couldn't (and can't) even approach.

Nikki Sudden - The Truth Doesn't Matter (Remixed & Remastered) (2022)

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Nikki Sudden - The Truth Doesn't Matter (Remixed & Remastered) (2022)

Nikki Sudden - The Truth Doesn't Matter (Remixed & Remastered) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 650 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 307 MB
1:20:51 | Rock & Roll, Glam | Label: Troubadour

'The Truth Doesn’t Matter (Remixed Remastered Reimagined)' was the final album recorded by Nikki Sudden, formerly of Swell Maps, and originally released posthumously in 2006. The album is one of a ragged rock ‘n’ roller singing his heart out, most poignantly on the magnificent ‘Green Shield Stamps’. This version has been been remixed, remastered and reassembled by original producer John Rivers and the musicians that played on the album.

Jean-Michel Jarre ‎- Revolutions (1988) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Jean-Michel Jarre ‎- Revolutions (1988) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Jean-Michel Jarre ‎- Revolutions (1988)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 248 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 99 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 1 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.46 Gb
2018 | Columbia, 19075828251 | Ambient, Electro
~ New mastering from the original analog tapes by Dave Dadwater for Yakuda Audio 2014 ~

While it can be easy to dislike and dismiss some cookie-cutter electronic music, the challenge lies in finding reasons to listen to it again. Such is the case with Revolutions by Jean Michel Jarre. One reviewer wrote, simply, "(This) is not revolutionary." That is true; Jarre breaks no new ground with the release of this album. He does, however, continue to create original music in his own style. He is often imitated and that is the sincerest form of flattery…

Faith No More - The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection (Remastered) (2009)

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Faith No More - The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection (Remastered) (2009)

Faith No More - The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection (Remastered) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 830 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 275 MB
1:58:33 | Full Scans - 16 MB | Alternative Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Rhino / Slash

Before their dissolution in April 1998 Faith No More were one of the most respected and admired bands of recent times. They were a platinum selling arena act with a distinctly non mainstream agenda.
Whilst the world of rock had their heads turned, in true style Faith No More yet again surprised us all. In February this year, they announced that they planned to reform and headline the Download Festival along with a run of European festivals. This is the summer of Faith No More get ready! Rhino presents - The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection A 2CD album with the out & out fully re-mastered best of Faith No More plus a bonus cd showing off the amazing b-sides, covers, rarities and some very interesting songs! Topped off with sleeve notes written by Kerrang! s very own editor and #1 Faith No More fan, Paul Brannigan.