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Metallica - Master Of Puppets (1986) [DCC, GZS-1133]

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Metallica - Master Of Puppets (1986) [DCC, GZS-1133]

Metallica - Master Of Puppets (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1999 | DCC, GZS-1133 | ~ 390 or 130 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Thrash Metal

Even though Master of Puppets didn't take as gigantic a leap forward as Ride the Lightning, it was the band's greatest achievement, hailed as a masterpiece by critics far outside heavy metal's core audience. It was also a substantial hit, reaching the Top 30 and selling three million copies despite absolutely nonexistent airplay…

The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5 (1964) [3 Releases]

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The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5 (1964) [3 Releases]

The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5 (1964)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | London, ABKCO | ~ 471 or 225 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 51 Mb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Rock & Roll

~ 1984 Germany Original, London 820 048-2 + 1986 Germany Remaster, ABKCO 844 461-2 + 2002 USA Remaster, ABKCO 94022 ~

Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation (1968) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation (1968) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation (1968)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 215 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 92 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 12 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.36 Gb
1984 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFSL 1-148 | Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Crown of Creation appeared ten months after their last album, After Bathing at Baxter's, and it doesn't take the same kind of leap forward that Baxter's did from Surrealistic Pillow. Indeed, in many ways, Crown of Creation is a more conservative album stylistically, opening with "Lather," a Grace Slick original that was one of the group's very last forays (and certainly their last prominent one) into a folk idiom. Much of what follows is a lot more based in electric rock, as well as steeped in elements of science fiction (specifically author John Wyndham's book The Chrysalids) in several places, but Crown of Creation was still deliberately more accessible musically than its predecessor, even as the playing became more bold and daring within more traditional song structures…

Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg & Elena Kremer - Gidon Kremer in Prague (2015/2022)

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Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg & Elena Kremer - Gidon Kremer in Prague (2015/2022)

Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg & Elena Kremer - Gidon Kremer in Prague (Schubert, Franck, Ravel, Bartók, Schnittke) (2015/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 399 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:18:50
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals

These pieces are remembrances of some Gidon Kremer’s passings in Prague, during Soviet time… Kremer was then at the dawn of his career, one among the most brilliant for a violinist in our time! As an ‘ambassador’ of the Soviet Ministry for Culture in the ‘brother countries’, he owed to his mentor, David Oistrakh, a sort of freedom, demonstrated here in this recording. His absolutely perfect touch and his freedom of expression were the delight of his patrons in the welcoming communist countries… The short piece by Alfred Schnittke, then still hand written only, was an example of his wish to play scores out of the ‘classics’ from Bach to Stravinsky and to help other musicians through chamber music sessions. This record allows to hear the faked G.B. Guadagnini inherited from his grandfather.

Aaron Copland - Piano Concerto, El Salón México, Appalachian Spring & Old American Songs (2014/2022)

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Aaron Copland - Piano Concerto, El Salón México, Appalachian Spring & Old American Songs (2014/2022)

Aaron Copland, William Warfield, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein, Maurice Abravanel & Antal Doráti - Piano Concerto, El Salón México, Appalachian Spring & Old American Songs (2014/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 406 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:18:04
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals

'Appalachian Spring' and 'El Salón Mexicó' are archetypical of what many people consider to be the sound of American music, evoking the vast landscapes, cowboys and pioneer spirit. Yet, in the 20th century perhaps only Stravinsky was as adept in as many styles as Aaron Copland [1900-1990]. His Piano Concerto, first performed by Serge Koussevitsky, is a good example of Copland the modernist but he also wrote chamber music, ballets, operas and film scores, as well as teaching, writing and latterly conducting. The winter of 1950 saw Copland take a break from writing his superlative 'Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson' and, inspired by a Pears and Britten recital in late 1949, he took five of his favourite American songs and arranged them for voice with piano. Pears and Britten liked them so much that they gave the premiere together at the Aldburgh Festival in 1950.

Prince & The Revolution - Prince and The Revolution: Live (2022 Remaster) (2020/2022)

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Prince & The Revolution - Prince and The Revolution: Live (2022 Remaster) (2020/2022)

Prince & The Revolution - Prince and The Revolution: Live (2022 Remaster) (2020/2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:56:12 | 784 Mb
Pop, R'n'B, Funk | Label: NPG Records, Legacy Recordings

Listening to this Purple Rain-era live show from Syracuse in 1985, you’re reminded how introverted Prince was. Does he dazzle? Yes. Does he dance? Yes—and shred, and sweat, and offer you his most carnal love. But he also creates a sense of interiority that, if not at odds with how physical the music is, at least feels remarkable when you remember there were 50,000 people there with him. God and Satan (“Let’s Go Crazy”), Mom and Dad (“When Doves Cry”), U and Me (“Let’s Pretend We’re Married”): He sees the lines and he blurs them. The funniest banter comes on “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore” when he asks, “Does your man have an ass like mine?” But the one that gets under your skin is on “God” because when he says, “I know you better than you think I do,” he says it like he might.

The Armoury Show - Waiting For The Floods (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1985/2013)

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The Armoury Show - Waiting For The Floods (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1985/2013)

The Armoury Show - Waiting For The Floods (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1985/2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 325 MB
2:20: 44 | Alternative Rock, New Wave | Label: Cherry Red

This 2CD 29 track compilation includes the original album, plus 7" & 12" mixes and many b-sides. This collection features various versions of the band's singles: ‘Castles In Spain’ (album / single DJ edit and 12" Wubb Dug mix), ‘We Can Be Brave Again’ (album / single remix / extended version), ‘Glory Of Love’ (album / single DJ edit / Universal mix), ‘New York City’ (single / N.Y. A Go Go mix / John Robie remix / John Robie Dance mix). Other bonus material features the b/sides: ‘Innocents Abroad’, ‘Is It A Wonder’, ‘Catherine’, ‘A Gathering’, ‘Ring Those Bells’, ‘Higher Than The Instrumental’, ‘Tender Is The Night’ and ‘Whirlwind’ spanning 1984-1987. Also included, from the cassette version of the original release, is ‘Jungle Of Cities’.

VA - The Best Of Woodstock (Remastered) (1995)

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VA - The Best Of Woodstock (Remastered) (1995)

VA - The Best Of Woodstock (Remastered) (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 448 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 MB
1:14:49 | Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Atlantic

The Best of Woodstock is a 1-CD live compilation album of the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York. Its release marked the 25th anniversary of the festival. It contains tracks which were already released on the original Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More album. Shortly after the album's release, Atlantic Records released a much longer 4-CD box set entitled Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music, which contained tracks from the original album, Woodstock 2, and numerous additional, previously-unreleased performances from the festival, but not the stage announcements and crowd noises.

Soft Cell - Keychains & Snowstorm: The Soft Cell Story (2018) [Super Deluxe Box Set]

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Soft Cell - Keychains & Snowstorm: The Soft Cell Story (2018) [Super Deluxe Box Set]

Soft Cell - Keychains & Snowstorm: The Soft Cell Story (2018)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
9CD | Universal Music, 6741996 | ~ 4325 or 1880 Mb | Scans(png) -> 1.12 Gb
Electronic / Synth-Pop

9CD + DVD set, in a 10" x 10" book. Remastered in 2018! Career-spanning 116-track collection of 12" mixes, B-sides, live recordings including BBC and radio performances, demos, alternate versions, fresh reworkings and rarities, plus DVD of TV appearances, live footage, film clips, documentary and more.

Rod Stewart - A Night on the Town (1976) [Japan, WPCR-75099]

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Rod Stewart - A Night on the Town (1976) [Japan, WPCR-75099]

Rod Stewart - A Night on the Town (1976) [Japan, WPCR-75099]
Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 Tracks
Scans | Warner Music | WPCR-75099 | Remastered | ~288 + 105 Mb

Coming on the heels of his departure from The Faces, A NIGHT ON THE TOWN was Rod Stewart's first solo album. With his usual collaborator Ron Wood now a member of the Rolling Stones, Stewart gathered together an impressive group of backing musicians that included Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Al Jackson of Booker T & The MG's, Joe Walsh, the Tower Of Power horn section and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley…

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 110 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 84 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 4.09 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.24 Gb
2015 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFSL 2-456 | Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock

The second album by Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow was a groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia, and it hit like a shot heard round the world; where the later efforts from bands like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and especially, the Charlatans, were initially not too much more than cult successes, Surrealistic Pillow rode the pop charts for most of 1967, soaring into that rarefied Top Five region occupied by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and so on, to which few American rock acts apart from the Byrds had been able to lay claim since 1964…

The Heshoo Beshoo Group - Armitage Road (Remastered) (1970/2020)

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The Heshoo Beshoo Group - Armitage Road (Remastered) (1970/2020)

The Heshoo Beshoo Group - Armitage Road (Remastered) (1970/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 Mb | 00:40:06
Cape Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: We Are Busy Bodies

With a unique sound founded on a persuasive mix of American and African jazz, Armitage Road, originally released in 1970, was the only studio recording released by South Africa’s Heshoo Beshoo Group. As a highly prized collector’s item, a re-issue and re-appraisal of this lost gem from the apartheid era has been long overdue. Heshoo Beshoo loosely translates from the inter-tribal lingo of the townships as either ‘going by force’, or ‘moving with force’. That is certainly the case here. With its undeniably funky element Armitage Road combines graceful and moving playing with invention and passion, and it does not disappoint from start to finish.

Imagination - Album Collection (Remastered) (2006)

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Imagination - Album Collection (Remastered) (2006)

Imagination - Album Collection (Remastered) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, log) - 1.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 585 MB
4:14:17 | Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Fonte Records

Amazon Review by Tim from Surrey
All the Imagination albums in one collection, together with some bonus tracks.Imagination took the music world by storm with the debut hit of "Body Talk", and the hits continued with 'Just an illusion', 'looking at midnight' and so on. Sadly, with the release of 'Scandalous', and the first single from the album 'new dimensions' the fortunes of Imagination began to change, and they never returned to the top ten again. By the mid-1980s, they just faded away. This collection is definitely a wonderful 5 CD set, and is absolutely superb value.

Tears for Fears - The Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2003)

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Tears for Fears - The Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2003)

Tears for Fears - The Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 461 MB
3:15:48 | Full Scans - 13 MB | Synthpop, Pop Rock, New Wave, Art Pop | Label: Universal

Only compilation for the British synth pop act, digitally remastered 32-bit. The bonus third disc features 7 tracks 'Change' (extended version), 'Pale Shelter' (long version), 'The Way You Are' (extended), 'Mother's Talk' (US remix), 'Shout' (US remix), 'Calling Out' & 'Soul Board'. Digipak. Mercury Records. 37 tracks in all. 2003.

The Doors - Absolutely Live (Remastered) (1970/1996)

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The Doors - Absolutely Live (Remastered) (1970/1996)

The Doors - Absolutely Live (Remastered) (1970/1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 491 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 MB
1:17:19 | Scans- 30 MB | Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Elektra

This sprawling collection demonstrated that, in concert, the Doors could be an enervating as well as an elevating experience. There are no hits, but there's a lot of Morrison – improvising, reciting poetry, sometimes singing – not a record for the uninitiated. Recorded at concerts in 1969 and 1970, this was an era in which Jim Morrison was becoming increasingly dissolute and increasingly disinterested in the whole rock machine. During much of this set, he seems not to be taking himself or the songs too seriously, tossing flippant asides to the audience, and seeming to treat the whole exercise as a charade. As for the music, the haunting "Universal Mind" and the basic blues-rocker "Build Me a Woman" are originals that are not found on their proper albums; "Close to You" is a dull Muddy Waters cover sung by Ray Manzarek; "Who Do You Love?" is a fair cover of the Bo Diddley standard, and the controversial "The Celebration of the Lizard" is a drawn-out opus that is as much poetry recitation as music. There are also extended versions of "Soul Kitchen," "Break on Through," and "When the Music's Over" that flag considerably in comparison to the sleeker studio versions.