Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher (1971) {2018, 24-bit High Resolution Remastering}

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Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher (1971) {2018, 24-bit High Resolution Remastering}

Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher (1971) {2018, 24-bit High Resolution Remastering}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 389 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Classic Rock, British Blues | Universal Music Catalogue #5797724

Rory Gallagher's solo debut picks up where On The Boards left off - it's a solid, but significantly less raucous, blues rock outing with ten original tunes that were far more than skeletons for his incisive Strat picking. "Laundromat," "Hands Up," and "Sinner Boy"'s distinctive riffs were early concert favorites, but the album's ballads were some of Gallagher's strongest. "For the Last Time," "Just the Smile" and the acoustic "I'm Not Surprised" mixed strains of Delta blues with strong melodic sensibilities into songs of rare poignancy, especially for an artist who was best known for his scorching leads. In this respect Gallagher was an early model for Eric Clapton, whose solo career followed a similar path.

Jon Lord - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (2012) PROPER

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Jon Lord - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (2012) PROPER

Jon Lord - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 269 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
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Symphonic Rock / Progressive Rock / Classical Crossover
Thompson Music / earMUSIC #0208183ERE

The Concerto for Group and Orchestra is a concerto composed by Jon Lord, with lyrics written by Ian Gillan. It was first performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold on 24 September 1969 and released on vinyl in December 1969. After the score was lost in 1970, it was performed again in 1999 with a recreated score. The 1969 performance was among the first combinations of rock music with a full orchestra, and paved the way for other rock/orchestra performances such as Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972), Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1974), Roger Waters' The Wall – Live in Berlin performance (1990), and Metallica's S&M concert (1999).

The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones 1971-1993 (1993) {2017, Remastered}

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The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones 1971-1993 (1993) {2017, Remastered}

The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones 1971-1993 (1993) {2017, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 541 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans ~ 94 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Rock & Roll | Polydor / Rolling Stones Records #‎4605026716155

Released in 1994 to coincide with the Stones' catalog moving to Virgin Records, as well as the accompanying remastering of their Rolling Stone Records catalog (1971's Sticky Fingers through 1989's Steel Wheels – actually 1991's Flashpoint, which is the last Rolling Stones Records release, but isn't featured here), Jump Back supplants Rewind as the best single-disc overview of the Stones' '70s and '80s recordings. The nonchronological order at times is a little irritating – bouncing between "Brown Sugar," "Harlem Shuffle," "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)," "Mixed Emotions," and "Angie" nearly causes whiplash – but nearly all the big songs from this period are included.

America - The Definitive America (2001) {Remastered}

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America - The Definitive America (2001) {Remastered}

America - The Definitive America (2001) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 488 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans ~ 77 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Warner Bros. Records / Rhino Entertainment #812273552-2
Folk Rock / Soft Rock

The trio America (vocalists/guitarists Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley, and Dan Peek) approximated the 1970s California pop folk sound so well that when their first single "A Horse With No Name" appeared on the radio waves in the fall of 1972, many listeners assumed it was a song by Neil Young. Ironically, "Horse" knocked Young's own "Heart of Gold" out of the Number One slot that year and jump-started America's career as a sort of lighter and less-filling version of Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. All three members of the group were competent and accessible songwriters, and their easy harmonies brought America several big hits throughout the '70s, including two produced by Beatles-producer George Martin, "Tin Man" and "Lonely People."

Golden Earring - Switch (1974) {2001, Reissue}

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Golden Earring - Switch (1974) {2001, Reissue}

Golden Earring - Switch (1974) {2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 284 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
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Progressive Rock, Hard Rock | Red Bullet #RB 66.207

After the success of Moontan, Golden Earring could have easily parlayed its success into international stardom by continuing to play up that album's commercial elements. Instead, the group did an about-face, pursuing uncommercial song themes and pushing the prog rock side of its sound to the fore (this move included the addition of Dutch prog rock keyboardist Robert Jan Stips, formerly of Supersister, to the lineup). The band even lampooned the sexy cover art of its recent hit album with a similar cover that replaced the gorgeous showgirl on Moontan with a marionette. The result is an album that lacks the consistent sound and coherence of Moontan, but makes up for it with an adventurous spirit and plenty of instrumental firepower.

Tom Jones - Starboulevard (2005)

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Tom Jones - Starboulevard (2005)

Tom Jones - Starboulevard (2005)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 571 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 206 Mb
Full Scans ~ 87 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Vocal, Blue-Eyed Soul | Universal Music #060249831871(3)

Tom Jones became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-'60s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, show tunes, country, dance, and techno, he's sung it all. His actual style – a full-throated, robust baritone that had little regard for nuance and subtlety – never changed, he just sang over different backing tracks. On-stage, Jones played up his sexual appeal; it didn't matter whether he was in an unbuttoned shirt or a tuxedo, he always radiated a raw sexuality that earned him a large following of devoted female fans who frequently threw underwear on-stage. Jones' following never diminished over the decades; he was able to exploit trends, earning new fans while retaining his core following. This 2CD compilation by Universal Music includes mainly early songs of Tom Jones.

VA - Classic Rock presents: Best Of The Year (So Far) (2019)

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VA - Classic Rock presents: Best Of The Year (So Far) (2019)

VA - Classic Rock presents: Best Of The Year (So Far) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 441 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 178 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Classic Rock Magazine #ROC264-08-19

Classic Rock magazine presents another collection: Best Of The Year (So Far)… The compilation includes Eric Gales, Stray Cats, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, etc…

Byther Smith - Addressing The Nation With The Blues (1989) {1994, Reissue}

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Byther Smith - Addressing The Nation With The Blues (1989) {1994, Reissue}

Byther Smith - Addressing The Nation With The Blues (1989) {1994, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 413 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 162 Mb
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Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | JSP Records #JSPCD 254

Smith was so far outside the domestic blues loop that this Chicago-cut set only found release on a British logo, JSP. It was our loss – Smith is typically brusque and ominous, threatening to "Play the Blues on the Moon" and "Addressing the Nation with the Blues" as only he can. Nothing derivative about his lyrical muse – he's intense to the point of allowing his words not to rhyme to make his points, while his lead guitar work is inevitably to the point. Strictly judging from the lyrical sentiment of his recordings, it might be wise not to make Chicago guitarist Byther Smith angry. Smitty's uncompromising songs are filled with threats of violence and ominous menace (the way blues used to be before the age of political correctness), sometimes to the point where his words don't even rhyme.

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

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Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
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Jazz / Swing / Traditional Pop / Vocal Pop / Vocal Jazz
EMI Records #7243 522817 2 5

This volume of Capitol/EMI's Legends Of The 20th Century profiles Nat King Cole, tracing his work as a jazz pianist and a massively popular singer. Both sides of Cole's talent are explored in this 22-track album, which includes "Nature Boy," "Unforgettable," "When I Fall In Love" and other vocal hits as well as jazz works like "Straighten Up And Fly Right," "When I Take My Sugar To Tea," "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" and "Body And Soul." A fine sampling of highlights from both of Cole's careers.

Charles Aznavour - La Bohème (1995)

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Charles Aznavour - La Bohème (1995)

Charles Aznavour - La Bohème (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 338 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
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Chanson | EMI Music #07243 8 34968 2

Charles Aznavour, also known as La bohème is an album by French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour, released in 1966. It included such international hits as "La Bohème" and "Jezebel". The album includes songs by Charles Aznavour, Georges Garvarentz, Gilbert Bécaud and others. In 1966 it was originally released by Barclay Records in France and Canada, then by Reprise Records in the US (as Aznavour). It was reissued in 1996 by EMI.

Bee Gees - Still Waters (1997) {Japan 1st Press} Repost / New Rip

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Bee Gees - Still Waters (1997) {Japan 1st Press} Repost / New Rip

Bee Gees - Still Waters (1997) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 431 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 150 Mb
Full Scans ~ 65 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Jack Swing | Polydor K.K. #POCP-7215

Still Waters is the twenty-first studio album by the pop group the Bee Gees, released on 10 March 1997 in the UK by Polydor, and on 6 May the same year in the US by A&M. As if they finally realized that they couldn't quite compete with contemporary musical fashions any more, the Bee Gees moved firmly into "mature" territory with Still Waters. However, they are canny enough to realize that they shouldn't abandon the frothy disco that made them superstars in the late '70s – they should merely temper it with measured rhythms and tasteful melodies. Consequently, nothing on Still Waters is infectious, but it is pleasant, and while only a handful of singles stand out – "I Could Not Love You More" is a sweet ballad – it is still a fine, professional effort from these consummate professionals.

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976) {1990, Reissue}

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Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976) {1990, Reissue}

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 236 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
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Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Mercury #822 785-2 | Canada

Jailbreak is the sixth studio album by Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1976. It proved to be the band's commercial breakthrough in the US, and the only Thin Lizzy album with a certification (in this case, Gold) in that country. The singles include "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back in Town", the latter being Thin Lizzy's biggest hit.

Jon Lord - Windows (1974) {1999, Remastered}

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Jon Lord - Windows (1974) {1999, Remastered}

Jon Lord - Windows (1974) {1999, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 311 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 125 Mb
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Symphonic Rock, Progressive Rock, Classical | Purple Records #PUR 322 | UK

Windows is a live album by Jon Lord and the German conductor and composer Eberhard Schoener. The music and the record are primarily credited to Lord. It was taped at a concert in Munich, (West) Germany on 1 June 1974 and the music is a mix between progressive rock and orchestral late romantic/modernist styles. The piece on the first side, "Continuo on B-A-C-H" is a loose attempt to build on the unfinished triple fugue that closed Johann Sebastian Bach's "Art of the Fugue". The second side of the LP is a three-part composition called "Window". In the liner notes of the LP album Lord makes a comparison between the rhapsodic structure here and the renga tradition of chain composition of poetry in medieval Japan. The music of the middle section was lifted from Lord's earlier crossover effort Gemini Suite (1971).

Gary Moore - Gold (2013) {2016, Reissue}

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Gary Moore - Gold (2013) {2016, Reissue}

Gary Moore - Gold (2013) {2016, Reissue}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,08 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 373 Mb
Full Scans ~ 97 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Universal Music #4605026716759

Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter. During his teenage years in the 1960's, Moore played in the line up of a number of local Belfast based bands, before a move to Dublin, Ireland, after being asked to join the Irish band Skid Row, whose soon to depart lead singer, was one Phil Lynott. Later on, Moore could be seen playing in the likes of Thin Lizzy and British jazz-rock fusion band Colosseum II, as well as having his own, highly successful solo career split between the genres of heavy metal and blues. Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock musicians as B.B. King, Albert King, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Albert Collins, George Harrison, and Greg Lake.

Norah Jones - ...Featuring Norah Jones (2010) {Japan 1st Press}

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Norah Jones - ...Featuring Norah Jones (2010) {Japan 1st Press}

Norah Jones - …Featuring Norah Jones (2010) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 463 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans ~ 136 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Rock / Country
Blue Note Records / EMI Music Japan #TOCP-701881

…Featuring Norah Jones is a compilation album by American singer Norah Jones that was released on November 16, 2010, by Blue Note Records. The album includes songs by other artists on which Jones is featured, including songs by her side bands The Little Willies and El Madmo. The album includes "Here We Go Again", a duet with Ray Charles, which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 2005. The song "Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John" by Belle & Sebastian had only been released one month prior to the release of this album on the group's October 2010 album Belle and Sebastian Write About Love.