Queen - Queen II (1974) {2018, MQA-CD UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

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Queen - Queen II (1974) {2018, MQA-CD UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

Queen - Queen II (1974) {2018, MQA-CD UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 268 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Full Scans ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock | Island Records / Universal Music #UICY-40252

In one regard, Queen II does indeed provide more of the same thing as on the band's debut. Certainly, of all the other albums in Queen's catalog it bears the closest resemblance to its immediate predecessor, particularly in its lean, hard attack and in how it has only one song that is well-known to listeners outside of their hardcore cult: in this case, it's "Seven Seas of Rhye," which is itself more elliptical than "Keep Yourself Alive," the big song from the debut. But these similarities are superficial and Queen II is a very different beast than its predecessor, an album that is richer, darker, and weirder, an album that finds Queen growing as a band by leaps and bounds.

Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces / Poco (2004) {Remastered}

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Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces / Poco (2004) {Remastered}

Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces / Poco (2004) {Remastered}
2CD |EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 552 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 195 Mb
Full Scans ~ 87 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | BGO Records #BGOCD612

Of all the pioneering country-rock bands of the late '60s, Poco may well have been the one that got the hybrid the most right, at least initially. The group's high-energy, joyous, and infectious songs had none of the artfulness of the Byrds' attempt at fusing rock and country, and none of the cache of hipness that weighed down both the Eagles and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Poco just played and had fun in an unassuming way, at least at the outset, because latter-era Poco is every bit as laden with California cool as the above named bands. This release from England's Beat Goes On Records combines Poco's first two albums in a two-disc set, and it is an inspired (and obvious) pairing, catching the band at its freshest peak in the studio.

Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is: The Ballads (2014)

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Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is: The Ballads (2014)

Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is: The Ballads (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 433 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock | Ear Music #0209330ERE

14 tracks previously never released on one album of FOREIGNER's best and most timeless ballads. Embracing over thirty years of award winning creativity, "I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads" is available in two different editions: as Standard Edition and 2CD Special Edition. Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician and ex–Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, and fellow Briton and ex–King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Jones came up with the band's name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American. Their biggest hit single, "I Want to Know What Love Is", topped the United Kingdom and United States charts among others.

The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: Radio Broadcast 1970 (1981)

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The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: Radio Broadcast 1970 (1981)

The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: Radio Broadcast 1970 (1981)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 243 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Full Scans ~ 53 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Americana | Laser Media #LM 647

This performance was broadcast live on local radio station, allowing everyone in the vicinity to hear this dynamic gig. It may have been one of The Band's last live performances, but the passion in their music showed no sign of wavering. Line-Up: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, Allen Toussaint, Howard Johnson, Snooky Young, Joe Farrell.

Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox (1976) {1996, Remastered} Re-Up / New Rip

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Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox (1976) {1996, Remastered} Re-Up / New Rip

Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox (1976) {1996, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 248 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 87 Mb
Full Scans ~ 49 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Vertigo / Mercury Records #532 295-2

Johnny the Fox is the seventh studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1976. This album was written and recorded while bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott was recovering from a bout of hepatitis that put him off the road halfway through the previous Jailbreak tour. "Don't Believe a Word" was a British hit single. Johnny the Fox was the last Thin Lizzy studio album on which guitarist Brian Robertson featured as a full member of the band, as the personality clashes between him and Lynott resulted in Robertson being sacked, reinstated, and later sacked again.

U-Nam - Future Love (2019)

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U-Nam - Future Love (2019)

U-Nam - Future Love (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 597 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 197 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk | Skytown Records #STR013

Paris born guitar virtuoso Emmanuel “U-Nam” Abiteboul is showing his generous side again. With fifteen tracks on his new album Future Love he provides us with plenty of good music. Future Love is U-Nam's positive view of things. A large number of top-notch musicians have participated in this gigantic project. U-Nam performs guitars, bass, keyboards, synth bass, Vocoder and also made programming and editing. Further musicians are Alex Al, Dwayne "Smitty" Smith (bass), Denis Benarrosh (percussion), Fran Merante, Michael White (drums), Christian Martinez (trumpet & flugelhorn), Andrey Chmut (sax), Valeriy Stepanov, Mathias Roos, Bill Steinway (Rhodes), Frank Sitborn (Rhodes and Clavinet), Maria Grig (viola and violin), Kim Hansen (B3 organ), Tim "Tio" Owens, Kim Chandler (vocals), and Shannon Abiteboul (sax and flute).

Rob Tognoni - Shakin' The Devil's Hand: Live (2005)

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Rob Tognoni - Shakin' The Devil's Hand: Live (2005)

Rob Tognoni - Shakin' The Devil's Hand: Live (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 547 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Full Scans ~ 97 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock | DixieFrog #DFGCD 8588

From Australia & introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994, Rob Tognoni delivers a 100% powerfully charged experience with every performance. There is simply no compromise, which is strongly evident in his music. After 20 years his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues & festivals as well as gaining many fans of hard blues rock worldwide. " Shakin' The Devil's Hand - Live In Europe" captures Tognoni at his emotive best. The title track was originally penned from a hindsight view of the legendary Robert Johnson deal at the Crossroads…but also by shear co-incidence can be attributed to Rob's symbolic roots and by his uncompromising, direct & raw guitar energy…"

Michael Chapman - 50 (2017) *PROPER*

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Michael Chapman - 50 (2017) *PROPER*

Michael Chapman - 50 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 369 Mb
Full Scans ~ 52 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Country, Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Paradise Of Bachelors #PoB-29

In the press release that accompanies Michael Chapman's 2017 album 50, the iconic British guitarist refers to it as his "American album." While the material does sound less idiosyncratically British than much of Chapman's body of work, 50 could be more accurately described as his indie rock album. He's best known as a master of the acoustic guitar, but on these sessions, the dominant instrument is the electric guitar of Steve Gunn, who also produced the sessions. Gunn assembled a band of like-minded musicians whose passions encompass indie rock, experimental rock, and the more abstract corner of Americana, and while Chapman's impassioned vocals ride over the top and his acoustic guitar is audible in the mix, the band doesn't bow to Chapman so much as encourage him to keep up with them.

REO Speedwagon - The Essential (2004) Re-Up

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REO Speedwagon - The Essential (2004) Re-Up

REO Speedwagon - The Essential (2004)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,10 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 373 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 57 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Epic / Legacy #E2K 86015

REO Speedwagon are an American rock band. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones "Keep On Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling". REO Speedwagon's mainstream popularity dissipated in the 1990s but the band remains a popular live act. The Essential REO Speedwagon is a greatest hits album by the band REO Speedwagon released through Epic Records and Legacy Recordings. The collection spans the band's history from 1971 through 1999 and the package includes two compact discs.

Evership - Evership (2016) Re-Up

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Evership - Evership (2016) Re-Up

Evership - Evership (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 377 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 33 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Atkinsong Productions #888295459570

Debut album from Nashville-based Progressive Rock band delivers powerful but approachable Art Rock. Musically sublime from epic to elegant, lyrically poetic. This is that "why don't they make music like this anymore" album. A Nashville-based rock band EVERSHIP have been founded by a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer / engineer Shane ATKINSON. Shane played in Nashville bands and as a backup musician for artists in the late 80's and 90's. As a composer he wrote on Music Row and, always having a studio running somewhere in the Nashville area, was a composer with musical work spanning from commercials and film to orchestral and theater.

Holon - The Time Is Always Now (2016)

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Holon - The Time Is Always Now (2016)

Holon - The Time Is Always Now (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 495 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 184 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Autumnsongs Records #AR038CD

Holon is one of the musical outlets of singer, songwriter and guitarist Ronny Pedersen. Ronny seriously started getting into music around the age of 12 after having been seduced by the illustrious sound of the guitar. After initially trying to mimic the rock guitar gods of the 80's and 90's, mostly focusing on lead guitar, he eventually opened up to other genres such as prog-rock, jazz, Frank Zappa and even world music. During his 20's his focus started shifting more from the lead guitar to songwriting, which naturally led the way to expressing himself through singing. This he found to be an even more expressive outlet than indirectly expressing himself through the guitar. His drive towards making music has only grown stronger throughout the years, and 25 years after he found his initial connection with the guitar he started the holon project.

Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - The MGM Singles (2011)

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Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - The MGM Singles (2011)

Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - The MGM Singles (2011)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Garage Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll | Sundazed Music #SC 11219

Formed in Dallas and led by a dynamic turban-wearing lead singer and organist named Domingo Samudio, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs were a garage bar band gone huge (it has been long rumored that they could play six hours straight without repeating a tune), and by mixing blues, R&B, and Tex-Mex together with a loopy sense of humor and sly lyrics, they stomped into pop history with the iconic party anthem “Wooly Bully,” which hit the number two spot on the pop charts right in the middle of the British Invasion in 1965. Aside from that record, though, and “Li’l Red Riding Hood” a year later in 1966, the group wouldn’t have that kind of chart success again, and Samudio and his band went down into most people’s annals as a one-hit wonder.

Lebowski - Galactica (2019)

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Lebowski - Galactica (2019)

Lebowski - Galactica (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 430 Mb | Full Scans ~ 46 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Cinematic Media #CM002

Lebowski 2019 is marked by the release of a new studio album, "Galactica". Long 8 years after sublime studio album “Cinematic”. The album contains 9 compositions and is a continuation of the previously chosen musical idea. A rich arrangement full of melodies and musical expressions is a characteristic feature of this music. The recording of the album began 5 years ago. For the recording of this album the quartet invited, among others, the legend of world jazz, the outstanding German trumpeter - Markus Stockhausen who also collaborated with Lebowski on their 2013 single release, "Goodbye My Joy" which spent 17 weeks in the Hit List of the Polish radio station Radiowa Trójka.

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs (2019)

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Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs (2019)

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 289 Mb | Full Scans ~ 225 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Roots Rock, Rhythm & Blues | Fantsy #FAN00406

Signs, the fourth studio album by the Tedeschi Trucks Band, poignantly addresses some of the major changes this 12-piece group has been through over the last couple of years. That said, it's hardly steeped in sadness, but acknowledges reckoning and acceptance while leaning on hope. In November 2016, longtime friend Leon Russell died. In January, Derek's uncle Butch Trucks committed suicide. In May, mentor Col. Bruce Hampton (to whom Signs is dedicated) suffered a fatal coronary on-stage during his 70th birthday celebration (which Trucks and Tedeschi witnessed). The same month, Gregg Allman died after a years-long battle with liver cancer. And in June, keyboardist Kofi Burbridge suffered a heart attack that required emergency surgery.

Pooh - Best Of The Best (2001)

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Pooh - Best Of The Best (2001)

Pooh - Best Of The Best (2001)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,03 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 353 Mb
Full Scans ~ 271 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Pop Rock | CGD East West / Warner Music #092741990 2

Veteran Italian rock band Pooh formed in Bologna in 1966. During the late '60s, the band featured Roby Facchinetti, Valerio Negrini, Dodi Battaglia, and Riccardo Fogli, but after Negrini left in 1971, the band recruited guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Red Canzian plus drummer and percussionist Stefano D'Orazio, and began a long run as one of the best and most popular Italian rockers of their times. The band recorded for many labels, including CBS, Vedette, CGD (Compagnia Generale del Disco), and Warner Music Italy, selling over 100 million records in the process. Pooh continued to tour and record continually up into the 2010s, but in late 2016 they decided to call it quits by the end of the year, in order to complete their 50-year anniversary as a band.