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VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Various Artists - 70s: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 904 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb | 06:30:46
Pop Rock, Dance Rock, Pop, R&B, Disco, New Wave, Pop Punk | EMI Gold | # 5099 699172 2 6

Original Hits: 70s is a decent six-disc set, highlighting 111 pop singles released in that decade. Along with the original versions of radio classics by Al Stewart, Blondie, the Knack, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Dr. Hook, are less-than-obvious inclusions by Peter Tosh, XTC, the Move, and Benny Hill!

Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

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Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.96 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.36 Gb | Scans ~ 1.37 Gb
Electronic, Synthpop, House, Dance Pop, Dance Rock | Time: 17:33:49

Collection includes twelve studio albums, one EP, and also tree compilations: "Please" (1986); "Actually" (1987); "Introspective" (1988); "In Depth" EP (1988); "Behaviour" (1990); "Discography" (1991); "Very" (1993); "Bilingual" (1997); "Essential" (1998); "Nightlife" (1999); "Release" (2002); "PopArt" (2003); "Fundamental" (2006); "Yes" (2009); "Elysium" (2012); and "Electric" (2013).

Duran Duran - Greatest (1998) [Re-Up]

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Duran Duran - Greatest (1998) [Re-Up]

Duran Duran - Greatest (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 544 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Label: EMI | # 7243 4 96239 2 7 | Time: 01:18:21
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Synthpop, Pop/Rock

Twenty years since their pop music debut, Duran Duran issued another greatest-hits collection. As if 1989's Decade weren't stellar enough, this select package was much more solid. Greatest showcased the band's early days of glam rock décor and new romanticism to the alluring sophistication Duran Duran exuded throughout the '90s. The typical synth-powered pop hits are included – "Girls on Film," "Rio," "A View to a Kill" – as well as the signature ballads – "Save a Prayer" – but it might also receive criticism due to its chronological disarray. Still, that gives no reason to fret, for other goodies can be found throughout. The much-neglected "New Moon on Monday" is featured, as well as the band's mature eclecticism of such songs from the self-titled Wedding Album – "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone." The band's experimentation with new millennium electronica found on "Electric Barbarella" again refocuses on Simon LeBon as the center of the band.

Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]

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Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]

Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2326 | Time: 00:38:21

It all came together for Heaven 17 on this album, and as a result it is by far their strongest, most brilliant album. Combining their various influences (including R&B, pop, dance, electronica), Heaven 17 fused these styles together to create an almost perfect sound. There is simply not a weak track on the album. Highlights are numerous, including the very long but very wonderful "And That's No Lie." A strong melody, stunning vocals from Glenn Gregory, and tight production equal a fascinating glimpse into the human struggle. Adding a number of session players, including a guitarist, Heaven 17 was able to expand and build on their solid sound. Gregory is also allowed to branch out on this album and write more personal and political statements that were not clearly heard on their first two albums. Fans will not be disappointed, and in fact, this could be the album to win new fans over. "Sunset Now," "Flamedown," and the brilliant "This Is Mine" are just a few of the reasons for this album's greatness.