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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - The Best Of OMD (1988)

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - The Best Of OMD (1988)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - The Best Of OMD (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 497 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDOMD 1 | 01:14:15

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys make up Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who were responsible for some of the catchiest and brightest synth pop that the '80s had to offer. O.M.D.'s material was a step above other keyboard pop music of the time, thanks to the combination of intelligently crafted hooks and colorful rhythms that bounced and jittered with pristine charm. Their squeaky-clean brilliancy initiated by both their synthesizers and subdued yet attractive vocal styles gave them a more mature sound over bands like Duran Duran and A Flock of Seagulls, who were attracting a younger audience. The Best of O.M.D. is an excellent compilation of their polished music, starting out with less provocative material like the basic electronic wash of "Electricity" and the bare but ebullient fervor of "Enola Gay." As this set moves along, so does the craftiness of their work, which is evident on tighter sounding songs like "Tesla Girls" and "Locomotion," where the intricacy of their formula begins to take a more resounding shape. O.M.D.'s best work came from 1985's Crush album, which harbored the midnight airiness found in "So in Love" as well as the adolescent innocence that streamed its way through "Secret," which are two of the best tracks on this set.

Suzi Quatro - Rock Hard (1980)

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Suzi Quatro - Rock Hard (1980)

Suzi Quatro - Rock Hard (1980)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Karussell Musik (843 706-2)

Although glam had long slipped off the radar by 1981, that year found Suzi Quatro releasing one of her finest albums. With Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman (the producers behind her biggest hits) at the controls, Quatro and her band craft a series of songs that blend the hard rock power that fueled her glam rock era hits with a new soundscape that tarts up the songs with some ear attracting new wave hooks. The tone is set by the title track, which starts the album with a blast thanks to its effective combination chugging guitar riffs, a stomping beat, and a shout-along chorus that praises the song's tough female heroine…

Kon Kan - Syntonic (1990) {Atlantic} **[RE-UP]**

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Kon Kan - Syntonic (1990) {Atlantic} **[RE-UP]**

Kon Kan - Syntonic (1990) {Atlantic}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 336 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 111 mb
Genre: synth pop

Syntonic is the 1990 second album by Canadian duo Kon Kan. Originally a solo project for Barry Hans, he had a huge hit in 1989 with "I Beg Your Pardon", forcing Atlantic Records to request a follow-up album. This album featured the singles "Liberty!" and "(Could've Said) I Told You So"

Mantovani & His Orchestra - Mantovani's Golden Hits (1967) {1989 London/Polygram} **[RE-UP]**

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Mantovani & His Orchestra - Mantovani's Golden Hits (1967) {1989 London/Polygram} **[RE-UP]**

Mantovani & His Orchestra - Mantovani's Golden Hits (1967) {1989 London/Polygram}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 186 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 81 mb
Genre: easy listening, pop

Mantovani's Golden Hits is the 1967 album by Mantovani & His Orchestra. This edition came out through London/Polygram in 1989.

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
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
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.

Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985) [Re-Up]

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Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985) [Re-Up]

Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Country Pop, Guitar Jazz, Finger-Picked Guitar | Label: Columbia | # CK 39591 | 00:37:16

After decades of recording for RCA Victor, Atkins switched labels; this 1985 effort is a summit meeting of sorts with young guitar hotshots like Larry Carlton, George Benson, Mark Knopfler, Steve Lukather, and Earl Klugh, plus session A-teamers like Boots Randolph, Larrie Londin, David Hungate, Mark O'Connor and others. Atkins' tone is, as usual, faultless, and his playing superb. If the "meetings" don't always come off, it's usually due to the overzealousness of the other guitar players (Lukather's over-the-top style screams '80s big hair, for instance), not Chet, whose playing always exercises the utmost in restraint in every situation. All in all, a good modern-day Chet Atkins album, but not the place to start a collection.

Robert Goulet - 16 Most Requested Songs (1989) {Columbia} **[RE-UP]**

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Robert Goulet - 16 Most Requested Songs (1989) {Columbia} **[RE-UP]**

Robert Goulet - 16 Most Requested Songs (1989) {Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 256 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 112 mb
Genre: pop, easy listening

16 Most Requested Songs is a 1989 compilation CD by singer/actor Robert Goulet. The disc was part of CBS Records' compilation series that lasted for six years. This one came out in the middle.

Vienna Symphony - Ravel/Chabrier/Dukas/Debussy (1988) {Allegretto II) **[RE-UP]**

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Vienna Symphony - Ravel/Chabrier/Dukas/Debussy (1988) {Allegretto II) **[RE-UP]**

Vienna Symphony - Ravel/Chabrier/Dukas/Debussy (1988) {Allegretto II)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 206 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 103 mb
Genre: classical

The music of Ravel, Chabrier, Dukas, and Debussy are honored on this CD by the Vienna Symphony, with Edouard van Remootel as conductor. This CD was "digitally remastered for compact disc from an Original Analog Recording". This was part of Allegretto II's Vox Archive Series, released through the Moss Music Group, a division of the Pickwick Music Group.

The King's Singers - All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals (1987) {EMI} **[RE-UP]**

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The King's Singers - All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals (1987) {EMI} **[RE-UP]**

The King's Singers - All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals (1987) {EMI}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 312 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 173 mb
Genre: classical, renaissance

All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals is a 1987 compilation album by The King's Singers. Released on EMI, this CD is a compilation of material released in 1974, 1976. amd 1982. It includes songs from the 1974 album Madrigal Collection, 1976's Concert Collection and, in a rearranged order, 1982's Sing We & Chant It! (English Madrigals) in its entirely.

Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)

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Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)

Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 122 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Commodore (CCD 7003 MONO)

While Hawkins represents the beginnings and one of the summits of jazz tenor saxophone, Frank Wess slips in the back door as one of the finest of the many second-generation players coming out of both Bean and Lester Young's lineage. Taking off from his groundbreaking work with Fletcher Henderson in the '20s and his pinnacle "Body and Soul" solo from 1939, Hawkins spent a good deal of the '40s rubbing shoulders with bebop youngsters and forward-looking swing players on a variety of small-combo recordings; he is heard here on a few such dates from 1940 and 1943. Teaming up with stellar big-band contemporaries like trumpeter Roy Eldridge, alto saxophonist Benny Carter, and drummer Sid Catlett, among others, Hawkins is in fine form on a mix of ballads and swingers for the 1940 session…

Loren Schoenberg And His Jazz Orchestra - Loren Schoenberg and His Jazz Orchestra: Solid Ground (1988/2019)

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Loren Schoenberg And His Jazz Orchestra - Loren Schoenberg and His Jazz Orchestra: Solid Ground (1988/2019)

Loren Schoenberg And His Jazz Orchestra - Loren Schoenberg and His Jazz Orchestra: Solid Ground (1988/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 MB | Tracks: 12 | 53:21 min
Style: Jazz | Label: MusicMasters

Crisis Actor is a bizarrerie of song, a black mass of greased leather that oozes cool, and billows terror. It transforms perceptually from ranchera to cosmic country, from surf to rockabilly, transporting the listener from black forests to lonely casinos. It lives mournfully, and defiantly, in motels and dive bars of the mind, guided by strings, gliding on woodwinds and brass, over the heat mirage of steel and electric guitars. Led by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Charlotte McCaslin, Roselit Bone twist tortuously away from the dry hump of americana kitsch, into backmasking conniptions, paranoiac apophenia, indulging evil urges most of us spend our lifetimes pressing into the back of our skull pans.

Amon Düül II - 5 Studio Albums (1969-1981) [Deluxe Editions 2005-2007]

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Amon Düül II - 5 Studio Albums (1969-1981) [Deluxe Editions 2005-2007]

Amon Düül II - 5 Studio Albums (1969-1981) [Deluxe Editions 2005-2007]
EAC Rip | APE, FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,84 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 741 MB | Covers - 266 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/Revisited Records

Amon Düül was a German art commune whose members began producing improvisational psychedelic rock music during the late '60s. The group's members released several albums, mostly recorded during a single extended jam session. Concurrently, some of the commune's more musically inclined members formed the longer-lasting Amon Düül II, who made their debut with 1969's Phallus Dei and continued releasing ambitious efforts such as 1971's Tanz der Lemminge and the more pop-minded Made in Germany (1975). Both acts proved to be a major influence on generations of experimental rock musicians to come and are regarded as pioneers of the Krautrock style.

The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume Two (1988)

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The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume Two (1988)

The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume Two (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI CDP 7 90044 2 | ~ 322 or 121 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 49 Mb
Rock / Beat / Rock & Roll

Picking up in 1965 where Past Masters, Vol. 1 left off, Past Masters, Vol. 2 collects the 15 non-LP tracks that the Beatles released in the last five years of their career (not counting the singles that were released on Magical Mystery Tour). If Vol. 2 is more eclectic than its predecessor, it isn't quite as thematically consistent, but it does hit greater highs with a greater frequency…

Camel - Nude (1981) [Reissue 2009]

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Camel - Nude (1981) [Reissue 2009]

Camel - Nude (1981) [Reissue 2009]
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 479 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 194 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 2159)

Unlike many bands whose careers had begun in the 1970 s, Camel continued to enjoy much success in the 1980 s, producing fine studio albums such as Nude. A conceptual work, the album featured many fine songs such as Lies, City Life and Drafted, along with excellent instrumental pieces such as Captured. An international success, Camel toured globally to promote the album, with their concert at Hammersmith Odeon recorded by the BBC for the In Concert programme. This re-mastered and expanded release includes the lengthy medley Excerpts from Nude from that radio broadcast as over 30 minutes of bonus material. This new release also includes an extensive booklet with copious photographs, memorabilia and a new essay.

Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)

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Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)

Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,03 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 339 Mb | 02:28:06
Electronic, Pop Rock, New Wave, Female Vocal | Label: London Music Stream

The duo have announced details of a compilation entitled Singles Party (1988 – 2019), which rounds up all their 45s together as well as featuring two new numbers ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ and ‘C U Next Tuesday’. A two-CD deluxe edition features an array of remixes, rarities and bonus tracks.