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Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa, A Memorial Tribute (1996) {ZFT UMRK 02}

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Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa, A Memorial Tribute (1996) {ZFT UMRK 02}

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa, A Memorial Tribute (1996) {ZFT UMRK 02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 339 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 298 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Zappa Family Trust | UMRK 02
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

This 1996 CD compilation was the first one put out privately by the Zappa family following Frank Zappa's death in 1993 from prostate cancer. The music includes three new versions of familiar Zappa works, followed bytheir better-known counterparts that have previously appeared on both LPs and CDs. As Dweezil Zappa explains in his liner notes, this previously unreleased excerpt from "Black Napkins" is not yet fully formed; oddly enough, like the version that follows from Zoot Allures, the Napoleon Murphy Brock sax solo has been edited out. The new version of the next instrumental, "Zoot Allures," fares better in comparison to the well-known take from the Zoot Allures CD, in spite of some distortion inadvertently added by the Tokyo PA system during its recording.

Galaxy (Waniyetula) - Nature's Clear Well (1978) [Reissue 1998]

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Galaxy (Waniyetula) - Nature's Clear Well (1978) [Reissue 1998]

Galaxy (Waniyetula) - Nature's Clear Well (1978) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spalax Vusic (SPALAXCD14893)

Galaxy (Waniyetula) is german band who plays symphonic prog in mood of Genesis, Yes and in places from their country fellows Grobschnitt. Waniyetula (Galaxy) recorded this album album in 1975 and was only relesed in 1978 but with diffrent name - Galaxy - the american label who bought the rights of the album from the german one change their name in Galaxy, matter of marketing and because the name was better and more catchy than Waniyetula who sounded pretentions an unintristing. In fact is the same band but with diffrent name. About the music, is very ok with great time signatures, excellent shifts between guitar and keys, remind Genesis (Trick of the tail era), great musichianship all through the album…

The Masters Of Deceit - Hensley's Electric Jazz Band & Synthetic Symphonette (1969) [Reissue 2001]

Posted By: gribovar
The Masters Of Deceit - Hensley's Electric Jazz Band & Synthetic Symphonette (1969) [Reissue 2001]

The Masters Of Deceit - Hensley's Electric Jazz Band & Synthetic Symphonette (1969) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vangard (VMD-6522)

The Masters of Deceit were an Indianapolis band that had its only release, "Hensley’s Electric Jazz Band & Synthetic Symphonette" on the highbrow east coast major label Vanguard Records. Led by keyboardist Tom Hensley, who also handled most of the vocals, the band also included Steve Blum on guitar, Gary Campbell, bass and vocals, and Stan Gage on drums. Soon afterwards, Hensley relocated to Los Angeles and became a successful session keyboardist, playing with many big names, including Neil Diamond, Helen Reddy, Cher, David Cassidy, The Carpenters - to name but a few. Musically, The Masters of Deceit occupy an end of 60’s/beginning of 70’s transitional niche, drawing from psychedelia, jazz-rock and progressive rock.

Grice - One Thousand Birds (2019)

Posted By: Domestos
Grice - One Thousand Birds (2019)

Grice - One Thousand Birds (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 169.85 Mb | 1:13:57 | Cover
Crossover Prog | Country: United Kingdom | Label: hungersleep records

'One Thousand Birds' is the 3rd album by art rock musician GRICE. ‘One thousand Birds’ is a sweet winters symphony for the unconsoled, an iridescent sonic display of feathered strength and vulnerability solidified into 13 songs that breathe introspection. 'If this is the Winter, we become the Spring'.

Trojka - Tre Ut (2019)

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Trojka - Tre Ut (2019)

Trojka - Tre Ut (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 102.29 Mb | 00:43:38 | Cover
Progressive Rock | Country: Norway | Label: Apollon Records Prog

The album displays Trojka’s versatility – from groovy, danceable hooks to touching ballads, from jazzy soundscapes to energetic, hectic synth and bass lines in varying time signatures.

Robert Machado - The Feast (2019)

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Robert Machado - The Feast (2019)

Robert Machado - The Feast (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 86.48 Mb | 00:37:29 | Cover
Progressive Rock | Country: USA | Label: Robert Machado

Machado’s unique cluster of genre styles and influences prove continuously all-encompassing and have been compared to the likes of Pink Floyd with an attitude, Foreigner-like soundscapes, early Genesis and metal/hard rock anthems. ‘The Feast’ is a strong album. Machado’s dedication to his art is impressive. This is a very good exhibition of art from a professional standard and it’s clear that Machado poured his heart and soul into this artistry – Brett Stewart, Music Analyst at Exposed Vocals

Kansas - Always Never the Same (1998) {Edsel Records DIAB 8045}

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Kansas - Always Never the Same (1998) {Edsel Records DIAB 8045}

Kansas - Always Never the Same (1998) {Edsel Records DIAB 8045}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 439 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 45 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Edsel Records / Demon Music | DIAB 8045
Rock / Progressive Rock / Classic Rock / Art Rock / Hard Rock

Always Never the Same… is the first strong album of the Kansas '90s comeback. Largely recorded at Abbey Road, with large portions of the album featuring strings by the London Symphony Orchestra, the record mainly consists of older material given new, sweeping symphonic treatments. These songs don't necessarily sound fresh, but they do sound revitalized, and the group's three new songs – "The Sky is Falling," "In Your Eyes," "Need to Know" – fit well into the group's repertoire, as does their overblown rendition of "Eleanor Rigby." The fusion of the orchestra and the rock works pretty well, even if it's a stretch to call this symphonic. It's an album for hardcore fans, but that's all that's left in 1998, and they'll be very pleased with this record.

Procol Harum: A Salty Dog (1969) / Home (1970) [2003, BGO Rec. BGOCD558]

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Procol Harum: A Salty Dog (1969) / Home (1970) [2003, BGO Rec. BGOCD558]

Procol Harum: A Salty Dog (1969) / Home (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2003 | BGO Rec. BGOCD558 | ~ 467 or 215 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock / Classic Rock

This is a reissue of Procol Harum's third and fourth albums released in 1969 and 1970. While there was outside and perhaps internal pressure to equal the success of "A Whiter Shade of Pale," this band was not deterred from creating wonderfully creative music that sometimes matched the grandeur of its 1967 smash but just didn't translate into a "hit."…

The Ben Phelps Project - Wake up the Guards (2019)

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The Ben Phelps Project - Wake up the Guards (2019)

The Ben Phelps Project - Wake up the Guards (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 371.56 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 135.34 Mb | 58:37 | Cover
Progressive Rock | Country: USA (Hampton Roads, VA) | Label: The Ben Phelps Project

Wake Up The Guards is the fourth collective release from The Ben Phelps Project. The album balances melodic interplay along with serious lyrical content focusing on current social and political themes.

Aktuala - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (1973-1976) [Reissue 2013] (Repost)

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Aktuala - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (1973-1976) [Reissue 2013] (Repost)

Aktuala - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (1973-1976) [Reissue 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 639 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 296 MB | Covers - 621 MB
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: GDR

Both passionate collectors of ancient and ethnic instruments, husband and wife Walter and Laura Maioli got together in 1973 with sax player Caniele Cavallanti, guitarist Antonio Cerantola and percussionist Lino Vaccina to form Aktuala (which means 'actually' in Esperanto). This is a furiously eclectic band whose Arabian, African and Indian themes are built around trance-inducing repetition. Apart from Oregon, they were one of the first to craft a coherent, gimmick-free hybrid of improvisional jazz with a pan-cultural approach to ethnic music, although theirs is much more loosely conceived than that of Oregon. They released three albums between 1973 and 1976 and then broke up. Walter Maioli is today recognized among Italy's foremost experts in prehistoric music-making.

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (1985) [Non-Remastered, UK Press] Re-Up

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Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (1985) [Non-Remastered, UK Press] Re-Up

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (1985) [Non-Remastered, UK Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Prog-Rock, Art Rock | Label: EMI | # CDP 7 46160 2 | Time: 00:41:17

After the album-tour-album cycle of Script for a Jester's Tear, Fugazi, and the subsequent Euro-only release of Real to Reel, Marillion retreated to Berlin's Hansa Ton Studios with Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey to work on their next opus. Armed with a handful of lyrics born out of a self-confessed acid trip, Fish came up with the elaborate concept for 1985's Misplaced Childhood. Touching upon his early childhood experiences and his inability to deal with a slew of bad breakups exacerbated by a never-ending series of rock star-type "indulgences," Misplaced Childhood would prove to be not only the band's most accomplished release to date, but also its most streamlined. Initial record company skepticism over the band's decision to forge ahead with a '70s-style prog rock opus split into two halves (sides one and two) quickly evaporated as Marillion delivered its two most commercial singles ever: "Kayleigh" and "Lavender." With its lush production and punchy mix, the album went on to become the band's greatest commercial triumph, especially in Europe where they would rise from theater attraction to bona fide stadium royalty.

Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973) [Victor VICP-64104, Japan]

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Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973) [Victor VICP-64104, Japan]

Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Victor, VICP-64104 | ~ 279 or 98 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 118 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock / Classic Rock

Procol Harum's first album for Chrysalis, Grand Hotel, found the band returning to the grandeur of earlier works such as Shine on Brightly and Salty Dog. Robin Trower's replacement Mick Grabham is capable, even powerful, but not nearly as distinctive as his predecessor; consequently, the material tends to rely more on ornate arrangements than guitar riffs, making this somewhat more dignified than either of their previous studio albums, Home and Broken Barricades…

Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

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Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {1986, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 273 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Progressive Rock | Victor #VDP-1156

Several years after the original art rock supergroup Colosseum disbanded, drummer Jon Hiseman formed Colosseum II, a more jazz fusion-oriented outfit featuring guitarist Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) and keyboardist Don Airey. Their eclectic debut, Strange New Flesh, shows some impressive chops from all involved, with an emphasis on Moore's soulful guitar leads. Vocalist Mike Starr, while not an immensely engaging singer, does a nice job keeping up with Hiseman and bass player Neil Murray. Highlights include the technically showy but blissfully irreverent ode to Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moog," a nice version of Joni Mitchell's "Down to You," and the funky "Gemini and Leo."

Saris - The Albums Collection (1993-2014)

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Saris - The Albums Collection (1993-2014)

Saris - The Albums Collection (1993-2014)
3CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,29 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 483 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Neo Prog, Prog Metal, AOR | Duck Dive Music

Saris founded back in 1981. From 1981 until 1983 they toured extensively in their native Germany, as well as recording the single “Out of Your Night”. For various reasons, there was disagreement about the new musical direction and an upcoming album. So Saris went on the back burner for a few years. In 1992, a new line-up was in place though, as Martin Gellhaus (vocals), Udo Raitzig (bass), Stefan Kremer (keyboards) and Helge Bungert (drums, vocals) joined Akkermann for the recording of an album, released as “Dead End Street” in 1993. A subsequent tour followed and at the end of this, Raitzig and Bungert left the band.

Birth Control - Increase (1977) [Reissue 1997] (Repost)

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Birth Control - Increase (1977) [Reissue 1997] (Repost)

Birth Control - Increase (1977) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 283 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (PMS 7055-WP)

1977's Increase has Germany's Birth Control producing a sound that is a little less progressive than their earlier work, although the body of this album still incorporates strong doses of Moog and Hammond keyboard undertakings from Zeus B. Held. The songs have a more established and structural feel to them, especially pieces like "Fight for You" and "Until the Night." Birth Control's sense of humor is still prevalent as well, brought about in the lyrics of the opening "Skate-Board Sue," but where the music is concerned, they began to reveal influences from Western '70s rock, even though their fundamental progressive sound remains at the forefront…