Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) [1985, CBS/Sony 32DP-360, Japan] Repost

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Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) [1985, CBS/Sony 32DP-360, Japan] Repost

Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS/Sony 32DP-360 | ~ 236 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 59 Mb
Progressive Rock | 1st Japan issue

Of all of the classic-era Pink Floyd albums, Animals is the strangest and darkest, a record that's hard to initially embrace yet winds up yielding as many rewards as its equally nihilistic successor, The Wall. It isn't that Roger Waters dismisses the human race as either pigs, dogs, or sheep, it's that he's constructed an album whose music is as bleak and bitter as that world view…

Leaf Hound - Growers of Mushroom (1971)

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Leaf Hound - Growers of Mushroom (1971)

Leaf Hound - Growers of Mushroom (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2000 | Collector's Digitally Recording, LFHCDR-0126 | ~ 288 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 131 Mb
Hard Rock | RU | Unofficial Release

Leaf Hound – like Killing Floor – was one of dozens of other working-class heavy rock bands who sprouted up in England during the British blues-rock boom of the late '60s. They immediately found themselves in the shadow of better bands, including Led Zeppelin and Free (to name just two), which may have led to their short life together. They recorded only one album, Growers of Mushroom, which found its first release in on the German-based Telefunken label..

Elton John - Peachtree Road (2004) [Special Collector's CD+DVD Edition]

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Elton John - Peachtree Road (2004) [Special Collector's CD+DVD Edition]

Elton John - Peachtree Road (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Rocket, 9871101 | ~ 418 or 149 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 173 Mb
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch -> 3.29 Gb
Pop Rock, Classic Rock

Elton John returned to the sound and aesthetic of his classic early-'70s work with 2001's Songs From the West Coast, finding critical acclaim, if not much commercial success. Not that the lack of sales greatly bothered Elton – in many interviews, including one with Entertainment Weekly the week before Peachtree Road was released in November 2004, he claimed he was "disappointed" that it just barely went gold, but he was tired of making "uneven" records…

Lang Lang - Dragon Songs (2013) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

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Lang Lang - Dragon Songs (2013) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

Lang Lang - Dragon Songs (2013)
MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 1536 kbps / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 2728 kbps
Classical, Documentary | 02:09:10 | ~ 23.93 Gb

Documentary following the Chinese pianist, regarded by many as one of the most talented classical musicians of his generation, back to his homeland. Lang Lang's tour of China sees him perform a number of pieces, including 'The Yellow River Concerto', before an adoring crowd. The pianist also visits places from his childhood such as his family home (containing his first piano) and the local temple, reflecting on their importance to his growth as a musician and person.

John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75581] Repost

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John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75581] Repost

John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-75581 | ~ 348 or 128 Mb | Scans(png) -> 174 Mb
Rock & Roll, Classic Rock

John Hiatt's highest-charting album yet is a step down from the dizzy heights of Bring the Family and Slow Turning, as he abandons his more acid commentaries and turns in a self-deprecating set full of promises of reformation and celebrations of marriage and family life. But the observations remain acute, and Hiatt's singing (so much camouflaged in his early days) is becoming his secret weapon.

David Bowie - Station to Station (1976) [EMI TOCP-95049, Japan]

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David Bowie - Station to Station (1976) [EMI TOCP-95049, Japan]

David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | EMI TOCP-95049 | ~ 261 or 92 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 6.65 Mb
Rock, Experimental, Glam

Taking the detached plastic soul of Young Americans to an elegant, robotic extreme, Station to Station is a transitional album that creates its own distinctive style. Abandoning any pretense of being a soulman, yet keeping rhythmic elements of soul, David Bowie positions himself as a cold, clinical crooner and explores a variety of style…

Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying & Single Collection 5 (2000)

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Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying & Single Collection 5 (2000)

Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying & Single Collection 5 (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CD-Maximum, CDM 0700-471 | RU | ~ 543 or 182 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 67 Mb
Heavy Metal

No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It marks their first line-up change since 1982; guitarist Adrian Smith left the band during the pre-production phase, unhappy with the musical direction it was taking, and only having contributed to one song, "Hooks in You"…

Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 183] Repost

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Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 183] Repost

Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ 183 | ~ 263 or 111 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 178 Mb
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock

This album was the group's magnum opus in the perception of many onlookers and fans, and it still plays well, though its flaws are more evident than they were at the time. The "Song of Scheherazade," really a suite for the group supported by the London Symphony Orchestra and a chorus, started with guitarist-composer Michael Dunford, who had a personal fascination with the medieval literary work Tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights, and was realized by Dunford and his composing partner Betty Thatcher, with bassist Jon Camp and pianist John Tout…

Valensia - K.O.S.M.O.S (1996) [2018, Universal Music Japan UICY-78637]

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Valensia - K.O.S.M.O.S (1996) [2018, Universal Music Japan UICY-78637]

Valensia - K.O.S.M.O.S (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-78637 | ~ 311 or 121 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 121 Mb
Classic Rock, Symphonic Rock, Prog Rock

Valensia's second album "Valensia II" (also known as "K.O.S.M.O.S.") was the first Dutch surround sound CD ever made. It was, again, a success in Japan, but his Dutch record company didn't want to promote it…

Elvin Bishop - Let It Flow (1974) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75681] Repost

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Elvin Bishop - Let It Flow (1974) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75681] Repost

Elvin Bishop - Let It Flow (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-75681 | ~ 291 or 103 Mb | Scans(png) -> 191 Mb
Blues, Blues Rock

For his fourth album, Elvin Bishop organized a new backup group and switched to Capricorn Records. Capricorn was known as the standard bearer of the Southern rock movement–the Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, etc.–and Bishop was able to emphasize the country/blues aspects of his persona and his music in the move from Marin County, California, to Macon, Georgia…

The Who - BBC Sessions (1999) [Universal Music Japan, UICY-94788/9] Repost

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The Who - BBC Sessions (1999) [Universal Music Japan, UICY-94788/9] Repost

The Who - BBC Sessions (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | 2011 | Universal Music Japan, UICY-94788/9 | ~ 578 or 242 Mb | Scans(png) -> 148 Mb
Classic Rock, Hard Rock

[quoteA fine compilation of 1965-73 BBC performances, the majority of the tracks hailing from 1965-67, although some are drawn from 1970 and 1973. As one of the best live bands ever, the Who as expected come through pretty well in the live-in-the-studio environment, although the arrangements usually stick close to the records]…

Elton John vs. Pnau - Good Morning To The Night (2012)

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Elton John vs. Pnau - Good Morning To The Night (2012)

Elton John vs. Pnau - Good Morning To The Night (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mercury 3707164 | ~ 215 or 68 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 94 Mb
Pop / Synth-Pop

The quality of his records may fluctuate over the decades, but there has never been any doubt that Elton John retains a keen ear for fashionable pop. So it is no surprise that he handed over tapes from his purple patch of the early '70s – roughly Elton John through Blue Moves – to the Australian dance duo Pnau, giving them full reign to sample, interpolate, splice and dice familiar tunes into new dance tracks…

The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 172] Repost

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The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 172] Repost

The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity, AFZ 172 | ~ 296 or 109 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 20 Mb
Blues, Rock

The raw immediacy and tight instrumental attack of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's self-titled debut album were startling and impressive in 1965, but the following year, the group significantly upped the ante with its second LP, East-West. The debut showed that Butterfield and his bandmates could cut tough, authentic blues (not a given for an integrated band during the era in which fans were still debating if a white boy could play the blues) with the energy of rock & roll, but East-West was a far more ambitious set, with the band showing an effective command of jazz, Indian raga, and garagey proto-psychedelia as well as razor-sharp electric blues…

Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind 1983 & Single Collection 1 (2000)

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Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind 1983 & Single Collection 1 (2000)

Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind 1983 & Single Collection 1 (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CD-Maximum, CDM 0700-467 | RU | ~ 537 or 185 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 54 Mb
Heavy Metal

The second of three straight iconic Iron Maiden albums, Piece of Mind marks the debut of what many regard as the definitive Maiden lineup, with the arrival of new drummer Nicko McBrain. McBrain's ability to duplicate the complex patterns of the guitar and bass riffs gives the band a seamless ensemble unity…

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975) [1985, CBS/Sony 32DP-359, Japan]

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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975) [1985, CBS/Sony 32DP-359, Japan]

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS/Sony 32DP-359 | ~ 257 or 107 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 30 Mb
Progressive Rock | 3rd Japan issue

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor…