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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977) {2008, Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary}

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977) {2008, Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 721 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 261 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 69 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Southern Rock, Boogie Rock | Geffen Records #B0010608-02 / BMG Direct #D223557

Sometimes, expanded Deluxe Editions don't seem to have much of a purpose outside of marketing: the second disc will contain a clearinghouse of B-sides and remixes or a live show, not adding much to the story of the original album. That's not the case with the Deluxe Edition of Lynyrd Skynyrd's final album, Street Survivors – it's a Deluxe Edition that fills out the final chapter of the original band's career by presenting the complete original version of the album, recorded with legendary producer Tom Dowd at Criteria Studios but scrapped when the group's live sound engineer Kevin Elson argued that these versions sounded lifeless.

VA - Greatest Ever Decades (2021)

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VA - Greatest Ever Decades (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.9 GB | 05:15:31
Pop, Rock | Label: BMG

On four CDs with 80 tracks, "Greatest Ever Decades" offers great hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and the beginning of this century, ten years per disc. The collection starts with the 1970s, when glam mixes with disco and pop with soul. In the 1980s the sound of synthesizers became increasingly important, and the 1990s saw great moments in pop, house and R&B. By the 2000s, there were airplay favorites across all genres, and pretty much all of the above! The Greatest Ever Decades is the place to find the best music from forty years.
With: Cher, Sweet, Kylie Minogue, Nickelback, Katie Melua, Duran Duran, Simply Red, Roxette, Gnarls Barkley, Van Morrison and many more.

Steve Vai - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Steve Vai - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Steve Vai - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 761 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony BMG | # 88697304812 | Time: 04:36:34
Guitar Virtuoso, Instrumental Rock, Hard Rock

2008 five CD box. The Original Album Classics series, courtesy of Sony/BMG, packages together five classic albums from one of the most popular artists on the label's roster, housing them in an attractive slipcase. This set from the guitar hero features the albums Flex-Able (1984), Passion And Warfare (1990), Sex And Religion (1993), Alien Love Secrets (1995) and Fire Garden (1996).

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD [Re-Up]

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Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD [Re-Up]

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | 00:59:37 | Scans ~ 30 Mb
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 / 2.0 @ 448 kbps; DTS | ~ 5.3 Gb
Subs: English, French, Italian, German | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79835-2
Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Video Opera

Three Tales is a video-opera in three acts (titled Hindenburg, Bikini and Dolly) with music by American composer Steve Reich and visuals by Beryl Korot, his wife. It is scored for two sopranos, three tenors, string quartet, percussion, keyboards, and pre-recorded audio. Its premiere was at the Vienna Festival on May 12, 2002; the BBC had commissioned a version for television broadcast four months later. The 12-minute tale Hindenburg had been written (and recorded) in 1998, while the remaining tales were completed (and recorded) in the year of the premiere.

Bettye LaVette - Tell Me A Lie (1982) Remastered 2008

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Bettye LaVette - Tell Me A Lie (1982) Remastered 2008

Bettye LaVette - Tell Me A Lie (1982) Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included
Label: Reel Music/Universal Music Special Markets | # 66748-78003-2/B0006406-02
R&B, Soul, Funk, Motown | Time: 00:35:12

An overnight success in 2005 some 40 years after her debut single, soul diva Bettye LaVette recorded this album for Motown in 1982. Teamed with ace producer Steve Buckingham, she cut these ten songs with the cream of Nashville and Memphis musicians. Critically acclaimed at the time of its release but totally at odds with what Motown was then recording, Tell Me A Lie sounds as fresh today as it did when originally released. Bettye Lavette's star continues to rise now. First time on CD, digitally remastered in 24 bit from the original analog masters, and including a 12 page booklet.

Chris Isaak: CD Colection (1987 - 2002)

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Chris Isaak: CD Colection (1987 - 2002)

Chris Isaak: CD Colection (1987 - 2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Label: Various | ~ 1041 or 375 Mb | Scans & Covers
Blues Rock / Southern Rock / Pop Rock

~ Chris Isaak 1987, Silvertone 1987, Baja Sessions 1996 & Always Got Tonight 2002. ~

VA - Alligator Records 35X35: 35 songs, 35 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (2006)

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VA - Alligator Records 35X35: 35 songs, 35 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (2006)

VA - Alligator Records 35X35: 35 songs, 35 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (2006)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,03 Gb | Scans ~ 90 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Alligator Records #ALCD120/21

After 35 years and the release of over 2800 contemporary blues tracks, it's safe to say that Bruce Iglauer's Alligator Records is the world's premier blues label, particularly if sheer numbers are factored in, and while the label's releases tend to sound mind-numbingly similar sometimes, this two-disc overview of Alligator's history shows how much raw vitality the blues still has in its tank. Alligator Records 35X35, arranged chronologically and featuring a selection drawn from each of the artist's debut albums with Alligator, gets rolling right where it all began, with Hound Dog Taylor's "She's Gone" from 1971, and marches through to 2004, closing the second disc with a stunning version of "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" (here called "A Dying Man's Plea") by the great Mavis Staples, who makes clear the deep affinity of gospel to the blues, or vice versa, since the two forms philosophically complete each other, the way Saturday marches straight into Sunday.

Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}

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Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}

Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 338 Mb | Scans Included
DVD5 | MPEG-2, NTSC 720x480 (4:3), 29.970 fps, VBR ~ 6118 kb/s
DD 2.0, 48.0 kHz/16 bits, 192 kb/s | 43:00 | ~ 2,25 Gb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Contemporary Jazz | Verve #460502670327

Bossa nova is not unfamiliar to Diana Krall, but 2009's Quiet Nights is her first record devoted to the gently swaying rhythm. Teaming up again with arranger Claus Ogerman, who last worked with Krall on 2001's The Look of Love and who also frequently collaborated with bossa nova godfather Antonio Carlos Jobim, Krall winds up with a mellow, lazy album that recalls the relaxed late-night sophistication of Jobim's duet album with Frank Sinatra, which Ogerman also happened to arrange and conduct. It's not just the sound, it's the songs: how '60s standards like Bacharach/David's "Walk on By" sit next to three Jobim tunes, a song by Marcos Valle ("So Nice"), and a few American Songbook standards placed at the beginning, the better to ease listeners into purer bossa nova at the end.

Rage - Full Moon In St. Petersburg (2007)

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Rage - Full Moon In St. Petersburg (2007)

Rage - Full Moon In St. Petersburg (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nuclear Blast, NB 1858-2 | ~ 505 or 167 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 36 Mb
DVD-9: PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Heavy Metal / Speed Metal / Power Metal

"Full Moon in St. Petersburg" is a CD/DVD pack capturing German heavy/power metal pioneers "Rage" live in Russia during their 2006 tour in support of their album "Speak of the dead" (2006)…

Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]

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Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]

Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978)
Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 692 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb
Label: BGO Records | # BGOCD748 | Time: 01:50:09 | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Genre: Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Soft Rock

2007 digitally remastered double CD featuring CSN' Stephen Stills' three mid-'70s studio albums. Stills was released in 1975, followed one year later by Illegal Stills. Fans had to wait another two years until the release of Thoroughfare Gap (1978). This two disc set comes in a slimline double jewelbox housed in a slip case featuring extensive liner notes.

Ozzy Osbourne - Down To Earth (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition) (2001/2021)

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Ozzy Osbourne - Down To Earth (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition) (2001/2021)

Ozzy Osbourne - Down To Earth (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition) (2001/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 422 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | 01:00:46
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Label: Epic Records

Down to Earth is the eighth studio album by British heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Released on 16 October 2001, it reached number 19 on the UK Albums Chart and number four on the US Billboard 200. "The Ozzfest was doing well", Osbourne explained. "I just wanted to be like the Grateful Dead and keep it going by touring, but the record company said they'd like a new Ozzy album." Down to Earth spawned just two singles, although both reached the top ten of the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and reached number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. Excluding his contributions to re-recordings of Ozzy's earlier material, Down to Earth is the only Osbourne studio album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo, who left to join Metallica in 2003. It was the first Osbourne album to feature drummer Mike Bordin, previously of Faith No More, though he had played live with Osbourne since 1996. Though he plays on the album, guitarist Zakk Wylde did not contribute as a songwriter for the first time since joining Osbourne's band in 1988, because many of the songs were written before Wylde rejoined the band.

Curtis Stigers - Baby Plays Around (2001)

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Curtis Stigers - Baby Plays Around (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4944-2 | 00:55:59

Those who think of singer/saxman Curtis Stigers as a pop/rock artist and associate him with "I Wonder Why" and "Peace, Love and Understanding" will be surprised to learn that Baby Plays Around is very much a jazz album – not jazzy pop, but straight-ahead acoustic jazz. Not that there is any reason why someone with pop/rock credentials can't embrace jazz if his heart is really in it; after all, jazz and rock are both part of the blues family. And even though some pretentious individuals in the jazz world love to state that jazz is "America's classical music," the fact is that jazz has more in common with rock and R&B than with Beethoven or Mozart. Stigers thrived on that blues feeling as a pop/rock singer in the early '90s, and he thrives on it as a jazz singer.

Pink Floyd - Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd (2001) {2006, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Pink Floyd - Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd (2001) {2006, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Pink Floyd - Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd (2001) {2006, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 944 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 373 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 84 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | EMI #TOCP-53801-02

Being the quintessential album rock band, Pink Floyd hasn't had much luck with "best-of" and "greatest-hits" compilations, like A Collection of Great Dance Songs and the bizarro follow-up, Works. Since both of those were released in the early '80s (and time travel being unavailable even to Pink Floyd), they obviously left out any tracks from the post-Roger Waters era albums. While countless hours in dorm rooms have been spent laboring over whether or not the post-Waters recordings should even be considered the "real Floyd," the later albums nonetheless stand as a further progression in the band's evolution and warrant recognition.

Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973) [2001, Japan, AMCY-6296/7]

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Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973) [2001, Japan, AMCY-6296/7]

Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973))
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Atlantic, AMCY-6296/7 | ~ 597 or 195 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 58 Mb
Progressive Rock | HDCD Remastered by Isao Kikuchi

Four decades after its release, this is still the most controversial record in Yes' output. Tales from Topographic Oceans was the place where Yes either fulfilled all of the promise shown on their previous five albums or slid off the rails in a fit of artistic hubris, especially on the part of lead singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe, who dominated the composition credits here…

Coldplay - Greatest Hits (2009)

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Coldplay - Greatest Hits (2009)

Coldplay - Greatest Hits (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Parlophone, 22846-1/2, 4607147894705 | RU | ~ 1035 or 368 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 147 Mb
Pop Rock, Alternative Rock

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. The band consists of vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and pianist Chris Martin; lead guitarist Jonny Buckland; bassist Guy Berryman; drummer Will Champion; and creative director Phil Harvey. They met at University College London and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish…