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Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) {2021, 50th Anniversary, Remastered, Japanese Edition}

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Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) {2021, 50th Anniversary, Remastered, Japanese Edition}

Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) {2021, 50th Anniversary, Remastered, Japanese Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 634 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 228 Mb
Covers Included | 00:43:52 + 00:43:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock Opera / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Classic Rock / Musical
Decca Broadway / Universal Music #UICY-16019/20

Jesus Christ Superstar started life as a most improbable concept album from an equally unlikely label, Decca Records, which had not, until then, been widely known for groundbreaking musical efforts. It was all devised by then 21-year-old composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and 25-year-old lyricist Tim Rice. Jesus Christ Superstar had been conceived as a stage work, but lacking the funds to get it produced, the two collaborators instead decided to use an album as the vehicle for introducing the piece, a fairly radical rock/theater hybrid about the final days in the life of Jesus as seen from the point of view of Judas. If its content seemed daring (and perhaps downright sacrilegious), the work, a "sung-through" musical echoing operatic and oratorio traditions, was structurally perfect for an album; just as remarkable as its subject matter was the fact that its musical language was full-blown rock music…

Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

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Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans ~ 60 Mb | 00:47:50 + 00:13:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31482-3

The Quest is the twenty-second studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on 1 October 2021 by InsideOut Music and Sony Music. It is their first studio album featuring Billy Sherwood since The Ladder (1999), having replaced founding bassist Chris Squire following his death in 2015, and their first without any original members. It was produced by guitarist Steve Howe. After completing touring commitments in July 2019, Yes began to collaborate on new material by exchanging ideas for songs online. The subsequent COVID-19 pandemic caused all touring to be cancelled in March 2020, which presented the opportunity for them to focus on the album during lockdown. When the songs had been arranged, the album was recorded in California and England and orchestral arrangements by Paul K. Joyce were performed by the FAMES Orchestra in North Macedonia. Frontman Jon Davison was the main lyricist, who wrote about various themes including hope, optimism, and environmental issues.

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition}

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Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition}

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans Included | 01:09:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE 213481

The Aerosol Grey Machine is the debut studio album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released in 1969 by record label Mercury. The album was originally intended as a solo album by the band's lead singer and main songwriter, Peter Hammill. When the band signed with Charisma Records, a deal was worked out whereby The Aerosol Grey Machine would be released under the Van der Graaf Generator name, in return for Mercury Records releasing Hammill from his earlier contract with it. The initial edition contained the song "Giant Squid", later pressings removed this track and replaced it with the single b-side "Necromancer". The album was reissued on CD in 1997 by the German company Repertoire Records, using the second-edition running order of the album and featuring the first single as bonus tracks.

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) [2013, 3CD+2DVD, 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box set]

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Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) [2013, 3CD+2DVD, 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box set]

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Mercury / Universal, 374044-8 | ~ 1172 or 446 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 309 Mb
2xDVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch / AC3, 6ch / DTS, 6ch -> 5.75 Gb
Progressive Rock

Following a long-established production pattern, Mike Oldfield assembled some relatively simple pop- and rock-flavored numbers following one long introductory piece on his 1983 Disky release, Crisis. The 20-minute opening title-track is a quintessential Oldfield texture study that consists of sparkling synth washes with edgier material weaving in and out…

Eela Craig - Hats Of Glass (1978) [Japanese Edition 2009]

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Eela Craig - Hats Of Glass (1978) [Japanese Edition 2009]

Eela Craig - Hats Of Glass (1978) [Japanese Edition 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 091476)

Released at the beginning of 1978 (recorded August to November 1977), there was one minor change in the Eela Craig lineup. And that was the return of vocalist Wil Orthofer, apparently because the band he was in between his absence with Eela Craig, called Ice Planet (a blues outfit that never recorded, that also featured two other ex-Eela Craig members, Heinz Gerstmair and Horst Waber) broke up due to the deaths from two non-Eela Craig members from two separate automobile accidents. The funk has more or less disappeared, going for a more conventional late '70s symphonic prog rock sound.

VA - The Cosiest Christmas Album In The World... Ever! (2021)

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VA - The Cosiest Christmas Album In The World... Ever! (2021)

VA - The Cosiest Christmas Album In The World… Ever! (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 4:51:05 | 720 Mb / 1,44 Gb
Genre: Christmas and Holiday, Pop, Rock, RnB / Label: Sony Music

Across 4CDs comes a collection of over 100 of the cosiest Christmas numbers, perfect to relax to around the roaring fire. CDs 1-3 feature the tones of some of the world's most loved singers including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Andy Williams to get you in the festive mood alongside a host of recognisable Christmas classics such as 'Jingle Bell Rock', 'Santa Baby', 'Winter Wonderland' and many, many more. Disc 4 is a bonus disc of 20 sensational Christmas carols performed by The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge and includes 'Silent Night', 'O Come, All Ye Faithful' and 'Away In A Manger'. All this makes this undoubtedly 'The Cosiest Christmas Album In The World… Ever!'

Fusion Orchestra - Skeleton in Armour (1973) [Japanese Edition 2009]

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Fusion Orchestra - Skeleton in Armour (1973) [Japanese Edition 2009]

Fusion Orchestra - Skeleton in Armour (1973) [Japanese Edition 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Heavy Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCP-70696)

Fusion Orchestra was a highly talented progressive rock ensemble from the UK that did tight but not over-worked heavy prog with an honest, classic but unique sound. Singer/flautist/synthist Jill Saward, apparently the axis of the group, leads with a high squall and quite good flute, and paralleled the vocal sound the Wilson sisters would cultivate. Though unlike Heart, Jill Saward, Dave Bell (drums), Colin Dawson (guitar), Dave Cowell (bass), and Sten Land (synth, guitar, horns) did a very complex and multi-layered music with many roads into jazz-fusion, folk, and Celtic.
The album "Skeleton In Armour", especially for 1973, is a model of Prog Rock successfully integrated as a viable popular medium and though not truly competitive against the likes of bigger peers, is far better than many bands that have become well known…

Yes - Yessongs (1973) [1992, Japan, AMCY-365~6]

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Yes - Yessongs (1973) [1992, Japan, AMCY-365~6]

Yes - Yessongs (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Atlantic, AMCY-365/6 | ~ 814 or 313 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 78 Mb
Progressive Rock

In many ways, the extravagance of this package equates the profligacy of the prog rock combo themselves. After all, how else but on a triple-LP collection could one hope to re-create (and/or contain) an adequate sampling of Yes' live presentation? Especially since their tunes typically clocked in in excess of ten minutes…

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 754 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 254 Mb
Covers Included | 00:48:35 + 00:50:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Art Rock, Classic Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31449-50

Jeff Lynne revived Electric Light Orchestra in 2015 – due to legal reasons, they were now called Jeff Lynne's ELO – releasing a comeback album called Alone in the Universe and steadily mounting a return to the road. Several dates happened in 2016, but the tour reached its apex in June 2017, when the group played in front of 60,000 people at London's Wembley Stadium. Released five months after that June 24 gig, Wembley or Bust – which was accompanied by a concert film – features the entirety of the gig, and if it's not heard too closely, it could sometimes be mistaken for an ELO greatest-hits album. Lynne re-creates the arrangements of his studio work throughout the concert; even when the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle with Care" is hauled out, it sounds like it did on record. The vocals are where the seams show, as Lynne is a little rougher and lower than he was at his peak. Although this is a noticeable difference, it's hardly enough to mar what amounts to a thoroughly enjoyable – and perhaps a tad triumphant – return to live performance for Jeff Lynne.

Marillion - Afraid Of Sunlight (1995)

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Marillion - Afraid Of Sunlight (1995)

Marillion - Afraid Of Sunlight (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI/El Dorado (7243 833874 2 7)

Afraid of sunlight was Marillion's first real progressive album since Fish had left the band. While it does not rank as high as classics like Script for a Jester's Tear or Fugazi, it still has some very strong moments. "Cannibal Surf Babe" is a tribute to the '60s (sort of). It starts off like the Beach Boys' "California Girls" before turning into the nightmarish tale of a cannibal woman! But the best moments are in the second half of the album, with tracks such as "Out of This World," "Afraid of Sunlight," and "King." As usual with Marillion, the keyboards stand out the most. There are some very beautiful melodic moments and perhaps a better mix between calm and agressive melodies than on previous albums made with Steve Hogarth.

Eela Craig - One Niter (1976) [Japanese Edition 2009]

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Eela Craig - One Niter (1976) [Japanese Edition 2009]

Eela Craig - One Niter (1976) [Japanese Edition 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 273 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 091475)

How is it that Eela Craig haven't gotten more attention from lovers of ‘70s Euro-rock? Is it because they were too Austrian or too arty for Krautrock lovers, who prefer the grittier, more visceral sounds of German bands like Can and Guru Guru to Eela Craig's sophisticated prog stylings? On the other side of the fence, did they miss out on inclusion in the pantheon of classic prog bands because they weren't from England, or were lumped in with the Krautrock scene? Whatever the case, their second album, One Niter, is a grand-scale prog rock masterpiece. There was a five-year gap between One Niter and the band's debut album, which gave Eela Craig plenty of time to evolve from the post-psychedelic sounds of their first effort…

Best Of Ian Anderson & Jethro Tull (2009)

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Best Of Ian Anderson & Jethro Tull (2009)

Best Of Ian Anderson & Jethro Tull (2009)
Progressive/Art/Folk Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 20 Tracks
Scans(jpg 300dpi) Included | randM Records | 0130-2 | ~ 523 + 192 Mb
Scans(png 600dpi) -> 176 Mb | 3% Recovery

Harmonia - Deluxe (1975) [Japanese Edition 1995]

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Harmonia - Deluxe (1975) [Japanese Edition 1995]

Harmonia - Deluxe (1975) [Japanese Edition 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 271 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor K.K. (POCP-2388)

A touch more immediate and song-oriented than its predecessor, but no less enchanting and lovely to hear, Deluxe again features the trio experimenting with a variety of approaches, most particularly including vocals here and there for the first time. There's also a guest musician helping out, namely Mani Neumeier from Guru Guru, and while he's not playing all the time, where he does appear, as on the wonderful lengthy jam "Walky-Talky," a blend of his percussion and swooping guitar filigrees and keyboards, it's a fine choice. His slow, subtle build throughout the song helps send it higher and higher without seeming to. The various vocals really do fit the music in a lovely way, and it's little surprise that Brian Eno might have felt even more of an affinity with the group than before, being non-musical but still affecting, like mysterious chants or barks…

The Pineapple Thief - Nothing But The Truth (2021) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

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The Pineapple Thief - Nothing But The Truth (2021) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

The Pineapple Thief - Nothing But The Truth (2021)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23.976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 24-bit / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Dolby TrueHD/Atmos Audio 7.1, 48 kHz, 5615 kbps, 24-bit
Crossover Prog, Alternative Rock | 01:34:17 + 00:38:40 | ~ 39.25 Gb

The Pineapple Thief, one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord and reinforced by Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) on drums, have announced the multi format release of “Nothing But The Truth” on Kscope on 22nd October…

Premiata Forneria Marconi - I Dreamed of Electric Sheep (2021)

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Premiata Forneria Marconi - I Dreamed of Electric Sheep (2021)

Premiata Forneria Marconi - I Dreamed of Electric Sheep (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 603 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 196 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music

The mighty PFM’s 2021 studio release is a Sci-Fi-themed conceptual opus. Powered primarily by Franz Di Cioccio (lead vocals, drums) and Patrick Djivas (bass, keyboards) - who started the recording process in their home studios. As a real treat PMF invited a couple of musicians they have been friends with for a long time: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) on flute and Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis) on electric guitar. "I Dreamed of Electric Sheep" is simultaneously released in both English and Italian versions, hence the Italian subtitle, "Ho Sognato Pecore Elettriche".