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Metallica: Japanese Singles & EPs Collection (1996 - 2012)

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Metallica: Japanese Singles & EPs Collection (1996 - 2012)

Metallica: Japanese Singles & EPs Collection (1996 - 2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
12CD | Label: Various | ~ 2878 or 1027 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 192 Mb
Thrash Metal

Metallica formed in 1981 by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The duo first met through an ad in a Los Angeles-based music newspaper. At the time, Ulrich had little musical experience and no band but managed to secure a slot on an upcoming compilation record called “Metal Massacre”. Metallica’s contribution, “Hit The Lights”, featured Hetfield, Ulrich and lead guitarist Lloyd Grant…

Queen - Innuendo (1991) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

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Queen - Innuendo (1991) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

Queen - Innuendo (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Universal, Japan, UICY-75065~6 | ~ 539 or 234 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 193 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Unbeknownst to the public, Freddie Mercury had been diagnosed with the AIDS virus in the late '80s. Although his health weakened by the '90s, Mercury insisted that the band work on music until the very end; their final album turned out to be 1991's Innuendo…

Queen - The Miracle (1989) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

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Queen - The Miracle (1989) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

Queen - The Miracle (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Universal, Japan, UICY-75063~4 | ~ 494 or 214 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 252 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Following their massive 1986 European stadium tour for the A Kind of Magic album, Queen took an extended break. Rumors swirled about an impending breakup, but it turned out the break was brought on by a painful marital divorce for guitarist Brian May (who subsequently battled depression and contemplated suicide), and Freddie Mercury being diagnosed with AIDS. Instead of sinking further into misery, the band regrouped, worked on each other's mental state, and recorded one of their most inspired albums, 1989's The Miracle…

Styx - Edge Of The Century (1990) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77892]

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Styx - Edge Of The Century (1990) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77892]

Styx - Edge Of The Century (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77892 | ~ 289 or 101 Mb | Scans(png) -> 106 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Edge of the Century is the twelfth studio album by Styx, released in 1990. It was the first Styx album featuring A&M solo artist Glen Burtnik, the only album to feature the Dennis DeYoung/James Young/Glen Burtnik/Chuck Panozzo/John Panozzo lineup, and the last album to feature John Panozzo on drums (he would die six years later of gastrointestinal hemorrhaging)…

Heart - Magazine `78 + Heart `85 + Bad Animals `87 (2015) [Japanese SHM-CD]

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Heart - Magazine `78 + Heart `85 + Bad Animals `87 (2015) [Japanese SHM-CD]

Heart - Magazine `78 + Heart `85 + Bad Animals `87 (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Capitol, UICY-25530~32 | ~ 810 or 279 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 72 Mb
Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Rock group that was started in Seattle, in 1967, as "The Army" by bassist Steve Fossen, along with Roger Fisher on guitar, Don Wilhelm on guitar, keyboards and lead vocals, and Ray Schaefer on drums…

Queen - The Works (1984) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

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Queen - The Works (1984) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

Queen - The Works (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Universal, Japan, UICY-75059~60 | ~ 432 or 187 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 224 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Following the disappointing commercial performance of the dance-oriented Hot Space in 1982, Queen took 1983 off to get refocused and work on a follow-up that would put the band back on track. While the songwriting had definitely improved on the resulting The Works in 1984, the album sonically lacked the punch of such earlier releases as News of the World and The Game (strangely, Hot Space even had a better overall sound)…

Styx - Caught In The Act (1984) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77890/1]

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Styx - Caught In The Act (1984) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77890/1]

Styx - Caught In The Act (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Universal Music Japan UICY-77890/1 | ~ 551 or 197 Mb | Scans(png) -> 196 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Styx was one of the titans of the hugely popular AOR movement – along with Boston, Foreigner, Journey, and REO Speedwagon – embraced by the U.S. mainstream in the late '70s and early '80s. The end of the Chicago-based band's peak period coincided with one of the most ambitious and notorious projects of the time, the 1983 concept album Kilroy Was Here…

Scorpions - Lonesome Crow (1972) [Remastered, Japanese SHM-CD]

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Scorpions - Lonesome Crow (1972) [Remastered, Japanese SHM-CD]

Scorpions - Lonesome Crow (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Universal Music, UICY-9566 | ~ 278 or 96 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 77 Mb
Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Something of an anomaly for the Scorpions, Lonesome Crow focuses on deep, dark melodies that sound like a bad combination of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. Although Michael Schenker provides some strong guitar melodies, the album fails to capture any real interest…

Paul McCartney - New (2014) [2CD + DVD, Collector's Edition]

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Paul McCartney - New (2014) [2CD + DVD, Collector's Edition]

Paul McCartney - New (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log& MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | MPL / Concord / UMC, UCCO90299 | ~ 543 or 192 Mb | Scans(png) -> 590 Mb
DVD9: MPEG Video NTSC 720 x 480 16:9 29,970 fps | PCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps -> 7.15 Gb
Classic Rock / Pop-Rock

At its quietest moments, 2007's Memory Almost Full played like a coda to Paul McCartney's illustrious career; he seemed comfortable residing in the final act of his legend, happy to reflect and riff upon his achievements. Such measured meditation is largely absent from 2013's New, the first collection of original material he's released since 2007…

Queen - Hot Space (1982) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

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Queen - Hot Space (1982) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

Queen - Hot Space (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Universal, Japan, UICY-75053/54 | ~ 453 or 197 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 208 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Anybody who was a little dismayed by the pop inclinations of The Game would have been totally distressed by Queen's 1982 follow-up, Hot Space, an unabashed pop and dance album. The band that once proudly proclaimed not to use synthesizers on their albums has suddenly, dramatically reversed course, devoting the entire first side of the album to robotic, new wave dance-pop, all driven by drum machines and colored by keyboards, with Brian May's guitar coming in as flavor only on occasion…

Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77889]

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Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77889]

Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77889 | ~ 258 or 96 Mb | Scans(png) -> 154 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Although Dennis DeYoung's concept about man being replaced by robots in the near future failed to get off the ground, Kilroy Was Here still harbored two of the band's best singles…

Queen - The Game (1980) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

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Queen - The Game (1980) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

Queen - The Game (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Universal, Japan, UICY-75049/50 | ~ 369 or 125 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 184 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Queen had long been one of the biggest bands in the world by 1980's The Game, but this album was the first time they made a glossy, unabashed pop album, one that was designed to sound exactly like its time…

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria (1988) [2011, UICY-25103, Japan]

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Anthrax - State Of Euphoria (1988) [2011, UICY-25103, Japan]

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music, UICY-25103 | ~ 366 or 127 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 24 Mb
Thrash Metal

The proper follow-up to Among the Living was somewhat disappointing in its inconsistency. While there are some good moments – "Be All, End All" is one of the band's most melodic moments, and several other tracks catch fire – the best thing here is a cover of Trust's "Antisocial," and it doesn't bode well when covers outshine original material…

Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77888]

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Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77888]

Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-7788 | ~ 266 or 116 Mb | Scans(png) -> 140 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

After successfully establishing themselves as one of America's best commercial progressive rock bands of the late '70s with albums like The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight, Chicago's Styx had taken a dubious step towards pop overkill with singer Dennis DeYoung's ballad "Babe." The centerpiece of 1979's uneven Cornerstone album, the number one single sowed the seeds of disaster for the group by pitching DeYoung's increasingly mainstream ambitions against the group's more conservative songwriters, Tommy Shaw and James "JY" Young…

Queen - Flash Gordon (1980) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

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Queen - Flash Gordon (1980) [2CD, 40th Anniversary Edition] Re-up

Queen - Flash Gordon (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Universal, Japan, UICY-75051/52 | ~ 277 or 114 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 162 Mb
Progressive Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

While writing and recording The Game, Queen were asked by renowned movie director Dino DeLaurentis to provide the soundtrack for his upcoming sci-fi epic Flash Gordon. The band accepted and promptly began working on both albums simultaneously. Although at first many fans criticized Flash Gordon since it was issued as an official Queen release rather than a motion picture soundtrack, it has proven to be one of rock's better motion picture soundtracks over the years…