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Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Volume III (1997) [Re-Up]

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Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Volume III (1997) [Re-Up]

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Volume III (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 489 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb
Label: Columbia | # CK 67347 | Time: 01:16:17 | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Adult Contemporary

The Greatest Hits Volume III album includes hits from 1983 to 1997. Three previously unreleased studio tracks are included, "To Make You Feel My Love", "Hey Girl", and "Light as the Breeze". All three tracks are covers songs (a rare occurrence in his catalogue), and although "To Make You Feel My Love" and "Hey Girl" were recorded to be singles for this album, Joel originally recorded the song "Light as the Breeze" for a Leonard Cohen tribute album, Tower of Song, released in 1995. Chronologically, Greatest Hits Volume III overlaps slightly with Volume II, as the first two tracks, "Keeping the Faith" and "An Innocent Man", first appeared on his album An Innocent Man.

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II: 1973-1985 (1985) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II: 1973-1985 (1985) 2CD [Re-Up]

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II: 1973-1985 (1985) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Columbia | # G2K 40121 | Time: 01:48:51

Although it's missing a few important (not to mention big) hits, Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 is an excellent retrospective of the first half of Billy Joel's career. Beginning with "Piano Man," the first disc runs through a number of early songs before arriving at the hit-making days of the late '70s; some of these songs, including "Captain Jack" and "New York State of Mind," weren't strictly hits, but were popular numbers within his stage show and became radio hits. Once the songs from The Stranger arrive halfway through the first disc, there's no stopping the hits (although "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," an album track from The Stranger, manages its way onto the collection). In fact, over the next disc and a half, there's so many hits, it's inevitable that some are left off – to be specific, "Honesty," "Sometimes a Fantasy," "An Innocent Man," "Leave a Tender Moment," and "Keeping the Faith" aren't included.

Three Dog Night - The Complete Hit Singles (2004) [Re-Up]

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Three Dog Night - The Complete Hit Singles (2004) [Re-Up]

Three Dog Night - The Complete Hit Singles (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Geffen | # B0001779-02 | Time: 01:14:30

One of the most commercially successful bands of its era, Three Dog Night had a remarkable run of more than 20 chart singles between 1969 and 1975, racking up nearly a dozen top-10 hits and, consequently, 12 consecutive gold albums. THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES brings these 21 cuts together in a single-disc package. The band's soulful pop-rock, driven by the revolving, triple lead vocals of Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells, and sweetened by atmospheric keys, rock guitar, and tasteful strings, attest to their widespread appeal and sustained popularity.

Don McLean - Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey (2005) CD

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Don McLean - Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey (2005) CD

Don McLean - Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey (2005) CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 474 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb
Label: Hyena Records | # HYN 9342 | Time: 01:17:05 | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Singer-Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk, Soft Rock, AM Pop, Country

Producer and record executive Joel Dorn (who worked with Don McLean previously on his 1974 album Homeless Brother) assembled this retrospective CD/DVD collection by going through McLean's archives. Although no indication is given of the sources of the material, a majority of it has been previously released, starting with the original hit recording of "American Pie," licensed from EMI Special Products. The rest of the collection dates from after 1976, when McLean, for the most part, controlled his own recordings, and there is a heavy complement from albums issued on his own Don McLean Records label, notably "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)," "Crying," "Homeless Brother," and "And I Love You So" (the last a duet with Nanci Griffith) from the live Starry Starry Night album; "El Paso" from Don McLean Sings Marty Robbins; "My Saddle Pals and I" from The Western Album; and "You've Got to Share" from You've Got to Share: Songs for Children. Previously unreleased tracks include McLean versions of the standards "Love Me Tender," "(It Was) A Very Good Year," and "TB Blues," and a McLean original, the Rolling Stones-like "Run, Diana Run."

Lynda Carter - Portrait (1978) {2013 Wounded Bird}

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Lynda Carter - Portrait (1978) {2013 Wounded Bird}

Lynda Carter - Portrait (1978) {2013 Wounded Bird}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 115 mb
Genre: soft rock, ballad

Portrait is the 1978 debut album by American actress Lynda Carter. This was reissued in 2013 by Wounded Bird Records.

Eric Clapton - The Cream Of Clapton (1995)

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Eric Clapton - The Cream Of Clapton (1995)

Eric Clapton - The Cream Of Clapton (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor / PolyGram, 31452 7116-2 | USA | ~ 534 or 187 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 62 Mb
Blues Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock

Eric Clapton was contracted to Polydor Records from 1966 to 1981, first as a member of Cream, then Blind Faith, and later as a solo artist and as the leader of Derek and the Dominos. The 19-track, 79-minute Cream of Clapton disc surveys his career, presenting an excellent selection from the period…

Kim Carnes - Essential (2011) [Re-Up]

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Kim Carnes - Essential (2011) [Re-Up]

Kim Carnes - Essential (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 426 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Label: EMI/Capitol | # 50999 6 80241 2 3 | Time: 01:01:44
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary Pop

Essential is a beautifully remastered 16-track overview of singer and songwriter Kim Carnes' eight years with EMI. Though she recorded two fine albums for A&M before, and a number of solid if underappreciated offerings for a number of labels after, Ms. Carnes is best known for the seven records she made for EMI between 1979 and 1986. Of course, her biggest hits are here: the ubiquitous pop classic "Bette Davis Eyes," "Cry Like a Baby," and "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" (in duet with Kenny Rogers). But deeper than this are lesser-known but nonetheless excellent songs such as "I'd Lie to You for Your Love," "Abadabadango," "I Pretend," "Chain Letter," and the Faces-esque "It Hurts So Bad," all of them done in an nearly astonishing range of subgenres of rock and pop.

Don McLean - Solo: Don McLean Live (1976) 2CDs, Remastered Reissue 1995

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Don McLean - Solo: Don McLean Live (1976) 2CDs, Remastered Reissue 1995

Don McLean - Solo: Don McLean Live (1976) 2CDs, Remastered Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 549 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 239 Mb
Label: BGO Records | # BGOCD300 | Time: 01:44:38 | Scans ~ 126 Mb
Singer-Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk, Soft Rock, AM Pop

Don McLean's final album for United Artists was a musical tour de force, and the best self-contained account of the full breadth of McLean's talent. Recorded live in England, in Manchester, Bristol, London, and Oxford, the 26 songs encompassed not only the artist's best-known work, but also many of his personal favorites, among them works by other composers (including Bob Dylan's "Masters of War"). All the songs are done solo by McLean on acoustic guitar and banjo, performing in a loose, freewheeling style more appropriate to a folk performance at a small club than a rock concert – except that McLean was doing these performances to tens of thousands of people at a time. He ranges freely across his repertory, including a loose yet sincere rendition of "American Pie" and a stunning version of "Till Tomorrow" (his encore), through "The Arkansas Traveller" and "Homeless Brother" to "Castles in the Air," the last in a version that makes the studio recording seem cold and sterile.

Jennifer Rush - Passion (1988) {Japan 1st Press}

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Jennifer Rush - Passion (1988) {Japan 1st Press}

Jennifer Rush - Passion (1988) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 346 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Synth-Pop, Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Epic / Sony Records #25-8P-5175

Passion is the fourth album by American singer Jennifer Rush. Following on from the success of her previous album, Rush continued working with much of the same team of writers and producers. This album however failed to find the same high level of success and didn't chart at all in the UK. However sales were satisfying in her most successful market, Germany, where the album reached No.3 and was certified platinum. The lead single "You're My One and Only" became a hit, but further releases "Keep All the Fires Burning Bright" and "Love Get Ready" did little to generate interest. Single success did come a few months later in the UK, when a duet with Placido Domingo, "Till I Loved You" became a hit in the summer of 1989.

Don McLean - American Pie (1971) [MFSL, Remastered Reissue 1998]

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Don McLean - American Pie (1971) [MFSL, Remastered Reissue 1998]

Don McLean - American Pie (1971) [Remastered Reissue 1998]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDCD 728 | Time: 00:36:39
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk, Soft Rock, AM Pop

American Pie is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released by United Artists Records on 24 October 1971. The folk/rock album reached number one on the Billboard 200, containing the chart-topping singles "American Pie" and "Vincent." Recorded in May and June 1971 at The Record Plant in New York City, the LP is dedicated to Buddy Holly, and was reissued in 1980 minus the track "Sister Fatima". The album was released to much acclaim, later being included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Prefab Sprout - The Gunman And Other Stories (2001)

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Prefab Sprout - The Gunman And Other Stories (2001)

Prefab Sprout - The Gunman And Other Stories (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 104 Mb
Full Scans ~ 101 Mb | 00:43:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock / Indie Rock / Country Rock / Sophisti-Pop
EMI / Liberty EMI Records UK #7243 5 32613 2 0

After the seven-year gap between 1990's Jordan: The Comeback and 1997's Andromeda Heights, many Prefab Sprout fans were surprised by the comparatively brief four years between that album and 2001's The Gunman and Other Stories. The album holds other surprises for the longtime Prefab Sprout fan; for one thing, backing vocalist Wendy Smith is absent, having left the group after the birth of her first child, and for another, it's a Western-themed concept album. Actually, though, this last shouldn't be too surprising, as singer/songwriter Paddy McAloon has had a thing for the American West as far back as the 1984 single "Don't Sing," and has always shown a love of traditional country music, as on Prefab Sprout's 1985 cover of Jim Reeves' "He'll Have to Go."

Dave Mason - Dave Mason (1974) {1995, Reissue}

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Dave Mason - Dave Mason (1974) {1995, Reissue}

Dave Mason - Dave Mason (1974) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 237 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans | 00:31:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock / Soft Rock / Blues Rock
One Way Records / Sony Music Special Products #A 26080

Using his touring band, which included keyboard player Mike Finnigan and guitarist Jim Krueger, Dave Mason turned in a strong pop/rock collection on his second, self-titled Columbia album. "Show Me Some Affection" was one of those songs that should have been a hit single, Mason recut a fuller version of "Every Woman," originally heard on It's Like You Never Left, and the album also included Mason's version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," in an arrangement patterned after the one by Jimi Hendrix, on which Mason had played six years earlier. Originally released by Columbia Records as Columbia 33096, Dave Mason was reissued on CD by One Way Records as One Way 26080 on October 31, 1995.

Pat Benatar - Gravity's Rainbow (1993)

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Pat Benatar - Gravity's Rainbow (1993)

Pat Benatar - Gravity's Rainbow (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 333 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans ~ 193 Mb | 00:45:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Chrysalis #F2 21982 / BMG #D153431

Gravity's Rainbow is the ninth studio album and tenth album overall by American singer Pat Benatar. It was released in 1993 on Chrysalis Records. The album is named after, though bears little other relation to, the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. It peaked at No. 85 on the US Billboard 200. Gravity's Rainbow would be Benatar's last studio album recorded for Chrysalis.

Al Stewart - Time Passages (1978)

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Al Stewart - Time Passages (1978)

Al Stewart - Time Passages (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino, R2 78066 | ~ 302 or 106 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 8.54 Mb
Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Art Rock

Year of the Cat brought Al Stewart a genuine worldwide smash with its title track, and for its successor, he did make a few concessions. These, however, were slight – just a slight increase of soft rock productions, an enhancement of the lushness that marked not only Year of the Cat but also Modern Times. These happened to be welcome adjustments to Stewart's sound, since they increased the dreamy continental elegance at the core of his work…

Bee Gees - Greatest (1979) {1987, Reissue}

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Bee Gees - Greatest (1979) {1987, Reissue}

Bee Gees - Greatest (1979) {1987, Reissue}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 557 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 233 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:13 + 00:40:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Disco | Polydor #800 071-2

In its original form, this double-LP compilation was a very generous repackaging of four years' worth of hits and notable album tracks, plus the Andy Gibb-authored "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away." It was a perfect distillation of the sound that had put the Bee Gees on top of the pop music world from 1975 onward. At the time, it did elicit some unspoken resentment from older fans who knew their hits from the 1960s, but as a collection of first-rate '70s dance music it was unimpeachable. It's also a statement of just how successful the Bee Gees were at the time that this was a double LP, representing just those four years, and how generous the group and RSO Records could afford to be – indeed, anything less would have seemed like exploitation of the fans, but extending it out past the obvious hits (including the Saturday Night Fever material) made this collection an event of sorts, and a release that could stand alongside their albums from Mr. Natural (where their '70s sound really begins) through Spirits Having Flown.