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Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire (1987) [Non-Remastered, Japanese Press]

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Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire (1987) [Non-Remastered, Japanese Press]

Bryan Ferry - Bête Noire (1987) [Non-Remastered, Japanese Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb | 00:43:50
Pop/Rock, Sophisti-Pop, Art Rock, New Wave | Label: Virgin Japan | # VJD-32002

Hooking up with regular Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard as the co-producer of this album proved to be just the trick for Ferry. Bete Noire sparkles as the highlight of Ferry's post-Roxy solo career, adding enough energy to make it more than Boys and Girls part two. Here, his trademark well-polished heartache strikes a fine balance between mysterious moodiness and dancefloor energy, and Leonard adds more than a few tricks that keep the pep up. Five out of the nine songs are Ferry/Leonard collaborations; all succeed, from "Limbo"'s opening punch and flow to the cinematic (and unsurprisingly French-tinged) feeling of the title track. The atmospheric, almost chilling "Zamba"'s minimal, buried drums, soft synths and doomy piano, make it the best of that bunch. Ferry's best moment here is all his own, though – the great single "Kiss and Tell," with a steady, bold bassline leading the way for his slightly dissolute portrayal of mating rituals and all they entail. Like Boys and Girls, the album's supporting cast mixes a lengthy list of session pros with a few guest stars.

Art Farmer Quintet - You Make Me Smile (1985) [Japanese Edition 2021]

Posted By: gribovar
Art Farmer Quintet - You Make Me Smile (1985) [Japanese Edition 2021]

Art Farmer Quintet - You Make Me Smile (1985) [Japanese Edition 2021]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45035)

Among the most consistent of jazzmen, flugelhornist Art Farmer sounds in fine form on this quintet outing with tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Akira Tana. The material, other than the standards "Nostalgia" and "Have You Met Miss Jones?" is more obscure than usual, with an adaptation of a Scriabin classical prelude and numbers by Rufus Reid, Farmer ("Flashback") and Benny Carter ("Souvenir"). Creative bop-based music with Farmer's usual subtlety clearly in evidence.

A Flock Of Seagulls - Listen (1983) Reissue 1992

Posted By: Designol
A Flock Of Seagulls - Listen (1983) Reissue 1992

A Flock Of Seagulls - Listen (1983) Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 374 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Synthpop | Label: Beehive | # BEECD 8 | Time: 00:57:07

Listen was the second album release by the UK new wave band A Flock of Seagulls, released in 1983. It teamed the musical group with record producer Mike Howlett again, except on the single release "(It's Not Me) Talking" which was produced by Bill Nelson. The record included the UK Top 10 hit "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)". The cassette version and the 1992 CD version (on the Beehive label) have the original LP tracks in a slightly different order, with the additional tracks "Rosenmontag", "Quicksand", and "The Last Flight of Yuri Gagarin" interspersed (although the track listing for the CD edition, printed on the inserts and the disc itself, incorrectly follows the LP track listing above rather than reflecting the disc's actual contents).

Scandal featuring Patty Smyth - Warrior (1984) [Re-Up]

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Scandal featuring Patty Smyth - Warrior (1984) [Re-Up]

Scandal featuring Patty Smyth - Warrior (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb
Pop Rock, AOR | Label: Columbia | # CK 39173 | 00:43:49 | Scans included

Warrior is the name of the only full-length album by the rock group Scandal (billed on this album as "Scandal featuring Patty Smyth"). The album reached a high of #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 album charts on the strength of the lead single "The Warrior".

Aera - Türkis (1979) & Live (1980) [Reissue 2004]

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Aera - Türkis (1979) & Live (1980) [Reissue 2004]

Aera - Turkis (1979) & Live (1980) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 576 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 209 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Erlkönig (ERL 4309)

Aera originated from Nürnberg, with roots going back to the late 1960. Although related to Ihre Kinder, Aera were always more of that great tradition of Bavarian/South German jazz-rock. One could compare them to other such bands as: Embryo, Missus Beastly, Munju, Moira, etc. Whilst fronted by Muck Groh they recorded two albums that were as much Krautrock as jazz-rock, with multi-tracked guitar riffing and near on ever-present wind solos, plus violin and ex Wind drummer Lucky Schmidt on their second. After that they got jazzier, due to big changes in personnel, with wheelchair-bound saxophonist Klaus Kreuzeder taking over as leader. Further albums diversified, with Roman Bunka from Embryo joining for a while, before they returned to the patent Aera Kraut-fusion style.

Lalo Schifrin - The Dead Pool (1988) {Aleph Records 042 rel 2009}

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Lalo Schifrin - The Dead Pool (1988) {Aleph Records 042 rel 2009}

Lalo Schifrin - The Dead Pool (1988) {Aleph Records 042 rel 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 2009 Warner Bros. / Aleph Records 042
Jazz / Classical / Stage & Screen / Jazz Funk / Fusion

There is nothing else quite like Lalo's exquisite ability to create swirling malevolent chaos inside a madman's head, and the fraying, twining tendrils of sonic warpage are on full display here, flitting ghost-like through The Dead Pool's netherworld. There is action-fare aplenty, too, and Lalo is positively energized by having the freedom to lay an aural carpet beneath a number of gunplay-filled dramatics, resulting in a lean, stripped, economical 35 minutes or so of score in a 910minute movie.

Big Black - He's A Whore/The Model (7" single) (1987) {1989 Touch And Go repress} **[RE-UP]**

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Big Black - He's A Whore/The Model (7" single) (1987) {1989 Touch And Go repress} **[RE-UP]**

Big Black - He's A Whore/The Model (7" single) (1987) {1989 Touch And Go repress}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 12 mb
Genre: indie rock, noise rock

"He's A Whore/The Model" is a 1987 single by Big Black. This is taken from the 1989 repress released by Touch And Go Records, featuring covers of songs by Cheap Trick and Kraftwerk.

Hector Lavoe - Strikes Back (1987)

Posted By: Designol
Hector Lavoe - Strikes Back (1987)

Hector Lavoe - Strikes Back (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Salsa, Bolero, Tropical, Latin | Label: Fania | # JM647 | Time: 00:43:11

LaVoe and Willie Colon came blazing out of the bugalu era and wrote a new script for New York salsa during the late '60s and early '70s: a script that included Puerto Rican and Panamanian graftings on the basic Cuban scion, and a tough lyricism that spoke of "barrio" problems to a "barrio audience". Then the pair split, and eventually Ruben Blades filled LaVoe's place in the Colon band's developing persona. Now – for this album at least – LaVoe and Colon are back together with that fat, macho trombone sound and the old width of reference (including a splendid plena, "En el Fiando.")

100 Hits 80s Rewind (2011) [5CD Set]

Posted By: v3122
100 Hits 80s Rewind (2011) [5CD Set]

100 Hits 80s Rewind (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
100 Hits, DMG 100 077 | ~ 2782 or 940 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Pop, Power Pop, Pop Rock

The 80s Compilation market is a minefield - a lack of variety, re-recorded versions, poor sound quality among the pitfalls - but Demon Music Groups' "100 Hits" series have been the pick of the bunch in recent times…

Electric Light Orchestra - Live In Frankfurt (1982)

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Electric Light Orchestra - Live In Frankfurt (1982)

Electric Light Orchestra - Live In Frankfurt (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Bootleg | ~ 482 or 177 Mb
Progressive Rock

~ Live at the Frankfurt Festhalle, Frankfurt, West Germany. February 13th, 1982. ~

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (1967)

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Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (1967)

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
198? | Carrere, 96 639 | ~ 203 or 92 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 45 Mb
Progressive Rock

Procol Harum's debut album is amazingly engaging, considering that it was rushed out to capitalize on the hit title track. The material was all already written (before the hit, in fact), but the group recorded the LP in just two days, simply to get a long-player out, and came up with one of the more pleasingly straightforward releases in their history…

Kitaro - The Light of the Spirit (1987) Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

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Kitaro - The Light of the Spirit (1987) Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

Kitaro - The Light of the Spirit (1987) Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:50
Progressive Electronic, New Age, Ambient, Ethnic Fusion | Label: DOMO | # 71061-2

The Light of the Spirit is one of Kitaro's best CDs. Perhaps it is because Mickey Hart co-produced, or perhaps Kitaro asked Hart to co-produce because it is so good. It doesn't really matter if either of those is the reason; this is just an awesome CD. Kitaro's specialty has always been the symphonic synth and this is no exception. He augments that synth with several guest musicians on a variety of ambient instruments. This is truly ambient music, albeit on the new age side of that style. The vocal accompaniment by Lynn Ray and Jeannie Tracy counts as instrumental as well. The sound design treats the wordless vocals as an extra sound to incorporate. David Jenkins contributes a smoking electric guitar that gives this rock & roll textures as well. This disc stands proudly with work by Constance Demby, Vangelis, Suzanne Ciani, and Dean Evenson as some of the best adult contemporary instrumental new age music.

Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe (1986) [Non-Remastered English Version] Re-Up

Posted By: Designol
Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe (1986) [Non-Remastered English Version] Re-Up

Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe (1986) [Non-Remastered English Version]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:38
Experimental Electronic, Techno-pop, Synthpop | Label: Warner/Elektra | # 9 25525-2/25525-2

The byproduct of a much anticipated, long-delayed, and ultimately scrapped album to have been called Technopop (and to have contained Kraftwerk's great dance single "Tour de France"), 1986's Electric Cafe suffers only slightly from lacking the thematic focus of previous Kraftwerk albums. Ironically, the '80s techno-pop wave had passed by band founders Florian Schneider and Ralf Hutter at this point, but their sly wit ("Boing Boom Tschak," "Telephone," "Sex Object") and melodic inventiveness still stand the test of time. Its segues virtually seamless, Electric Cafe plays like one mega-dance-mix, but with the tasteful restraint that has long been a Kraftwerk hallmark. This is club music for thinking men and women.

Dio - Holy Diver (1983) {2012, Audio Fidelity AFZ 136}

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Dio - Holy Diver (1983) {2012, Audio Fidelity AFZ 136}

Dio - Holy Diver (1983) {2012, Audio Fidelity AFZ 136}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Audio Fidelity #AFZ 136

After playing a major role in five positively classic heavy metal albums of the late '70s and early '80s (three with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and two with Black Sabbath), it seemed that singer Ronnie James Dio could truly do no wrong. So it wasn't all that surprising – impressive, but not surprising – when he struck gold yet again when launching his solo vehicle, Dio, via 1983's terrific Holy Diver album. Much like those two, hallowed Sabbath LPs, Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules, Holy Diver opened at full metallic throttle with the frenetic "Stand Up and Shout," before settling into a dark, deliberate, and hypnotic groove for the timelessly epic title track – a worthy successor to glorious triumphs past like Rainbow's "Stargazer" and the Sabs' "Sign of the Southern Cross."

Steve Walsh (ex-Kansas) - Schemer Dreamer (1980) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Steve Walsh (ex-Kansas) - Schemer Dreamer (1980) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Steve Walsh (ex-Kansas) - Schemer Dreamer (1980)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 239 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 88 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 68 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.29 Gb
Kirshner, JZ 36320 | Prog Rock, Classic Rock

A great album cover should give an indication of the sound of an album, or at least its sensibility. Happily, that much is indeed true with Steve Walsh's solo debut, Schemer-Dreamer, which sports what very well could be the greatest album cover in rock history…