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The Pursuit of Happiness - Love Junk [Deluxe Edition] (1988/2018)

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The Pursuit of Happiness - Love Junk [Deluxe Edition] (1988/2018)

The Pursuit of Happiness - Love Junk [Deluxe Edition] (1988/2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 26 | 87:22 min | 200 Mb
Style: Alternative Rock, Power Pop | Label: Universal Music

Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe 30th anniversary two CD edition. Housed in a digipak including a 24-page booklet. Love Junk was originally produced by long-time collaborator Todd Rundgren and went on to be certified platinum in Canada. Today it is recognized as one of the Top 100 debut albums ever released, anywhere! The deluxe edition of the album includes unreleased demo and live versions, along with the original indie tracks that were recorded and released that landed the band their deal with Chrysalis Records in 1988. Along with the stand out track, "I'm An Adult Now", the album is known for it's alternative radio staples "Killed By Love", "Hard to Laugh" and "She's So Young".

VA - The Other Side Of The 80s (2CD) (2016) {Rhino}

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VA - The Other Side Of The 80s (2CD) (2016) {Rhino}

VA - The Other Side Of The 80s (2CD) (2016) {Rhino}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 348 mb
Genre: synth pop, pop rock, pop, alternative pop, alternative rock

The Other Side Of The 80s is a 2CD compilation released by Rhino Records in 2016 to explore other hit songs by well known 80's artists, songs that may be well known but not by the mainstream. This includes alleged non-hits like "Things Can Only Get Better", "Talk Talk", "Some Like It Hot", "Election Day" and "The Look", all of which are well known but corporate radio has dramatically made people assume these songs are failures.

Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (1985)

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Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (1985)

Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 268 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Jazz Fusion, Art Rock, New Wave | A&M Records #393 750-2

The Police never really broke up, they just stopped working together – largely because they just couldn't stand playing together anymore and partially because Sting was itching to establish himself as a serious musician/songwriter on his own terms. Anxious to shed the mantle of pop star, he camped out at Eddy Grant's studio, picked up the guitar, and raided Wynton Marsalis' band for his new combo – thereby instantly consigning his solo debut, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, to the critical shorthand of Sting's jazz record. Which is partially true (that's probably the best name for the meandering instrumental title track), but that gives the impression that this is really risky music, when he did, after all, rely on musicians who, at that stage, were revivalists just developing their own style, and then had them jam on mock-jazz grooves – or, in the case of Branford Marsalis, layer soprano sax lines on top of pop songs.

Elvis Costello - Kojak Variety (1995) {2004, Remastered & Expanded}

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Elvis Costello - Kojak Variety (1995) {2004, Remastered & Expanded}

Elvis Costello - Kojak Variety (1995) {2004, Remastered & Expanded}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 734 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 287 Mb
Full Scans ~ 281 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll | Rhino / Warner Bros. Records #R2 76487

Elvis Costello recorded the 15 songs that comprised his covers album Kojak Variety in 1990, but the album sat in the vaults for five years, with some songs trickling out on soundtracks, with the entire album eventually leaking out as a bootleg prior to its release in 1995. Given this slow, steady crawl to release and the nature of bootlegs and B-sides, it's reasonable to assume from its slow unveiling that the album was a collection of covers that he recorded with different bands over different years, when quite the opposite was true – all 15 songs were the cut with the same band, all sequestered away in Barbados. However, the bonus disc that accompanies Rhino's 2004 expanded, double-CD reissue of Kojak Variety is indeed a crazy quilt of covers, taken from different sessions recorded during the '90s.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - All This Useless Beauty (1996) {2001, Remastered Reissue With Bonus Disc}

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Elvis Costello & The Attractions - All This Useless Beauty (1996) {2001, Remastered Reissue With Bonus Disc}

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - All This Useless Beauty (1996) {2001, Remastered Reissue With Bonus Disc}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 707 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 281 Mb
Full Scans ~ 300 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock | Rhino / Warner Bros. Records #R2 74284

Following his second covers album, Kojak Variety, Elvis Costello set out to assemble a collection of songs he had written for other artists but never recorded himself – sort of a reverse covers album. As it turned out, that idea was only used as a launching pad – the resulting album, All This Useless Beauty, is a mixture of nine old and three new songs. Given its origins, it's surprising that the record holds together as well as it does. The main strength of All This Useless Beauty is the quality of the individual songs – each song can stand on its own as an individual entity, as the music is as sharp as the lyrics. Although the music is certainly eclectic, it's accessible, which wasn't the case with Mighty Like a Rose.

The Soup Dragons - Albums Collection 1987-1994 (5CD) [Re-Up]

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The Soup Dragons - Albums Collection 1987-1994 (5CD) [Re-Up]

The Soup Dragons - Albums Collection 1987-1994 [5CD]
EAC | FLAC | (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 635 Mb | Scans included
Alternative/Indie Rock, Dance-Rock, Indie Pop, BritPop | Time: 03:43:34

Glasgow-based melodic indie rock band from the early 1990s, featuring flecks of dance rock and punk. Collection includes: Hang Ten! (1987); This Is Our Art (1988); Lovegod (1990); Hotwired (1992); Hydrophonic (1994).

Radiohead - OK Computer (1997) 2CD+DVD, Japanese Special Edition 2009 [Re-Up]

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Radiohead - OK Computer (1997) 2CD+DVD, Japanese Special Edition 2009 [Re-Up]

Radiohead – OK Computer (1997) Japanese Special Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue, Log) ~ 720 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 262 Mb | Time: 01:54:11
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | LPCM 2.0, 1536 kbps | Time: 00:29:46 | ~ 2 Gb
Alternative/Indie Rock, BritPop | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP-70727~28 | Scans ~ 189 Mb

OK Computer is the third studio album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released in 1997 on Parlophone and Capitol Records. Four songs from the album – "Paranoid Android", "Karma Police", "Lucky" and "No Surprises" – were released as promotional singles. The album expanded Radiohead's worldwide popularity and has sold over eight million copies worldwide to date. In 2003, the album was ranked number 162 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. "Special Edition" in deluxe, lift-top box packaging, includes both audio discs and adds a DVD with a variety of promotional music videos, TV performances and filmed concert performances, as well as a series of postcards.

Elvis Costello - Brutal Youth (1994) {2002, Remastered Reissue With Bonus Disc}

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Elvis Costello - Brutal Youth (1994) {2002, Remastered Reissue With Bonus Disc}

Elvis Costello - Brutal Youth (1994) {2002, Remastered Reissue With A Bonus Disc}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 680 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 257 Mb
Full Scans ~ 223 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock | Rhino / Warner Bros. Records #R2 78390

Like the All This Useless Beauty bonus disc, the second disc for Rhino's expanded reissue of Brutal Youth, Elvis Costello's 1994 release for Warner, does not contain every B-side from the album's accompanying singles (covers of Lennon/McCartney's "Step Inside Love" and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" have been left behind, for instance, and his brilliant version of Springsteen's "Brilliant Disguise" remains isolated on a B-side, appearing neither here or on Beauty). Instead, Costello & Co. pile on the demos and alternate versions, with ten of the album's 15 songs. Since the bonus disc runs 15 songs as well, this leaves just five new unique songs…

Ocean Colour Scene - B-Sides, Seasides & Freerides (1997)

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Ocean Colour Scene - B-Sides, Seasides & Freerides (1997)

Ocean Colour Scene - B-Sides, Seasides & Freerides (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
British Trad Rock, BritPop, Alternative Rock | Label: MCA | # MCD 60034 | 00:52:03

Rounding up all the B-sides, demos and rarities Ocean Colour Scene released over the course of 1996, when the band was riding the crest of their popularity, B-Sides: Seasides & Freerides, for all its inconsistency, illustrates the depth of their ambition, as well as their flaws. Primarily comprised of acoustic material, including a demo of "The Circle" and a fine, stripped-down version of "The Day We Caught the Train," the 16 tracks on B-Sides can tend to sound a little samey, but when the group branches out to the neo-prog-rock of the very English "Huckleberry Grove" or to the funky instrumental "Chicken Bones and Stones," they sound better than ever, and a couple of early songs by the pre-Ocean Colour Scene band the Fanatics are interesting.

Ocean Colour Scene - North Atlantic Drift (2003)

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Ocean Colour Scene - North Atlantic Drift (2003)

Ocean Colour Scene - North Atlantic Drift (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
British Trad Rock, BritPop | Label: Sanctuary | # SANDP160 | Time: 00:44:45

Part of the problem of being a traditionalist band is that you emerge with a sound that sounds fairly mature from the outset – by emulating classic bands at their peak, you wind up sounding older than your years and, no matter how hard you fight it, a little bit stodgy. Then, because you hold the classic rock tradition so dear, you wind up becoming bound to it, rarely exploring new territory and, even then, it's usually just new tonal, textural, and emotional ground, which is so subtle that only dedicated fans will notice – which, of course, is the only kind of fan that will pay attention through several similar-sounding records. This fate has befallen many bands, both British and American, many lesser than Ocean Colour Scene, who at least were fortunate enough to ride the post-Oasis zeitgeist in the mid-'90s, which meant they not only had some hits, but that they could cultivate a reasonably large fan base and that the best of their songs – "The Riverboat Song," "The Day We Caught the Train," "Hundred Mile High City," "Travellers Tune" – became part of the pop culture of the time.

VA - Children of Men: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006) [Re-Up]

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VA - Children of Men: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006) [Re-Up]

VA - Children of Men: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 343 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 133 Mb | Scans included | 00:55:08
Soundtrack, Rock, Hard Rock, Pop/Rock, Electronic | Label: Hip-O Records | # B0007882-02

Film director Alfonso Cuarón's dystopian science fiction thriller Children of Men is about a near future in which human fertility has nearly ceased, and to represent a setting that is familiar yet disturbing, the compilers of this various-artists soundtrack (there is also an album of the score) have chosen some rock and pop songs by well-known artists dating back to the '60s, some of them, however, presented in versions not so well known. Everybody knows the heavy metal band Deep Purple, but the band's initial American hit, a cover of Joe South's "Hush," doesn't sound much like its more successful "Smoke on the Water" phase. The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" and the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" are iconic '60s songs, but they are here performed by Junior Parker and heavily accented Italian singer Franco Battiato, respectively.

Suede - Dog Man Star (1994) Expanded Remastered Deluxe Edition 2011, 2CDs + DVD9 [Re-Up]

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Suede - Dog Man Star (1994)  Expanded Remastered Deluxe Edition 2011, 2CDs + DVD9 [Re-Up]

Suede - Dog Man Star (1994) Expanded Remastered Deluxe Edition 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb | Time: 02:39:11
DVD9 | NTSC | 4:3/16:9 (720x480) | English (AC3) 2.0, 192 kb/s | Time: 02:22:06 | 4.7 Gb
Alternative/Indie Rock, BritPop, Neo-Glam | Scans ~ 174 Mb

Digitally remastered and expanded three disc (two CDs + DVD) edition of this 1994 album. This deluxe remastered edition features the non-album A and B-sides, as well as demos from the collections of Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler. Also making their first ever appearances are the much sought-after, unedited versions of 'The Wild Ones' and 'The Asphalt World'. The DVD features newly-discovered and previously-unseen footage of the band at the Casino de Paris, playing the Dog Man Star songs before the album recording sessions, and the band playing in FNAC in Paris, along with the song-films specially created for the Dog Man Star tour. The bonus feature is a candid February 2011 interview with Bernard and Brett about the making of the album, along with a short film put together by Simon Gilbert from his own contemporary camcorder footage.

VA - William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996) [Re-Up]

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VA - William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996) [Re-Up]

VA - William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Alternative Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Capitol | # 7243 8 37715 0 9 | 00:51:23

Baz Luhrmann's garish, flamboyant adaptation of Romeo + Juliet was hyper-kinetic and colorful, boasting a heavy inspiration from the visual style of MTV, so it's only appropriate that the soundtrack was tailored for the alternative nation that MTV fostered. Combining modern rock acts like Garbage, Radiohead, the Cardigans, and the Butthole Surfers with contemporary soul like Des'ree and adult alternative like Gavin Friday, the album is slick, polished, catchy – and surprisingly strong. Though the soul and pop is good, the alternative rock acts on the soundtrack fare the best, with Garbage and Radiohead both contributing excellent B-sides ("Number One Crush" and "Talk Show Host," respectively), with the Cardigans' sleek, sexy lounge-disco number "Lovefool" stealing the show.

VA - The Many Faces Of Oasis: A Journey Through The Inner World Of Oasis (2017) {3CD Box Set} PROPER

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VA - The Many Faces Of Oasis: A Journey Through The Inner World Of Oasis (2017) {3CD Box Set} PROPER

VA - The Many Faces Of Oasis: A Journey Through The Inner World Of Oasis (2017) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 363 Mb
Full Scans ~ 135 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Brit Pop, Rock | Music Brokers #MBB7245

Brit Pop emerged in the U.K. as a music trend characterized by the use of exclusively British music influences to shape the sound of up and coming bands in the 1990s when multiple bands emerged in the early 90s that ended up leaving us with a superb catalog of memorable songs. Out of all of them, Oasis and Blur were the ones that achieved the biggest global success. In The Many Faces Of Oasis we’ll enjoy the lesser known paths of the band’s members and their multiple collaborations and we will enjoy the British rock scene from where they emerged. A 3CD album that features obscure gems, live takes and the side projects that provides the whole picture of the band that took British rock back to the top of the music scene. With fantastic artwork, remastered sound and extensive liner notes, this an essential additional to your rock music collection. Also remember that is not available on streaming platforms!

Suede - Bloodsports (2013) CD + DVD5, Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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Suede - Bloodsports (2013) CD + DVD5, Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Suede - Bloodsports (2013) Japanese Edition [CD + DVD5]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Time: 00:47:49
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM 2.0, 1536 kbps | 00:31:04 | ~ 1.6 Gb
Alternative Indie/Rock, Neo-Glam, BritPop | Label: Imperial | # TECI-28678 | Scans included

Album from Suede for the first time in 11 years since the release of "New Morning.." Includes two Japanese-edition bonus tracks. Comes with lyrics and liner notes. This edition includes a bonus DVD with music video and making-of.