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Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens (1959) + Ritchie (1960) [2 LP on 1 CD, 1990]

Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens & Ritchie (1990) 2 LP on 1 CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Rock & Roll, Early Chicano Rock | Label: Ace | # CDCHD 953 | Time: 00:49:55

Ritchie Valens was only 17 when he died in 1959 in the same plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, and he had only been working in a recording studio for about seven months when the tragedy occurred; thus, his musical legacy rests on about an album-and-a-half of completed studio material, a poorly recorded high school concert, and a handful of demos and rehearsal tapes. This set combines Ritchie Valens, Valens' first album for Bob Keane's Del-Fi label (essentially the only truly finished work Valens recorded), with his second, Ritchie, which was cobbled together from demos, rehearsal sessions, and other odds and ends, and ended up with an internal coherence that is pretty remarkable given the circumstances. The set then adds in eight additional tracks, mostly solo demos and live tracks, to present a pretty complete look at Valens' woefully short career. Virtually everything is here.
Scorpions - Humanity Hour I (2007) [CD + DVD, Sony/BMG 88697 08798 2]

Scorpions - Humanity Hour I (2007) [CD + DVD, Sony/BMG 88697 08798 2]
Hard Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 12 Tracks
DVD -> PAL, 4:3 (720x576), VBR | PCM, 2ch, 1536 Kbps -> ~1300 Mb
Scans | Sony/BMG | 88697 08798 2 | ~413 + 157 Mb

On their studio first outing in three years, Germany's seemingly eternal Scorpions keep the sound a perfect balance between nu metal guitar crunch and '80s heavy metal melodies. Humanity Hour, Vol. 1 is a worthy if not utterly successful musical follow-up to 2004's Unbreakable – a record that saw the band coming back to its strengths after a long bout of wandering about in the creative desert. Humanity Hour, Vol. 1 is a collaboration between the band and co-producers James Michael and Desmond Child…
Motörhead - Clean Your Clock (2016) [CD, DVD, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + ADVD] Re-up

Motörhead - Clean Your Clock (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
UDR, UDR062P18 | ~ 563 or 178 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 64 Mb
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2 & 6 ch / LPCM, 2 ch -> 5.89 Gb
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 484 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 179 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 58 Mb
AudioDVD: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 2.65 Gb
UDR, UDR062P49 | Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Clean Your Clock is the thirteenth and last live album by the band Motörhead, released on 10 June 2016. This was recorded during their European 40th Anniversary tour. It is compiled from two sold-out shows at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, on 20 and 21 November 2015 (both nights were filmed but only the first show was released)…
King Crimson - USA (1975) [2013, CD + DVD, 40th Anniversary Series]

King Crimson - USA (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Panegyric, KCSP12 | ~ 529 or 185 Mb | Scans(jpg, 600dpi) -> 56 Mb
DVD-A: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24bit/48kHz & 24bit/96kHz -> 6.79 Gb
Prog Rock / Jazz-Rock / Art Rock / Psychedelic Rock

As Robert Fripp had done with King Crimson's first live LP, Earthbound (1972), USA (1974) is a single-disc concert package documenting the quartet during its most concurrent swing through North America. As with its predecessor, USA was also issued as a sonic cenotaph of the concurrently defunct Krim…
Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975) [2012, CD & DVD, Chrysalis TOCP-95085]

Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Chrysalis TOCP-95085 | Japan | ~ 235 or 89 Mb | Scans(png) -> 574 Mb
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
LPCM, 2 ch, 96Khz/24bit / DTS, 5 ch, 96Khz/24bit / Dolby AC3, 5 ch, 448kbps
Progressive Rock

Free Hand is perhaps Gentle Giant's most realized effort. After the excellent In a Glass House, the group further developed its Renaissance-medieval approach, producing one of the most creative and complex recordings in progressive rock history…
Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) [2008, Japan SHM-CD] Re-up

Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]
Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 14 Tracks
Scans -> 100 Mb | ~495 + 188 Mb
Universal Music | UICY-93701

Layla stands as one of a handful of pillars of classic rock. The short-lived ensemble that was the Dominos provided an outlet for Eric Clapton to vent his then unrequited (and secret) passion for the wife of his best friend, George Harrison. Romantic anguish inspired Clapton to write and collect an embroiling and interconnected song cycle. Meanwhile, latecomer Duane Allman prodded Clapton to tear it up on guitar, so as not to be overwhelmed by his even more talented foil. Of course, Clapton eventually won the hand of his lady love. And then he divorced her. Sometimes real life messes up a good plot line. ~ Steve Stolder
Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 405 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Hard Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE-172760

Fated never to rise to any heights at all, Hard Stuff – formed by guitarist John Du Cann following his unceremonious firing from Atomic Rooster – had already been through two names before they were signed to Deep Purple's Purple label; Daemon lasted a few rehearsals; Bullet survived a single; they became Hard Stuff after another Bullet fired a legal complaint at them, and Bulletproof was their riposte. It is heavy and it is loud. Period reviews mused on the Purple influence and they are not far from the mark, but only if organ were excised from the mix, to be replaced by guitars, guitars, and more guitars.
Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Urban, R&B, Post-Disco | Label: Universal/Mercury | # UICY-25311 | 00:36:26

With their long track record, Kool & the Gang have always offered dance-provoking rhythms and Something Special fits that bill, too. Featuring the number one single "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)," James "J.T." Taylor approaches the song in a cool, mesmerizing tone, closing out the vamp in his falsetto with a burst of energy while the background vocals chant the subtitle throughout the chorus. Not known to lead a song in falsetto, Taylor further utilizes this talent on the motivated rhythms of the nocturnal scenario of "Steppin' Out." It maintained a steady stride, rising to the number ten spot on the charts. The third single from the album was "Get Down on It." As the title indicates, this is a gritty funk track that worked its way up the charts to claim the number three position, selling more than 500,000 copies. Although there were no more charted singles from this album, the entire collection is deserving of recognition. On a slower note, "Pass It On" and "No Show" received regional airplay.
The Andrews Sisters - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (2018)

The Andrews Sisters - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 924 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 467 MB
2:51:08 | Full Scans Included | Pop, Jazz, Swing, Vocal | Label: Big 3

60 fine examples of close harmony singing from the 3 sisters who have sold in excess of 80 million records worldwide, though they were of course most popular in the US, where they had hit after hit, many duetting with Bing Crosby.
We include all of the hits here which were recorded from 1938 through to the early 1950s.
Lighthouse - One Fine Morning (1971) Japanese Blu-Spec CD Reissue 2012

Lighthouse - One Fine Morning (1971) Japanese Blu-Spec Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 398 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # SICP 20440 | Time: 00:54:31 | Scans included
Genre: Jazz Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Lighthouse put out three excellent albums on RCA between 1969 and 1970. They were in the same vein of B.S.&T., Chicago, Ides of March, Chase, and Tower of Power. What set them apart was that they even contained a mini string section within the band. There were eleven musicians that could jam, play awesome ballads, and jazz it up when needed. They perfected some excellent pop tunes that were very radio friendly but their peak moment was their American breakthrough hit, "One Fine Morning",(Billboard #24). It was quite progressive for the fall of 1971, but it climbed the charts in the U.S. and finally gave them due justice and their highest charting hit! (They were already pretty successful in their native Canada) Ironically the song was released on the Evolution label which was extremely small. This album reached #80 on Billboard's album charts and ended up being their most successful album.