Paul Revere & The Raiders The Complete Columbia Singles Collection (2010)

Paul Revere & The Raiders - The Complete Columbia Singles (2010)

Paul Revere & The Raiders - The Complete Columbia Singles Collection (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 892 MB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 430 MB
3:07:55 | Pop Rock, Psychedelic, Rock & Roll, Garage Rock | Label: Collector's Choice / Sony

Having done complete singles collections on such great 60s singles bands as Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & the Playboys and Jay & the Americans to rapturous applause from the collector community, we knew which group they were hungry for next it had to be Paul Revere & the Raiders! And, with all due respect to those previous collections, we think this one might the best set yet! Once again, Ed Osborne is your annotator and curator for this triple-disc collection, which features all 62 commercially-released A and B sides the band recorded for Columbia in its various incarnations (as Paul Revere & the Raiders, Paul Revere & the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay, the Raiders, etc.), plus their two Special Products tracks Corvair Baby and SS396 and two bonus tracks, commercial jingles for Mattell s Swingy Doll and the Pontiac Judge GTO Breakaway Commercial for GM. As with our previous collections, all singles appear in their original mono taken from original tapes (on the first two discs) and original stereo from original tapes (on the last disc), with invaluable assistance provided by Columbia vault-meister and engineer extaordinaire Bob Irwin. Copious liner notes featuring new, exclusive interviews with Raiders Paul Revere, Mark Lindsay, Phil Fang Volk, Keith Allison, Jim Harpo Valley and manager Roger Hart accompany, festooned with rare photos. It s the definitive collection from one of the great American rock bands, and remember - many of these original single versions have never appeared on CD! 66 tracks!
Paul Revere & The Raiders - The Spirit Of '67 (1966) [Reissue 1996]

Paul Revere & The Raiders - The Spirit Of '67 (1966) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 135 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sundazed Music (SC 6095)

The Spirit of '67, Paul Revere and the Raiders' third gold-selling, Top Ten album to be released in 1966, marked the triumph of the group's in-house writing team of lead singer Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere, and producer Terry Melcher. "Hungry," the Top Ten follow-up to "Kicks," was written, like the earlier hit, by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, but Lindsay-Revere-Melcher then hit the Top 40 with "The Great Airplane Strike" and the Top Ten with "Good Thing." (Actually, Revere was not a writer on "Good Thing," as subsequent releases indicated.) Those hits anchored this collection, which was filled out by showcases for bassist Phil Volk and drummer Mark Smith (guitarist Drake Levin had been replaced by Jim Valley), plus some secondary material by the group's leaders…
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69 (2009) (Repost)

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69 (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 436 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers - 139 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rev-Ola (CR REV 284)

Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69 does an effective job of chronicling the majority of Paul Revere & the Raiders' biggest hits from the mid- to late '60s. Most of the familiar radio tracks are featured, including "Kicks," "Hungry," and "Good Thing." Also included are the 45 versions of seven tracks and several great album cuts, many of equal quality to the hits. Tracks like "Why? Why? Why? (Is It So Hard)," "Ballad of a Useless Man," and "Louise" are would-be chart-toppers that got away. What separates this set from similar PR&R compilations is the omission of the R&B cover versions that were prevalent on their original LPs. Raucous and fun as they are, the discarded R&B covers leave the listener focused on the Raiders as an innovative pop band as opposed to the kings of frat party rock. Rev-Ola did a fantastic job putting this package together, with rare photos, picture sleeves, and informative liner notes.
The Byrds - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) [13CD Box Set] Re-up

The Byrds - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia, 88697873802 | ~ 3.85 or 1.32 Gb | Artwork(jpg) -> 980 Mb
Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock, Folk Rock

The Byrds were one of the most progressive and exciting band in '60s rock, with no peers outside the Stones-Beatles-Beach Boys triumvirate. This box set, which collects their original Columbia albums, represents over 90-percent of their career, basically everything they released, all 12 albums (aside from their 1973 reunion album recorded for Asylum). This material was frequently astonishing at the time, and still is, ranging from their debut single "Mr. Tambourine Man" through the bracing folk-rock of their first two LPs, growing psychedelia and experimentation during 1966 and 1967, then a sudden detour into country-rock and mellow pop for the rest of the '60s…

John Williams - The Guitar Master (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
John Williams - The Guitar Master (2016)

John Williams - The Guitar Master
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 99:40 min | 390 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016

Sony Classical celebrates the 75th birthday of John Williams and the 50th anniversary of his signing to the label with a special 2 CD collection of his most-loved pieces. Includes the instantly recognisable film themes Cavatina (From “The Deer Hunter”) and Gabriel’s Oboe (From “The Mission”) alongside classical masterpieces by Satie, Bach and Handel.
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Evolution to Revolution: 5 Classic Albums (2013)

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Evolution to Revolution: 5 Classic Albums (2013)
FLAC (tracks, scans) - 0.98 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 369 MB
2:37:39 | Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Beat | Label: Raven Records

They may have looked like a thrown-together cartoon band with their Revolutionary War outfits and various slapstick gimmicks, but Paul Revere & the Raiders were actually a veteran R&B cover band out of the Northwest, and when fame found them working as a house cover band on the teen television show Where the Action Is in the mid-'60s, they were ready to run with the spotlight, and charted several solid singles like "Steppin' Out," "Just Like Me," "Kicks," "Hungry," "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone," and "Good Thing" that were sharp, well sung and played, and full of a kind of sassy, garage punk attitude that eventually rendered the prop uniforms they wore obsolete.
Paul Revere & The Raiders (featuring Mark Lindsay) - The Legend Of Paul Revere (1990)

Paul Revere & The Raiders (featuring Mark Lindsay) - The Legend Of Paul Revere (1990)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 909 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 357 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Garage Rock, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS/Columbia (C2K 45311)

This double-CD set presents a real conundrum, on a lot of levels. For starters, on its face, 55 songs may well seem like overkill to the casual fan who only knows or remembers (or thinks they only remember) five or six big hits by Paul Revere & the Raiders. And there are more modest single-CD collections to be found on this band that seem less daunting. But as it turns out - for those who give this set a try - Paul Revere & the Raiders did have just enough hits, when coupled with a sufficient number of respected album tracks and B-sides, to sustain a double-CD set. And that goes double for anyone who likes plain old rock & roll - even when this band got ambitious and a little bit progressive and serious, they never lost sight of the value of a great beat and carefully placed vocal and instrumental hooks, and they were always fun…

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Midnight Ride (1966) [Reissue 2000]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 11, 2019
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Midnight Ride (1966) [Reissue 2000]

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Midnight Ride (1966) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 275 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Garage Rock, Pop-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sundazed Music (SC 6135)

Midnight Ride marked just about the pinnacle of Paul Revere & the Raiders' history as a source of great albums. Even more to their credit, most of the music on Midnight Ride was written by the bandmembers themselves, and not just Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere, but Phil Volk, Drake Levin, and Mike Smith getting a shared songwriting credit. The irony is that this was the last album on which that egalitarian spirit was to dominate; alongside the tight, hard, eminently danceable rock & roll sounds that comprise about two-thirds of this album, there are signs of the softer, more introspective balladry that lead singer Mark Lindsay was starting to favor in his songwriting ("Little Girl in the Fourth Row," etc.)…
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Like, Long Hair (1961) [Reissue 2005]

Paul Revere and The Raiders - Like, Long Hair (1961) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 267 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Garage Rock, Rock 'n' Roll | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Harkit (HRKCD 8103)

Gardena Records issued Paul Revere & the Raiders' debut album in the wake of the Top 40 success of the instrumental "Like, Long Hair," and much of it is in the same vein as the single, which is a boogie-woogie arrangement of Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in C-Sharp Minor." Pianist and bandleader Paul Revere and saxophonist (and occasional vocalist) Mark Lindsay lead the instrumental attack, as they boogie up such numbers as Gershwin's "Summertime" and also provide the group's covers of bar band R&B standards like "Road Runner." It's lively, if basic music, but offers little hint that the group would go on to make polished pop/rock in a few years.
Patti Page - The Complete Columbia Singles (1962-1970) (Remastered) (2014)

Patti Page - The Complete Columbia Singles (1962-1970) (Remastered) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) - 517 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 312 MB
2:09:39 | Jazz, Pop, Ballad, Vocal, Easy Listening | Label: Legacy Recordings

With the passing of Patti Page on New Year's Day of this year just weeks before she was scheduled to receive the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award America lost one of its most distinctive and distinguished musical voices, the #1-selling female artist of the '50s and a remarkably versatile singer equally at home in the pop and country genres. Virtually all Page retrospectives have concentrated on her '50s recordings for the Mercury label, but she had a very successful second act to her career while recording during the '60s for the Columbia label, where she scored a dozen chart hits.