Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) [Remastered 1999]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 27, 2022
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) [Remastered 1999]

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) [Remastered 1999]
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3: 2.0 - 192 kbps; 5.1 - 448 kbps | 01:28:40 | 6.28 Gb | Scans included
New Wave, Post Punk, Art Rock, Art Punk, Experimental Rock | Label: Palm/SME | # MVD-1187

This legendary Talking Heads performance, as captured by director Jonathan Demme, still stands as one of the greatest concert films of all time.
Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.16 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 897 Mb | Complete Scans
Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Etherial, Dream Pop, Ambient, Alternative Rock | Time: 05:38:31

A group whose distinctly ethereal and gossamer sound virtually defined the enigmatic image of the record label 4AD, Cocteau Twins were founded in Grangemouth, Scotland, in 1979. Taking their name from an obscure song from fellow Scots Simple Minds, the Cocteaus were originally formed by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie and later rounded out by Guthrie's girlfriend Elizabeth Fraser, an utterly unique performer whose swooping, operatic vocals relied less on any recognizable language than on the subjective sounds and textures of verbalized emotions.

Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered} Re-Up  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 28, 2022
Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered} Re-Up

Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 567 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 223 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock | Hear No Evil Recordings #HNECD014

Originally issued in Japan in 1998, Sonic Origami was released in the U.S. a year later with the bonus track intact. The album has a grand, epic tone throughout that doesn't always match Uriah Heep's journeyman-sounding prog-tinged hard rock, and some songs' lyrics sink under the weight of their pretension or sentimentality. But for diehard Heep fans those are minor quibbles; while the group's sound may not be devastatingly original anymore, they are definitely quite committed to their performances, and the occasional overreaching is part and parcel with this sort of classic AOR pomp-rock (and, in fact, constitutes a not insignificant part of its appeal).
Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977) Remastered Limited Edition 2005

Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977/2005)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 305 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:32
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 21

Although the film in question is largely forgotten, Jerry Goldsmith's music for the sci-fi opus Capricorn One looms as arguably the most influential and imitated action score of the late 20th century. An exhilarating work that evolves with masterful purpose and precision, its densely percussive arrangements remain synonymous with adventure and suspense decades after the fact. Where followers like Alan Silvestri and James Horner rely almost solely on sensory assault to convey danger and dread, Goldsmith sculpts the music of Capricorn One via complex orchestration and meticulous sound effects, building and expanding his central themes to create genuine drama. Tightrope-taut and brilliantly paced, the soundtrack is more vividly cinematic than its accompanying celluloid images themselves. It's a virtual master class in the art of film music.

Big Star - Radio City (1974) Remastered Reissue 2009  Music

Posted by Designol at April 26, 2022
Big Star - Radio City (1974) Remastered Reissue 2009

Big Star - Radio City (1974) Remastered Reissue 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Power Pop | Label: Concord/Fantasy/Universal | # 0888072315747 | 00:39:02

Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of their 1974 sophomore album including one bonus track: 'O My Soul' (Single Mix). Big Star, led by the legendary Alex Chilton (The Box Tops), remains one of the most mythic and influential cult bands in all of Rock 'n' Roll. Bands such as R.E.M., Wilco and the Replacements all cite Big Star as an influence. #1 Record was included in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of all-time.

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) Remastered & Expanded 1997  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 5, 2022
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) Remastered & Expanded 1997

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) Remastered & Expanded 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Art Rock, Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 25239 2 4 | Time: 01:13:54

Hounds of Love is a 1985 album by Kate Bush. It was Bush's fifth studio album, and her second to top the album charts. It has since been certified Double Platinum in the UK. In 2002, Q Magazine named Hounds of Love the third Greatest Album of All-Time by a Female Artist, and in 2000, the twentieth Greatest British Album of All Time. A 1997 CD re-release of the album included six bonus tracks: 12" mixes of "The Big Sky" and "Running Up That Hill"; and the B-side singles "Under The Ivy", "Burning Bridge", "My Lagan Love", and "Be Kind To My Mistakes".

Kitaro - Ki (1980) Remastered 1996  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 7, 2022
Kitaro - Ki (1980) Remastered 1996

Kitaro - Ki (1980) Remastered 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:10
Progressive Electronic, New Age, Ambient, Ethnic Fusion | Label: DOMO | # 71057-2

Sensitively woven, tranquil textures of sound wash through the mind of the listener on this album from sound master Kitaro. The instrumentation includes synthesizers, slide guitar, mellotron, percussion, tabla and Irish harp.
Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]

Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:40:16
Bop, Cool, Guitar Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # MFCD 833

The slightly unusual date Two Jims and a Zoot features tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims interacting with two guitarists (Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall) while given subtle support by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Osie Johnson. Although the eight selections (none of which caught on as standards) had all been written recently and sometimes display the influence of bossa nova, the quiet performances could pass for 1954 rather than 1964. The cool-toned improvisations and boppish playing have a timeless quality about them although for the time period aspects of this music already sounded a bit old-fashioned.
VA - Music From and Inspired by TOP GUN (1986) Remastered Expanded Deluxe Edition 2006

VA - Music From and Inspired by TOP GUN (1986) Remastered Deluxe Edition 2006
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 531 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Soundtrack, Rock, Hard Rock, Pop/Rock, New Wave | Label: Sony BMG | # 5199522 | 01:19:15

There are a few movie and soundtrack pairings that represent the wild 1980s. None more so than Top Gun (Footloose and Pretty in Pink are also strong contenders.) A whirlwind romance set in the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War, Top Gun featured wild aerial acrobatics, steamy sexual tension, and macho competition. And the soundtrack had the songs to match. Featuring the huge hits "Danger Zone," "Take My Breath Away," as well as "Playing with the Boys," "Mighty Wings," and a handful of classic soul tracks, the Top Gun soundtrack may be the perfect example of the outrageous '80s. This version expands on the original, including a number of songs not featured on the initial release, such as "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and "Great Balls of Fire" .

Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014  Music

Posted by Designol at April 29, 2022
Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014

Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb | Time: 00:44:02
Country-Rock, Southern Rock | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM-0320

Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, the Jacksonville band Cowboy was discovered by none other than Duane Allman, who, as legend has it, banged on their door at 7 am one day and asked to hear some songs. He then recommended them to Capricorn label owner Phil Walden, who sent Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin to check them out; Sandlin ended up producing several Cowboy albums for Capricorn, of which this 1971 release was the second. The Allman Brothers connection on this album is even more explicit than it was on their debut album (Reach for the Sky, also reissued by Real Gone Music); Allman plays guitar on Lookin for You and dobro on Please Be with Me, while ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell appears on half of the album tracks. But what makes 5 ll Getcha Ten special and indeed what makes it many Cowboy fans favorite record is the songwriting. Please Be with Me was covered by Eric Clapton on his classic 461 Ocean Boulevard release, and throughout the album a gentle undercurrent of spirituality courses through these beautifully played and sung songs, particularly on What I Want Is You, Innocence Song and the title tune.