martes, 17 de junio de 2014

Grand Funk Railroad - 1989 Heavy Hitters!

Grand Funk Railroad - Heavy Hitters! (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol, CDL-57244 | ~ 337 or 340 or 139 Mb | Scans Included
Hard Rock / Arena Rock / Classic Rock

Once called by Rolling Stone magazine "the worst band of all time," Grand Funk Railroad never seemed to care. They always pleased their fans and even found time to release a few hit singles. Some of their songs became rock anthems, all this despite (or maybe helped by) that magazines pronouncement. This compilation includes all the hits (their version of "The Locomotion," "We're an American Band," and "Some Kind of Wonderful"). To its credit, it also includes many of the less pop-oriented classic rock numbers that this group always did so well. The ones presented here include "Time Machine," "Heartbreaker," "Mean Mistreater," and the Funk's take on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter." This CD is really a better introduction to the band than the other compilations out there as it showcases all sides of their repertoire. 


01. Closer To Home
02. Footstompin' Music
03. Mean Mistreater
04. Are You Ready?
05. Feelin' Alright
06. Heartbreaker
07. Gimme Shelter
08. Time Machine
09. Upsetter
10. Mr. Limousine Driver
11. Get It Together
12. Got This Thing On The Move

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miércoles, 11 de junio de 2014

Linkin Park - 2014 The Hunting Party

Linkin Park - The Hunting Party (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:45:16 | 104 MB
Genre: Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal | Label: Warner Bros. Records (Warner)

The Hunting Party is the upcoming sixth studio album by the American rock band Linkin Park. The album, self-produced by band members Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson, will be released by Warner Bros. Records in Friday-release countries on June 13, 2014 and in North America on June 17, 2014. The album is the first since Meteora not to be produced with Rick Rubin, after producing the band's previous three studio albums. The Hunting Party is a departure from the band's recent electronic rock sound of their previous two studio albums. The album, described by Mike Shinoda as simply "a rock record", serves a statement by the band against contemporary mainstream and active rock bands, accused by Shinoda as "trying to be other bands and playing it safe". Packaged by an artwork by Brandon Parvini based off an original drawing by James Jean, the album took under a year to record and produce, with material being improvisationally written in the studio by members of the band. The album also features guest appearances from Page Hamilton of Helmet, Rakim, Daron Malakian of System of a Down, and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. These are the band's first featured musicians on a studio album.


1. Keys To The Kingdom
2. All For Nothing (Feat. Page Hamilton)
3. Guilty All The Same (Feat. Rakim)
4. The Summoning
5. War
6. Wastelands
7. Until It's Gone
8. Rebellion (Feat. Daron Malakian)
9. Mark The Graves
10. Drawbar (Feat. Tom Morello)
11. Final Masquerade
12. A Line In The Sand

Styx - 1980 Paradise Theater [2014 Audio Fidelity SACD AFZ 174]

Styx - Paradise Theater (1980) [2014 Audio Fidelity SACD AFZ 174]
EAC Secure Rip | FLAC (Image + Cue + Log) - 266 MB | Complete Scans (Jpeg 600 dpi/300 dpi) - 139 MB | MP3 (CBR320 Kbps) - 104 MB
Rock | Audio Fidelity | AFZ 174 | 40:46 minutes | Hosted on: Uploaded

Paradise Theater is the tenth album by the rock band Styx. A concept album, the album is a fictional account of Chicago's Paradise Theatre from its opening to closing (and eventual abandonment), used as a metaphor for America's changing times from the late 1970s into the 1980s. Paradise Theater became Styx's only US #1 album. It was the band's fourth consecutive triple-platinum album.

After successfully establishing themselves as one of America's best commercial progressive rock bands of the late '70s with albums like The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight, Chicago's Styx had taken a dubious step towards pop overkill with singer Dennis DeYoung's ballad "Babe." The centerpiece of 1979's uneven Cornerstone album, the number one single sowed the seeds of disaster for the group by pitching DeYoung's increasingly mainstream ambitions against the group's more conservative songwriters, Tommy Shaw and James "JY" Young. Hence, what had once been a healthy competitive spirit within the band quickly deteriorated into bitter co-existence during the sessions for 1980's Paradise Theater -- and all-out warfare by the time of 1983's infamous Kilroy Was Here. For the time being, however, Paradise Theater seemed to represent the best of both worlds, since its loose concept about the roaring '20s heyday and eventual decline of an imaginary theater (used as a metaphor for the American experience in general, etc., etc.) seemed to satisfy both of the band's camps with its return to complex hard rock (purists Shaw and JY) while sparing no amount of pomp and grandeur (DeYoung). The stage is set by the first track, "A.D. 1928," which features a lonely DeYoung on piano and vocals introducing the album's recurring musical theme before launching into "Rockin' the Paradise" -- a total team effort of wonderfully stripped down hard rock. From this point forward, DeYoung's compositions ("Nothing Ever Goes as Planned," "The Best of Times") continue to stick close to the overall storyline, while Shaw's ("Too Much Time on My Hands," "She Cares") try to resist thematic restrictions as best they can. Among these, "The Best of Times" -- with its deliberate, marching rhythm -- remains one of the more improbable Top Ten hits of the decade (somehow it just works), while "Too Much Time on My Hands" figures among Shaw's finest singles ever. As for JY, the band's third songwriter (and resident peacekeeper) is only slightly more cooperative with the Paradise Theater concept. His edgier compositions include the desolate tale of drug addiction, "Snowblind," and the rollicking opus "Half-Penny, Two-Penny," which infuses a graphic depiction of inner city decadence with a final, small glimmer of hope and redemption. The song also leads straight into the album's beautiful saxophone-led epilogue, "A.D. 1958," which once again reveals MC DeYoung alone at his piano. A resounding success, Paradise Theater would become Styx's greatest commercial triumph; and in retrospect, it remains one of the best examples of the convergence between progressive rock and AOR which typified the sound of the era's top groups (Journey, Kansas, etc.). For Styx, its success would spell both their temporary saving grace and ultimate doom, as the creative forces which had already been tearing at the band's core finally reached unbearable levels three years later. It is no wonder that when the band reunited after over a decade of bad blood, all the music released post-1980 was left on the cutting room floor -- further proof that Paradise Theater was truly the best of times. Reviewed by Eduardo Rivadavia

Track Listing:

01. A.D. 1928 (Dennis DeYoung) - 1:08
02. Rockin' the Paradise (DeYoung, James Young, Tommy Shaw) - 3:35
03. Too Much Time on My Hands (Shaw) - 4:31
04. Nothing Ever Goes As Planned (DeYoung) - 4:48
05. The Best of Times (DeYoung) - 4:19
06. Lonely People (DeYoung) - 5:28
07. She Cares (Shaw) - 4:17
08. Snowblind (Young, DeYoung) - 5:00
09. Half-Penny, Two-Penny (Young, Ray Brandle) - 4:33
10. A.D. 1958 (DeYoung) - 2:27
11. State Street Sadie (DeYoung) - 0:28

Album Released: January 19, 1981

Audio Fidelity SACD Released: May 6, 2014

Mastered for this SACD by: Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

miércoles, 4 de junio de 2014

Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana - 2014 Beauty & The Beat

Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana - Beauty & The Beat (2014)
Finland / U.S.A. | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 2 CD | 225 MB
Rock , Classical | Label : earMUSIC

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen and acclaimed drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, AXEL RUDI PELL, RAGE, YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, MASTERPLAN) will release the classic-rock crossover live project "Beauty & The Beat" on May 30 via earMUSIC. The effort includes interpretations of classic music pieces ranging from Bach to Mozart to Rossini as well as rock classics from QUEEN, LED ZEPPELIN and Turunen. The music of "Beauty & The Beat" ranges from immortal classic pieces by Bach, Strauss and Mozart to Rossini, but doesn’t neglect pure rock music like songs from LED ZEPPELIN, QUEEN as well as Tarja's own pieces. All combined with orchestra and choir with more than 100 musicians on stage, an enormous sound, energetic drums and Tarja's angelic voice Tarja and Mike complement each other musically. Whereas Mike bangs his drums with rock attitude, Tarja shines with her crystal clear voice and incredible stage presence; all lulled with the warm, full sound of an orchestra.

Tracklist : 

CD 1:
1. Mike - Concert For Violin & Oboe (Bach)
2. Tarja - Blute Nur (Bach)
3. Tarja - Zueignung - Op. 10, No. 1 (Strauss)
4. Mike - Barber Of Seville (Rossini)
5. Mike - New World Symphony (Dvorák)
6. Tarja - Song To The Moon (Dvorák)
7. Tarja - Vilja Lied (Lehár)
8. Tarja - O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
9. Mike - Can-Can (Offenbach)
10. Tarja - I Feel Pretty (Leonard Bernstein)
11. Mike - William Tell Overture (Rossini)
12. Tarja - Mein Herr Marquis (Strauss)
13. Mike - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)

CD 2:
1. Tarja - You Take My Breath Away (Queen)
2. Tarja & Mike - The Reign (Tarja)
3. Tarja & Mike - Witch-Hunt (Tarja)
4. Tarja & Mike - Led Zeppelin Medley
5. Tarja & Mike - Swanheart (Nightwish)
6. Mike & Tarja - Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
7. Tarja & Mike - Into The Sun (Tarja)
8. Tarja & Mike - I Walk Alone (Tarja)

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