sábado, 25 de abril de 2015

Grand Funk Railroad - 1999 Thirty Years of Funk 1962-1999. The Anthology

Grand Funk Railroad - Thirty Years of Funk 1962-1999. The Anthology (1999)
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3CD | Capitol, 72434-99523-2-4 | ~ 1584 or 542 Mb | Scans Included
Rock & Roll / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Thirty Years of Funk is a three-CD boxed set anthology of the music of one of America's premier heavy rock bands, Grand Funk Railroad. This set covers the music of the band from 1969, when the band first burst onto the music scene and ushered in a post-British Invasion alternative to the progressive movement, until they broke up in 1976 to subsequently reform in the mid-'90s.

Although Grand Funk Railroad was officially formed in 1969, some band members played together as Terry Knight & the Pack in the mid-'60s and this set opens with three songs from the Pack from 1968. The set concentrates on being a complete anthology of Grand Funk material with only two to three songs from each one of the band's 16 studio albums. All of the band's albums are represented in this collection except for one album that was released on the Warner Bros. label in 1983. The set also contains a number of previously unreleased alternate recordings, outtakes, and live material to add appeal to fans. In 1997, Grand Funk performed a concert for Bosnia and in 1998 got together in the studio and for a tour and recorded a number of new tracks, three of which are contained on this set. Although a number of the band's early songs and some fans' best-of tracks are not contained on this set, thus making it flawed according to fans, it is the best retrospective package of Grand Funk Railroad's music available to date on the market. The set's booklet contains detailed information on the history of the band, a discography, album jacket photos, and detailed song information.

by Keith Pettipas, AMG

Tracklist CD1:

01. Getting Into the Sun (4:45)
02. Can't Be Too Long (6:00)
03. Got This Thing on the Move (3:17)
04. Time Machine (3:44)
05. High on a Horse (2:55)
06. Mr. Limousine Driver (4:25)
07. Sin's a Good Man's Brother (4:49)
08. Aimless Lady (3:29)
09. Mean Mistreater (4:27)
10. I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home (9:59)
11. Are You Ready (Live) (3:44)
12. Paranoid (Live) (6:40)
13. Inside Looking Out (Live) (16:25)

Tracklist CD2:

01. Feelin' Alright (4:26)
02. Gimme Shelter (6:20)
03. I Can Feel Him in the Morning (7:14)
04. I Can't Get Along With Society (4:42)
05. Upsetter (4:29)
06. Loneliness (8:38)
07. Trying to Get Away (4:11)
08. Walk Like a Man (You Can Call Me Your Man) (4:05)
09. Creepin' (7:02)
10. We're an American Band (3:26)
11. Hooray (4:06)
12. The End (4:11)
13. To Get Back In 3:56
14. Destitute and Losin' 7:02

Tracklist CD3:

01. Shinin' On (5:57)
02. The Loco-Motion (2:47)
03. Some Kind Of Wonderful (3:22)
04. Bad Time (2:55)
05. Footstompin' Music (Live) (4:08)
06. Rock 'N Roll Soul (Live) (4:00)
07. Heartbreaker (Live) (7:27)
08. Take Me (5:10)
09. Sally (3:16)
10. Love Is Dyin' (4:14)
11. Can You Do It (3:17)
12. Pass It Around (5:00)
13. Crossfire (4:21)
14. Queen Bee (3:14)
15. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Live) (5:13)
16. Pay Attention To Me (3:21)
17. All I Do (3:29)
18. In the Long Run (4:12)


Paul Dianno - 2012 Wrathchild: The Anthology

Paul Dianno - Wrathchild: The Anthology (2012)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,17 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 387 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Cleopatra Records #CLP 7547

The original vocalist for Iron Maiden and a legend among legends in heavy metal music presents this monumental 2CD set of rare tracks, cover songs and solo work that fans will scream for! Features the early Maiden classics Wrathchild, Iron Maiden, Running Free, and Women In Uniform PLUS blockbuster covers of Led Zep s Kashmir, VH s Ain t Talkin Bout Love, and Nazareth s Hair Of The Dog!
Iron Maiden may have enjoyed their biggest commercial success with singer Bruce Dickinson at the helm, but it was original singer Paul Di'Anno who played an important role in the British metal quintet's early formative days. Born on May 17, 1958, Di'Anno grew up in England -- spending his teenage years singing in various rock bands and working as a butcher and chef. He befriended bass player Steve Harris, who was looking to find a replacement for a singer that just left his up-and-coming heavy metal band in 1977, Iron Maiden. Di'Anno tried out and got the gig, but times were tough for the band initially, as punk rock was at its apex in Britain, with many considering metal a dead dinosaur. But with the emergence of several new metal bands (Def Leppard, Saxon, Motörhead, Judas Priest, etc.), Iron Maiden soon found themselves as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. 1979 saw the release of Maiden's self-issued debut recording, The Soundhouse Tapes, which instantly sold out its initial pressing of 6,000 copies, as the band built a devoted following.

Signed to EMI/Capitol shortly thereafter, Maiden set out on conquering the rest of the world. 1980's self-titled release quickly became a classic and influential debut, as the band merged punk's energy with metal's riffs, serving as the blueprint for such future hard rock genres as thrash and speed metal. 1981 saw the release of their sophomore effort, Killers, as well as a stopgap live EP, Maiden Japan. But despite worldwide success lurking just around the corner, Di'Anno was either booted from the band or left on his own by the fall of 1981 (he's since admitted that he was partying a tad too hard around the time of his departure from Maiden). As just about any '80s-metal fan knows, Maiden found a worthy replacement in former Samson frontman Bruce Dickinson, and promptly became one of the world's top metal outfits.

In his post-Maiden career, Di'Anno has issued numerous albums over the years, as both a solo artist and as a member of such bands as Gogmagog, Battlezone, Praying Mantis, and Killers. In the mid-'90s, rumors began to surface that Di'Anno might be rejoining Maiden (after the exit of Dickinson in 1993), but the speculation proved to be false, as Maiden hooked up with former Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley, before reuniting with Dickinson in 1999. By the dawn of the new millennium, Di'Anno was living in Brazil, still playing music (releasing his latest solo album, Nomad, in August of 2000), and overseeing a hotel/restaurant that he owns in England. Although he appeared on only two albums with Iron Maiden, their work with Paul Di'Anno remains among metal's all-time finest.
~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

Track List CD1:

01. Wrathchild [03:00]
02. Iron Maiden [03:51]
03. The Living Dead [05:38]
04. Kashmir [07:44]
05. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love [03:55]
06. Symphony Of Destruction [06:06]
07. Hair Of The Dog [03:18]
08. Murders In The Rue Morgue [04:18]
09. Running Free [03:14]
10. Women In Uniform [02:56]
11. Remember Tomorrow [05:28]
12. Killer On The Loose [03:58]
13. Sleeping Bag [03:40]
14. S.A.T.A.N. [04:20]
15. Phantom Of The Opera [06:53]
16. Nomad [07:16]

Track List CD2:

01. Killers [05:09]
02. Mad Man In The Attic [05:05]
03. War Machine [03:15]
04. Sanctuary [03:17]
05. Shoot, Shoot [04:02]
06. Cold World [03:55]
07. Do Or Die [03:35]
08. Strange World [06:05]
09. Broken Down Angel [04:04]
10. Brothers Of The Tomb [04:45]
11. Charlotte The Harlot [04:14]
12. P.O.V. 2005 [03:56]
13. Prowler [03:58]
14. Dog Dead [04:54]
15. Children Of The Revolution (Live) [04:51]
16. Play That Funky Music [03:50]
17. Living In America [04:49]


sábado, 18 de abril de 2015

The Best Of The Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984 (2008)

The Best Of The Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984 (2008)
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Chrysalis, 2 34750 2 | ~ 591 or 206 Mb | Scans Included
Hard Rock

Apart from his classic work with UFO, from a pure heavy metal and hard rock standpoint, most metalheads consider Michael Schenker's 1980-1984 solo period to be his high-water mark. And after checking out the 2008 compilation Best of the Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984, you'll understand why. After splitting from the aforementioned UFO, it appeared as though Schenker was on a mission to show the world that his exit from the band would not affect his playing in the slightest. And as heard on such tracks as "Armed and Ready," and a pair of instrumentals -- "Captain Nemo" and a live version of "Into the Arena" -- this rang true. And you've got to love "Attack of the Mad Axeman," which from a song title and lyrical standpoint, would have fit perfectly on the fictional Spinal Tap opus Smell the Glove. You even get a nod to Schenker's UFO days as well, with a fine live reading of "Doctor Doctor." While newcomers to the wonders of Schenker's six-string wizardry would probably be better off starting with a UFO comp or Strangers in the Night, Best of the Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984 isn't too shabby of a lead-off selection, either. 

by Greg Prato, AMG


01. Armed And Ready (Schenker, Barden) 04:08
02. Cry For The Nations (Schenker, Barden) (Radio Edit) 03:35
03. Lost Horizons (Schenker, Barden) 07:08
04. Into The Arena (Schenker) (Live B-Side) 04:16
05. Are You Ready To Rock (Schenker, Barden) 03:28
06. Attack Of The Mad Axeman (Schenker, Barden) 04:21
07. On And On (Schenker, Barden) 04:26
08. Victim Of Illusion (Live) (Schenker, Barden) (Live) 05:16
09. Assault Attack (Schenker, Barden, Glen, McKenna) 04:20
10. Dancer (Schenker, Barden, Glen, McKenna) 04:44
11. Girl From Uptown (Schenker, Bonnet) (B-Side) 05:22
12. Desert Song (Schenker, Bonnet) 05:52
13. Rock My Nights Away (Nye, Barden) 04:38
14. Captain Nemo (Schenker) (Original Mix) 03:22
15. Rock Will Never Die (Schenker, Barden) 05:36
16. Doctor Doctor (Schenker, Mogg) (Live) 07:37

Track Sources:
1-3: taken from the album 'The Michael Schenker Group' (1980)
4: B-side of the single 'Cry For The Nations' 45 (1980)
5-7: taken from the album 'MSG' (1981)
8: taken from the live album 'One Night At Budokan' (1981)
9,10,12: taken from the album 'Assault Attack' (1982)
11: B-side of the single 'Dancer' (1982)
13-15: taken from the album 'Built To Destroy' (1983)
16: taken from the live album 'Rock Will Never Die' (1984)

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viernes, 10 de abril de 2015

Gillan - 1999 Live At The BBC - 79/80

Gillan - Live At The BBC - 79/80 (1999)
Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Angel Air, SJPCD055 | rel: 1999 | 1050Mb

This incredible double CD collects the best of Gillan at the BBC, recorded during the period 1979-80 when arguably the band produced their finest work. Starting with their appearance at the Reading Rock Festival in 1979, the first CD also includes a rare interview with Ian Gillan and a BBC In Concert recorded in September 1979. The contrast between the two CDs could not be greater: on CD2 only two songs were retained from the previous set, the rest came from the current album “Glory Road”. ~angelair

Track listing
01. Interview With Ian Gillan (4:59)
02. Sleeping On The Job (4:16)
03. Mr. Universe (6:30)
04. Dead Of Night (9:05)
05. Roller (5:50)
06. Vengeance (5:13)
07. Smoke On The Water (7:53)
08. Secret Of The Dance (3:39)
09. Sleeping On The Job (3:57)
10. Mr. Universe (7:20)
11. Dead Of Night (7:42)
12. Vengeance (4:48)
~ (71:14)

01. Unchain Your Brain (4:09)
02. Are You Sure? (4:42)
03. Mr. Universe (6:44)
04. No Easy Way (9:06)
05. Trouble (3:25)
06. If You Believe Me (8:20)
07. On The Rocks (6:00)
08. Nervous (4:07)
09. Running White Face City Boy (3:38)
10. Vengeance (4:19)
11. Lucille (3:13)
12. Interview With Ian Gillan (2:26)
13. If You Believe Me (Exlusive Radio Version) (8:54)
~ (69:03)


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Procol Harum - 1972 The Best of Procol Harum

Procol Harum - The Best of Procol Harum (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1987 | A&M Rec., CD 3259 | ~ 259 or 105 Mb | Scans(png) -> 67 Mb
Progressive Rock

Procol Harum is a band that is (these days anyway) rather obscure, but has had a definite influence on rock music, in general, and progressive rock, in particular. "Best Of" albums seldom are that, and whether or not this one is certainly falls under the area of debate. However, the album is a good introduction to the many sides of this complex and intriguing band. For those who only know of the group's two hits, "Whiter Shade of Pale" and "Conquistador," the disc provides both of them. However, for the more knowledgeable fans, it has a purpose, too. Fans of progressive rock will certainly find a lot of the material here of interest. Besides the aforementioned "Whiter Shade of Pale," which some consider the first progressive rock song, there are other showings of early prog here. "A Salty Dog" is certainly one of these. The song "Simple Sister" is both a solid rocker and, seemingly, a big influence on Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4." "Shine On Brightly" showcases the group's psychedelic tendencies and Beatles influences. The album also includes two hard-rockers that are a bit in the mode of the Yardbirds/Jeff Beck. So, as a showcase of the diversity of this group, the CD is definitely of value. There are some weak points here, but don't all bands have their less-than-best cuts? 

by Gary Hill, AMG


01. A Whiter Shade of Pale
02. Lime Street Blues
03. Homburg
04. (In The Wee Small Hours Of) Sixpence
05. Quite Rightly So
06. Shine on Brightly
07. A Salty Dog
08. Long Gone Geek
09. Whisky Train
10. Simple Sister
11. Conquistador


Eric Carmen - 1988 The Best Of Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen - The Best Of Eric Carmen (1988)
EAC Rip | APE: Image+Cue+Log | 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 120 Mb | Scans | Time: 46:42
Genre: Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Arista | Cat.№: 258 999

This album includes Carmen's 1988 hit "Make Me Lose Control" plus six of the other eight singles-chart entries he enjoyed from 1975 to 1980, plus interesting album cuts such as "Hey Deanie," the Shaun Cassidy hit written by Carmen, and, of course, his comeback hit, "Hungry Eyes," from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

Track Listing

01. All By Myself (04:56)
02. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (03:48)
03. That's Rock 'n Roll (03:15)
04. Hey Deanie (04:31)
05. Hungry Eyes {From the hit Motion Picture Soundtrack "Dirty Dancing"} (03:53)
06. Make Me Lose Control (04:49)
07. Change Of Heart (03:42)
08. She Did It (03:51)
09. It Hurts Too Much (04:19)
10. No Hard Feelings (05:11)
11. Boats Against The Current (04:21)


℗ 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1988 Arista Records Inc.
© 1988 Arista Records Inc.
℗ 1987 Vestron Pictures Inc.

Produced by Jimmy Ienner, Eric Carmen & Harry Maslin


lunes, 6 de abril de 2015

Nightwish - 2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Ltd.Edition, 2CD)

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015, 2CD)
Year & Label: 2015, Nuclear Blast Records | CD#: 27361 34640
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Litmited Edition digibook with bonus CD

It’s been four years since Imaginaerum gave the world the most bonkers record of 2011 and now Finnish giants Nightwish have gone all Darwin on us. Taking inspiration from the naturalist’s seminal work ‘On the Origin of Species’, Endless Forms Most Beautiful is the band’s eighth studio effort, based around the ‘very loose’ concept of ‘[the] beauty of life, the beauty of existence, nature, science’. As is well known, it’s the band’s first album with new singer Floor Jansen who replaced Annette Olzon in 2013 and with pipist/flautist Troy Donockley. It’s also the first record without regular drummer Jukka Nevlainen, currently taking a break from the band whilst he battles insomnia, so Wintersun drummer Kai Hahto has come on board in his place for the album and current tour.
If there’s one thing to expect with any Nightwish record nowadays, it’s pomp, circumstance and a huge, grandiose album with as much bombast as can be crammed in, such is Tuomas Holopainen’s brilliant imagination. From that point of view, it’s business as usual here; the rousing ‘Shudder Before the Beautiful’ opening proceedings with gusto and presence, closely followed behind by ‘Weak Fantasy’ which twists and turns through Celtic symphonies and heavy riffs. Lead single ‘Elan’ holds a similar structure to ‘Amaranth’ from 2007’s Dark Passion Play, but that’s where simplicity ends. For the most part, the album is rich, densely layered and will give something new on every listen, not least on epic closing track ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. At 24 minutes it’s the longest track Nightwish have ever brought out and sees special narrations by Professor Richard Dawkins, who’s well spoken, smooth demeanour adds a considerable amount of atmosphere to proceedings.
Naturally, a lot of scrutiny will be on Jansen and how she fits into the Nightwish setup. The truth is, she has the best of both worlds in her vocals; her voice has the range of Tarja but the style of Annette. What it means is Nightwish have put out their best studio record for over a decade; creatively they’ve been given more room to play with than they had with Annette but they keep an accessibility factor that was missing with Tarja, where they could sound arrogant and aloof, almost trying to state that they were to be listened to by the above-average-intelligent metal fan. Yes, the music is more complex and progressive than before, but it’s a lot easier to listen to. They also sound like they’re having fun and that’s very important; when there’s tension in the ranks it seeps into the record (Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut, anyone?), and this is certainly the ‘happiest’ Nightwish record for a long, long time. Finland’s biggest band have finally got to a good place, and we’re all the more better for it. Bring on Wembley Arena in December already.



Vocals : Floor Jansen 
Uillean pipes, Low whistles, Bodhran, Bouzouki, Vocals: Troy Donockley 
Bass, Vocals, Guitars (acoustic) : Marco Hietala 
Keyboards, Piano : Tuomas Holopainen 
Guitars : Emppu Vuorinen 

CD1 Track List:

01. Shudder Before the Beautiful [6:29]
02. Weak Fantasy [5:25]
03. Elan [4:47]
04. Yours Is an Empty Hope [5:39]
05. Our Decades in the Sun [6:39]
06. My Walden [4:39]
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful [5:08]
08. Edema Ruh [5:16]
09. Alpenglow [4:49]
10. The Eyes of Sharbat Gula [6:04]
11. The Greatest Show on Earth [24:01]

CD2 Track List:

01. Shudder Before the Beautiful (instrumental) [6:20]
02. Weak Fantasy (instrumental) [5:25]
03. Elan (instrumental) [4:47]
04. Yours is an Empty Hope (instrumental) [5:39]
05. Our Decades in the Sun (instrumental) [6:40]
06. My Walden (instrumental) [4:38]
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (instrumental) [5:08]
08. Edema Ruh (instrumental) [5:16]
09. Alpenglow (instrumental) [4:49]
10. The Eyes of Sharbat Gula (instrumental) [6:04]
11. The Greatest Show on Earth (instrumental) [24:08]

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