1988

John Barry - Masquerade: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988) Limited CD Release 2002

John Barry - Masquerade: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988/2002)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 294 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Prometheus | # PCR 514 | 00:56:01

Another of John Barry's smouldering, moody thriller scores (Body Heat etc.), the kind of thing he does with a good deal of charm and edgy romanticism. Naturally for his legion of admirers this will be a most welcome treat, although to be entirely frank it is not one of his most distinctive soundtracks. While it hits all of the expected marks with the required poise and professionalism it also lacks freshness and at times sounds a little too much like recycled material (which with this composer admittedly always remains polished and likeable). Given these general musings and vague criticisms we are still left with a valuable addition to the wealth of John Barry work now available, something that is to be appreciated and I am certainly not complaining. (MWI)
Pet Shop Boys - Introspective / Further Listening 1988-1989 (2001) {Remastered} **RE-UP**

Pet Shop Boys - Introspective / Further Listening 1988-1989 (2001) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 865 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 285 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 51 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Dance, Pop, Synth-pop, Disco | Parlophone #094637932728

Introspective is the fourth studio album, the third of entirely new music, by English electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 1988 and is the Pet Shop Boys' second-best-selling album, selling over 4.5 million copies worldwide. Introspective was re-released in 2001 (as were the group's first six albums) as Introspective/Further Listening 1988-1989. The re-released version was digitally remastered and came with a second disc of B-sides and previously unreleased material from around the time of the album's original release.

Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Comedy (1988) [Non-Remastered, Japan]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 16, 2017
Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Comedy (1988) [Non-Remastered, Japan]

Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Comedy (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 142 Mb
Pop/Rock, New Wave | Label: A&M | # D25Y3271 | Time: 00:53:01

Seeking a U.S. breakthrough, A&M Records held Black's second album, Comedy, back from release until a re-recorded 1989 version of his U.K. hit "Wonderful Life" could be added as the leadoff track. There is also a remixed version of the U.K. hit "Sweetest Smile," which, like "Wonderful Life," previously appeared on Black's debut album, Wonderful Life. Also included were the more recent U.K. chart singles "The Big One" and "Now You're Gone." All of which means that, in its U.S. version at least, Comedy was almost more of a hits compilation than a formal second album. That, however, lent it a certain consistency, and in its newer songs, the album showed Black moving away from the cocktail jazz and doomy lyrics of his debut and toward a more eclectic sound, as well as lighter, more romantic sentiments.
VA - The Wanderers: Original Soundtrack (1979) Jukebox Classics Reissue 1988

VA - The Wanderers: Original Soundtrack (1979) Jukebox Classics Reissue 1988
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 284 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, Retro Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Pickwick | # PWK 058 | 00:42:55

The Wanderers is a 1979 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen and Toni Kalem. Set in the Bronx in 1963, the film follows a gang of Italian-American teenagers known as the Wanderers and their ongoing power struggles with rival gangs such as the Del Bombers. 17-track CD featuring a collection of jukebox classics from the soundtrack to the motion picture, including tracks by The Four Seasons, Lee Dorsey, The Angels, The Shirelles, The Chantays, The Champs, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Ben E. King, The Surfaris, The Isley Brothers, The Contours, The Volumes, and Dion.

Jethro Tull - 20 Years Of Jethro Tull: Highlights (1988)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 15, 2017
Jethro Tull - 20 Years Of Jethro Tull: Highlights (1988)

Jethro Tull - 20 Years Of Jethro Tull: Highlights (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1988, Chrysalis VK 41655 | ~ 479 or 185 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 53 Mb
Progressive Rock

A 21-track distillation of the three-disc Jethro Tull box set 20 Years of Jethro Tull, this collection has a few rarities, yet its focus is on the songs every casual fan knows – album rock hits and rarities, all assembled on one hits compilation…

Information Society - Information Society (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 13, 2017
Information Society - Information Society (1988)

Information Society - Information Society (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Synth-Pop, New Wave, Freestyle, Dance Rock | Label: CBS/Sony | # 25DP 5096 | 00:43:58

An infectious update of the classic synth-pop most famous earlier in the decade, Information Society's self-titled debut sounds most similar to British groups like ABC and Pet Shop Boys, though hits like "What's on Your Mind," "Walking Away," and the cover of "Lay All Your Love on Me" manage to inject the affair with elements of industrial dance and hip-hop. All in all, it's a much better album than expected from the group many dismissed as mere one-hit wonders.
Pet Shop Boys - Actually / Further Listening 1987-1988 (2001) {Remastered} Restored

Pet Shop Boys - Actually / Further Listening 1987-1988 (2001) {Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 886 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 299 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 52 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Dance, Pop, Synth-pop | Parlophone #0946379315 2 3

Actually is the second album by English pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 7 September 1987 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and by EMI Manhattan in the United States and Canada. Actually is featured in the 2005 musical reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and in 2006 Q magazine placed the album at No. 22 in its list of "40 Best Albums of the '80s". In 2012 Slant Magazine listed the album at No. 88 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s". Actually was re-released in 2001 as Actually/Further Listening 1987–1988. The re-released version was not only digitally remastered but came with a second disc of B-sides, remixes done by the Pet Shop Boys and previously unreleased material from around the time of the album's original release.
Running Wild - Wild Port Royal 1988 (2017 Remastered Deluxe Edition)

Running Wild - Wild Port Royal 1988 (2017 Remastered Deluxe Edition)
Heavy Metal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:07 | 136 MB
Label: Noise Records

Released in 1988, Running Wild’s fourth album and second foray pirate themes, ‘Port Royal’ saw the band delve deeper into history and explored themes such as the Conquistadores which also became an MTV hit on Headbangers Ball. The album firmly established them as pirate metal in the metal community and solidified the genre with them as figureheads. Port Royal was a huge hit globally selling almost half a million albums worldwide.

Def Leppard - Love Bites (UK CD5) (1988) **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 9, 2017
Def Leppard - Love Bites (UK CD5) (1988) **[RE-UP]**

Def Leppard - Love Bites (UK CD5) (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 138 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 50 mb
Genre: hard rock, classic rock

Love Bites is the 1988 single by Def Leppard. A part of their Hysteria album, this features the hit song plus a remix of "Rocket" and a live version of "Billy's Got A Gun". This was released by Bludgeon Riffola/Phonogram for the UK but was made in (West) Germany.
Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Clemens Krauss, live Bayreuth, 1953) (1988) (7CD Box Set)

Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Clemens Krauss, live Bayreuth, 1953) (1988) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1.67 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 0.98 Gb
Classical, Opera | Label: Rodolphe - RPC 32503-9

Along with Furtwangler's Scala Ring, this is my favorite one. And since the sound is better, this one is easier to listen to. Krauss'"Siegfried" is my favorite. I will never understand why so many people consider Solti's Ring as benchmark. To me his is the least exciting. Karajan is too "precious." The characters never come alive in either of those, at least not like they do for Krauss and Furtwangler.