Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - The Best Of (2008)  Music

Posted by EktorasClub at May 1, 2010
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - The Best Of (2008)

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - The Best Of
EAC Rip | Included: EAC Log + CUE + Flac + Covers | Size: 449 MB | RAR files
Release Date: 7 July 2008 | Label: EMI Gold | Number: 50999 227252 2 6
Genre: Rock | Stereo |,

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel are an English rock band from the early 1970s. Their music covers a range of styles from pop to progressive rock. Over the years they have had five albums in the UK Albums Chart and twelve singles in the UK Singles Chart. Steve Harley (born Stephen Malcolm Ronald Nice, 27 February 1951, Deptford, London), grew up in London's New Cross area and attended Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College. His musical career began in the late 1960s when he was busking (with John Crocker aka Jean-Paul Crocker) and performing his own songs, some of which were later recorded by him and the band. After an initial stint as a music journalist, the original Cockney Rebel was formed when Harley hooked up with his former folk music partner, Crocker (fiddle / mandolin / guitar) in 1972.

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Love's a Prima Donna (1976)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 9, 2016
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Love's a Prima Donna (1976)

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Love's a Prima Donna (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classic Rock, Glam Rock | Label: EMI | # 7243 8 57607 2 3 | Time: 00:45:39

Although he created a decadent glam rocker image through early albums like The Human Menagerie and The Psychomodo, Steve Harley soon revealed a romantic heart beating beneath all the artsy sleaze on singles like "Judy Teen" and "Make Me Smile (Come up and See Me)." This 1976 album, the last studio outing Harley would record under the Cockney Rebel banner, allowed him to give full vent to his romantic thoughts via lushly crafted songs about the travails of love. Love Is a Prima Donna features two of Harley's finest songs in the title track, a bracing song that features the writer waxing comical about the pitfalls of love over a briskly paced pop tune that fleshes out its pub-piano melody with flamenco guitar and a choir, and "(Love) Compared With You," a delicately orchestrated love ballad that manages to be touching and heartfelt without lapsing into sappy sentimentality. This album also produced one of Harley's biggest hits with an arty, synthesizer-laced cover of the Beatles' classic "Here Comes the Sun".

The Cockney Rebel - A Steve Harley Anthology (2006)  Music

Posted by thingska at Sept. 2, 2010
The Cockney Rebel - A Steve Harley Anthology (2006)

The Cockney Rebel - A Steve Harley Anthology (2006)
3CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | October 9, 2006 | 1.43 Gb
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI | Hotfile, Fileserve

Steve Harley-Cockney Rebel might be the most under estimated artist in the world. It's hard to find a person who knows him. His two major hits were Sebastian and Make Me Smile while good, definitely not the best. This is the last compilation to date and the most complete. The selection is really good but as always there are missing songs. In my opinion his best albums were The Human Menagerie, The Psychomodo and The Best Years Of Our Lifes, in that order. I consider The Human Menagerie released under Cockney Rebel and unavailable for years in CD like one of the best albums I've ever heard. I find in Steve Harley-Cockney Rebel certain similarity with Bryan Ferry-Roxy Music. Usually i don't give 5 stars to an album but if you like the british music of the 70's this is an excellent compilation at great price.

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Live (2012)  

Posted by robi62 at July 16, 2012
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Live (2012)

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Live (2012)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 5 993 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Rock | Label: Odyssey | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 Feb 2012 | Runtime: 101 min. | 3,30 GB (DVD5)

From their early days in the 1970s through to recent sell-out rock festivals Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel have written and performed some of the most timeless songs. This DVD includes some of the most popular tracks including Make Me Smile (Come Up See Me) which has been confirmed by the PRS as one of the most played records in British Broadcasting being featured in films and television advertising across the globe. Recorded in 1982 over two nights at the Dome Theatre, Brighton and Derngate Theatre, Northampton.

The Legend Of Rock - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (1996)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Feb. 19, 2011
The Legend Of Rock - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (1996)

The Legend of Rock - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 13 | Scans | 1:01:54 | ~ 402 Mb & 157 Mb
Label: FM Records | 5% recovery record | Rock, art rock, progressive rock

A great CD, maybe the best of "The Legend Of Rock" series. You will find 13 live recordings of the legendary Steve Harley, with top the 9min 24sec superb performance of "Sebastian". Enjoy top hits from many Cockney Rebel's periods. Among them "Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)", "Mr. Soft", "Mr. Raffles", all live. If you are a Steve's fan this CD in lossless, is a 'must'.

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Face To Face  Music

Posted by bensonmam at July 28, 2006
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Face To Face

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Face To Face (1977)

MP3 EAC with Cue | CBR 192 kbps 44800 Joint Stereo | 72:04

Part1: 50MB, Part2: 48.5MB (Winrar-files)
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - The Best Years Of Our Lives (Definitive Edition) (2014)

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - The Best Years Of Our Lives (Definitive Edition) (2014)
Pop Rock, Classic Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 155 min | 355 MB
Label: Parlophone | Rel: 2014

By his third album, Steve Harley had developed a strong grasp of how to combine his artistic ambitions with strongly crafted pop tunes that win the casual listener over to his artsy cause. The result was The Best Years of Our Lives, the most successful album of his mid-'70s heyday. This album was a big hit in his native England, thanks to the fact that it spawned two major hit singles. The first was "Mr. Raffles," a surreal yet romanticized portrait of a convention-flaunting outlaw. The odd lyrics work thanks to the phenomenal tune backing them up, which contrasts gentle verses built on piano and acoustic guitar with choruses that work in a surprising but slickly integrated reggae beat.

Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie (1973) Expanded Reissue 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at March 21, 2015
Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie (1973) Expanded Reissue 2004

Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie (1973) Expanded Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Glam Rock, Classic Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD616 | Time: 00:51:06

Indulging for the first time in Cockney Rebel's debut album – and one uses the word "indulging" deliberately, for like so much else that's this delicious, you cannot help but feel faintly sinful when it's over – is like waking up from a really weird dream, and discovering that reality is weirder still. A handful of Human Menagerie's songs are slight, even forced, and certainly indicative of the group's inexperience. But others – the labyrinthine "Sebastian," the loquacious "Death Trip" in particular – possess confidence, arrogance, and a doomed, decadent madness which astounds. Subject to ruthless dissection, Steve Harley's lyrics were essentially nonsense, a stream of disconnected images whose most gallant achievement is that they usually rhyme. But what could have been perceived as a weakness – or, more generously, an emotionally overwrought attempt to blend Byron with Burroughs – is actually their strength.
Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo (1974) [Expanded Reissue 1991, Japanese Press]

Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo (1974) Expanded Reissue 1991, Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Glam Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd | # TOCP-6791 | Time: 00:50:16

If The Human Menagerie, Cockney Rebel's debut album, was a journey into the bowels of decadent cabaret, The Psychomodo, their second, is like a trip to the circus. Except the clowns were more sickly perverted than clowns normally are, and the fun house was filled with rattlesnakes and spiders. Such twists on innocent childhood imagery have transfixed authors from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, but Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel were the first band to set that same dread to music, and the only ones to make it work. The Psychomodo was also the band's breakthrough album. The Human Menagerie drew wild reviews and curious sales, but it existed as a cult album even after "Judy Teen" swung out of nowhere to give the band a hit single in spring 1974. Then "Mr Soft" rode his bloodied big top themes into town and Rebelmania erupted.
VA - A Time To Remember: 20 Original Chart Hits (1970 - 1979) [10CD]

VA - A Time To Remember: 20 Original Chart Hits (1970 - 1979) [10CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Front cover included | 4.41 GB | RAR 3% Recovery
Label: CDCard Company / EMI Records Ltd | Catalog#: CD513 to CD522 | Made in the UK
Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Pop, Disco, Glam, Funk

20 Original Chart Hits continues British label A Time To Remember's look at the hits of the decade. The tracks featured are a strange mix of novelty, pop, and hard rock tracks that give a very good, if narrow, feel for the times. Narrow because like many of the volumes in the series, there are multiple entries by artists and there is a great deal of overlap from year to year (i.e. the same bands (the Hollies, Deep Purple.) and singers (Shirley Bassey, Olivia Newton-John) showing up on each year's collection).