The Music of The Lord of The Rings

Roger Hodgson - In The Eye Of The Storm (1984) {Reissue, Remastered}

Roger Hodgson - In The Eye Of The Storm (1984) {Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 296 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
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Progressive Rock | A&M Records #395 004-2

In the Eye of the Storm is the first solo album by former Supertramp member Roger Hodgson. The album itself was only moderately successful, stalling at number 46 in the Billboard album charts and only reaching number 70 in the UK Albums Chart. It performed far better in Canada, going platinum within a month of its release. The album received a positive review from Allmusic, who stated that the album's key quality is that Hodgson plays the vast majority of the instruments himself. They also noted that though the music itself lacks any progressive rock elements, "The spirit of traditional progressive rock experimentation is alive on this album; five of the seven songs exceed six minutes."
Various Artists - Peru - Music of the indigenous communities of Cuzco (1997)

Various Artists - Peru - Music of the indigenous communities of Cuzco (1997)
World/Ethnic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 71m17s | 428mb
Label: Unesco/Auvidis | cat. no. D 8268


The city of Cuzco, Peru is home to a number of indigenous peasant communities. Much of their music continues to be associated with fertility rites and to mark agrarian cycles, but the Spanish introduced guitars, mandolins, and other instruments that the indigenous peoples adapted and blended into their ancestral music. The songs are sung in Quechua.
The liner notes, in English and French, provide information about the geography of the region, the history of its inhabitants, local rituals involving music, and especially the musical instruments heard on the recording.
The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project: Volume 2 (1987)

The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project: Volume 2 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 293 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
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Progressive Rock | Arista #ARCD-8486 | US

The Best of the Alan Parsons Project, Vol. 2 typically picks up where its predecessor left off. With 11 tracks covering seven albums, including Gaudi, Stereotomy, and Vulture Culture, the songs here are a tad weaker than those on the first collection, since some of the albums that these songs originate from were not of this band's finest caliber. The highlights here include both "Prime Time" and "Don't Answer Me" from Ammonia Avenue, and the provocative instrumental "I Robot," the only non-vocal track on the album. All of the selections on this package convey their purpose much better within their former albums, since each song is a link in the album's conceptual chain…

The Room - Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam (2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 3, 2016
The Room - Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam (2015)

The Room - Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 417 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
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Crossover Progressive Rock | Bad Elephant Music #BEM016

The Room are a melodic rock band hailing from the Southeast of the UK. The five band members bring together a broad range of musical influences which has helped form The Room’s distinctive style. Smart songs with great melodies are the essence of the bands sound with all the members involved in crafting the material. The Room signed to UK label Bad Elephant Music in 2015 releasing “Carrie” as the first single in June of the same year. The album “Beyond The Gates of Bedlam” was released in November 2015 to further critical acclaim…
Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)

Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 126 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
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Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Capitol Jazz #CDP 7 98288 2

For those needing a reminder of Cole's very original and expert piano playing, this 18-track roundup of some of his best instrumentals should fit the bill. Part of Capitol's three-volume series of Cole's classic trio sides (the other two cover the vocals), The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio includes gem after gem from the group's 1943-1949 prime and features the classic lineup that included guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Johnny Miller. With Cole and Moore seamlessly blending lines throughout, the group forged the standard for many a piano trio to follow by way of classics like "Jumpin' at Capitol," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "These Foolish Things"…

The Icicle Works - The Best Of The Icicle Works (1992) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 28, 2016
The Icicle Works - The Best Of The Icicle Works (1992) [Re-Up]

The Icicle Works - The Best Of The Icicle Works (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 505 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock, Neo-Psychedelia | Beggars Banquet | # BBL 124 CD | 01:09:53

With individual song comments from McNabb, an appreciative essay, complete discography, and fine artwork, the Icicle Works collection provides an excellent overview of the group's heyday. If not quite as strong as the band's debut album as an experience due to the inclusion of less successful later numbers, all the hit singles and some fine album cuts appear, not to mention an interesting rarity or two. Beginning with the "long version" of the chiming drive of "Hollow Horse" from The Small Price of a Bicycle, this collection fully showcases McNabb's passionate, elegant quaver and driving songwriting, as well as the abilities of the fine Layhe/Sharrock rhythm section. The three biggest hits get pride of place near the start: "Love Is a Wonderful Colour," "Birds Fly" (with wry comments from McNabb on its stateside re-titling as "Whisper to a Scream"), and "Understanding Jane".

The Stooges - Playlist The Best Of The Stooges (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 25, 2016
The Stooges - Playlist The Best Of The Stooges (2016)

The Stooges - Playlist The Best Of The Stooges (2016)
Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:13 | 145 MB
Label: Rhino/Elektra | Release Year: 2016

During the psychedelic haze of the late '60s, the grimy, noisy, and relentlessly bleak rock & roll of the Stooges was conspicuously out of time. Like the Velvet Underground, the Stooges revealed the underside of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, showing all of the grime beneath the myth. The Stooges, however, weren't nearly as cerebral as the Velvets. Taking their cue from the over-amplified pounding of British blues, the primal raunch of American garage rock, and the psychedelic rock (as well as the audience-baiting) of the Doors, the Stooges were raw, immediate, and vulgar. Iggy Pop became notorious for performing smeared in blood or peanut butter and diving into the audience.

The Trammps - Playlist: The Best Of The Trammps (2016)  Music

Posted by vItOrrEs2009 at June 20, 2016
The Trammps - Playlist: The Best Of The Trammps (2016)

The Trammps - Playlist: The Best Of The Trammps (2016)
Label: Rhino Atlantic | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 98:48 min | 227 mb
Disco, Funk, Soul

Disco's most soulful vocal group began in the '60s as the Volcanos, and were also called the Moods. Gene Faith was the original lead vocalist, with Earl Young, Jimmy Ellis, guitarist Dennis Harris, keyboardist Ron Kersey, organist John Hart, bassist Stanley Wade, and drummer Michael Thomas. But by the time they'd gone through various identities and emerged as the Trammps in the mid-'70s, the lineup featured lead vocalist Ellis, Norman Harris, and Stanley Wade, Robert Upchurch and Young. A snappy revival of Judy Garland's '40s tune "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" was their first chart single, reaching number 17 on the R&B list in 1972. Despite their well-deserved reputation and boisterous, jubilant harmonies and sound, the Trammps were never a huge commercial success even during disco's heyday.
The Manhattan Transfer - The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer (1981) {Target CD}

The Manhattan Transfer - The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer (1981) {Target CD}
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Vocal Jazz, Swing, Doo Wop, R&B | Atlantic #19319-2/250 841

There's no annotation to speak of on this 12-track collection, but little is needed, as this particular group's work speaks for itself. This is a smooth and impressive cross-section of the renowned vocal group's work across the first six years of its successful "reincarnation" – nothing of the original late-'60s quartet is here, apart from the newer group's successful reworking of "Java Jive" near the end of the disc. But basically this album moves from strength to strength, in something of a jumble in terms of original release order – the live "Tuxedo Junction," the hit single "Boy from New York City"…

VA - Kev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 19, 2016
VA - Kev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records (2016)

VA - Kev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:40 | 154 Mb + 3% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Lo-Fi, Instrumental / Label: BBE

Created by industry legend, MMO Music Group founder and true godfather of karaoke Irv Kratka alongside producer Eric Kriss, Inner City. During its decade or so in existence, the label put together a formidable catalogue of jazz music and was voted Record Label Of The Year in 1979 by the International Jazz Critics Poll. As well as ‘classic jazz’, the label also gave a platform to more avant-garde material and dabbled in the emerging ‘jazz fusion’ sounds of the day. Fondly remembered by jazz lovers everywhere, the label boasts a particularly fervent fan-base in London, where many of its releases found favour in the underground dance clubs of Soho and Covent Garden. Having previously curated projects for labels such as Blue Note and Cadet, Kev has dug deep in the crates to emerge with this gem of an album.