Birth Control Definitive Collection

Birth Control - Definitive Collection (1996)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 14, 2011
Birth Control - Definitive Collection (1996)

Birth Control - Definitive Collection (1996)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 468 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Heavy Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia (COL 483717 2)

Birth Control is a German rock band known for their progressive hard rock sound and provocative album covers. 13 track compilation in 75 minutes from the early years '72 - '76. At this time they were more hardrockish than their future releases to come, and is a good start for Birth Control's repertoire.
Birth Control - Backdoor Possibilities + Sartory Live (1976) [2CD Reissue 2011]

Birth Control - Backdoor Possibilities + Sartory Live (1976) [2CD Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 959 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 341 MB | Covers - 59 MB
Genre: Heavy Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Boutique (BOUCD 6612)

Formed in Berlin in 1968, Birth Control were known for a progressive hard rock sound fused will elements of jazz, psychedelia and Krautrock. A surreal concept work from 1976 recorded by legendary producer Conny Plank, Backdoor Possibilities arguably marked their final creative peak, combining rock, jazz and avant-garde stylings with intricate polyrhythmic textures and lyrical nods to Faust and Odysseus. This expanded double disc edition has been remastered by Zeus B. Held and features three bonus live tracks recorded in Korbach on 1 May 1977, as well as a bonus live disc taped at the famous Sartory Saal in Cologne on 24 September 1976.

Birth Control - Hoodoo Man (1972) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 9, 2016
Birth Control - Hoodoo Man (1972) [Reissue 2005]

Birth Control - Hoodoo Man (1972) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 483 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 71 MB
Genre: Heavy Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REP 5047)

"Hoodoo Man" was Birth Control's third, their most famous and best-selling album not only due to its daring funny artwork. They've been accused those days by UK magazine Melody Maker being No. 1 copyists but we all know well that progressive rock music coming from Germany hadn't been taken really serious by British press and had been tagged with the disdainfully meant label Krautrock (not exactly what we understand nowadays by this). Certainly it might be true that they were using elements of famous hard and psyche rock bands from late 60's/early 70's but one has well to admit that they combined all those influences quite well with some other more progressive ones…
The Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs

The Red Army Choir - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb | Scans included | 01:56:16
Russian Folk Songs, Classical Marches, Brass & Military | Label: Silva | # SILKD 6034

The Alexandrov Ensemble (commonly known as The Red Army Choir in the West) is an official army choir of the Russian armed forces. Founded during the Soviet era, the ensemble consists of a male choir, an orchestra, and a dance ensemble. The Ensemble has entertained audiences both in Russia and throughout the world, performing a range of music including folk tunes, hymns, operatic arias and popular music. The group's repertoire has included The Volga Boatmen's Song, Katyusha, Kalinka, and Ave Maria. It is named for its first director, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883–1946).
Luke Kelly - The Definitive Collection (2010) {2CD IML-Celtic Airs CACD0205 rec 1962-1984}

Luke Kelly - The Definitive Collection (2010) {2CD IML-Celtic Airs CACD0205 rec 1962-1984}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 783 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 310 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962-84, 2010 IML / Celtic Airs | CACD0205
Folk / Irish Folk / Traditional Irish Folk / Celtic / Drinking Songs

This is a double CD collection of studio recordings from 1962 to Luke’s untimely death in 1984, covering the original releases of the songs that became synonymous with Luke. In addition the collection will include the rare recording of Ray Davies song ‘Thank You For The Days’.

Ewan MacColl - Black & White: The Definitive Collection (1990)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 4, 2017
Ewan MacColl - Black & White: The Definitive Collection (1990)

Ewan MacColl - Black & White: The Definitive Collection (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:05:14 | 298 Mb
Singer-Songwriter, British Folk | Label: Cooking Vinyl

MacColl was a renaissance man of folk music, not as well known as Seeger or Guthrie, but in many ways just as important. Born in Scotland in 1915, MacColl knew and recorded thousands of traditional British and Celtic songs, a generous sampling of which is here offered. His voice can be a bit of a shock–wild and rustic and thick with dialect–but matched with original and traditional material like "Dirty Old Town" (made infamous by the Pogues), "Driver's Song," "Looking for a Job," and "Joy of Living," MacColl's art has vigor and immediacy.
Blues Brothers - The Definitive Collection (1992) {2017, Japanese Reissue, SHM-CD}

Blues Brothers - The Definitive Collection (1992) {2017, Japanese Reissue, SHM-CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 494 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 179 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Soul
Atlantic / Warner Music Japan #WPCR-26233

It isn't exactly difficult to scoff at the Blues Brothers – beginning your musical career as a sketch on Saturday Night Live is not the best way to develop artistic credibility, and while Elwood Blues wasn't too shabby a harp player, his brother, Joliet Jake, sang only marginally better than that guy who used to impersonate Joe Cocker on late-night television. But no one ever bought a Blues Brothers album expecting a life-changing musical experience – these guys were there to put on a show, and putting on a great show is just what they did. It helped that Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi obviously loved the music, and they knew how to put together a killer band (any fan with the vision to hire Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Jordan, and Matt "Guitar" Murphy" to cover classic blues and R&B deserves credit for good taste, if nothing else)…

Porter Wagoner - The Definitive Collection (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Aug. 16, 2017
Porter Wagoner - The Definitive Collection (2016)

Porter Wagoner - The Definitive Collection (2016)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 40 | 104:43 min | 250 Mb
Style: Country | Label: Real Gone Music

No one, but no one, painted a picture in song of despair and desolation like the Thin Man from the West Plains, Porter Wagoner. Forget the Nudie suit and the pompadour; Waylon Jennings once said that Wagoner couldn’t go pop with a mouthful of firecrackers, and these 40 songs prove it. Sure, the hits—27 of ‘em in all and every Top Ten solo smash—are here, like “A Satisfied Mind,” “Misery Loves Company,” “Skid Row Joe,” “The Cold Hard Facts of Life,” and “The Carroll County Incident,” but what elevates this collection above a mere best-of are the tracks lifted from Wagoner’s starkly compelling concept albums (complete with their amazing album art, some of which we’ve included here) like Confessions of a Broken Man, Soul of a Convict and Other Great Prison Songs, and The Bottom of the Bottle. Grammy-winning writer Colin Escott contributes notes to the package, which is newly remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York. Country music never got harder than this…this ain’t cry-in-your-beer country, it’s more like punch-in-the-gut poetry. Essential!

ABBA - The Definitive Collection (2001)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 2, 2017
ABBA - The Definitive Collection (2001)

ABBA - The Definitive Collection (2001)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,04 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 356 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 41 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Europop, Synth-pop, Disco, Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Polar Music Internation AB #549 974-2

The titles of hits compilations always deal in superlatives: "Greatest," "Best," "Very Best" – but the compilers of this ABBA collection have a special problem justifying the release of yet another such album after the multi-platinum success of 1992's ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits and its 1993 follow-up, More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits. (Indeed, the band was never shy about repackaging, issuing a Greatest Hits LP in 1976 as only its third U.S. album, followed by Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 in 1979 and The Singles [The First Ten Years] in 1982.) They have settled on The Definitive Collection and done their best to live up to the name. The 37-track double CD contains "for the first time exclusively collected in one package…

Thin Lizzy - The Definitive Collection (2006)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 1, 2017
Thin Lizzy - The Definitive Collection (2006)

Thin Lizzy - The Definitive Collection (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u - 469 MB | 01:08:41
Hard Rock | Label: Mercury

This band's reputation grows year after year, and now, 20 years after Phil Lynott's death, comes the ultimate single-disc collection, 18 tracks of hard 'n' fast rock from these boys from Dublin. Includes The Boys Are Back in Town, Whiskey in a Jar, The Rocker, Jailbreak, Don't Believe a Word, Dancing in the Moonlight the live tracks Rosalie/Cowgirl's Song and Waiting for an Alibi, Chinatown, Dedication, and more.