Capitol Records Sampler

Marillion - Fugazy (1984) Capitol Records/ST-12331 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Marillion - Fugazy
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered By Eddy Schreyer
Label: Capitol Records/ST-12331 | Released: 1984 | Genre: Neo-Progressive


Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
I cannot wait anymore to review this record: This record contains maybe the best guitar solos in the history of music. It is not a question of speed here; it is rather a question of sounding near the perfection. The electric guitar solos are at their best, especially the solo on “Jigsaw”, which is, in my opinion maybe the best one in the history of music, at least near Eddie Van Halen’s eruption: I’ve never heard a more pure, loud and clean Fender Stratocaster sound than on this track.

VA - Stacked Up! (1995) {Up Records sampler} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 8, 2018
VA - Stacked Up! (1995) {Up Records sampler} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Stacked Up! (1995) {Up Records sampler}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 360 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 130 mb
Genre: alternative, indie rock, punk rock, acoustic, hip-hop, electronic

Stacked Up! is a 1995 CD sampler made by the Up company. It features some of the best bands the Seattle area (and other places) had to offer in the decade of great music.
VA - 2001 Sound Odyssey (CD3) (2000) {Ubiquity Records sampler} **[RE-UP]**

VA - 2001 Sound Odyssey (CD3) (2000) {Ubiquity Records sampler}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 101 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 38 mb
Genre: electronica, down tempo

2001 Sound Odyssey was a promotional CD3 released by Ubiquity Records in 2000 as a preview of what was to come in 2001. It featured songs that were not released on an album.
Various Artists - Tibetan Freedom Concert (1997) {3 CD Capitol Records 7243 8 59110 2 6}

Various Artists - Tibetan Freedom Concert (1997) {3 CD Capitol Records 7243 8 59110 2 6}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 985 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 361 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.24 Gb | Data -> 177 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Capitol Records, Inc. / Grand Royal | 7243 8 59110 2 6
Alternative / Indie / Jam Band / Electronic / Britpop / Rap / Post-Grunge / World Music

The Tibetan Freedom Concert was the largest rock charity event of 1997, a two-day event held in June that featured many of the biggest names in rock and rap. Appropriately, it was filmed and recorded with the intention of being released later in the year as a charity record. The triple-disc set, The Tibetan Freedom Concert, is the extraordinary document of that weekend, containing one performance apiece from the 36 artists who appeared at the concert.
Gentle Giant - The Missing Piece (1977) Capitol Records/SN-16046 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant ‎- The Missing Piece
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
A Wally Traugott Cut
Label: Capitol Records/SN-16046 | Release: 1977 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any Prog-Rock music collection
Now, it must be said, I’m inclined to love just about anything Gentle Giant ever released or even breathed on. Thus, with the following praise in mind, unprepared fans of the band’s earlier work may get to this album, and a song like “I’m Turning Around,” and laugh their pants off. This would be an unfortunate reaction. Okay, so there is definitely a shift in direction evident on this album — there are less overtly “proggy” songs, more purely rocking songs, and a general lifting of the intense burden of creating “yet another insane experimental masterpiece!!!” that every album preceding seemed to bear.
Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974) Capitol Records/ST-11337 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant – The Power And The Glory
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Ken Perry & Wally Traugott
Label: Capitol Records/ST-11337 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
THE POWER AND THE GLORY is one of Gentle Giant’s more “difficult” albums, there’s no doubt about that. It’s also one of my favourites from this highly inventive and influential English prog band.
Dating from 1974, this concept piece delves — with fitting cynicism — into the political experience, and the compromise, corruption, betrayal and egotism that go hand-in-hand with high office. (The cover, depicting a glowering, playing card king, is a classic.)
Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975) Capitol Records/SN-16048 - US Jacksonville Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant - Free Hand
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1300mb & 400mb
Mastered By Gene Thompson & Ken Perry
Label: Capitol Records/SN-160 | Release: 1975 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Admittedly, many prog rock fans with otherwise excellent taste in music find Gentle Giant rather hard to get into. Their music certainly is challenging, and very varied in flavour. At times it evokes Medieval music, at other times there are a cappella vocals delivered in a quasi-“round” format, in company with passages that veer from moments of delicate beauty to “rocking out.” All of these musical paths, and more, are often explored within the space of a single song. (Of course, that could be part of a generic description of progressive rock.) Gentle Giant have an inimitable style that is difficult to categorize; they must be heard to be understood. Perhaps only those with the most open musical minds will find them at all accessible. Certainly, though major players of the 70s prog scene, “Giant” never fully rose above their cult status to approach the popularity and critical acclaim of contemporaries like Genesis, Yes, ELP, Pink Floyd or Jethro Tull. (Though Gentle Giant don’t really sound like any of those heavyweights, their music bears a somewhat closer resemblance to that of ‘Tull, than any of the others mentioned.)
Ethos - Open Up (1977) Capitol Records/ST-11616 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Ethos – Open Up
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Capitol Records/ST-11616 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection
ETHOS were an excellent 70’s US based 4 piece prog rock band whose second album “Open Up” remains a landmark album for this music lover. Fans of classic 70’s prog will love this album with their great epic passages (a la YES) with complex syncopation (aka SPOCK’S BEARD, GENTLE GIANT and KING CRIMSON) and pastoral moments full of the glorious mellotron. In many ways they remind me musically of a cross of FIREBALLET and YES.
Renaissance – Prologue (1972) Capitol Records/SMAS-11116 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Renaissance ‎- Prologue
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Capitol Records/SMAS-11116 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
All change
A slightly misleading title for this album, as it was actually the third release under the Renaissance name. In fairness though, the line up completely changed prior to the release of this album, which saw Annie Haslam take on vocal duties for the first time.
Ethos – Ardour (1976) Capitol Records/ST 11498 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Ethos – Ardour
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Capitol Records/ST 11498 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
A rather forgotten band from USA,this quintet hailed from Fort Wayne at the state of Indiana.ETHOS got lucky to be signed by Capitol Records and soon they moved to New York in order to record their first album.By the end of 1975 the work was almost ready and the eight arrangements of ”Ardour” were all written by the leader of the band,vocalist/mandolin player/guitarist Will Sharpe.