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The Moody Blues Anthology (1998)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 8, 2010
The Moody Blues Anthology (1998)

The Moody Blues Anthology (1998)
2Cd | Progressive/Art/Symphonic Rock | EAC Rip | APE (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Covers Included | Polydor | 31456 5430-2 | ~970 + 380 Mb | RS.com + Turbobit

This is a great compilation. Starting with the sixties tune "Go Now," when the group was in it's infancy, the CD just continues to go through the essential repertoire. The Moody's, along with The Beatles and Procol Harum, were an integral part of bringing rich, symphonic arrangements to Rock. This CD is a marvelous showcase of that phenomenon. They are also one of the best synthesizer groups ever, as well. Only ELP and Yes can compete in that category. ~ Bruce Kendall
P.F.M. - River of Life: The Manticore Years Anthology 1973-1977 (2010) (Repost)

P.F.M. - River of Life: The Manticore Years Anthology 1973-1977 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 955 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 362 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Manticore (MANTCD 21004)

Premiata Forneria Marconi (or P.F.M.) were arguably the finest Italian Progressive rock band of the 1970 s and certainly one of the most well known. A successful act in their home land, they came to international attention when they signed to Manticore label in 1973, recording a series of albums with English lyrics, some penned by Elp and King Crimson lyricist Pete Sinfield. Over the next four years they released four studio albums and a live recording for the label, and it is from these albums that this 2CD anthology is drawn. In addition, four previously unreleased live recordings from the Manticore vaults also grace this collection, along with the CD debut of a rare B-side to a UK single.

The Moody Blues - Sur La Mer (1988)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 5, 2017
The Moody Blues - Sur La Mer (1988)

The Moody Blues - Sur La Mer (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 835 756-2 | ~ 323 or 123 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 96 Mb
Progressive Rock / Synthpop

Sur la Mer is the thirteenth album released by The Moody Blues, released in 1988. It features the hit single "I Know You're Out There Somewhere", a sequel to their 1986 hit "Your Wildest Dreams". Much of the music on this album would fit in the "synthpop" genre, though it does bear more rock and acoustic influences than its predecessor…

The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 3, 2017
The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)

The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold, 531 278-9 | ~ 395 or 128 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 185 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

ELO fans who found in Long Distance Voyager a new Discovery can be excused for thinking there's no Time like The Present. Just as ELO's follow-up to the sweeping Discovery seemed tame by comparison, so The Present failed to match the grandiose arrangements of the Moodies' previous record. It's still a solid effort, bolstered by strong songwriting and pleasant melodies, but as good as the opening "Blue World" is, its downbeat message is no substitute for the clarion call of "The Voice." The Present seems to make a conscious effort to scale back the arena-size sound of their previous album, returning to the warmly rendered ballads of old…
The Devil And The Almighty Blues - The Devil And The Almighty Blues (2015)

The Devil And The Almighty Blues - The Devil And The Almighty Blues (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Blues For The Red Sun, BFTRS CD01 | RU | ~ 281 or 109 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 4.87 Mb
Stoner Rock, Blues Rock | Unofficial Release

Nothern Europe bands have all something in common : They kick some serious asses. Could it be Stoner with Truckfighters, Doom with Monolord, Retro Rock with Graveyard, they just get it…

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 22, 2017
The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold 530 933-0 | ~ 365 or 123 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 188 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

Progressive rock bands stumbled into the '80s, some with the crutch of commercial concessions under one arm, which makes the Moody Blues' elegant entrance via Long Distance Voyager all the more impressive. Ironically enough, this was also the only album that the group ever got to record at their custom-designed Threshold Studio, given to them by Decca Records head Sir Edward Lewis in the early '70s and built to their specifications, but completed while they were on hiatus and never used by the band until Long Distance Voyager (the preceding album, Octave, having been recorded in California to accommodate Mike Pinder), before it was destroyed in the wake of Decca's sale to Polygram…

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 19, 2017
Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006) [Re-Up]

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 79802-2 | 01:17:54

Tab Benoit's funky, ragged blend of Louisiana swamp blues and East Texas guitar, with hints of funk, soul, and country thrown in to give the gumbo just the right spice, has served him well since he burst on the scene in the early '90s. Since Benoit hasn't essentially changed his sound since, this collection of sides made up largely from his early releases for Houston-based Justice Records (all of Benoit's Justice albums have been reissued by Vanguard Records in recent years) makes an ideal introduction to what this guy is all about, and although Best of the Bayou Blues covers a five-year span from 1992 to 1997, the tracks all fall together in a completely coherent sequence. Opening with the Benoit original "Voodoo on the Bayou" from 1992's Nice & Warm and running through several originals and some interesting covers (including country-funk takes on Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and Willie Nelson's "Rainy Day Blues"), this set spotlights Benoit's southern Louisiana take on contemporary blues.

The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 19, 2017
The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)

The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold 531 279-0 | ~ 463 or 175 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 206 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

The Moody Blues' resumed work together after a four-year hiatus and delivered Octave in 1978, which quickly became a hit but has also proved to be a very problematic album. Picking up where he left off on Seventh Sojourn, bassist/singer John Lodge generated a hit single (and also a solid album opener) with the surprisingly edgy (for this band) rocker "Steppin' in a Slide Zone." And Justin Hayward's "Had to Fall in Love," "Driftwood," and "The Day We Meet Again" – the latter their best album closer since "Watching and Waiting" – are also up to the standard one would wish for (and a bit of a surprise, coming in the wake of two major solo projects that should have depleted his song bag)…
The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed (1967) [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017] (Official Digital Download 24/96)

The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed (1967) [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 139:56 minutes | 2,44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The 50th Anniversary of The Moody Blues' "Days of Future Passed", one of the first albums to fuse rock music with an orchestra, DOFP is now regarded as one of the albums that gave birth to Progressive Rock. This newly remastered Deluxe edition features 26 bonus tracks!

The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn (1972)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 18, 2017
The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn (1972)

The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshhold, 530 662-8 | ~ 412 or 153 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 183 Mb
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock | Remastered

Despite the presence of a pair of ballads – one of them ("New Horizons") by Justin Hayward the latter's most romantic number since "Nights in White Satin" – Seventh Sojourn was notable at the time of its release for showing the hardest-rocking sound this band had ever produced on record…