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John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band - Eddie and the Cruisers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) Audio Fidelity 2017

John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band - Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2017

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 213 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 84 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Pop/Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 227 | 00:32:49

Eddie and the Cruisers is a 1983 American film directed by Martin Davidson based on the novel by P.F. Kluge. The story concerns the mysterious death of a fictional '60s rock star. Though the film received mixed reviews when it first opened in theaters it was rereleased nine months later on cable TV with great success. After screenings on HBO in 1984, the album suddenly climbed the charts, going quadruple platinum. The main song in the film, "On the Dark Side," was the number one song in the country on Billboard's Mainstream, Rock, and Heatseeker charts; and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Another single from the film, "Tender Years," peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. John Cafferty was hired to write a few songs for the film based on Davidson’s description of his fictitious band and their music. Initially, he said that the Cruisers sounded like Dion and The Belmonts, but with elements of Jim Morrison and The Doors. The Cruisers were essentially a Jersey bar band, and he thought of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The film needed music that contained elements of these three bands. Cafferty did such a good job of capturing the feeling of the 1960s and 1980s that Davidson asked him to score the entire film. Only Michael "Tunes" Antunes, the tenor saxophone player for the Beaver Brown Band, and Helen Schneider were professional musicians in the cast.
Rush - Hemispheres (1978) [2013, Audio Fidelity AFZ 162] Repost

Rush - Hemispheres (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ 162 | ~ 237 or 87 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 123 Mb
Progressive Rock

While such albums as 1980's Permanent Waves and 1981's Moving Pictures are usually considered Rush's masterpieces (and with good reason), 1978's Hemispheres is just as deserving. Maybe the fact that the album consists of only four compositions (half are lengthy pieces) was a bit too intimidating for some, but the near 20-minute-long "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres" is arguably the band's finest extended track…
Laura Nyro - Time And Love: The Essential Masters (2000) [2010, Audio Fidelity AFZ 085] Repost

Laura Nyro - Time And Love: The Essential Masters (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity, AFZ 085 | ~ 312 or 124 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 75 Mb
Gospel, Soul, Folk, Pop

As a 16-song, single-disc best-of, this does the job very nicely for those who want Nyro's best and most famous songs in one place. Only nine tracks into the CD you've already heard "Sweet Blindness," "Wedding Bell Blues," "And When I Die," "Blowin' Away," "Eli's Comin'," "Stoney End," and "Stoned Soul Picnic," which should be enough to convince anyone that Nyro was a major singer/songwriter…
VA - Legends: Crank It Up (2014) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 178] Repost

VA - Legends: Crank It Up (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity, AFZ 178 | ~ 425 or 171 Mb | Scans(png) -> 120 Mb
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock

Legends: Crank It Up features 18 original versions of pop/rock hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Among the highlights are the Doobie Brothers' "Listen to the Music," Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty," Rod Stewart's "Tonight's the Night," America's "Sister Golden Hair," the Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang," and Ace's "How Long."…
Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 183] Repost

Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ 183 | ~ 263 or 111 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 178 Mb
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock

This album was the group's magnum opus in the perception of many onlookers and fans, and it still plays well, though its flaws are more evident than they were at the time. The "Song of Scheherazade," really a suite for the group supported by the London Symphony Orchestra and a chorus, started with guitarist-composer Michael Dunford, who had a personal fascination with the medieval literary work Tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights, and was realized by Dunford and his composing partner Betty Thatcher, with bassist Jon Camp and pianist John Tout…
The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 172] Repost

The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity, AFZ 172 | ~ 296 or 109 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 20 Mb
Blues, Rock

The raw immediacy and tight instrumental attack of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's self-titled debut album were startling and impressive in 1965, but the following year, the group significantly upped the ante with its second LP, East-West. The debut showed that Butterfield and his bandmates could cut tough, authentic blues (not a given for an integrated band during the era in which fans were still debating if a white boy could play the blues) with the energy of rock & roll, but East-West was a far more ambitious set, with the band showing an effective command of jazz, Indian raga, and garagey proto-psychedelia as well as razor-sharp electric blues…
Rush - Counterparts (1993) [2012, Audio Fidelity AFZ 152] Repost

Rush - Counterparts (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity, AFZ 152 | ~ 380 or 132 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 198 Mb
Progressive Rock

By 1993, alternative rock had arrived in a big way, and surprisingly, Canadian veterans Rush were game, releasing their most honest and organic rock & roll record in over a decade with Counterparts…
Eric Clapton - Pilgrim (1998) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 188] Repost

Eric Clapton - Pilgrim (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ 188 | ~ 481 or 186 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 173 Mb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock

Pilgrim is the thirteenth studio album by the British rock musician Eric Clapton, released on March 10, 1998 for Reprise Records.[1] The album features all-new studio-recorded material since Clapton's 1989 hit album Journeyman and was nominated for several music awards…
Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) [2014, Audio Fidelity AFZ 156] Repost

Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity, AFZ 156 | ~ 252 or 107 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 231 Mb
Progressive Rock

Inspired by the artwork of Roger Dean and the writings of Ver Stanley Alder, Jon Anderson developed an entire story around the idea of an interstellar exodus from Sunhillow, writing this album around the narrative (named for the spaceship's architect, Olias). The idea may seem overly ambitious, but Anderson fills the record with enough magical moments to delight fans of Yes' mystic side. The music is written and performed almost entirely by Anderson, who dubs vocals, plays guitar and harp, and adds percussion and the occasional synthesizer to flesh out his ideas so that at no point does the music lose its spellbinding effect for lack of sonic detail…
Vangelis - Blade Runner (1994) [2013, Audio Fidelity AFZ 154] Repost

Vangelis - Blade Runner (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity, AFZ 154 | ~ 292 or 139 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 67 Mb
Electronic, Ambient, Soundtrack

Arriving 12 years after the release of the film, Vangelis' soundtrack to the 1982 futuristic noir detective thriller Blade Runner is as bleak and electronically chilling as the film itself. By subtly interspersing clips of dialogue and sounds from the film, Vangelis creates haunting soundscapes with whispered subtexts and sweeping revelations, drawing inspiration from Middle Eastern textures and evoking neo-classical structures…