The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono Box Set (2009) (Japan, EMI TOCP-71041-53) [FLAC+CUE+LOG]

Released: 09 September 2009
Label: EMI/Capitol
Recorded: 1962–1970 at EMI, Trident, Olympic, Apple, De Lane Lea, Chappell and Regent Sound studios, London; Pathé Marconi Studio, Paris; EMI Studios, Bombay

The thirteen-disc collection contains the remastered mono versions of every Beatles album released in true mono. The original 1965 stereo mixes of Help! and Rubber Soul are included as bonuses on their respective albums. (In 1986 both albums had been remixed by George Martin for their CD release in 1987.) The box contains a new two-disc compilation album titled Mono Masters, which compiles all the mono mixes of singles, B-sides and EP tracks that did not originally appear on any of the United Kingdom albums or Magical Mystery Tour.

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The Beatles – The Beatles Stereo Box Set (2009) (Germany, EMI 5099996804520) [FLAC+CUE+LOG]

Released: 09 September 2009
Label: EMI/Capitol
Recorded: 1962–1970 at EMI, Trident, Olympic, Apple, De Lane Lea, Chappell and Regent Sound studios, London; Pathé Marconi Studio, Paris; EMI Studios, Bombay

The sixteen disc collection contains the remastered stereo versions of every album in the Beatles catalogue. The first four albums made their CD debut in stereo, though some songs have appeared on CD in stereo through various compilations. Both Help! and Rubber Soul use the 1987 remixes prepared by George Martin for the original CD releases (the original 1965 mixes were released on The Beatles in Mono). Magical Mystery Tour is presented in the sequence and artwork of its original North American album release, as opposed to the UK six-song EP. Yellow Submarine is presented in its original 1969 format instead of the 1999 Songtrack version.

All CDs replicate their original album labels as first released, from the various Parlophone Records variations, to the Capitol Records label (for Magical Mystery Tour) and the UK Apple Records side A label from Yellow Submarine through Let It Be, and with the side A & side B Apple labels for discs one & two respectively for The Beatles. For Past Masters, disc one uses a mid-1960s Parlophone label design and disc two uses the (side A) Apple label design. Each of the albums except Past Masters includes a mini-documentary, mainly drawing from The Beatles Anthology (with a few animated 3D scenarios made up of original photos thrown in), about the album in QuickTime format. The Beatles and Past Masters are two-disc sets.

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Simple Minds – Sparkle in the Rain [Super Deluxe Box Set Universal Music 2015] 4CD + DVD-A + Blu-Ray Audio

Long regarded as one of the jewels in the band’s catalogue, 1983’s ‘Sparkle In The Rain’ kicked off a run of three consecutive Number 1 albums in the UK for Simple Minds and delivered the classic hit singles ‘Waterfront’, ‘Up On The Catwalk’ and ‘Speed Your Love To Me’. This new 4 CD / 1 DVD Super Deluxe Box Set version comprises a host of bonus material including; B-sides and extended mixes; BBC sessions; a previously unreleased Glasgow Barrowlands concert; promo videos; Top Of The Pops and Oxford Road Show footage; a booklet containing sleeve notes and interviews plus track by track annotation and a reproduction concert program. It was extensively remastered in 2014 at Abbey Studios, London.

https://www.amazon.com/Sparkle-Rain-Deluxe-Simple-Minds/dp/B00QHPSS8I/

Genre: Pop Rock, Synth-Pop, New Wave
Year: 2015
Publisher (label): Virgin Records, Universal Music
Catalogue number: 0602537973491

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Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) [Super Deluxe Box Set Universal Music 2016] 5CD + DVD-A + Blu-Ray Audio

Super deluxe six disc edition boasts an abundance of material. Disc one features a 2016 remaster (by Andrew Walter at Abbey Road) approved by Charlie Burchill and the second disc gathers 12-inch remixes and instrumentals of the singles, a few of which enjoy their CD debut. Various edits and B-sides can be found on the third CD in the set while disc four features previously unreleased BBC John Peel and Kid Jensen radio sessions, recorded in February and August 1982. All ten tracks on disc five are previously unreleased; made up of alternative mixes and demos and the icing on the cake is the sixth and final disc which is a DVD, featuring Charlie Burchill and Ronald Prent’s 5.1 surround sound mix, first released on the now long out-of-print DVD-Audio in 2005. This mix of the album is a unique ‘full duration’ mix which is different to the standard version. DVD also includes promo videos and a few Top of the Pops performances. Note, this is a DVD-V unlike the DVD-A/V disc from previous Simple Minds box sets. Universal. 2016.

https://www.amazon.com/New-Gold-Dream-Super-Deluxe/dp/B01E1BXMT4/

Genre: Rock / New Wave / Pop Rock / Synth-Pop
Year: 2016
Publisher (label): Virgin Records / Universal Music Group
Catalog Number: 4722072
Country: UK

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Simple Minds – Once Upon A Time (1985) [Super Deluxe Box Set Universal Music 2015] 5CD + DVD-A + Blu-Ray Audio

 

Super deluxe six disc (five CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) set. Originally released in October 1985, and coming hot on the heels of the global smash single ‘(Don’t You) Forget About Me’, Once Upon A Time was to prove the album that propelled Simple Minds to stratospheric heights of artistic and commercial success. Containing the classic hit singles ‘Alive And Kicking’, ‘All The Things She Said’, ‘Sanctify Yourself’, and ‘Ghostdancing’ the original era-defining Number 1 album now comes as part of this incredible box set. Bonus discs include a wealth of supplementary tracks, including the original and extended versions of ‘(Don’t You) Forget About Me’, single edits, 12″ mixes, B-sides, unreleased tracks and the two-disc Live In The City Of Light concert. The DVD includes an audio version of the album with a high-res 96/24, 5.1 mix plus all the promo videos, as well a 36-page booklet with rare photos, new interviews with Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill and a track-by-track guide. It really is the ultimate word on a very fine album.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014V0OLO0/

Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-Pop
Released Year: 2015
Publisher (label): Virgin Records / Universal Music Group
Catalog Number: 4722072
Country: UK

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The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico – 6 SHM-CD 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set (2012 Universal Music Japan Remaster) [FLAC]

The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico – 6 SHM-CD 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set – 2012 (Universal Music Japan Remaster) FLAC

Publishing year : 2012 | Audio Codec : FLAC (*. flac) | Rip type : image +. cue | Bitrate : lossless | Duration : 06:01:27 | 3.96 GB
Publisher (label) : Polydor Records / Universal Music | Catalogue number : UICY-75343
Genre : Rock, Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Avantgarde Country

Disc 1 – The Velvet Underground & Nico (stereo version newly remastered, plus alternate versions)
Disc 2 – The Velvet Underground & Nico (mono version newly remastered, plus singles)
Disc 3 – Nico: Chelsea Girl (newly remastered)
Disc 4 – Scepter Studios Sessions (previously released as a bootleg) and the Factory Rehearsals (January 3, 1966, previously unreleased)
Disc 5 – Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio, November 4, 1966 (previously unreleased)
Disc 6 – Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio, November 4, 1966 (previously unreleased)

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The Beatles – The U.S. Albums [13CD Box Set] (2014) FLAC

The Beatles – The U.S. Albums [13CD Box Set] (2014) FLAC

Ripper.: EAC (Secure mode) / LAME 3.92 & Asus CD-S520 | Codec: (FLAC) | Quality.: Lossless, (avg. compression: 58 %) | Channels.: Stereo / 44100 HZ / 16 Bit
Year: 2014 | Genre: Rock | 4.14 GB

On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, greeted by scores of screaming, swooning fans who rushed the gate to catch a glimpse of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they took their first steps on American soil. Two nights later, on Sunday, February 9, 73 million viewers in the U.S. and millions more in Canada tuned in to CBS to watch The Beatles make their American television debut on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’ In what remains one of the world’s top-viewed television events of all time, The Beatles performed five songs on the live broadcast and ‘Beatlemania,’ already in full, feverish bloom in The Beatles’ native U.K., was unleashed with blissful fervor across America and around the world. The British Invasion had begun. The new 13 CD box set THE U.S. ALBUMS commemorates the 50th anniversary of these history-making events, spanning 1964’s MEET THE BEATLES! to 1970’s HEY JUDE. The Beatles’ U.S. albums differed from the band’s U.K. albums in a variety of ways, including different track lists, song mixes, album titles, and art. The box set includes the following titles: (Disc 1) MEET THE BEATLES!, (Disc 2) THE BEATLES’ SECOND ALBUM, (Disc 3) A HARD DAY’S NIGHT [ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK], (Disc 4) SOMETHING NEW, (Disc 5) THE BEATLES’ STORY, (Disc 6) BEATLES ’65, (Disc 7) THE EARLY BEATLES, (Disc 8) BEATLES VI, (Disc 9) HELP! [ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK] , (Disc 10) RUBBER SOUL, (Disc 11) YESTERDAY AND TODAY, (Disc 12) REVOLVER, (Disc 13) HEY JUDE. These albums were originally issued between 1964 and 1970 by Capitol Records, Apple Records, and United Artists in the United States. These new releases seek to replicate the unique listening experience heard by Americans at the time by preserving the sequences, timings, and artwork found on the albums. Capitol’s engineers in the 1960s took great care to produce what they believed to be the best possible sound for the playback equipment in use at that time. Due to the limitations of the record players of the day, engineers often compressed the sound by raising the volume of the softer passages and lowering the volume for the louder parts of the songs. They also reduced the bass frequencies since too much bass could cause the record to skip. In some cases, reverb was added to the tracks to make them sound more “American.” The CDs are packaged in miniature vinyl sleeves that faithfully recreate the original U.S. LP releases down to the finest detail, including the inner sleeves. 11 original U.S. albums presented in both mono and stereo. Hey Jude and The Beatles’ Story are in stereo only. A Hard Day’s Night [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack], The Beatles’ Story, Yesterday And Today, Hey Jude and the U.S. version of Revolver are presented on CD for the first time. Yesterday And Today features the original album cover of The Beatles posing with raw meat and baby dolls. The package also comes with a collectible sticker of the subsequent Yesterday And Today cover art. Also included is a 64-page booklet which includes a new essay examining the U.S. albums and their historical significance, written by American author and television executive Bill Flanagan. The box set’s dimensions are: 6 inches wide x 6 1/8 inches tall x 3 ¼ inches thick.

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The Animals – The Mickie Most Years And More (5CD Box Set) (ABKCO Records Japan 2013) [FLAC]

The Animals – The Mickie Most Years And More (5CD Box Set) (ABKCO Records Japan 2013) FLAC

Publishing year : 2013 | Country : UK | Audio Codec : FLAC (*. flac) | Rip type : image +. cue | Duration : 3:15:02 | 1.29 GB
Publisher (label) : Real Gone Music / ABKCO Music & Records | Catalog Number : 718998
Genre : Rock, Blues Rock

They were right among the first rank of British Invasion bands, with 11 American chart hits in their first two years of existence. They were responsible for some of the most enduring recordings of their era, songs like “The House of the Rising Sun” (which famously caused Bob Dylan to jump out of his car seat when he first heard it on the radio) and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” And their lead singer, Eric Burdon, had (and still has) one of the most distinctive voices in all of rock ‘n’ roll. Yet, unlike their famous peers, the Animals have never had a box set devoted to their work…till now, 50 years after their first release! The Mickie Most Years and More offers for the first time ever on CD the group’s first four American albums (all of which charted, the first three produced by Mickie Most) The Animals, The Animals on Tour, Animal Tracks and Animalization in their original mono versions, all newly remastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering from the original tapes. And each album features a bevy of bonus tracks, 16 in all, including their first release ever, the I Just Wanna Make Love to You EP that came out on the Graphic Sound label in 1963 (later reissued by Decca in 1965 as In the Beginning There Was Early Animals), four tracks previously unreleased in the U.S., three single versions (including “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and “It’s My Life”), four alternate versions (three in stereo) of such tracks as “Talkin’ ‘Bout You” and “Don’t Bring Me Down,” and one U.K.-only track (“Roadrunner).” Liner notes to each album are by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke and, to sweeten the pot even more, we’re including an Animals T-shirt (100% cotton; size extra large) exclusive to this set. No collection of British Invasion and, for that matter, ‘0s rock and roll is complete without these records…this collection brings it on home. Brought to you by ABKCO Music and Records and Real Gone Music!

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Queen – 40th Anniversary Royal Orb Limited Edition USB Gift Box (24-bit) (1973-1995) (2011) [FLAC]

Queen – 40th Anniversary Royal Orb Limited Edition USB Gift Box (24-bit) (1973-1995) (2011) FLAC

Year of release: 2011 | Quality: FLAC | Bitrate: Lossless | Total time: 10:48:54 min | Total size: 7,72 Gb
Genre : Rock | Label: Bravado

Enclosed within this lined gift box you will find a majestic orb emblazoned with a Queen logo and gothic designs. Top crest removes to reveal a USB drive containing ALL Queen studio albums and photo gallery. Inside of the orb lies a pendant necklace resting in a red velvet collector’s bag. Audio content will be provided in 24-bit FLAC (44.1 kHz) and MP3 (320 kbps) formats, fully compatible with PC and Mac.

Albumlist:

Queen (1973)
Queen II (1974)
Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
A Night at the Opera (1975)
A Day at the Races (1976)
News of the World (1977)
Jazz (1978)
The Game (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Hot Space (1982)
The Works (1984)
A Kind of Magic (1986)
The Miracle (1989)
Innuendo (1991)
Made In Heaven (1995)

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Miles Davis – 1986-1991: The Warner Years (5CD Box Set) (2011) [FLAC]

Miles Davis – 1986-1991: The Warner Years (5CD Box Set) (2011) FLAC

Year of release: 2011 | Bitrate: FLAC (Image)+CUE, LOG | Total time: 06:23:22 | Total size: 2.38 GB (+5%rec.)
Genre : Avant-Garde Jazz / Fusion | Label: Warner Music France

UK five CD collection from the Jazz great. In 1985, Miles Davis shocked the music world by moving from Columbia to Warner Brothers. He immediately started working on an album called Perfect Way after a tune by Scritti Politti, later renamed Tutu. When Tutu was released in 1986, it re-ignited Miles Davis’ career, crossing over into the Rock and Pop markets and winning Davis two Grammy Awards – the album was a key factor in raising Davis’ status to an international superstar. This box set includes the Warner Bros studio albums Tutu, Amandla and Doo-Bop, the Dingo and Siesta soundtracks and live recordings with Quincy Jones and the likes of Kenny Garrett, Foley and Adam Holzman. The set also includes four previously unreleased tracks, from the Rubberband Sessions. The liner notes were provided by leading Jazz critic Ashley Kahn. Warner. 2011.

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