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Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II: 1973-1985 (1985) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II: 1973-1985 (1985) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 296 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Columbia | # CD 88666 | Time: 01:49:53

Although it's missing a few important (not to mention big) hits, Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 is an excellent retrospective of the first half of Billy Joel's career. Beginning with "Piano Man," the first disc runs through a number of early songs before arriving at the hit-making days of the late '70s; some of these songs, including "Captain Jack" and "New York State of Mind," weren't strictly hits, but were popular numbers within his stage show and became radio hits. Once the songs from The Stranger arrive halfway through the first disc, there's no stopping the hits (although "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," an album track from The Stranger, manages its way onto the collection). In fact, over the next disc and a half, there's so many hits, it's inevitable that some are left off – to be specific, "Honesty," "Sometimes a Fantasy," "An Innocent Man," "Leave a Tender Moment," and "Keeping the Faith" aren't included.
Now That's What I Call Music! - The Millennium Series 1985 (1999)

Now That's What I Call Music! - The Millennium Series 1985 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 956 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: EMI / Virgin | Catalog Number: 7243 5 20268 2 1

Now series celebrate Millennium with 20 cd release covering 80's & 90's decade, this 2CD edition covering best of from year 1985.
R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (1985) [2 CD 2010 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (1985) [2 CD 2010 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 605 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 202 MB | Artwork (PNG) | 74 MB | 1:28:16
Genre: Alternative Rock / Indie Rock | Country: USA | Label: Capitol Records | 509996 46071 22

Originally released in 1985, R.E.M.'s 3rd album, Fables of The Reconstruction peaked at #28 on the Billboard charts and spawned two hit singles, Can t Get There From here and Driver 8. Breaking with their tradition of recording in Athens GA, the band recorded in England with producer Joe Boyd. This 25th Anniversary Edition features the classic album digitally remastered. The bonus disc is a complete run thorugh of the album done in studio in Athens, before the band left for London for the actual recording sessions. These demos have never before been released and feature three additional tracks, not on the final album, including "Throw Those Trolls Away, " a song the band has never released. The albums are packaged in a lift top box and include a poster and 4 postcards, as well as the CD booklet.

Stevie Nicks - Rock A Little (1985)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 16, 2017
Stevie Nicks - Rock A Little (1985)

Stevie Nicks - Rock A Little (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1986 | EMI, CDP 7 46201 2 | ~ 273 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 65 Mb
Pop Rock

In contrast to the earthy, rootsy qualities of Bella Donna, Stevie Nicks took a slicker, more high-tech approach on her third solo album, Rock a Little. But for all its glossiness, this pop/rock CD comes across as sincere and heartfelt rather than formulaic or contrived…
Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 397 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 245 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6424
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A nice little set from Monty Alexander – a Sunday Night session recorded with the same group, on the same weekend as his Saturday Night album! Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.

Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 8, 2017
Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)

Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 mb
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Fusion | Label: Polydor | # 827 485-2 | Time: 00:38:22

British jazz-funk combo Shakatak formed in London in 1980. Originally comprising keyboardists Bill Sharpe and Nigel Wright, guitarist Keith Winter, bassist Steve Underwood, and drummer Roger Odell, the group quickly scored an underground hit with its debut single "Steppin'," cracking the British Top 50 the following year with the singles "Livin' in the UK" and "Brazilian Dawn." Their debut LP, Drivin' Hard, was also well-received, and with the 1982 follow-up Nightbirds, Shakatak (which replaced Underwood with bassist George Anderson) scored their first Top 20 hit in "Easier Said Than Done"; the disc's title track also rocketed into the Top Ten. Nightbirds also introduced singer Jill Saward, who emerged as Shakatak's lead vocalist with the band's fifth album, 1984's Down on the Street, which notched the hit "Watching You"; 1985's Live preceded the release of the group's next studio effort, Day by Day.
Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 401 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 257 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6423
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.

B.B. King - Six Silver Strings (1985)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 6, 2017
B.B. King - Six Silver Strings (1985)

B.B. King - Six Silver Strings (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | MCA, MCAD-5616 | ~ 207 or 80 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 26 Mb
Blues / Electric Blues

For a recording fervently hyped as a special occasion – B.B. King's 50th album and all that – this one is surprisingly patchy in concept and erratic in execution…
Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls (1985) [Virgin VJCP-23191, Japan]

Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin, VJCP-23191 | ~ 231 or 91 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 57 Mb
Rock, Pop Rock, Downtempo, Synth-pop

Having at last laid Roxy to bed with its final, intoxicatingly elegant albums, Ferry continued its end-days spirit with his own return to solo work. Dedicated to Ferry's father, Boys and Girls is deservedly most famous for its smash single "Slave to Love." With a gentle samba-derived rhythm leading into the steadier rock pace of the song, it's '80s Ferry at his finest, easy listening without being hopelessly soporific…
Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 175]

Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 175 | ~ 299 or 119 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 84 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Although he is universally considered among the most important figures in rock & roll, Eric Clapton has not had consistent success in translating his stature into record sales, partially because he is, in essence, a great blues guitarist rather than a great pop/rock singer/songwriter..