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Renaissance - Illusion (1971) (Pink) Island Records/6339 017 - Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Renaissance - Illusion
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 756mb & 224mb
Label: Island Records/6339 017 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music

No illusion here…don't miss this beauty

If you've even been confused about the two line-ups of Renaissance and how the story played out, you need to look no further than our band page here which has a forum thread called "A Renaissance confusion" written by Joolz which spells out this complete history in full detail. This first version of the band which produced the first two albums is considered somewhat illegitimate by some fans of the famous second line-up. In a way, the feel of the albums is bit like that of the Yes discography, where those first two Yes albums are often overlooked by casual fans. And like those first two Yes albums, the first two Renaissance albums stand on their own, delivering music that by all means should appeal to Haslam-era fans and symphonic fans in general.

Pulp - Different Class (1995, Island # CID 8041, 524165-2)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Aug. 11, 2016
Pulp - Different Class (1995, Island # CID 8041, 524165-2)

Pulp - Different Class
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 347 MB | Full Artwork: 90 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Island # CID 8041, 524165-2 | Country/Year: UK & Europe 1995
Genre: Rock | Style: Brit Pop

"…All of his sex songs are compassionate, while the subtle satire of "Sorted for E's & Wizz" is affectionate, but the best moment on the album is the hit single "Common People," about a rich girl who gets off by slumming with the lower class. Coming from Cocker, who made secondhand clothes and music glamorous, the song is undeniably affecting and exciting, much like Different Class itself." ~AMG
The Rascals ‎– Peaceful World / Island Of Real (2008) 2 CD

The Rascals ‎– Peaceful World / Island Of Real (2008) 2 CD
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 737 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 276 MB | Scans (JPG) | 87 MB | 75:43+45:02
Genre: Jazz Rock / Pop Rock / Psychedelic Soul | Country: USA | Label: BGO Records | BGOCD802

2008 digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums from Felix Cavaliere and The Rascals: Peaceful World (1971) and Island of Real (1972), both originally released on Columbia Records. As the Young Rascals, the band had enormous singles chart success on Atlantic Records, and their move to Columbia was more album-orientated. These recordings, sadly, were to prove the last for the band, though founder Felix Cavaliere went on to a solo career. Comes housed in a slipcase with extensive liner notes. 25 tracks. BGO.
Shark Island - Gathering Of The Faithful (2006) [Limited Edition Digipak]

Shark Island - Gathering Of The Faithful (2006) [Limited Edition Digipak]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 500 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 166 Mb | Scans | 48 Mb | Time: 01:06:35
Hard Rock | Manifest Music | UPC 6 46688 01111 4

The Sharks were formed in 1979 with Richard Black vocalist and Spencer Sercombe guitarist, they tried their hand at bringing 80's rock to a new level. Putting their soul and heart into every performance Shark Island never really came to the heights of success like some major L.A. bands like Van Halen, Guns N' Roses but they did have their cult following. … and in 2006, they are back with a new release “Gathering of the Faithful”. This CD is not just about reaching the hard rock fans; it's about reaching the hearts and the true music fan especially with the tune “I Had A Dream”. Powerful vocals, great lyrics, makes incredible music!

Shark Island - Law Of The Order (1989) [Japan 1st Press, Promo]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 28, 2016
Shark Island - Law Of The Order (1989) [Japan 1st Press, Promo]

Shark Island - Law Of The Order (1989) [Japan 1st Press, Promo]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 352 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 126 Mb | Scans | Time: 48:10
Hard Rock, Hair Metal | EPIC/SONY | ESCA 5010

"Law Of The Order" is a CD that is hard to categorize. This isn’t your typical hair metal. It isn’t flamboyant enough to be glam (but they sure tried to market the band that way). This is more of a straight forward hard rock cd, and a very good one at that. "Law Of The Order" is one of those CD’s that you truly need to hear to appreciate. There are several really good songs on this disc including Paris Calling, Somebody’s Falling, Get Some Strange, Passion to Ashes, and an excellent jamming cover of the Fleetwood Mac tune, The Chain.

Mark Barrott - Sketches From An Island 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by vItOrrEs2009 at July 1, 2016
Mark Barrott - Sketches From An Island 2 (2016)

Mark Barrott - Sketches From An Island 2 (2016)
Label: International Feel Recordings | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:43 min | 103 mb
Downtempo, Disco

Follow up album to the first Sketches from an Island LP that came out back in 2014. International Feel boss Mark Barrott returns with nine new tracks of polyrhythmic new school Balearic, and just in time for the heart of summer too. Slide guitar, synth melodies, field recordings and soft percussion gel together to create a personable soundtrack to Mr. Barrott’s daily wanderings over on the cosmic island; “I am also telling stories of everyday life in Ibiza, soundtracking my life here through local field recordings, dusty synths, some African percussion and a bit of slide guitar. This music isn’t about finding the latest trends in the way other dance music is, it’s a lot more like folk music, taking mood, atmosphere and composition and threading stories around that framework."
Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Island Songs: Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean, Ross Edwards (2015)

Peter Sculthorpe - Island Songs; Brett Dean - The Siduri Dances; Ross Edwards - Full Moon Dances
Amy Dickson, saxophone; Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey & Miguel Harth-Bedoya
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical/ABC Classics | # 8875169062 | Time: 01:00:08

Sony has packaged this album like a 1980s disc of music to snog by, but the saxophonist Amy Dickson’s new release is an intriguing and entirely serious collection of recent works by Australian composers, works she did much to create. The title work, premiered by Dickson in 2012, is a late score by Peter Sculthorpe. The first movement is sun drenched and full of yearning, the saxophone soaring over a teeming orchestra; the second is a more unsettled expression of homesickness. Ross Edwards’s concerto entitled the Full Moon Dances – recorded, unlike the rest, live in concert – is elegantly scored and evocative, especially in the opening Mantra, in which the saxophone interweaves with the orchestral soloists, and in the pulsing, almost Stravinsky-esque First Ritual Dance. But it is Brett Dean’s 2007 flute concerto The Siduri Dances, here arranged for saxophone, which offers the most wide-ranging demonstration of Dickson’s mastery with its note-bending, buzzing effects and hectic rhythms.
The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed (1996, Island # PHCR-1811) {Japan Version} [RE-UP]

The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 421 MB | Full Artwork: 221 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Island # PHCR-1811 | Country/Year: Japan 1996, Bonus
Genre: Rock, Pop | Style: Pop Rock

In the U.S., the album has sold 1.7 million copies as of April 2007. It went 4x Platinum in Taiwan, 3x Platinum in Canada and New Zealand, and 2x Platinum in Austria, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia and U.S. It has sold over 6 million copies to date. It produced the hit singles: "Salvation", "Free to Decide" and "When You're Gone". It reached number one on the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia.
Illusion - Out Of The Mist (1977) Island Records/ILPS 9489 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC ONLY RE-POST In 24bit/96kHz

Illusion - Out Of The Mist
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue| 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Island Records/ILPS 9489 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection.
Think of Illusion, think of Renaissance. The history of the two bands is very much intertwined, and while the band bearing the name Renaissance came out on top in terms of success and longevity, the quality of Illusion's output should not be underestimated.

Mike Howe - Island of Anywhere (2011)  Music

Posted by varrock at Nov. 22, 2015
Mike Howe - Island of Anywhere (2011)

Mike Howe - Island of Anywhere (2011)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 17 | 58:32 min | 136 Mb
Style: New Age | Label: Real Music

Island of Anywhere is the third solo acoustic guitar release from Welsh composer and ecologist Mike Howe. Howe’s first two albums with the Real Music label, Time Stands Still (2009) and Round River (2010), provide listeners with a peaceful respite from the hectic pace and harsh realities of everyday life, and Island of Anywhere picks up the thread where the other two albums left off. Most of the seventeen tracks are solo acoustic guitar and a few feature Howe on bass, keyboards, and percussion as well.