The Idle Race

The Idle Race - The Best of Idle Race featuring Jeff Lynne (1990) [Re-Up]

The Idle Race - The Best of Idle Race featuring Jeff Lynne (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 445 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop | Label: See For Miles | # SEE CD60 | Time: 01:10:49

See for Miles' 1990 compilation The Best of Idle Race contains a generous 25 tracks – just over half of what the Idle Race recorded. This means that it does have the great majority of the best material the band recorded, and it would satisfy everyone outside of the rabid collectors who need anything. The catch is, if you're into the Idle Race, you need everything, so this collection is essentially a stopgap until you can track down (or afford) EMI's 1996 complete collection, Back to the Story. Even then, this may be a little more listenable, since it boils the group's interesting but erratic career to its very best – which is obscure British psych at its best (in other words, it's for the collectors who will seek it out, not anyone else).
The Idle Race - Idle Race (1969) & Time Is (1971) (2006)

The Idle Race - Idle Race (1969) & Time Is (1971) (2006)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Retro Disc, RDI 33003 | ~ 502 or 195 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock / Pop Rock

Two Original Albums on a Single CD from the Band that was the Immediate Precursor of the Move and Eventually Electric Light Orchestra. The Self-titled "Idle Race" was the Group's Second Album and First Appeared in 1969 on the Liberty Records Label and "Time Is" was Released in 1971 on the Regal/Zonophone Label, Both Associated with EMI. "Idle Race" was Produced by the Band's Most Famous Ex-member, Jeff Lynne, but He Left the Group Shortly after the It's Release for the Move…

The Idle Race - The Birthday Party (1968) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 31, 2013
The Idle Race - The Birthday Party (1968) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2007]

The Idle Race (Jeff Lynne, ELO) - The Birthday Party (1968) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 199 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 100 Mb | Scans | Time: 28:44
EMI Records Ltd. | TOCP-70271
Rock, Psychedelic Pop

After almost half a year in the making, The Birthday Party was released in the UK during October 1968 and was one of the first albums to be housed in a gatefold sleeve (the first of course was by the Beatles). Jeff, Greg, Dave and Roger lounge rather dapperly around an oversized invitation asking one and all to come to their first birthday party.

The Idle Race - Back To The Story (1996) [2CD]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 2, 2012
The Idle Race - Back To The Story (1996) [2CD]

The Idle Race (Jeff Lynne, ELO) - Back To The Story (1996) [2CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 882 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 386 Mb | Scans | TTime: 02:27:47
EMI Records Ltd. | 838163 2 4
Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Pop

Before making history together with the Move and then ELO, Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne both did time in the British psych-rock oddity the Idle Race. Though they were only in the band together briefly, the Race proved to be a testing ground for many of the ideas the two would bring to fruition–both together and separately–with their many subsequent projects. BACK TO THE STORY, originally released in 1996, collects the band's three studio albums, as well as alternate takes, demos, and rarities. It's a must-have for fans of Wood and Lynne, yet is also a key piece for those attempting to complete the vast and complicated puzzle that is British rock in the 1960s and '70s.

Secret Powers - Secret Powers And The Electric Family Choir (2009)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 27, 2014
Secret Powers - Secret Powers And The Electric Family Choir (2009)

Secret Powers - Secret Powers And The Electric Family Choir (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 357 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 114 Mb | Scans | Time: 47:54
Psychedelic Rock, Power Pop, Art Rock | Secret Powers/CD Baby | 885767546677

2nd album by Montana power pop group Secret Powers. If you believe Jeff Lynne to be Almighty, then "Praise be to Mr. Blue Sky, 'tis a Strange Magic that allows the Evil Woman to leadest thou to Xanadu.

Secret Powers - Explorers Of The Polar Eclipse (2008)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 15, 2014
Secret Powers - Explorers Of The Polar Eclipse (2008)

Secret Powers - Explorers Of The Polar Eclipse (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 343 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 104 Mb | Scans | Time: 44:18
Psychedelic Rock, Power Pop, Art Rock | Secret Powers/CD Baby | 885767546622

What A Find! Walk with me a bit here: Imagine a mixture of the first Jellyfish, Bleu Ben Folds Five (the good stuff), ELO, Billy Joel, Elton John and you have an idea of the Secret Powers.
VA - Rolling Stone Rare Trax Vol. 33 - Nine Miles High: British Psychedelia from the 60's & 70's (2004)

VA - Rolling Stone Rare Trax Vol. 33 - Nine Miles High: British Psychedelia from the 60's & 70's
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 279 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: None, Promo | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Rock | Style: Classic Rock, Psychedelic

RARE TRAX is a continued series of promotional samplers given away with the german edition of Rolling Stone magazine since the 1990's and has reached volume 80 already. Each version covers a special topic and presents lesser known songs and/or artists.

The Move - California Man (Compilation) (1974) [Remastered 1999]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 9, 2013
The Move - California Man (Compilation) (1974) [Remastered 1999]

The Move (ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood) - California Man (Compilation) (1974) [Remastered 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 303 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111 Mb | Scans | Time: 44:56
Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Art Rock | Harvest/EMI Records Ltd. | 7243 5 21215 2 6

Reissue of 1974 compilation album for the Harvest label by British rock group that featured pre-E.L.O. members Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Roy Wood. 11 tracks, including 'Do Ya', 'Chinatown' and 'California Man'.

The Move - Shazam (1970) [Deluxe Expanded Edition 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 7, 2013
The Move - Shazam (1970) [Deluxe Expanded Edition 2007]

The Move (ELO, Roy Wood) - Shazam (1970) [Deluxe Expanded Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 433 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 163 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:08:03
Rock, Psychedelic Pop | Salvo | SALVOCD012

SHAZAM is the second album by The Move, released in the UK in February 1970. The LP marked a bridge between the band's quirky late '60s pop singles and the progressive, long-form style of Roy Wood's next project, the Electric Light Orchestra. It was the last Move album to feature the group's original lead vocalist, Carl Wayne.

The Move - Move (1968) [Deluxe 2-CD Expanded Edition 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 4, 2013
The Move - Move (1968) [Deluxe 2-CD Expanded Edition 2007]

The Move (ELO, Roy Wood) - Move (1968) [Deluxe 2-CD Expanded Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 594 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 315 Mb | Scans | TTime: 01:31:19
Rock, Psychedelic Pop | Salvo | SALVODCD207

The Move's debut album expanded to a deluxe 2 CD set. Features four Top 5 hits (including Flowers In the Rain) and a wealth of previously unreleased tracks including brand new stereo mixes of the entire album. Remastered from original master tapes by Rob Keyloch at Church Walk Studio, the music here has never sounded better. Stylish double digipack with 20 page booklet designed by Grammy award winner Rachel Gutek and containing rare and previously unseen photographs plus detailed, authoritative notes by Mojo's Mark Paytress. In short it was pop psychedelic masterpiece and Salvo is now proud to present the most comprehensive and beautifully realised reissue of 'Move' yet. Immaculately remastered and expanded to a 90-minute deluxe 2-CD set, it is sure to get the band's existing fans, as well as 60s pop and psychedelic rock enthusiasts in a lather. It includes the classic hits 'Flowers In the Rain', 'Fire Brigade', 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow' and 'Night Of Fear', rare B-sides and a wealth previously unreleased songs.