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Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006  Music

Posted by Designol at March 21, 2015
Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006

Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 119 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock, Soul Rock, Blues, R&B | Label: Angel Air Records | # SJPCD200 | Time: 00:58:05

Producer Jerry Wexler puts the earthy vocals of Maggie Bell in a beautiful setting here. She stretches John Prine's "Souvenirs" to the max with Steve Gadd ably assisting by splashing the drums as deep as Bell's vocals. Her uptempo version of J.J. Cale's "After Midnight" is more captivating than Eric Clapton's; she oozes that Etta James sexuality while Reggie Young throws some tasty guitar into the semi-calypso groove. Bell's identity is unique on much of the material, but a couple of tunes have her paying tribute to some of her sisters. The title track, "Queen of the Night," is drenched in gorgeous harmonies by the Sweet Inspirations and is pure Genya Ravan, but conversely, the cover of "A Woman Left Lonely," embraced totally by Janis Joplin on Pearl, is a sweet vocal and totally alien to how Joplin ripped the song to shreds so wonderfully. It works on an entirely different level on Queen of the Night – Bell's voice is an instrument that slips into different styles on a moment's notice.

Queen - Classic Queen (1992)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Jan. 9, 2017
Queen - Classic Queen (1992)

Queen - Classic Queen (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 468 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 175 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 74:20 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61311-2 | US
Scans (png) > 85 Mb | IcerBox

Essentially, this 17-track album is a second-volume Queen's Greatest Hits, picking up the story from that album's 1981 release and taking it to the end of Queen's career. But the album also contains a few tracks – "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Keep Yourself Alive," and "Under Pressure" – that appeared on that first set, as well as a couple – "Stone Cold Crazy" and "Tie Your Mother Down" – from the same era…
Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs (Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College) [2001]

Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs
(Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College, Cambridge) [2001]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 522 MB
Classical | Label: C Majeur / NCRV ‎/ Columns Classics | Catalog Number: 290170 | TT: 2:07;41

Compilations are highly useful in understanding the works of the inexhaustibly tuneful British composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). He had a few big hits, like the Funeral Music for Queen Mary (which is included here) and the opera Dido and Aeneas (which isn't). But much of his best music is scattered around in small bits, residing within genres that are rather odd from today's perspective. Purcell spent much of his short adult life as a theater composer, and his incidental music, for example, is filled with perfect miniatures…

Queen - The Miracle (1989)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 28, 2016
Queen - The Miracle (1989)

Queen - The Miracle (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 397 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 139 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 58:35 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61234-2 | US
Scans (png) > 28 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, 20th Anniversary Edition

Following their massive 1986 European stadium tour for the A Kind of Magic album, Queen took an extended break. Rumors swirled about an impending breakup, but it turned out the break was brought on by a painful marital divorce for guitarist Brian May (who subsequently battled depression and contemplated suicide), and Freddie Mercury being diagnosed with AIDS…

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (1986)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 26, 2016
Queen - A Kind Of Magic (1986)

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 315 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 119 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 50:14 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61152-2 | US
Scans (png) > 18 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, 20th Anniversary Edition

By the release of 1986's A Kind of Magic, Queen's stature as a prominent rock band in the U.S. had slipped considerably, while in all other parts of the world (especially Europe), they remained superstar hitmakers…

Queen - The Works (1984)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 25, 2016
Queen - The Works (1984)

Queen - The Works (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 359 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 130 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 55:10 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61233-2 | US
Scans (png) > 23 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, 20th Anniversary Edition

Following the disappointing commercial performance of the dance-oriented Hot Space in 1982, Queen took 1983 off to get refocused and work on a follow-up that would put the band back on track…

Queen - Hot Space (1982)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 24, 2016
Queen - Hot Space (1982)

Queen - Hot Space (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 294 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 114 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 48:15 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61038-2 | US
Scans (png) > 21 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, 20th Anniversary Edition

Anybody who was a little dismayed by the pop inclinations of The Game would have been totally distressed by Queen's 1982 follow-up, Hot Space, an unabashed pop and dance album. The band that once proudly proclaimed not to use synthesizers on their albums has suddenly, dramatically reversed course, devoting the entire first side of the album to robotic, new wave dance-pop, all driven by drum machines and colored by keyboards, with Brian May's guitar coming in as flavor only on occasion…

Queen - The Game (1980)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 22, 2016
Queen - The Game (1980)

Queen - The Game (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 256 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 95 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 39:59 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61063-2 | US
Scans (png) > 35 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, 20th Anniversary Edition

Queen had long been one of the biggest bands in the world by 1980's The Game, but this album was the first time they made a glossy, unabashed pop album, one that was designed to sound exactly like its time. They might be posed in leather jackets on the cover, but they hardly sound tough or menacing – they rarely rock, at least not in the gonzo fashion that's long been their trademark…

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 22, 2016
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 kb/s
Genre: Soul | Label: Immortal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 26 May 2008 | Runtime: 59 min. | 3,71GB (DVD5)

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since.

Queen - Flash Gordon (1980)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 20, 2016
Queen - Flash Gordon (1980)

Queen - Flash Gordon (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 219 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 99 Mb
Hard/Prog/Classic Rock | TT - 41:59 | Label: Hollywood | Cat. # HR-61203-2 | US
Scans (png) > 54 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, 20th Anniversary Edition

While writing and recording The Game, Queen were asked by renowned movie director Dino DeLaurentis to provide the soundtrack for his upcoming sci-fi epic Flash Gordon. The band accepted and promptly began working on both albums simultaneously…