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)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 4, 2015
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.
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Strange Magic: The Best Of Electric Light Orchestra (1995) 2CD

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Strange Magic: The Best Of Electric Light Orchestra (1995) 2CD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 856 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 322 Mb | Scans | 66 Mb | Time: 59:30 + 01:02:52
Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Art Rock | Label: Legacy/Epic Associated | Cat.№: Z2K 64157

Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra is a compilation album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1995 only in the US. The compilation favours album versions rather than single versions; tracks such as "Rock 'n' Roll Is King", "Shine a Little Love" and "Boy Blue" are longer. The compilation is sequenced chronologically and is based around US singles sans 3 from Xanadu, with exception of the European hit "Rockaria!" on disc one.

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - The BBC Sessions (1999) Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 11, 2015
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - The BBC Sessions (1999) Repost

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - The BBC Sessions (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 391 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 135 Mb | Scans | Time: 56:56
Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Art Rock | Label: Eagle Records | Cat.№: EAMCD095

This latest release from Eagle Records, the people who brought us rather nice CD pressings of concert recordings from ELO’s 1975 and 1978 tours, is a collection of studio numbers from the band’s appearances on BBC Radio’s Bob Harris Sessions show between 1972 and 1974.
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) (1974) [Remastered 1998]

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) (1974) [Remastered 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 304 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 105 Mb | Scans | Time: 40:23
Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Art Rock | Label: Epic | Cat.№: 491103 2

Remastered in 1998 from the "true clean mix" stereo master tape (not used for the original Warner Bros. vinyl LP) and released only in the UK and Europe. 8-page color booklet has in-depth sleeve notes, interview with Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan, rare photos plus full original artwork from the original 1974 release. Hear ELO performing a mix of original material and covers, surrounded by the excited screams of an American audience discovering "the English guys with the big fiddles"!

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.
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - The Classic Albums Collection (2011) [11CD Box Set]

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - The Classic Albums Collection (2011) [11CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 4.2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1.6 Gb | Scans | 883 Mb | Total Time: 10:25:19
Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Art Rock | Label: Sony Music Entertainment | Cat.№: 88697873262

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) were a British rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO were formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne's desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. After Wood's departure following the band's debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group's original compositions and produced every album.