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Yes - Going For The One (1977) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Author: v3122
Yes - Going For The One

Yes - Going For The One (1977) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 12 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13522 | ~563 + 233 Mb | FServe, FSonic

In 1977, with England still in the throes of the punk explosion, and art-rock becoming a decidedly unfashionable commodity, the longstanding progressive-rock institution Yes was making some of the most inventive and energetic music of its career on Going for the One. The album--which marked the return of star keyboardist Rick Wakeman to the band--features the FM hit "Wondrous Stories," one of frontman Jon Anderson's most limpid acoustic ballads. Elsewhere, the propulsive title track and the hyperactive "Parallels" find the band flirting with dissonance, belying Yes's image as a hidebound dinosaur. Elsewhere, the 16-minute "Awaken" ranks with the band's most ambitious long-form extravaganzas. ~ Scott Schinder
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Yes - Time And A Word (1970) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Author: v3122
Yes - Time And A Word

Yes - Time And A Word (1970) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 12 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13513 | ~438 + 168 Mb | FServe, FSonic

Yes' second (and least successful) album was a transitional effort; the group trying for a more produced and sophisticated sound through the use of an orchestra. Even so, the results weren't conventional, because the group didn't tone down or turn down its sound. Much of Time and a Word relies on bold, highly animated performances by Bill Bruford, Chris Squire, and Tony Kaye. Additionally, by this time the group was developing a much tauter ensemble than was evident on their first LP, so there's no lack of visceral excitement. "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" was a bold opening, a highly amplified, frenzied adaptation of the Richie Havens song, melded with Jerome Moross' title music from the movie The Big Country...
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Yes - Yes (1969) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Author: v3122
Yes - Yes (1969)

Yes - Yes (1969) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 14 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13512 | ~553 + 217 Mb | FServe, FSonic

Yes' debut album is surprisingly strong, given the inexperience of all those involved at the time. In an era when psychedelic meanderings were the order of the day, Yes delivered a surprisingly focused and exciting record that covered lots of bases (perhaps too many) in presenting their sound. The album opens boldly, with the fervor of a metal band of the era playing full tilt on "Beyond and Before," but it is with the second number, a cover of the Byrds' "I See You," that they show some of their real range. The song is highlighted by an extraordinary jazz workout from lead guitarist Peter Banks and drummer Bill Bruford that runs circles around the original by Roger McGuinn and company...
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Yes - The Yes Album (1971) [2010, MFSL 24kt Gold UDCD 779] Re-up
Author: v3122
Yes - The Yes Album

Yes - The Yes Album (1971) [2010, MFSL 24kt Gold UDCD 779]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 6 Tracks
Covers Included | MFSL | UDCD 779 | ~278 + 103 Mb

The key components to every great prog-rock album comprise memorable guitar riffs, punchy immediacy that draws you into the song, ample rhythmic kick, and the imaginative capacity to transport the listener to a place well beyond the confines of reality. Yes’ The Yes Album features all of these rare qualities and more, the 1971 record as significant for saving the band’s career as well as for establishing new parameters in virtuosic technicality and skilled composition. The first set recorded with guitarist Steve Howe, it remains Yes’ grandest achievement and claims a musical vision the British quintet’s contemporaries struggled to match...
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Yes - Fragile (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Author: v3122
Yes - Fragile

Yes - Fragile (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 11 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13515 | ~458 + 185 Mb | FSonic, Fserve

With the release of Fragile, Yes established themselves as one of the most progressive rock bands on the scene. With the recent addition of towering, silver-caped Rick Wakeman on keyboards, they raised their innovative brand of music to even dizzier heights. "Roundabout," which is still a standard on classic rock playlists, is an unusual track, coming in under four minutes, while "Heart of the Sunrise"--with its varied constituents molded together perfectly--goes on for as long as it needs. ~ Paul Clark
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Yes - The Yes Album (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Author: v3122
Yes - The Yes Album

Yes - The Yes Album (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 Tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13514 | ~389 + 157 Mb | FServe, FSonic

The album that first gave shape to the established Yes sound, build around science-fiction concepts, folk melodies, and soaring organ, guitar, and vocal showpieces. "Your Move" actually made the U.S. charts as a single, and "Starship Trooper," "Perpetual Change," and "Yours Is No Disgrace" became much-loved parts of the band's concert repertory for many tours to come. ~ Bruce Eder
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Yes - Tormato (1978) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
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Yes - Tormato

Yes - Tormato (1978) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 18 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13523 | ~573 + 223 Mb | FServe, FSonic

Yes singer Jon Anderson has a voice so high it makes Minnie Mouse seem the epitome of machismo and the band's fascination with pompous and dull intergalactic fantasy make it a prime target for Saturday Night Live parody. But there's no arguing with the players' proficiency. Bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Rick Wakeman, and drummer Alan White are all tops in their game. Tormato is far from the best Yes album, but the indisputable power of "Release, Release" where the band goofingly state "Rock is the medium of our generation" is worth the price of admission alone. Besides, just figuring out what exactly they mean with song titles such as "Arriving UFO" and "Don't Kill the Whale" is probably almost as cool as staring at the Hipgnosis designed cover. A period piece without question. ~ Rob O'Connor
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Los Straitjackets - Albums Collection 1995-2014 (16CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]
Author: Designol

Los Straitjackets - Albums Collection 1995-2014 [16CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.5 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Surf Rock, Rock 'N' Roll, Instrumental Rock, Garage Rock | Time: 10:13:51

Collection includes 16 albums by American instrumental rock band Los Straitjackets. Los Straitjackets is a Nashville based band known primarily for performing instrumental surf music.
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TTC VIDEO - Understanding Literature and Life - Drama, Poetry and Narrative (2010)
Author: groovebeat

TTC VIDEO - Understanding Literature and Life - Drama, Poetry and Narrative (2010)
DVD-Rip | AVI | XviD MPEG4 @ 1 Mbit/s | 640x480 | MP3 Stereo @ 128 Kbit/s 48 KHz | 32 Hours | 12 GB
Genre: Literature, Drama, Poetry & Narrative | Label: The Great Courses | Language: English

This course is an introduction to the major texts of Western culture. Ranging from antiquity to the present, it places special emphasis on several of literature's most important aspects: The uniqueness of literary language, The formal and generic conventions of literary production, The position that literature occupies as a site for historical and ideological forces and conflicts, The continuing human significance of the great works of the past and the present. All too often, people fail to give the great books the attention they deserve. They might feel locked out of these masterpieces because they believe themselves unequipped to savor their richness. Or they might feel that great literature has only some antiquarian or museum value.
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Crescendo (1970) [Re-UP]
Author: Someonelse

Crescendo (1970)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover + DVD Scan | 01:35:17 | 3,65 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Horror, Thriller

Drawn to the spectacular south of France to research the late composer Henry Ryman, music student Susan Roberts (Stefanie Powers) encounters his son, drug-addicted Georges (James Olson) and his eccentric family. Investigating the haunting strains of an unfinished Ryman concerto leads Susan to discover an empty piano... and a brutally savaged mannequin! Georges tells her she's the lookalike of his lost love. But Susan may not be the only one at the villa with an eerie doppelgänger. Famous for their gory horror tales, British studio Hammer Films shows a subtler side with this romantic, atmospheric thriller, available here in its Unedited International Version. Details
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