Prince – Around The World In A Day (1985/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Prince
Title: Around The World In A Day
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1985
Duration: 00:42:28
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Around The World In A Day is Prince’s double Platinum classic. This seminal masterpiece follows the success of Purple Rain, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200. Adding a variety of psychedelic elements to his sound, the albums features Top Ten hits including “America,” “Pop Life” and “Raspberry Beret”.

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Prince – Purple Rain (1984/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Prince
Title: Purple Rain
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1984
Duration: 00:43:43
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Purple Rain is Prince’s 1984 masterpiece and one of the best albums in music history. This multi-Platinum classic has sold over twenty million copies worldwide, becoming one of the bestselling albums of all time. This chart-topping hit features the Top Ten singles “Purple Rain,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry.” It earned Prince two GRAMMY Awards and is featured on countless “Best of” lists including Time, Rolling Stone, VH1, Vanity Fair, Slant Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and many others. In 2012, the album was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. This brilliant masterpiece is an essential addition to any collection.

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Prince – 1999 (1982/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Prince
Title: 1999
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1982
Duration: 01:10:06
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Warner Bros. Records

1999 is the seminal masterpiece by Prince. It is his first to reach the Billboard Top Ten and was one of the bestselling albums of 1983. The outing features the breakthrough hits “1999,” “Delirious” and “Little Red Corvette.” The multi-instrumentalist incorporates thrilling synthesizers to produce one of his most innovative works to date. VH1, Slant Magazine, and Rolling Stone named 1999 one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2008, the album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

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Prince – Controversy (HDTracks) (24-192) (1981/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Prince
Title: Controversy (HDTracks) (24-192)
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1981
Duration: 00:37:04
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Composed, produced, arranged and performed by Prince, Controversy is the music icon’s 1981 classic. Reaching #3 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums, the work features the hit R&B singles “Controversy” and “Let’s Work.” This undeniable masterpiece highlights Prince’s remarkable musicianship. The outing received four stars from Blender and Rolling Stone.

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Prince – Dirty Mind (1980/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Prince
Title: Dirty Mind
Genre: Pop
Release Date: 1980
Duration: 00:29:59
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Neither For You nor Prince was adequate preparation for the full-blown masterpiece of Prince’s third album, Dirty Mind. Recorded in his home studio, with Prince playing nearly every instrument, Dirty Mind is a stunning, audacious amalgam of funk, new wave, R&B, and pop, fueled by grinningly salacious sex and the desire to shock. Where other pop musicians suggested sex in lewd double-entendres, Prince left nothing to hide — before its release, no other rock or funk record was ever quite as explicit as Dirty Mind, with its gleeful tales of oral sex, threesomes, and even incest. Certainly, it opened the doors for countless sexually explicit albums, but to reduce its impact to mere profanity is too reductive — the music of Dirty Mind is as shocking as its graphic language, bending styles and breaking rules with little regard for fixed genres. Basing the album on a harder, rock-oriented beat more than before, Prince tries everything — there’s pure new wave pop (“When You Were Mine”), soulful crooning (“Gotta Broken Heart Again”), robotic funk (“Dirty Mind”), rock & roll (“Sister”), sultry funk (“Head,” “Do It All Night”), and relentless dance jams (“Uptown,” “Partyup”), all in the space of half an hour. It’s a breathtaking, visionary album, and its fusion of synthesizers, rock rhythms, and funk set the style for much of the urban soul and funk of the early ’80s.

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Prince – Prince (1979/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Prince
Title: Prince
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1979
Duration: 00:41:01
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Prince is the second studio album by Prince, originally released in October 1979. It was written, produced, and performed entirely by Prince himself, and is a harbinger of what Prince would be capable of in his future albums. The song “I Feel for You” is a true masterpiece, all the more incredible given the fact Prince was only 20 years old when he recorded the album. Other great singles from this album include “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?”

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Prince – For You (1978/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Prince
Title: For You
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1978
Duration: 00:33:17
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Warner Bros. Records

For You is Prince’s highly regarded debut album. He showcases his unworldly arrangements and performance skills, blending R&B with funk. Reaching the top twenty five on Billboard’s Top R&B albums, For You includes the standouts, “Just As Long As We’re Together” and “Soft And Wet.” This iconic debut is an essential addition to your music collection.

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VNV Nation – Noire (2018) [FLAC]

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Artist: VNV Nation
Title: Noire
Genre: Electronic
Release Date: 2018
Duration: 01:13:18
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 405.11 MB
Tracks: 13
Source: VNV_Nation-Noire-CD-FLAC-2018-FWYH

VNV Nation blends poetic, thoughtful lyrics with a vast repertoire of melodic dance beats & anthemic electronic, haunting ballads & post-classical soundtrack pieces. Noire is a cinematic exploration of contrast, dark & light. From the dark, ominous A Million to the pounding, symphonic All Our Sins, to the bright melodies of When Is the Future & God of All, Noire is a stunning work of art.

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VA – Let The Electric Children Play: The Underground Story Of Transatlantic Records 1968-1976 (2017) [FLAC]

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Artist: VA
Title: Let The Electric Children Play: The Underground Story Of Transatlantic Records 1968-1976
Genre: Progressive Rock
Release Date: 2017
Duration: 03:49:20
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 1.39 GB
Tracks: 13
Source: VA-Let_The_Electric_Children_Play_The_Underground_Story_Of_Transatlantic_Records_1968-1976-REMASTERED-3CD-FLAC-2017-NBFLAC

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a new deluxe 3CD which tells the story of the so-called underground era of one of Britains great independent record labels of the 1960s & 1970s, Transatlantic Records. In the heady atmosphere of the late 1960s, the sea change in British popular music spearheaded by the Beatles experimentation on the Sergeant Pepper album and swiftly followed by the likes of Cream, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Family, Procol Harum, Jethro Tull and a host of groups and musicians who followed in their footsteps led to the album being seen as the medium in which serious musicians would explore and develop their craft. The apparently disparate genres of blues, jazz, rock, folk and even world music were fused together by many diverse acts all of whom were eager to be regarded as progressive in their musical approach. The so-called underground audience eagerly consumed this music, which sat alongside the social changes that were also taking place. Featuring over three and a half hours of newly re-mastered music over three CDs, “Let the Electric Children Play” documents the fascinating story of a unique period in the history of one of Britains most eccentric labels. This deluxe anthology also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with new essay and artist biographies housed in a clamshell boxed set.

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The Who – Live At The Fillmore East 1968 (2018) [FLAC]

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Artist: The Who
Title: Live At The Fillmore East 1968
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2018
Duration: 01:32:35
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 559.75 MB
Tracks: 1
Source: The_Who-Live_At_The_Fillmore_East_1968-Deluxe_Edition-2CD-FLAC-2018-FORSAKEN

Heavily bootlegged, the tapes featured on Universal’s 2018 release Live at the Fillmore East 1968 were originally recorded by the Who’s manager Kit Lambert with the intention of releasing a live album between The Who Sell Out and Tommy. Both nights of the band’s tour-closing stint at the Fillmore on April 5 and 6, 1968 were recorded but the equipment malfunctioned on the first night, so Lambert abandoned the plan, leaving the tapes to bootleggers to mine over the years. The long-delayed 2018 release from Universal restores the tapes from the second night so the music leaps from the speakers — which is needed, as the Who were on absolute fire this evening, as they tore through first airings of Sell Out songs, a dynamite “A Quick One (While He’s Away),” a half-hour “My Generation,” the anti-smoking obscurity “Little Billy,” and no less than three Eddie Cochran covers. Caught somewhere between mod and prog, the Who sound as if they’re at the peak of their powers. Unlike many classic official Who live records, there’s no lengthy Tommy digression and, in a way, that’s preferable, as the group hunkers down into its pop-art, making sure that it explodes in every imaginable color. That sustained ferocity is why Live at the Fillmore East 1968 could conceivably be called the definitive Who live album: it may not have the classic status of Live at Leeds, but the group never sounded as explosive as it does here.

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