10cc Bonus Tracks

Elton John - Reg Strikes Back (1988) [1998, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Elton John - Reg Strikes Back (1988) [1998, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AC | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:04:13 h. | 388,13 Mb
Label: Mercury/The Rocket Record Company (EU) | Cat.# 558 478-2 | Released: 1998-06-01 (1988-06-24)

"Reg Strikes Back", released in 1988, is the twenty-first official album release for Elton John. It was his self-proclaimed comeback album, and his own way of fighting back against bad press. The "Reg" in "Reg Strikes Back" refers to John's birth name, Reginald Kenneth Dwight. In the US the album was certified Gold in August 1988 by the RIAA. This was the last album that bassist Dee Murray (albeit without bass) appeared on prior to his death in 1992. The tracks "I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That" and "A Word in Spanish" peaked at #2 and #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire (1973) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire (1973) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 327 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Cohesion #MANN 006

Fans of muscular progressive rock will love Solar Fire, a concept album loosely designed around cosmology. The album opens with the majestic "Father of Night, Father of Day," which has the drive and complexity of a prime King Crimson track. As unlikely as it may seem, the track was controversial in Mann's native South Africa because of the "Father of black, father of white" line, implying that apartheid might not extend to infinite space. The album moves on to the progressive rock/jazz fusion of "In the Beginning, Darkness," a swinging, even funky track that benefits from soulful vocals by Doreen Chanter and Irene Chanter of the Grove Singers. The same duo contributes to the title track, a slow piece that begins with a fairly standard rock structure and incorporates a massive progressive jam in the middle.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Glorified Magnified (1972) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Glorified Magnified (1972) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 335 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Cohesion #MANN 004

The second album by Manfred Mann's Earth Band to be released in 1972, Glorified Magnified is as solid a heavy rock album as you're likely to find from that era, and it still holds up three decades later, mostly because these guys are smarter than the music they're playing and don't mind indulging their taste as well as their dexterity. They can romp and stomp through "Meat" or "I'm Gonna Have You All," complete with a slashing guitar solo by Mick Rogers on the latter, or throw in a synthesizer interlude by Mann on "One Way Glass" that's so quietly and carefully executed as to be worthy of a classical piece – and not skip a beat doing it. Between Rogers' bold yet tasteful leads, Mann's beautifully assertive yet virtuoso synthesizer and general keyboard work, and Colin Pattenden's muscular bass playing, this is a consistently inspired group, even when their material isn't as interesting as what they do with it, which is the case here…
Kiki Dee - Angel Eyes (1987) [2008, Remastered Reissue with Bonus Tracks] *Re-Up* *New Rip*

Kiki Dee - Angel Eyes (1987) [2008, Remastered Reissue with Bonus Tracks]
Rock, Pop Rock, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 74:33 Min. | 818,74 Mb
Label: EMI Records Ltd. (EU) | Cat.# 00946 3 63131 2 2 | Released: 2008-05-28 (1987)

This 1987 release is absolutely one of Kiki's very best albums. She makes a welcome return back to doing rock songs, but it also has other influences as well. Definitely a touch of alternative modern rock on songs like "I'll Build A Tower Over You" (with an uncredited Daryl Hall featured), "Pay", "We Cry On", and the hard edged "Knowing You Like I Do". But that's not all as there are some superior ballads like "Stay Close To Me" and "Angel Eyes" - both dreamy, perfect pop ballads produced magnificently by Patrick Seymour. And Dave Stewart of Eurythmics produced "Another Day Comes (Another Day Goes)", an uptempo modern rock song with a gospel choir & horns! How this album missed being a hit is puzzling, but then it was never released in the US either. Finally, EMI has corrected the situation with reissuing this Kiki classic that you have got to hear.
Miles Davis - Miles Davis Plays for Lovers (1965) [2012, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Miles Davis - Miles Davis Plays for Lovers (1965) [2012, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Jazz, Cool, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 78:29 Min | 442,90 Mb
Label: Jackpot Records (Europe) | Cat.# 48727 | Released: 2012-05-14 (1965)

Miles Davis Plays for Lovers collects a number of ballads from the trumpeter's mid-'50s albums to create a lovely late-night disc for friends, night owls, and couples in love. The core band for three-quarters of the album consists of trumpeter Davis, tenor John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There's an elegant beauty to pieces like "My Funny Valentine" and "You're My Everything," featuring the rhythm section's spare, tasteful backdrop and the carefully chosen notes of Davis' and Coltrane's horns.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere In Afrika (1982) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere In Afrika (1982) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 401 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Pop Rock, Prog Rock, African | Cohesion #MANN 013

Somewhere in Afrika, an ode to Mann's home country of South Africa, contains a formula that is atypical of Manfred Mann's Earth Band sound. With rhythms that combine an African flavor with a modern rock feel, vocalist Mick Rogers takes over on vocals with the number 22 hit "Runner," released as the album's only single. Tracks such as "Demolition Man" and "Eyes of Nostradamus" are model Earth Band efforts, but the compelling material lies in songs such as "Lalela," "Koze Kobenini," and the title track, which conveys Mann's love for his birthplace without sounding overly pretentious or manufactured. The instrumentation is solid and free-flowing, with drums and other percussion work coming to the forefront while maintaining the group's atmosphere as a rock band.
David Bowie - Scary Monster (1980) {1992 re-issue with bonus tracks EMI CDP 79 9331 2}

David Bowie - Scary Monster (1980) {1992 re-issue with bonus tracks EMI CDP 79 9331 2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 407 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 175 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 1992 EMI Records Ltd. | CDP 79 9331 2
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental Rock

Quite definitely the best Bowie record of all. Every track is a winner on this recording. He's helped out by Robert Fripp on guitar who stamps his personality all over this album. 'It's No Game pt1' is the first, hardest and most discordant song on the LP and Bowie sounds berserk on it!. Things calm down a bit with 'Up the Hill Backwards' but it's an odd little tune and a strange choice as a single. The title track is fantastic, particularly with the vocoded Dalek sounding vocals. We all know how great the two hit singles are so I'll skip them.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence (1976) {1998, Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence (1976) {1998, Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 304 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Cohesion #MANN 009

The Roaring Silence is an album released in 1976 by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Like other Earth Band albums, this includes material by other composers. "Blinded by the Light", which reached number one the Billboard Hot 100, is a cover version of a song by Bruce Springsteen; "Questions" is based on the main theme of Franz Schubert's Impromptu in G flat Major; "Starbird" takes its theme from Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird. This album also marked the arrival of vocalist/guitarist Chris Hamlet Thompson.
Manfred Mann’s Plain Music - Plains Music (1991) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann’s Plain Music - Plains Music (1991) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 38 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Fusion, Folk, World, Crossover Progressive Rock | Cohesion #MANN 017

Plains Music is an album released in 1991 by Manfred Mann's Plain Music, which was a project initiated by Manfred Mann after he retired his Earth Band in the late 1980s. "This album is called Plains Music, as it consists mainly of the melodies of the North American Plains Indians. We do not pretend that it is in any sense representative of the original ethnic music which was its source material. I tried to make a simple album of plain music, using as few notes as possible and keeping the tracks short and to the point." ~ Manfred Mann. Mann recorded some of the album in his homeland, which he had been exiled from for nearly three decades because of his opposition to apartheid. The album was initially released in 1991 and was re-mastered digitally with three additional tracks in 1998.
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers (1975) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers (1975) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 305 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 53 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Cohesion / Creature Music #MANN 008

The album that was Manfred Mann's commercial breakthrough was a departure from the previous albums made with the Earth Band. Though the personnel are the same and the musicianship is as mind-blowing as ever, the songs are shorter and punchier, in some cases more poppy. This is not to say that the band had sacrificed a bit of ingenuity or complexity, but the long jams are gone in favor of briefer sound portraits. Nightingales and Bombers included Manfred Mann's first cover of a Bruce Springsteen song, the album-opening "Spirits in the Night," a single that charted, and became one of the only pieces written in 10/4 time ever to do so. It would prove to be an important move in their recording career, as 1976's Roaring Silence earned them a big hit with Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light."