Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night [3CD Deluxe Edition] (2017) [CD FLAC]

Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night [3CD Deluxe Edition] (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Album: Tango In The Night [3CD Deluxe Edition]
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 1.57 gb
Source: CD
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Warners will issue a five-disc super deluxe edition box set of Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 album Tango in the Night in March.

The set will feature three CDs of audio, comprising of a remastered version of the album on disc one, B-sides, demos, alternate versions on disc two and 14 remixes on the third CD.

The fourth disc is a DVD which contains promo videos and a hi-res stereo version of the album (rather than a 5.1 mix). A vinyl edition is also included with the super deluxe edition.

This reissue is scheduled for release on 31 March 2017.

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Uriah Heep – The Magicians Birthday [Remastered Edition] (1972/2017) [WEB FLAC]

Uriah Heep - The Magicians Birthday [Remastered Edition] (1972/2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Uriah Heep
Album: The Magicians Birthday [Remastered Edition]
Genre: Hard Rock
Year: 1972/2017
Size: ~ 727 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

After reaching an international level of success with Demons and Wizards, Uriah Heep continued to build their fan base by knocking out another album of prog-like metal before the year’s end. The end result, The Magician’s Birthday, is not as consistent or cohesive as Demons and Wizards but still offers plenty of highlights. It starts dramatically with “Sunrise,” a spooky power ballad that alternates quiet organ-led verses with an emotional chorus and guitar-fuelled instrumental breaks topped off by David Byron’s operatic wail. The remainder of the album divides its time between punchy rockers and spacy balladry before climaxing with another prog-inflected epic. Highlights in the rock arena include “Blind Eye,” an acoustic-flavored rocker whose galloping pace is firmly anchored by Gary Thain’s melodic bassline, and “Sweet Lorraine,” a stomping good-time rocker that adds extra texture to its guitar-driven sound with some spacy synthesizer lines. As for the quieter moments, “Rain” is a lovely piano ballad that makes surprising and impressive use of a xylophone in its sound and “Echoes in the Dark” is an eerie mid-tempo song that alternates stark piano-led verses with an emotional chorus cemented by Mick Box’s searing guitar leads. There is also another multi-part epic in the title track, a prog-ish piece with fantasy themes. It lacks a strong structure (it feels more like three songs grafted together than a true multi-part composition) and succumbs to a bit of aimless jamming in the middle, but it is redeemed by strong hooks in the opening and a spirited performance from the band on its space rock finale. All in all, The Magician’s Birthday never quite hits the consistent heights of Look at Yourself or Demons and Wizards but remains a solid listen for Uriah Heep fans. – AllMusic Review by Donald A. Guarisco

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Uriah Heep – Demons And Wizards [Remastered Edition] (1972/2017) [WEB FLAC]

Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards [Remastered Edition] (1972/2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Uriah Heep
Album: Demons And Wizards [Remastered Edition]
Genre: Hard Rock
Year: 1972/2017
Size: ~ 813 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

This is the album that solidified Uriah Heep’s reputation as a master of gothic-inflected heavy metal. From short, sharp rock songs to lengthy, musically dense epics, Demons and Wizards finds Uriah Heep covering all the bases with style and power. The album’s approach is set with its lead-off track, “The Wizard”: it starts as a simple acoustic tune but soon builds into a stately rocker that surges forth on a Wall of Sound built from thick guitar riffs, churchy organ, and operatic vocal harmonies. Other highlights include “Traveller in Time,” a fantasy-themed rocker built on thick wah-wah guitar riffs, and “Circle of Hands,” a stately power ballad with a gospel-meets-heavy metal feel to it. Demons and Wizards also produced a notable radio hit for the band in “Easy Livin’,” a punchy little rocker whose raging blend of fuzz guitar and swirling organ made it feel like a ’70s update of classic ’60s garage rockers like the Electric Prunes or Paul Revere & the Raiders. However, the top highlight of the album is the closing medley of “Paradise” and “The Spell”: the first part of the medley starts in an acoustic folk mode and slowly adds layers of organ and electric guitar until it becomes a forceful, slow-tempo rocker, while the second half is a punchy, organ-led rocker that includes an instrumental midsection where choral-style harmonies fortify a killer, Pink Floyd-style guitar solo from Ken Hensley. All in all, Demons and Wizards works both as a showcase for Uriah Heep’s instrumental firepower and an excellent display of their songwriting skills in a variety of hard rock styles. As a result, it is considered by many fans to be their finest hour and is definitely worth a spin for anyone with an interest in 1970s heavy metal. – AllMusic Review by Donald A. Guarisco

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Uriah Heep – Look At Yourself [Remastered Edition] (1971/2017) [WEB FLAC]

Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself [Remastered Edition] (1971/2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Uriah Heep
Album: Look At Yourself [Remastered Edition]
Genre: Hard Rock
Year: 1971/2017
Size: ~ 812 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

The third time proved to be the charm for Uriah Heep: on Look at Yourself, the group perfects its fusion of heavy metal power and prog rock majesty, and the result is one of the best albums in the Heep catalog. The gauntlet is thrown down on the title track, a powerful rocker that layers its relentless hard rock attack with ornate vocal harmonies and quicksilver organ runs before climaxing with a tribal-sounding drum jam. The remainder of Look at Yourself presents an effective blend of gutsy guitar rock and organ-fueled prog excursions. In the rock arena, the gems are “Tears in My Eyes,” a powerful rocker driven by an almost rockabilly-style riff that stops midway for a surprising vocal harmony break supported by smooth wah-wah guitar, and “Love Machine,” a short, punchy slice of hard rock built on an infectious, stomping rhythm. However, the best track on the album is one of the more prog-oriented ones: “July Morning” starts with a pastoral organ riff, then builds into a heavy yet symphonic rock tune that divides its time between gentle acoustic verses and emotional, organ-fueled choruses before climaxing in a monstrous jam dominated by a swirling Moog synthesizer lead. Special note should also be taken of David Byron’s vocal performance; his multi-octave, operatic style was no doubt an influence on later metal vocalists like Rob Halford. All in all, Look at Yourself is both one of Uriah Heep’s finest, most cohesive albums and a high point of 1970s heavy metal. – AllMusic Review by Donald A. Guarisco

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