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Elton John & Leon Russell – The Union (2010) (Deluxe Edition with DVD) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Elton John & Leon Russell – The Union (2010) {Deluxe Edition}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 71:29 minutes | 1,64 GB
+ Full DVD (from CD Deluxe Edition) – Making Of, Directed by Cameron Crowe | 440MB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Scanned Booklet

The Union is a unique collaboration of two of the most talented artists in the music business. Combining forces and fusing diverse talents, John and Russell along with T. Bone Burnett have produced an extraordinary album. Recorded live in the studio with John and Russell on dueling pianos, the album features a variety of musical genres from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop and rock. Icons Neil Young and Brian Wilson provide guest vocals on the 16-track record along with legendary R&B organist Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph and a 10-piece gospel choir. Cameron Crowe has filmed the sessions for a documentary, creating too a moment of history as this is the first time that the genesis of Elton’s music has been recorded on film. Critics who have had an early preview of the album are united in praise for the work that Elton describes as a “Seventies record with a modern feel”.

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Alice Cooper – DaDa (1983) (First US Pressing) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Alice Cooper – DaDa (1983) (First US Pressing)

vinyl rip in 24/96 | 943 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | Warner Bros. Records ~ 1-23969

DaDa is the 15th studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1983. DaDa would be Cooper’s last album until his sober re-emergence in 1986 with the album Constrictor. The album’s theme is ambiguous, however, ongoing themes in the songs’ lyrics suggest that the main character in question suffers from mental illness, resulting in the creation of many different personalities. the album alludes strongly to the dadaist movement.

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Alice Cooper – Zipper Catches Skin (1982) (First US Pressing) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Alice Cooper – Zipper Catches Skin (1982) (First US Pressing)

vinyl rip in 24/96 | 770 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | Warner Bros. Records ~ 1-23719

Zipper Catches Skin is the 14th studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1982. Produced by Cooper and his bassist at the time, Erik Scott, Zipper Catches Skin is musically known for its dry and energetic pop-rock style with punk rock and post-punk influences and less emphasis on hard riffs, carrying on a similar musical direction of the preceding Special Forces with sonically slicker and clearer results.

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Alice Cooper – Special Forces (1981) (First US Pressing) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Alice Cooper – Special Forces (1981) (First US Pressing)

vinyl rip in 24/96 | FLAC | 826 MB | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | Warner Bros. Records ~ BSK-3581

Special Forces is the 13th studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1981, and was produced by Richard Podolor. Singles included “You Want It, You Got It”, “Who Do You Think We Are” and “Seven and Seven Is”. Flo and Eddie, former members of The Turtles, performers, and radio personalities, performed on this album.
“Look at You Over There, Ripping the Sawdust from My Teddybear”, was listed on the album cover, but was removed by Cooper from the album itself before the release, as he felt it didn’t fit with the overall theme. It was later released in demo form on the 1999 CD box set “The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper”, and again in demo form on the 2010 CD reissue of Special Forces. There is a completed studio version of the song which remains unreleased.

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Alice Cooper – Welcome To My Nightmare (1975) (Audiophile Vinyl Pressing) (MFSL 1-063) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Alice Cooper – Welcome To My Nightmare (1975) (Audiophile Vinyl Pressing) (MFSL 1-063)

vinyl rip in 24/96 | 986 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | Audiophile Pressing
Genre: Rock | Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs Records ~ MFSL 1-063

Welcome to My Nightmare by Alice Cooper, released in 1975, is Alice Cooper’s first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts). The cover artwork was created by Drew Struzan for Pacific Eye & Ear. Rolling Stone would later rank it as one of the “Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time”. Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album. The songs, heard in sequence, form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven. Famed film actor of the Horror genre Vincent Price provided the introductory monologue in the song “The Black Widow”.
This is the audiophile MFSL, half-speed mastered version. I have included full scans.

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Alice Cooper – Flush The Fashion (1980) (First US Pressing) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Alice Cooper – Flush The Fashion (1980) (First US Pressing)

vinyl rip in 24/96 | 690 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | Warner Bros. Records ~ BSK-3436

Flush the Fashion is the 12th studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1980, and produced by Roy Thomas Baker. Musically, the album was a drastic change of style for Cooper, leaning towards a new wave influence. Though the lead single “Clones (We’re All)” only touched the Billboard Top 40, the album was Cooper’s most successful album in three years and is widely considered by fans as a hidden gem in his musical catalogue.
The album’s ten tracks touch on themes such as the loss of identity, taking on other roles, and the usual Alice Cooper-esque dementia. This is evident even in the lyrics of Flush the Fashion’s cover songs (for example the “Clones” single). Cooper also performs several “story” songs, presenting a series of intriguing vignettes in lieu of more traditional subject matter.

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Alice Cooper – Constrictor (1986) (First US Pressing) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Alice Cooper – Constrictor (1986) (First US Pressing)

vinyl rip in 24/96 | 909 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | MCA Records ~ MCA-5761

Constrictor is the 16th studio album by Alice Cooper released on September 22 1986. After retiring from the music industry after the release of DaDa, Cooper remained in seclusion for three years. He starred in Monster Dog, a horror film for which he wrote two songs. He also guest starred on the Twisted Sister track “Be Chrool to Your Scuel”. It was Alice Cooper’s first record to feature bass playing from Kip Winger, who would later gain great fame with his own band, Winger.

Cooper sought the aid of heavy metal guitarist Kane Roberts for the album, which resulted in a sound Cooper had never tapped into before. Constrictor exposed a whole new generation of teens to the original shock rocker, returning him to the charts at number 59 after his previous two releases Zipper Catches Skin and DaDa had entirely failed to crack the Top 200. The album also led to one of the most successful tours of the late ’80s, “The Nightmare Returns” tour.

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Alice Cooper – Raise Your Fist And Yell (1987) (First US Pressing) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Alice Cooper – Raise Your Fist And Yell (1987) (First US Pressing)

vinyl rip in 24/96 | 906 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | MCA Records ~ MCA-42061

Raise Your Fist and Yell is the 17th studio album by Alice Cooper released on September 5th 1987. It features the track “Prince of Darkness”, which is featured very briefly in the John Carpenter film of the same name, in which Cooper has a cameo as a murderous vagrant. The song can be heard on the Walkman of one of his victims. A music video was made for the song “Freedom” which also became the album’s hit single.

The album continues the slasher film trend created by Cooper’s previous album Constrictor. The track “Lock Me Up” features a guest appearance from Robert Englund, who portrayed Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare On Elm Street series.

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Alice Cooper – Trash (1989) (First US Pressing) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Alice Cooper – Trash (1989) (First US Pressing)

vinyl rip in 24/96 | 0.99 GB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | Epic Records ~ E-45137

Trash is the 18th studio album released by Alice Cooper in 1989. The album featured “Poison”, Cooper’s first top ten hit since his single “You And Me” in 1977. After Alice’s return to the music industry in 1986 with the successful tour “The Nightmare Returns”, Cooper had sought assistance from Desmond Child to create a comeback album. Trash became one of Cooper’s biggest albums, accompanied by music videos for “Poison”, “Bed of Nails”, “House of Fire”, and “Only My Heart Talkin’”. A successful year-long worldwide concert tour in support of the album was documented in the home video release Alice Cooper Trashes The World. Additionally, much of the album conveys a sexual theme.
The album features many guest performances including Jon Bon Jovi, Stiv Bators, Steven Tyler, Steve Lukather, Guy Mann-Dude, Joe Perry, Richie Sambora, & Michael Anthony as well as singer/guitarist Kane Roberts, who left Cooper’s band in 1988. Songwriting contributions were also made by Joan Jett, Diane Warren, Jon Bon Jovi, and Richie Sambora. Backing vocalist Louis “Louie” Merlino and drummer Bobby Chouinard later played together in Beggars & Thieves. Chouinard died in 1997.

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