Jan 9, 2014

RhoDeo 1401 Goldy Rhox 142

Hello, today the 142nd post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock in the darklight a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist, and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through several re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their current form when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first United States tour.

Since the release of the band's self-titled debut album in March 1974, the band has become known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. The band's music style has changed over the years beginning with blues-inspired heavy metal, then encompassing progressive rock and a period with heavy use of synthesizers. Their musical style returned to a more guitar-oriented sound in 1989. Their latest studio album, Clockwork Angels (2012) won the Album Of The Year Award from Progressive Music Awards. The supporting tour ran from September 2012 to August 2013.

According to the RIAA the band ranks 79th with sales of 25 million units in the United States. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, several industry sources estimated the band's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units as of 2004. The group has been awarded 24 gold, 14 platinum, and 3 multi-platinum albums.

They have received seven Grammy award nominations, although they never won a Grammy. However, the band has gone on to win several Juno Awards, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Over their careers, the members have been acknowledged as some of the most proficient players on their respective instruments, with each band member winning numerous awards in magazine readers' polls.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album was released on February 12, 1981, it's the eighth studio album by today's band. It became the band's biggest selling album in the US rising to #3 on the Billboard charts and remains the band's most popular and commercially successful studio recording to date. The album was one of the first to be certified multi-platinum by the RIAA upon establishment of the certification in October 1984, and eventually went quadruple platinum.

It follows a more radio-friendly format and includes several of the band's signature tracks, including the hits "Tom Sawyer" and "Limelight", the FM rock radio standard, "Red Barchetta", and the band's highly praised instrumental, "YYZ". The album is one of two of their albums listed in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Goldy Rhox 4 contains the other). Kerrang! magazine listed the album at #43 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time". In 2012, today's mystery album was listed as the #10 'Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time' by Rolling Stone.

The album cover is a monument to triple entendre. The mystery album was remastered again in 2011 by Andy VanDette for the "Sector" box sets, which re-released all of the band's Mercury-era albums. You can get it here

Goldy Rhox 142   (flac 261mb)

Goldy Rhox 142   (ogg 95mb)

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Yes, there was a previous more then 2 years ago Goldy Rhox 4 contained todays band's breakthrough platinum albums in Ogg and this time you'll get there the choice of Flac too.

Goldy Rhox 4   (flac 453mb)

Goldy Rhox 4   (ogg 174mb)

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