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Posted By : v3122 | Date : 30 Aug 2015 09:32:39 | Comments : 0
Bob Dylan - New Morning (1970) front

Bob Dylan - New Morning (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2127 | ~ 233 or 105 Mb | Scans(png) -> 152 Mb
Folk Rock

Dylan rushed out New Morning in the wake of the commercial and critical disaster Self Portrait, and the difference between the two albums suggests that its legendary failed predecessor was intentionally flawed. New Morning expands on the laid-back country-rock of John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline by adding a more pronounced rock & roll edge...
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 30 Aug 2015 08:57:52 | Comments : 0

Frank Zappa - Cheap Thrills (1998) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 328 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Rykodisc | RCD 10579 / D20193
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Cheap Thrills is designed for the curious listener who has always wanted to explore Frank Zappa but was intimidated by his overwhelming catalog. Of course, so is Strictly Commercial, which contains all of Zappa's most familiar songs, but Cheap Thrills has the advantage of being cheap, plus giving an idea of the weird diversity of Zappa's catalog, since it's filled with cult favorites, live tracks, smutty jokes, and assorted album tracks. It's not necessarily the most accessible introduction to Zappa -- again, that would be Strictly Commercial -- but it's more accessible than the average album while giving a sense of what the albums feel like.
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Posted By : luckburz | Date : 30 Aug 2015 07:58:05 | Comments : 0

Anton Bruckner - Sinfonie Nr. 3 d-moll
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Rafael Kubelik
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 278 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Audite # 92.543 | Country/Year: Germany 2005, 1962
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Symphonic

"...Still, the 1962 is not first rank for todays standards but is very good for the period. Recommended." ~sa-cd.net
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 30 Aug 2015 07:44:58 | Comments : 0

Georges Bizet et Fromental Halevy - Noe (Pierre Jourdan) [2005]
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.77 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Cascavelle | Sub: Francais, English | 150 min | +3% Recovery

Connaissez-vous Noé de Halévy complété par Bizet ? C’est normal. Ni le dictionnaire de la musique vocale, ni le Guide de l’opéra, ni le Kobbé, pas même le Kaminski n’en parlent ! On le trouve mentionné uniquement dans le Clément et Larousse de 1905. Noé, opéra initié dès 1860 par Halévy, fut laissé inachevé à la mort de celui-ci...
Posted By : gribovar | Date : 30 Aug 2015 07:30:02 | Comments : 0

Soft Machine - Turns On Vol. 1-2 (2001)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 670 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 345 MB | Covers - 92 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Voiceprint

Turns On is a collection of early Soft Machine recordings sold in two separate volumes. Turns On, Vol. 1 catches the newly formed group in their first studio recordings and live performances in early to mid-1967, all pre-dating the first LP. The lineup on most of the 16 tracks consists of Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, and Kevin Ayers. Daevid Allen appears on four studio recordings. The repertoire draws a lot from the Wilde Flowers' songbook, Ayers, Hugh Hopper and Brian Hopper having written most of the material (Wyatt and Ratledge were only beginning to submit material). Sound quality goes from poor to very weak, but it is still better than on Turns On, Vol. 2 - while the latter focuses on live material, this one contains more studio demo cuts...
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 30 Aug 2015 06:37:16 | Comments : 0

Massenet - Thaïs (Jesús López-Cobos, Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson) (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.78 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Set in Egypt, Massenet's drama 'Thais' (1894) traces the ill-fated attempt of the monk, Athanaël, to rescue the soul of the celebrated Alexandrian courtesan, Thaïs. Though she is presently living with his wealthy friend Nicias, Athanaël persuades her to renounce her way of life and riches, but as she dies in the desert in a state of grace, he realises he has succumbed to her worldly charms and begs God for mercy. Renée Fleming triumphs as the glamorous courtesan Thaïs in Massenet’s romantic tragedy set in fourth century Alexandria and the Egyptian desert. The timeless struggle between earthly desire and spiritual redemption finally destroys the resolve of the monk Athanaël (Thomas Hampson), just as the newly penitent Thaïs ascends heavenward. Jesús López-Cobos gives a masterly performance of Massenet’s sensuous score, with concert master David Chan contributing a ravishing ‘Méditation’.
Posted By : VanPelten | Date : 30 Aug 2015 04:58:06 | Comments : 0

Fellini, Jazz & Co. - Riccardo Chailly, Berliner Philharmoniker (2012) [Blu-ray]
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 18001 kbps; 29,970 fps | Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 | Time: 1' 50" | 29.50 GB
Audio1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4012 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: PCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Live Concert Waldbhüne, Berlin, 23 August 2011
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 30 Aug 2015 04:51:58 | Comments : 0

Sestetto Basso-Valdambrini - Sestetto Basso-Valdambrini (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 215 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4268
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Continental Jazz

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. A really landmark album in European jazz – one of those records that always tops the lists of collectors, and for good reason too! The sextet of trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini and tenorist Gianni Basso was easily one of the greatest things going in jazz on that side of the Atlantic in the early 60s – a fresh, modern group who could still play with plenty of soul – avoiding some of the cool jazz traps of other European combos, and really hitting hard with solo work that matched the best American work of the time.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 30 Aug 2015 03:25:55 | Comments : 1

Jokleba - Outland (2014) {ECM 2413}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 177 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 153 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 ECM Records | ECM 2413
Jazz / Experimental / Avant-Garde / Contemporary Jazz

The Norwegian trio Jøkleba was formed in 1990, establishing itself as one of the most unpredictable groups on the Scandinavian scene. The present disc – the fifth Jøkleba album, but the first for ECM – finds old friends Jørgensen, Balke and Kleive working with pulse and colour and texture in collective music-making, emphasizing electronics, trumpet and voice, in freely created pieces which hint at relationships between inspiration and instability.
Posted By : popsakov | Date : 30 Aug 2015 00:02:36 | Comments : 0

Alvin Lee - The Best Of (2012)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,02 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 342 Mb
Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 53 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 5257

When it comes to red hot boogie guitar, you can't get hotter than Alvin Lee, especially when he's firing on all fretboards. That's certainly the case with this aptly named Best Of compilation. This unmissable 2CD set is jam packed with dazzling performances by the former Ten Years After guitar hero. We hear Alvin singing and playing on 30 tracks, culled from the many solo albums he released during the years when he led his own bands, from the 1970s through to recent times. Backed by top rock session players, old mates and his regular sidemen, Alvin sounds at home in a variety of moods and styles, from blues to rock'n'roll...
Posted By : BlondStyle | Date : 29 Aug 2015 22:24:44 | Comments : 0

Kenny Rogers - Gideon (1980) & Share Your Love (1981) [2CD] (2009, Reissue)
Country, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE + LOG + Full Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 39:10 + 39:42 Min | 485,01 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (EU) | Released: 2009, September, 15

2009 two CD set containing a pair of albums from the Country superstar, originally released on the United Artists and Liberty labels at the height of his worldwide popularity. Though Rogers achieved success at the tail end of the '60s with his band The First Edition, it wasn't until he fully crossed over into the Country market that international fame came calling. Ironically, his move away from the Pop charts actually brought him more success once Country Music began to crossover into the same market he had initially given up on. This set contains the albums Gideon (1980) and Share Your Love (1981). Includes 'Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer' (a duet with Kim Carnes), 'Lady', 'Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye' and more.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 29 Aug 2015 20:38:01 | Comments : 0

Graham Parker & The Rumour - Heat Treatment (1976) Reissue 2001
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rock, Pub Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Mercury | # 548 682-2 | Time: 00:41:39

On his second album Heat Treatment, Graham Parker essentially offered more of the same thing that made Howlin' Wind such a bracing listen. However, his songwriting wasn't as consistent, with only a handful of songs -- like "Pourin' It All Out" and the title track -- making much of an impression. Unfortunately, the record was also tamed by the production of Mutt Lange, who polishes the record just enough to make the Rumour sound restrained. Which means, of course, the sheer musicality of the band can't save the lesser material. Heat Treatment remains an enjoyable listen -- at this stage of the game, Parker hadn't soured into a curmudgeon, and his weaker songs were still endearing -- but it's a disappointment in light of its predecessor.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 29 Aug 2015 20:19:35 | Comments : 0

Richard Strauss - Capriccio (1996) 2CD, Reissue 2009
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Håkan Hagegård, baritone; Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Ulf Schirmer

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 621 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 344 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: DECCA | # 478 0333 | Time: 02:19:18

The discography of Strauss’s last opera is not exactly crowded, but the two existing accounts provide formidable competition for any newcomer. First there was Sawallisch, conducting the Philharmonia for EMI in 1957 (unfortunately in mono) and a cast led by Schwarzkopf, Ludwig and Fischer-Dieskau. Then, in 1971, came that other supreme Straussian, Karl Böhm, with Janowitz, Troyanos and (again) Fischer-Dieskau, recorded in Munich for DG. The new Decca set brings together many of today’s leading exponents of Strauss’s roles, dominated, for me, by the unsurpassed Clairon of Brigitte Fassbaender, now alas, never to be heard on stage again following her retirement. Heilmann and Bär make an ardent pair of rival suitors, Hagegård an admirable Count and Halem a sonorous, characterful La Roche. (There is a delightful link with the past history of the opera in the person of Hans Hotter: he sang Olivier in the 1942 premiere, La Roche in the 1957 Sawallisch set, and here, at 84 when recorded in December 1993, a one-line cameo as a servant.) For many, though, the set’s desirability will rest on Te Kanawa’s Countess.
Posted By : uff | Date : 29 Aug 2015 19:29:06 | Comments : 0

Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BMG BVCP 21631 | rel: 2008 | 385Mb

With 2007's Because of the Times, Kings of Leon ventured out of the garage and into the arena. Tracks like "Black Thumbnail" and "Camaro" were bold, anthemic rock songs that built upon the barnyard stomp of Youth & Young Manhood, and Because of the Times topped the U.K. charts upon its debut, officially crowning the Kings as rock & roll royalty in the process. Only by the Night arrived one year later, marking the band's fastest turnaround between albums; it also furthered the epic sound that Times introduced, flaunting a set of ringing guitars and radio-ready melodies that pushed the band away from the Allman Brothers' camp.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 29 Aug 2015 19:14:40 | Comments : 2

Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 493 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Punk, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Beggars Banquet | # BBL 4 CD | Time: 01:18:12

The classic self-titled debut by Gary Numan's Tubeway Army was finally reissued by Beggars Banquet, who have done a masterful job remastering the tracks and adding a live set from 1978 as a bonus. In the past, many have felt that Numan's debut disc didn't measure up to his later triumphs (1979's Replicas, 1980's Telekon, etc.), but listening to it today, you discover that it's the most underrated of all his early albums. Numan & the Tubeway Army were one of the first new wave/punk bands (along with Kraftwerk and Devo) to successfully fuse robotic synthesizers with rock & roll. Gary Numan's guitar riffing is more prominent here than on any other of his albums, which gives the tunes a splendid Ziggy Stardust feel at times. Kicking things off with several strong compositions -- "Listen to the Sirens," "The Life Machine," and "Friends" -- the album sags momentarily in the middle ("My Love Is Liquid"), but soon returns to its high standards with "Are You Real?" and "Jo the Waiter." The reissue of Tubeway Army wraps up with the 13-track Living Ornaments '78: Live at the Roxy set, which was previously released only as a bootleg.