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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies 78 & 102 (1990)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies 78 & 102 (1990)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies 78 & 102 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 202 Mb | Total time: 45:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 429 218-2 | Recorded: 1988

The precision and polish of the ensemble in the playing of the conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra remains a marvel. These performances follow up the success of the group's three previous DG discs of Haydn symphonies, but I am sorry that the pattern adopted last time of having three works coupled, representing different periods, has not been adopted again. The idea here is to couple one of the last of the ''London'' Symphonies with No. 78, one of three symphonies (Nos. 76-78) which represented a London contact in advance, intended as they were for possible performance in the Hanover Square Rooms.

Sparks - Mael Intuition: The Best of Sparks 1974-76 (1990)

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Sparks - Mael Intuition: The Best of Sparks 1974-76 (1990)

Sparks - Mael Intuition: The Best of Sparks 1974-76 (1990)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 457 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 153 MB | 61:31
Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Island Records

A well-chosen, 20-track compilation derived from the group's three best albums (Kimono My House, Propaganda, and Indiscreet), released during their brief, productive tenure with Island Records. Producers Muff Winwood (for the first two, harder-rocking albums) and Tony Visconti (the more varied and elaborately arranged Indiscreet) both provide the Mael brothers with solid, sympathetic settings for their witty, rapid-fire lyrics and manic delivery.

Jörg Demus - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Six Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1990)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Jörg Demus - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Six Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1990)

Jörg Demus - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Six Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1990)
XLD | FLAC | Track (Cue & Log) ~ 486 Mb | Total time: 73:05+73:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: PLATZ | PLCC-544-5 | Recorded: 1974

Neben Alfrerd Brendel, Friedrich Gulda und Paul Badura Skoda zählt auch Jörg Demus zu den Stars in der Reihe berühmter Wiener Pianisten. Der Österreicher wurde von den Klavier-Ikonen Yves Nat, Wilhelm Kempff, Walter Gieseking und Edwin Fischer unterrichtet und geprägt. Demus hat hat sich als kongenialer Liedbegleiter Fischer-Dieskaus ebenso einen Namen gemacht wie als herausragender Schumann-Interpret. Er gehört zur ersten Generation von Pianisten, die sich intensiv mit historisch-informierter Aufführungspraxis auseinandersetzten. Seit den 1960er Jahren hat er hier Pionierarbeit geleistet. Neben dem Repertoire der Wiener Klassik und der Romantik hatte er eine starke Affinität zum Barock.

Nik Tyndall - Lagoon (1990)

Posted By: gribovar
Nik Tyndall - Lagoon (1990)

Nik Tyndall - Lagoon (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: New Age, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hearts of Space (HS11018-2)

Lagoon is an electronic music classic by Nik Tyndall. On the Hearts of Space label, it is his first album with widespread distribution in the U.S. This space music is cozy and inviting. There are no hard edges. The gentle flow of the soundscape conjures imagery of a tropical paradise. The organic atmospheres caress listeners like a warm ocean breeze.
Like Tyndall's other works, Lagoon is rich with layers of organic sound that evoke water, windchimes, gongs, and gamelan to create the sensation of a floating paradise. The seven tracks flow smoothly into one another, creating a soothing tropical paradise.

John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990)

Posted By: gribovar
John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990)

John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 341 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers - 64 MB
Genre: Country Rock, Classic Rock, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: A&M Records (75021 5310 2)

John Hiatt's highest-charting album yet is a step down from the dizzy heights of Bring the Family and Slow Turning, as he abandons his more acid commentaries and turns in a self-deprecating set full of promises of reformation and celebrations of marriage and family life. But the observations remain acute, and Hiatt's singing (so much camouflaged in his early days) is becoming his secret weapon.

Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings [Recorded 1936-1937] (1990) [Reissue 1996]

Posted By: gribovar
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings [Recorded 1936-1937] (1990) [Reissue 1996]

Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings [Recorded 1936-1937] (1990) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 243 MB | Covers - 164 MB
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia (484414 2)

A double-disc box set containing everything Robert Johnson ever recorded, The Complete Recordings is essential listening, but it is also slightly problematic. The problems aren't in the music itself, of course, which is stunning and the fidelity of the recordings is the best it ever has been or ever will be. Instead, it's in the track sequencing. As the title implies, The Complete Recordings contains all of Johnson's recorded material, including a generous selection of alternate takes. All of the alternates are sequenced directly after the master, which can make listening to the album a little intimidating and tedious for novices. Certainly, the alternates can be programmed out with a CD player or mp3 player, but the set would have been more palatable if the alternate takes were presented on a separate disc…

Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990) {Japan 1st Press}

Posted By: popsakov
Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990) {Japan 1st Press}

Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 552 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 255 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Dance, Pop | Arista / BMG Victor Inc. #BVCA-9

I'm Your Baby Tonight is the third studio album of American singer Whitney Houston released on November 6, 1990 by Arista Records. The album has been certified quadruple platinum in the US. Houston's previous efforts featured material mostly chosen by the label. With this project, however, she had more control over the album's content. In addition to working with the previous producers of Narada Michael Walden and Michael Masser, she also worked with the production team of L.A. Reid and Babyface, as well as singer Luther Vandross, and did a collaboration with Stevie Wonder. I'm Your Baby Tonight features funk and dance-driven pop music.

Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Henry Purcell: Theatre Music [6CDs] (1990)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Henry Purcell: Theatre Music [6CDs] (1990)

Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Henry Purcell: Theatre Music [6CDs] (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,00 Gb | Total time: 06:50:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 425 893-2 | Recorded: 1974-1983

One of the leading experts in early music, Christopher Hogwood, leads the way as you hear the beautiful 17th-century theatre music of British composer Henry Purcell. The Academy of Ancient Music and the Taverner Choir perform Abdelazer; The Married Beau; Bonduca; Circe; Don Quixote; The Double Dealer; The Rival Sisters , and much more!

Tamas Laboratorium - Brain Machine (1990)

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Tamas Laboratorium - Brain Machine (1990)

Tamas Laboratorium - Brain Machine (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 338 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 710.100)

Without any effort Andrzej Slawinski was signed to an artist contract to IC. In 1990 first CD "Brain Machine" was released. At the same time his own label was selling thousands of copies of the tapes. From time to time there were joint projects with other musicians. As a Hemi-Sync specialist in Europe Andrzej received many invitations to perform seminars. A small biofeedback lab was built in studio with EEG devices and mind machines.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: David et Jonathas (1990)

Posted By: ArlegZ
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: David et Jonathas (1990)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: David et Jonathas (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 627 Mb | Total time: 60:16+62:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1901289.90 | Recorded: 1988

Lully may have had a monopoly on the performance of actual opera in France, but David et Jonathas is effectively a sacred opera composed for performance at Jesuit colleges. The work is comprised mostly of arias and choruses; what recitative there is is unusually dramatic–especially in Saul's confrontation with David and his visit to the Witch of Endor to summon the ghost of Samuel. (Dominique Visse as the Witch deserves special mention for a convincing performance in a role that could easily descend into camp.) William Christie's choir and orchestra perform with all the expertise you'd expect; Monique Zanetti makes a rather feminine Jonathan but sings beautifully. In the role of David, the sensitive and heroic countertenor voice of Gérard Lesne is extraordinary.

I Musici, Heinz Holliger - Antonio Vivaldi: 5 Concerti per Oboe, Concerto per Oboe & Fagotto RV 545 (1990)

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I Musici, Heinz Holliger - Antonio Vivaldi: 5 Concerti per Oboe, Concerto per Oboe & Fagotto RV 545 (1990)

I Musici, Heinz Holliger - Antonio Vivaldi: 5 Concerti per Oboe, Concerto per Oboe & Fagotto RV 545 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 56:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 411480 | Recorded: 1975, 1981

A couple of the concertos included here, RV 452 and RV 446, were only discovered in the 1960's, and while there is a discussion in the notes about their provenance (they "differ slightly, in terms of style, from what is generally regarded as undoubtedly authentic Vivaldi"), they have been accepted as having come from the master's pen. In any case, Heinz Holliger and I Musici perform these small masterpieces to perfection. The allegro of RV 463 exemplifies the glorious sound produced by I Musici - big, lush and swinging - and a modern musical approach that now ironically may be somewhat out of fashion.

Humble Pie - Smokin' (1972) {1990, Reissue}

Posted By: popsakov
Humble Pie - Smokin' (1972) {1990, Reissue}

Humble Pie - Smokin' (1972) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 282 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, R&B | A&M Records #CD 3132

After a couple of years of relentless touring, Humble Pie capitalized on their loyal U.S. following to capture the market with this, their fifth studio album. Although lead guitarist Peter Frampton was replaced by Clem Clemson – an excellent player – the band remained essentially the same. Led by singer/guitarist Steve Marriott's soulful wail, the group enjoyed a huge hit from this record, "30 Days in the Hole" – the track which defined the Pie's not-so-subtle appeal. The rest of the record is equally funky and intriguing. Stephen Stills guests on "Road Runner 'G' Jam," playing some nasty Hammond organ fills. In the end, though, the group defined themselves as the undisputed leaders of the boogie movement in the early 1970s, as a band.

Vladimir Horowitz - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, Novellette in F major (1990)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Vladimir Horowitz - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, Novellette in F major (1990)

Vladimir Horowitz - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, Novellette in F major (1990)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 201 Mb | Total time: 54:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 445 599-2 | Recorded: 1985, 1987

This is an extremely famous recording by Vladimir Horowitz who brings out the tenderness and madness of his subject, Schumann being one of his favourite composers. In here we can hear Schumann remembering his happy childhood, yearning for love, and aching for a peace away from the torment of his mind.

John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}

Posted By: popsakov
John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}

John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 556 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 260 Mb
Full Scans | 01:12:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock / Pop Rock / Art Rock / Blue-Eyed Soul / Smooth Jazz
One World Records #OW130CD

The Apprentice was mostly completed a full two years before it was released. Martyn's record label, Island, rejected the tapes of the songs in 1988, even though artistically they were not too far removed from his previous release, Piece by Piece. In fact, this album turned out to be the more cohesive of the two. Eventually released by Permanent Records, it's by and large a well-crafted collection of songs. Its only weaknesses are the sometimes too-strong dependence on synthesizers and the song "Deny This Love," which is Martyn doing bad dance music (and featuring a truly horrible a cappella introduction). Otherwise, it's an enjoyable album.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Russian Orthodox Music (1990)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Russian Orthodox Music (1990)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Russian Orthodox Music (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 56:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | # CDGIM 002 | Recorded: 1982

This analogue recording was first issued in 1982 and features music written for the Russian Orthodox Church, ranging from anonymous medieval motets through to the first recording of John Tavener's Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete via Rachmaninov and Stravinsky.