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Mstislav Rostropovich, Iona Brown, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos 1 & 2 (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Mstislav Rostropovich, Iona Brown, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos 1 & 2 (2000)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Iona Brown, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos 1 & 2 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 256 Mb | Total time: 49:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 67234 2 | Recorded: 1975

This is a quite extraordinary achievement. Not the least of its merits is that it leaves you loving the music as never before. The orchestra gives splendid support and the sound is warm and ingratiating.

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Adalbert Gyrowetz: Symphonies (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Adalbert Gyrowetz: Symphonies (2000)

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Adalbert Gyrowetz: Symphonies (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 310 Mb | Total time: 64:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 9791 | Recorded: 1998

I was only a talented man who can be happy if he conquers the present; only a genius lives beyond the grave, wrote Adalbert Gyrowetz in 1850, and history has borne him out. Gyrowetz (1763-1850) was yet another of the 18th century’s prolific (more than 30 operas, 40 symphonies, and a large body of chamber music, songs, and sacred works) and talented composers who earned their daily bread by turning out what were very interesting, pleasing, but ultimately time-bound works. The symphonies on the present disc are all believed to have been written around or before 1790. The first two, Op. 6 Nos. 2 & 3, are typical classical symphonies that follow the standard fast-slow-fast-fast pattern.

Geddy Lee - My Favorite Headache (2000) {Japan 1st Press}

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Geddy Lee - My Favorite Headache (2000) {Japan 1st Press}

Geddy Lee - My Favorite Headache (2000) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 387 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Hard Rock | Atlantic Records / East West Japan Inc. #AMCY-7206

Aside from the 1998 live set Different Stages, not much was heard from Rush after their tour wrapped up in support of their last studio album two years prior, Test for Echo. But in 2000, Rush fans starving for some new material got their wish when bassist/singer Geddy Lee issued his first-ever solo album, My Favorite Headache. Lee is joined by ex-Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron (who sounds almost identical to Rush drummer Neal Peart) and ex-FM guitarist/violinist Ben Mink, and both help Lee craft a record that resembles what a new Rush album would've sounded like.

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Bach Choir - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed Il Moderato (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Bach Choir - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed Il Moderato (2000)

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Bach Choir - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed Il Moderato (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 636 Mb | Total time: 55:00+63:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 45417 2 8 2 | Recorded: 1999

One of the best ideas Handel and his colleagues ever had was to make an oratorio out of John Milton's verse–specifically, of Milton's "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso" ("The Happy Man" and "The Pensive Man"), with the libretto cutting back and forth between the two poems to make a sort of dialogue, and with an added conclusion titled "Il Moderato" ("The Moderate Man"). The resulting work has never been as famous as Messiah, but it has always been a special favorite of Handel lovers. The King's Consort made a fine recording of L'Allegro in 1999; the selling point of the present version (which appeared almost exactly one year later) is the cast of soloists, which includes soprano Lynne Dawson and countertenor David Daniels, both genuine Baroque superstars, and tenor Ian Bostridge, current king of the art song.

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Symphonies (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Symphonies (2000)

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Symphonies (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 346 Mb | Total time: 71:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9823 | Recorded: 1999

Mathias Bamert's 'Contemporaries of Mozart' series now tackles Wesley, an English composer chiefly remembered for his sacred music but who was also quite a dab hand at orchestral writing as is evidenced here. These five symphonies are full of colour and imagination and resemble Ditterdorsf's 'Ovid' Symphonies for their range of flair and advanced orchestration. The Sinfonia obligato' contains a delightfully melodious Andante con moto which although lasting just three minutes is remarkable for what it manages to contain. The Symphony in A major has its final movement marked as Brillante, a strange term but fully in keeping with the boisterous nature of the music.

Novembre - Classica (2000)

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Novembre - Classica (2000)

Novembre - Classica (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 360 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Century Media (77256-2)

Classica is the third studio album by Italian band Novembre.
After the sudden change in sound of the sophomore album Arte Novecento, the leading Italian atmospheric metal group Novembre is back with the next album. The gently subtle touches from the previous release are replaced with a direction that could be initially witnessed in the debut album Wish I Could Dream Again - contrast between two polar parts - crushing Death Metal with ferocious growls and mellow, often acoustic, passages. However, Classica is not a return to the roots, and songs sound drastically different, yet keep that touch, which Novembre are instantly recognised for.

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (Remastered) (2000/2022)

Posted By: Rtax
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (Remastered) (2000/2022)

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (Remastered) (2000/2022)
FLAC (tracks) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 208 MB
51:31 | Scans Included | Jazz, Rock, Pop Rock, Fusion | Label: Analogue Productions

45RPM release from Analogue Productions. Packaged in a heavy gatefold sleeve with lyrics printed on the inside.
Approximately 4000 units pressed.

Tangerine Dream - Soundmill Navigator [Recorded 1976] (2000)

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Tangerine Dream - Soundmill Navigator [Recorded 1976] (2000)

Tangerine Dream - Soundmill Navigator [Recorded 1976] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 285 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: TDI Music (TDI CD 027)

"Soundmill Navigator", a Tangerine Dream Classics Edition, contains a vintage live recording from 1976, where the trio Baumann, Froese and Franke performed a concert at the Philharmonics.The almost 42-minute track finds the musicians in good spirits, as the set features lots of mellotron and antique sound textures, which are later on accompanied by some nice sequencing. Halfway, Edgar’s typical guitar soloing is added as well. Music wise, "Soundmill Navigator" the space ambient contains lost of elements and characteristics from their albums "Ricochet" and "Encore".

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano Concerto No. 3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano Concerto No. 3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano Concerto No. 3, Autumn Gardens (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 268 Mb | Total time: 67:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 950-2 | Recorded: 1999

Like fellow Finn Jean Sibelius, Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928) creates gorgeous music indebted to nature–works that ebb and flow rather than crescendo. But that's where the comparison ends. Rautavaara's works continue to grow and evolve, evoking spirituality, Impressionism, and nonclassical elements; the culmination of which can all be found on the Vladimir Ashkenazy-commissioned Gift of Dreams". From its atmospheric opening to the pounding, bluesy chords that follow, Rautavaara has created something truly original here. A Rhapsody in Blue for the 21st century? You decide. Conducting from the piano, Ashkenazy leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra through this and Autumn Gardens, a short symphonic work evoking the melancholy beauty of fall and its many colors. This is a very special disc, the premier of two truly great works that you'll be hearing about for a very long time. Essential.

Renaissance - Day Of The Dreamer (2000)

Posted By: popsakov
Renaissance - Day Of The Dreamer (2000)

Renaissance - Day Of The Dreamer (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 495 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 201 Mb
Full Scans | 01:13:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Mooncrest #CRESTCD 053 Z / CRESTCD 053

This CD is a most satisfying listening experience, despite a few shortcomings in the packaging. Released under the auspices of Annie Haslam at a time when Renaissance had splintered in several different directions (with even Jane Relf reportedly getting ready to start using the group name again), it's assembled from what appear to be several live performances – the notes by Haslam would lead one to believe that these date from the late '70s, and the lineup of Haslam, Michael Dunford, John Tout, Jon Camp, and Terry Sullivan. But as there are no dates or actual credits, that's impossible to say with 100-percent certainty – what is true beyond doubt is that the sound is excellent (almost too good for a '70s-vintage concert recording) and the performances are superb from beginning to end; not only is the band tight and loud, but Haslam is in even better shape vocally than the rest of them are instrumentally.

Queen - In Vision (2000) {Japan}

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Queen - In Vision (2000) {Japan}

Queen - In Vision (2000) {Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 264 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Full Scans ~ 125 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Arena Rock | Parlophone / Toshiba-EMI #TOCP-65455

This is a Japanese only release. The idea was to use Queen/solo songs that were used in Japanese commercials. A different tracklisting was originally planned with several Freddie Mercury songs but there were some "rights issues" so they were left off. The record label decided to use some Queen songs that were featured in motion pictures to replace the solo tracks. However, the Japanese packaging is what makes this a good buy for a Queen collector. It comes in a purple slipcase, inside is a 30+ page booklet (which is too big to fit into the jewel case itself) that features lyrics to the songs in both English and Japanese, color photos and an interview with Brian May. A nice little addition to your collection.

Eric Clapton - 14 Gigs [28 CD Box Set, Limited Edition, 300 Copies] (2000)

Posted By: Discograf_man
Eric Clapton - 14 Gigs [28 CD Box Set, Limited Edition, 300 Copies] (2000)

Eric Clapton - 14 Gigs [28 CD Box Set, Limited Edition, 300 Copies] (2000)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Run Time: 28:32:08 | 9.77 GB
Genre: Blues, Blues-rock | Label: Hoochie Coochie

The entire tour on 28 CDs sourced from great audience recordings. It gets a bit repetitive due to the unchanging setlist, but three shows standout in particular. 20 November 1999 was an amazing show from lights down and features a rare electric performance of “Before You Accuse Me” as the encore.

Anthony Camden, John Georgiadis, The London Virtuosi - Tomaso Albinoni: Oboe Concerti (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Anthony Camden, John Georgiadis, The London Virtuosi - Tomaso Albinoni: Oboe Concerti (2000)

Anthony Camden, John Georgiadis, The London Virtuosi - Tomaso Albinoni: Oboe Concerti (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 879 Mb | Total time: 64:05+58:27+52:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.503050 | Recorded: 1992, 1994

The London Virtuosi use modern instruments, but their playing is fresh and refined and the digital recording is natural and beautifully balanced. The calibre of Anthony Camden’s solo contribution is readily shown in slow movements, matched by Georgiadis’s rapt, sensitive accompaniments. On the first disc Camden’s excellent colleague is Julia Girdwood, but for the two other collections Alison Alty takes over, and the partnership seems even more felicitous, with the two instruments blended quite perfectly. Also included is a Sinfonia arranged by Camden a Sinfonia concertante. This series can be strongly recommended on all counts.

VA - Welcome To The Basement A Spicy Mixture From Black and Latin America (2000)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - Welcome To The Basement A Spicy Mixture From Black and Latin America (2000)

VA - Welcome To The Basement A Spicy Mixture From Black and Latin America (2000)
CD Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, no log) - 413 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB
1:08:25 | Soul-Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin Jazz | Label: Brown Sugar Records

Amazon Review by Galdrich
This is a superb collection of 60's 70's soul jazz. Your so vain being covered by David Axelrod! The Hawaii 5 - 0 theme by The Ventures.
Its a shame that Amazon dont present the track listing here. this compilation is in the vain of Cold Sweat and Paint It Black from the label brown sugar. These guys take the time to dig deep and find class. you've heard it before and its a cliche of sorts but there is definately not a filler here.

Eric Clapton - 14 Gigs [28 CD Box Set, Limited Edition, 300 Copies] (2000)

Posted By: Discograf_man
Eric Clapton - 14 Gigs [28 CD Box Set, Limited Edition, 300 Copies] (2000)

Eric Clapton - 14 Gigs [28 CD Box Set, Limited Edition, 300 Copies] (2000)
MP3, 320 kbps | Run Time: 28:32:08 | 3.98 GB | Artwork 40.87 MB
Genre: Blues, Blues-rock | Label: Hoochie Coochie

The entire tour on 28 CDs sourced from great audience recordings. It gets a bit repetitive due to the unchanging setlist, but three shows standout in particular. 20 November 1999 was an amazing show from lights down and features a rare electric performance of “Before You Accuse Me” as the encore. The blues master at his best.