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Robert Wyatt & Friends - Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974 (2008)

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Robert Wyatt & Friends - Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974 (2008)

Robert Wyatt & Friends - Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974 (2008)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 444 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Domino Recording (REWIGCD48)

Recorded on September 8, 1974, this set features Robert Wyatt (post-accident) with a slew of mates, including Ivor Cutler! Introduced by John Peel and recorded by the BBC - only a little over half the concert survives - this is a wild, freewheeling document featuring Wyatt, Cutler, and Julie Tippetts on vocals; Dave Stewart and Tippetts on keyboards; alternate drummers Nick Mason and Laurie Allan; Hugh Hopper on bass; Fred Frith on guitar, violin, and viola; the late Mongezi Feza on trumpet; the late great Gary Windo on reeds; and guitarist Mike Oldfield. It's quite a lineup and an awesomely inspiring performance. Wyatt is in excellent form here, and the bandmembers, who are a bit ragged in places, are nonetheless tight and full of fire…

Benjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra, Peter Pears - Mozart: Idomeneo (2008/1969)

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Benjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra, Peter Pears - Mozart: Idomeneo (2008/1969)

Benjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra, Peter Pears - Mozart: Idomeneo (2008/1969)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.79 Gb+4.03 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 164 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

This DVD of the recently issued Britten/Pears mini series recorded by the BBC for television way back in the 1960's and the 70's is for all intents and purposes another resounding success. All four priceless documents were thought lost, but this Idomeneo seems to have had a charmed life more than others. Indeed, three days before the Aldeburgh première, the hall was left in cinders and it is something of a miracle that the television production could actually go ahead.

VA - Solar - The Ultimate 12'' Collection (2008)

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VA - Solar - The Ultimate 12'' Collection (2008)

VA - Solar - The Ultimate 12'' Collection (2008)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 814 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 279 MB
2:00:51 | Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk | Label: PTG Records

S.O.L.A.R. Records (acronym for Sounds of Los Angeles Records) was an American record label founded in 1977 by Dick Griffey, which quickly became one of the most important disco, R&B, and dance music imprints of the late 1970s and 1980s.
Shalamar would become the fledgling label’s centerpiece. Shalamar were, in fact, the label’s best selling and most influential act; scoring nearly 20 hit singles and classics such as: “Right in the Socket”, “There It Is”, “Second Time Around”, “Make That Move”, “A Night to Remember” and “Dead Giveaway”. The “SOLAR sound” was a collective effort, with artists working on each other’s sessions and artists encouraged to be creative. Sylvers was the producer behind the trademark SOLAR sound: funky, progressive dance music infused with soul and disco.

Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)

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Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)

Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:59 | 590 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4777550

The playing of many professional classical guitarists leaves me cold. Where they flawlessly execute a score, Bream has spaciously conceived the music using something it seems is in short supply- a disciplined imagination. Each note, instead of sounding like part of an automatic process, sounds conceived and executed deliberately. Bream attended conservatory, where he was told not to bring his "gypsy instrument".

Auser Musici - Boccherini: Flute Quintets Op. 19 (2008)

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Auser Musici - Boccherini: Flute Quintets Op. 19 (2008)

Auser Musici - Boccherini: Flute Quintets Op. 19 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:09 | 366 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67646

When Boccherini's six quintets for flute and string quartet were published in 1776, the composer described them as "opera piccolo" (little works) because of their generally brief character. But in these splendid performances by Italian Auser Musici, the flute quintets need no disclaimers, and they sound fully equal to the composer's string quintets. Flutist Carlo Ipata takes the lead, and his playing perfectly matches Boccherini's sweet-toned but technically challenging music.

Johnny Cash - Wanted Man: The Johnny Cash Collection (2008)

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Johnny Cash - Wanted Man: The Johnny Cash Collection (2008)

Johnny Cash - Wanted Man: The Johnny Cash Collection (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 210 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 95 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country, Folk | Columbia / Legacy / Sony BMG Music #88697328862

Johnny Cash's populist fusion of folk, country, and gospel done up with an unhurried, plainspoken eloquence made him both a country icon and an American treasure. Whether singing his own songs or covering songs written by young alternative rockers in his autumn years, anything he touched became vintage Johnny Cash as soon as he stepped to the microphone. This collection includes the classics "I Walk the Line" and "Big River" as well as Cash's fine version of Bob Dylan's "Wanted Man," but it lacks essentials like "Ring of Fire" and "Folsom Prison Blues," and ends up being a little hit or miss, but – as they say – any Johnny Cash beats no Johnny Cash at all.

Stefano Montanari, Orchestra of the Bergamo Musica Festival - Donizetti: Don Gregorio (2008)

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Stefano Montanari, Orchestra of the Bergamo Musica Festival - Donizetti: Don Gregorio (2008)

Stefano Montanari, Orchestra of the Bergamo Musica Festival - Donizetti: Don Gregorio (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 6,14+3,07 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 135 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Staged for the first time at Teatro Nuovo in Naples in 1826, Don Gregorio is the Neapolitan version of one of Donizetti’s earliest masterpieces, L’ajo nell’imbarazzo (1824). This is the first representation in Italy in modern times, and a world premiere recording. Director Roberto Recchia sets the performance in the 1920s, at a time when restrictions and false morality were strongly linked with Italian political and social situation. In its new adaptation, the work differs from the original version in several aspects, the most important being the insertion of spoken dialogues in Neapolitan dialect in place of the recitatives. But Donizetti’s musical verve remains unchanged as he underlines the very enjoyable farcical situations of this comic work. The characters are inspired by Italian Commedia dell’Arte, but possess at the same time a deeper psychological and human dimension.

V.A. - Chilltronica № 1-4 (2008-2013) (Re-up)

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V.A. - Chilltronica № 1-4 (2008-2013) (Re-up)

V.A. - Chilltronica № 1-4 (2008-2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 715 MB | Covers - 275 MB
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Soundcolours

Blank & Jones present Chilltronica series.
Blank & Jones, Bliss, Michael Rother, Depeche Mode, Antonymes, Moby, Harold Budd, Brian Eno, The Cure and many more.

Ensemble Dissonanzen - Henze: Musica da camera (2008)

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Ensemble Dissonanzen - Henze: Musica da camera (2008)

Ensemble Dissonanzen - Henze: Musica da camera (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:41 | 277 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mode | Catalog: 202

One of the hallmarks of Hans Werner Henze's music is the ingenuity of his orchestration. From his chamber music to his operas, he uses apparently eccentric combinations of instruments to achieve effects of a timbral delicacy and transparency that mitigate the harmonic complexity and melodic spikiness of the music and give it an immediate sonic appeal. This CD includes works that beautifully illustrate the principle.

Paul O`Dette - Kapsberger: Lute Works (2008)

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Paul O`Dette - Kapsberger: Lute Works (2008)

Paul O`Dette - Kapsberger: Lute Works (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:27 | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 507020

One of those special discs where the combination of repertoire and performances is of such unerring quality that it can justly be called definitive, Paul O'Dette's 1991 recital of lute works by Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger is as good as it gets. Born in Venice, Kapsberger was unsurpassed in his times as a lutenist. His published collections of works for his instrument were considered all but unplayable by anyone but himself at the time they were first published./quote]

Joe Cocker - Hymn For My Soul (2008)

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Joe Cocker - Hymn For My Soul (2008)

Joe Cocker - Hymn For My Soul (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 271 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans ~ 127 Mb | 00:41:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blues | Fantasy #FCD-30398

The very title of Joe Cocker's Hymn for My Soul suggests that this, his 2007 studio album, is a gospel affair, or at least something inspired by faith – something that isn't true to the letter, yet there is something true about the spirit of this sentiment, for these are songs that serve as a tonic to Cocker's soul. He's pulled songs from several familiar sources – Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Bob Dylan – and found other newer songs that share a similar sentiment, offering reassuring thoughts in troubled times. While nobody could ever claim that this album – produced by Ethan Johns, son of Glyn – has any grit, it nevertheless is warmer than recent Cocker discs, boasting a soulful heart (even if it has been polished and cleaned until it sparkles).

The Undertones - An Anthology (2008) 2CDs

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The Undertones - An Anthology (2008) 2CDs

The Undertones - An Anthology (2008) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 900 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 341 Mb | Covers included
Label: Salvo, Ardeck | # SALVODCD209 | Time: 02:25:25
British Punk, Punk Rock, Pop Punk, New Wave, Power Pop

The Undertones slam-bang punk-pop drew its strength from one simple fact: you didn't need a secret handshake to enjoy it. John and Damian O'Neill mated infectious guitar hooks to '60s garage, '70s glam rock, and Feargal Sharkey's signature vocal quaver. Those qualities came together on their breakout hit "Teenage Kicks," whose simplicity harked back to '60s ideals of when the song was king. This Anthology showcases the very best of The Undertones & includes 27 previously unreleased demos, alternate takes, session & live tracks.

ABBA - The Albums (2008) {9CD Box Set, Remastered}

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ABBA - The Albums (2008) {9CD Box Set, Remastered}

ABBA - The Albums (2008) {9CD Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,78 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 987 Mb | Covers Included
Scans (Box & Booklet) ~ 92 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop / Europop / Synth-Pop / Disco / Pop Rock / Soft Rock
Polar Music International AB. #060251774852

The 2008 nine-disc box Albums is neither the first ABBA multi-disc set nor the first time the pop group's albums have been collected and housed in a box set, but it is the first time a set of their complete recordings has been widely disseminated (such are the perks of being a companion to an international blockbuster) and it's the best of the lot, containing all eight of the group's albums (for the record: Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, The Visitors), plus a 17-track rarities disc that rounds up non-LP singles (including "Fernando" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"), songs sung in Swedish, and plain oddities like a medley of the American folk songs "Pick a Bale of Cotton," "On Top of Old Smokey," and "Midnight Special."

Pat Benatar - Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2008)

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Pat Benatar - Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2008)

Pat Benatar - Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 377 MB
2:38:56 | Hard Rock, Arena Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, AOR | Label: Capitol

This 2 CD collection features over 2 hours of digitally re-mastered music and 40 of Pat Benatars all-time classic hits and signature songs- including 20 Top 40 Chart Hits. Highlights include "Heartbreaker," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Hell Is for Children," "Love Is a Battlefield," and many more!!!

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Plays The Beatles (2008)

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Plays The Beatles (2008)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Plays The Beatles (2008)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 MB
49:40 | Classical | Label: Horizon

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has held a prominent place in British music-making for more than seven decades. With a wide reach across Britain, in addition to its regular concerts in London's Cadogan Hall, including concerts in places where access to orchestral music is limited, the RPO can lay claim to the title of Britain's national orchestra. The RPO incorporates the pops-oriented Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the avant-garde Sharp Edge group, and RPO Resound, a community and educational outreach program. The RPO's broad contemporary appeal, which has included appearances with popular music stars and on film, television, and video game soundtracks, would have been lauded by its founder and first conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham, who set up the RPO in 1946 and helped lead a vital revival in the U.K.'s orchestral life after World War II.