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Asia - Live In Nottingham 1990 (1997) {2009, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

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Asia - Live In Nottingham 1990 (1997) {2009, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

Asia - Live In Nottingham 1990 (1997) {2009, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 393 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Scans Included | 01:00:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Happinet Corporation / Ward Records #HMCX-1043

When Asia reunited in 1990, they kicked off their tour with a concert in Nottingham, England, which was eventually released as a promo-only CD called Now. Seven years later, Now: Nottingham Live was officially released, and by that time their audience had dwindled to just hardcore devotees – in other words, anyone with an interest in the band will find something on Now to enjoy, whether it's the intricate arrangements or the winding guitar solos. Even so, they will have to admit that the performance is tentative, with the members attempting to readjust to the natural rhythms of playing together. So while it may be a historic concert for Asia, it doesn't necessarily capture them at their best.

Rosario Conte - Une larme: Francesco Corbetta, Robert de Visée (2009)

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Rosario Conte - Une larme: Francesco Corbetta, Robert de Visée (2009)

Rosario Conte - Une larme: Francesco Corbetta, Robert de Visée (2009)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 73:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carpe Diem | # CD-16278 | Recorded: 2006

Rosario Conte, Baroque music specialist and virtuoso instrumentalist, has here recorded compositions from Francesco Corbetta's instructional manual, "La Guitarre Royal", (1671) along with two pieces by his (probable) student, Robert de Visee. As guitarist and teacher in the courts of Louis XIV of France and Charles II of England, Corbetta almost single handedly popularized the 5 course Baroque guitar in both countries at a time when the lute was the dominant parlour instrument.

The Seekers - All Bound For Morningtown: Their EMI Recordings 1964-1968 (Remastered) (2009)

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The Seekers - All Bound For Morningtown: Their EMI Recordings 1964-1968 (Remastered) (2009)

The Seekers - All Bound For Morningtown: Their EMI Recordings 1964-1968 (Remastered) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.9 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 719 MB
5:03:42 | Pop Rock, Folk, Easy Listening | Label: EMI

Their EMI Recordings 1964-68. 2009 four CD set from the Australian Pop/Folk quartet, who were one of the most popular and successful bands in the UK during the mid '60s. Selling millions of albums, and competing with the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the charts, The Seekers' material runs from classic Pop to traditional Folk ballads along with covers of songs by Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Paxton and Gordon Lightfoot, among others. This four CD box gathers together the entire catalog of tracks recorded by The Seekers between 1964 and 1968. Needless to say, All Bound for Morningtown is an eclectic collection of The Seekers' greatest recordings that provides a fantastic journey down memory lane and reminds US why the UK originally fell for this timeless group. 113 tracks. EMI.

Omar Sosa - A Tale Of Rhythm And Ancestry (2009) {Half Note}

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Omar Sosa - A Tale Of Rhythm And Ancestry (2009) {Half Note}

Omar Sosa - A Tale Of Rhythm And Ancestry (2009) {Half Note}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 401MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 244MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, World Fusion

With every recording Omar Sosa releases, his horizons continue to broaden within the context of world ethnic fusion, but with Across the Divide, he's bettered himself yet again. This collection of jazz-influenced, Latin-tinged music crosses the disparate genres of country folk and tribal sounds, recognizing the migration of the banjo from Africa to the Eastern seaboard of America, and percussion from the griot village to the rural Mid-Atlantic. In collaboration with vocalist and story teller Tim Eriksen, Sosa merges rhythm and ancestry via inspiration from Langston Hughes, John Coltrane, King Sunny Ade, Pete Seger, and contemporary bluesman Otis Taylor as popular reference points.

Al Di Meola - World Sinfonia-Live From Seattle And Elsewhere (2009) {Valiana}

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Al Di Meola - World Sinfonia-Live From Seattle And Elsewhere (2009) {Valiana}

Al Di Meola - World Sinfonia-Live From Seattle And Elsewhere (2009) {Valiana}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, World Fusion

Now that the whole Return to Forever reunion experience is in his rearview mirror (and unlikely to be repeated ever again), guitar star Al Di Meola is pursuing his own musical vision with newfound conviction via his World Sinfonia. Essentially an acoustic ensemble featuring Fausto Beccalossi on accordion and Di Meola’s longtime collaborator Gumbi Ortiz on cajon and assorted hand percussion, along with second guitarist Peo Alfonsi, bassist Victor Miranda and drummer Peter Kaszas, this edition of the World Sinfonia has developed a tightly knit chemistry through frequent touring. This limited-edition release, the first in a series of live recordings being sold initially at World Sinfonia gigs, documents their easy rapport in concerts held in Seattle, San Francisco and Istanbul.

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors: The Best Of Cyndi Lauper (2009)

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Cyndi Lauper - True Colors: The Best Of Cyndi Lauper (2009)

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors: The Best Of Cyndi Lauper (2009)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 0,98 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 370 Mb
Full Scans | 01:14:48 + 01:08:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Rock, New Wave | Camden Deluxe / Sony Music #88697536562

Two CD set from the Pop diva, celebrating 25 years since she released her debut solo album. When 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' became an MTV and radio smash in 1984, Lauper went from strength to strength, releasing best-selling albums (She's So Unusual, True Colours, A Hat Full Of Stars and more) and genre-defining hits like 'She Bop', 'Money Changes Everything', 'Time After Time' and 'True Colours'. Though her output since the '80s has been sporadic, she has achieved critical acclaim and adoration from her fans for two and a half decades. This double disc collection contains all her hits, album tracks, fan favorites and so much more. Experience Cyndi in all her True Colours on this, her most comprehensive collection to date! 36 tracks.

Bebo Valdes & Chucho Valdes - Juntos Para Siempre (2009) {Sony Music Latin}

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Bebo Valdes & Chucho Valdes - Juntos Para Siempre (2009) {Sony Music Latin}

Bebo Valdes & Chucho Valdes - Juntos Para Siempre (2009) {Sony Music Latin}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 213MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz

In 2009 Chucho Valdes, a pianist, instrumentalist, and composer who already had four Grammy Awards and is regarded by specialists as one of the top four jazz players of the world, won the Grammy in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album. He shared the award with his father, Bebo Valdes, with the album Juntos Para Siempre (Together Forever). Father and son, both Cuban piano virtuosos and exceptionally talented composers got together to record this example of their musical greatness after their tour “Juntos para siempre” in Spain.

John Williams - Soundtracks (2009)

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John Williams - Soundtracks (2009)

John Williams - Soundtracks (2009)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 856 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 381 Mb
Full Scans | 01:16:39 + 01:01:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soundtrack, Score | Union Square Music / Metro Doubles #METRDCD635

John Williams’ awe-inspiring music has been heard by anyone who has ever entered a movie house or seen a Spielberg film on TV. This collection brings you the very best of his themes, from ET to Harry Potter, Indiana Jones to Jaws, Star Wars to Catch Me If You Can. All tracks performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alexis Cole - Someday My Prince Will Come (2009) {Venus}

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Alexis Cole - Someday My Prince Will Come (2009) {Venus}

Alexis Cole - Someday My Prince Will Come (2009) {Venus}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 339MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Alexis Cole is caught deep in the dreams of her childhood on this set of standards that recall a more innocent youth and simpler times. Yet the romantic spell of grown-up fantasies is also heard during this set of ballads derived from show tunes that have references to Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and similar playful, lighthearted figures of mythical proportions. As a vocalist, Cole has few peers in terms of her enunciation, coupled with a beautiful singing voice she draws on previous icons such as Chris Connor, Irene Kral, or Carol Sloane. Pianist Fred Hersch is a perfect choice for making these songs come to life in Cole's vivid, lush, story telling imagination, with bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Matt Wilson also along for this magic carpet ride.

Timo Korhonen - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2009)

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Timo Korhonen - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2009)

Timo Korhonen - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:06 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1128-2

J.S. Bach's sonatas for solo violin, part of a long tradition of virtuoso works for the instrument, seem unsuited to transcription. But a guitar comes closer than perhaps any other instrument: it embodies a tension – not the same tension as with a solo violin but a tension nonetheless – between melodic material and polyphony. In the hands of Finnish guitarist Timo Korhonen they produce an unusual effect.

Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go...The Best Of Chris Rea (2009)

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Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go...The Best Of Chris Rea (2009)

Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go…The Best Of Chris Rea (2009)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,09 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 404 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:52 + 01:15:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blues | Rhino Records / Jazzee Blue #2564 686628

Best known for his string of late-'80s MOR blues-pop hit singles, Middlesbrough's biggest musical export Chris Rea has spent the best part of the noughties reinventing himself as a Tom Waits-esque troubadour with a series of ambitious and often gargantuan-sized albums focusing on the vintage slide guitar blues sounds that influenced his hugely successful 30-year career. More up to date than 1994's The Best Of and more extensive than 2005's Heartbeats, Still So Far to Go is the husky-voiced guitarist's first hits collection to place as much emphasis on his later more revered and prolific output as his more familiar and commercial airplay staples. Spanning four decades, the comprehensive two-CD, 34-track compilation features material from his 1978 debut Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? (his biggest U.S. hit, "Fool [If You Think It's Over]") right up to 2005's mammoth 11-disc offering Blue Guitars ("Somewhere Between Highway 61 & 49"), including the 1996 soundtrack La Passione ("When the Grey Skies Turn to Blue") to his self-penned film of the same name.

Willie Nelson - Lost Highway (2009)

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Willie Nelson - Lost Highway (2009)

Willie Nelson - Lost Highway (2009)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 438 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country, Country Rock, Americana | Lost Highway #0602527139319

Willie Nelson never has been known for his consistency, either in style or quality, yet his stint at Lost Highway Records may be his most schizophrenic collection of recordings ever. Signed to the alt country label at the turn of the decade, Nelson proceeded to cut a muddled mainstream crossover, pitched himself at Lost Highway's typical Americana audience with an album produced by Ryan Adams, pander to his forgotten mainstream country audience with an album produced by Kenny Chesney, salute the stoners with a reggae album, and tip his hat to the main lady of Western swing with a tremendous tribute album to songwriter Cindy Walker.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.3, Choral Works (2009)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.3, Choral Works (2009)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.3, Choral Works (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 70:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | # SDG 704 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Soli Deo Gloria is proud to release the third instalment in the successful Brahms Symphony series which sees John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique explore the music of Johannes Brahms.

Refugee - Refugee (1974) {2009, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Refugee - Refugee (1974) {2009, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Refugee - Refugee (1974) {2009, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 399 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Full Scans | 00:51:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Air Mail Archive #AIRAC-1561

Some four years after the demise of the Nice, bassist/vocalist Lee Jackson and drummer Brian Davison finally found a way of profiting from the prog rock gravy train they'd helped set in motion. With Patrick Moraz filling Keith Emerson's capacious boots, they recorded an album that in many ways surpasses anything the Nice ever recorded, and one whose ambition more than matched Emerson's new outfit, ELP. It helped that along with the standard panoply of prog keyboards – organ, piano, clavinet, Mellotron, and Moog – Moraz brought with him a jazz feel that clearly energized the rhythm section. Though there's no shortage of de rigueur complex time signatures here, this is also a band with fire in its belly, nowhere more so than in the last five minutes of the extended "Credo," where Jackson's bass runs and Davison's drumming combine to truly thrilling effect.

VA - Sweet Soul Of The '70s: Stone In Love With You (2009)

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VA - Sweet Soul Of The '70s: Stone In Love With You (2009)

VA - Sweet Soul Of The '70s: Stone In Love With You (2009)
FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 1:52:10 | 673 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk

Review by Andy Kellman For those neither willing nor able to take the plunge, Time Life's 11-disc Sweet Soul of the ‘70s box was broken down into six volumes. Sweet Soul of the '70s: Stone in Love with You is one of the five two-disc volumes (to go with one single-disc set), and it emphasizes hits from the earlier half of the decade. It’s not particularly broad, containing five songs from Aretha Franklin, three each from George Benson, the Stylistics, and Spinners, and two from some others, but no selection is debatable. Among the highlights: Isaac Hayes' “Theme from Shaft,” Sylvia’s “Pillow Talk,” the Blackbyrds' “Walking in Rhythm,” the Staple Singers' “I’ll Take You There,” and Timmy Thomas' “Why Can’t We Live Together.”