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Herb Robertson, Dave Kaczorowski, Adrian Valosin - Party Enders (2012)

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Herb Robertson, Dave Kaczorowski, Adrian Valosin - Party Enders (2012)

Herb Robertson, Dave Kaczorowski, Adrian Valosin - Party Enders (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
NotTwo Records, MW 867-2 | ~ 411 or 174 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 35 Mb
Avant-Garde, Free Improvisation

~ Recorded live @ Wind-Up Space Baltimore, MD, USA, April 29, 2010. ~

Human Factor - 2 Studio Albums (2012-2016)

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Human Factor - 2 Studio Albums (2012-2016)

Human Factor - 2 Studio Albums (2012-2016)
EAC Rip | WavPack, FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 731 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 241 MB | Covers - 76 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RAIG

Born in late 2011, Human Factor is an exciting Russian group formed by talented and experienced musicians. Konstantin Shtirlitz and Alexander Meshcheryakov, respectively former drummer and bassist with mighty Infront, have joined forces with keyboardist and guitarists Sergei Volkov, principle composer and arranger for Kaftan Smeha, and guitarist Ivan Ivanov of Hagi Tragger. The band’s music is probably best described as modern instrumental rock with major space and progressive rock influences, strong melodic edge, and definite sense of adventure: tracks segue one into the other, atmospheres are established and broken, some rhythm patterns have progressive-like complexity, but the primary attention is given to strengthening a sense of enjoyable aural journey. This is an excellent, mature recordings which fans of good instrumental rock music.

Johnny Cash - The Greatest: Duets (2012)

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Johnny Cash - The Greatest: Duets (2012)

Johnny Cash - The Greatest: Duets (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country | Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music #88691903362

As part of Columbia/Legacy's ongoing celebration of Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday in 2012, the label assembled a series of compilations under the rubric "The Greatest." The concept of this 14-track compilation is clear: it is a collection of duets Cash cut for Columbia between 1967 and 1985. Some of these cuts appeared on albums by other artists ("Girl from the North Country" is pulled from Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline), some were not released at the time (his George Jones duet "I Got Stripes" was a bonus track on the 2002 reissue of Silver), some are pulled from Cash's TV show (the opening "I've Been Everywhere" with Lynn Anderson), a few are duets with his wife June Carter Cash, and a couple are with his Highwaymen companions Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, while most derive from albums Cash released himself over the years.

Malmö Opera Orchestra, Joseph Swensen - Brahms: Sinfonia in B (orch. Trio op.8) (2012)

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Malmö Opera Orchestra, Joseph Swensen - Brahms: Sinfonia in B (orch. Trio op.8) (2012)

Malmö Opera Orchestra, Joseph Swensen - Brahms: Sinfonia in B (orch. Trio op.8) (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:23 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | Catalog: SIGCD 191

Seeing a Sinfonia in B of Brahms in an online list of work titles will puzzle most listeners. A closer look reveals a work that's doubly unusual: Swedish conductor and violinist Joseph Swensen has made an orchestral transcription of the Brahms Trio in B major, Op. 8, and he has used the early and rarely heard 1853 version of the piece. Swensen is right that the early version, filled with effusive Schumann-like melody that was redone into complex motivic work in the revision, is worth more frequent hearings, and it goes well with the smaller pieces included: orchestrated versions of the three Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22, of Clara Schumann, and two movements of the even rarer F-A-E Sonata composed collaboratively by Schumann, Brahms, and Albert Dietrich (the initials stood for "Frei Aber Einsam," or free but lonely, the personal motto of violinist Joseph Joachim, the work's dedicatee).

Steve Thorne - Crimes & Reasons (2012)

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Steve Thorne - Crimes & Reasons (2012)

Steve Thorne - Crimes & Reasons (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Giant Electric Pea (GEPCD1042)

On his previous albums British musician Steve Thorne was assisted by a line-up of well-known progressive rock musicians, who certainly lifted the quality of the music to a higher level. Steve Thorne knows how to write fine tunes and provide them the necessary arrangements and instrumentations to make it more than just ordinary songs. This CD demands the listener's full attention to be fully appreciated.
Another collection of quality tunes on this 2012 release featuring guests Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, Big Big Train) and Martin Orford (IQ, Jadis).

In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans (2012)

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In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans (2012)

In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 445 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Progressive Melodic Death Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spinefarm Records (SPI423CD)

Hailed by many as the heir to Opeth's melodeath throne, In Mourning was formed in the Swedish woods in the year 2000. Since then the band has evolved over the years, striving to refine its sound to what it is today. Musically, the group blends a broad spectrum of influences into a foundation of melodic death metal. Thrusting from doomy metal-riffs, blasting drumbeats and deep growling vocals to calm breezes of clean flowing melodies and harmonies.
"The Weight of Oceans" is their third studio album.

Todd Boston - 2 Albums (2010-2012)

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Todd Boston - 2 Albums (2010-2012)

Todd Boston - 2 Albums (2010-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 551 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 249 MB | Covers - 290 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Urban Nature Music

Alive (2010). Alive is a creation by finger style guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Todd Boston, featuring a collection of live looping compositions performed on acoustic guitar, flute and percussion. This musical offering is intended to take the listener on a journey of heart and soul, to uplift, inspire and transform…
Touched By The Sun (2012). Produced by Grammy winner Will Ackerman (Windham Hill Records) with an ensemble of heartfelt world class musicans. "Touched by the Sun", featuring award winning guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Todd Boston creates an uplifting and inspiring instrumental acoustic world fusion sound that paints a tapestry of organic textures from guitar, percussion, tabla, flute, sarod, slide, violin, cello and female vocals.

Alda Caiello, Prazak Quartet - Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, Suite Op. 29 (2012)

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Alda Caiello, Prazak Quartet - Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, Suite Op. 29 (2012)

Alda Caiello, Prazak Quartet - Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, Suite Op. 29 (2012)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:07:30 | 268 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Praga Digitals

Playing host to an ad hoc group of musicians, the Prazák Quartet presents two of Arnold Schoenberg's classic works in a program that coheres most effectively. The pairing of the expressionist melodrama Pierrot lunaire and the angular, twelve-tone Suite requires the addition of a female vocalist, flute doubling on piccolo, two clarinets, a bass clarinet, and a piano to the Prazák's members, so this is a practical match-up for a concert, provided the players are available. Soprano Alda Caiello delivers the sprechstimme of Pierrot lunaire with a variety of expressions that sort with the bizarre moods and characters in the songs, and her delivery is theatrical, intense, and disturbing in its edginess. The instrumentalists are obviously at home in Schoenberg's music, so the complexities of Pierrot's tense accompaniment and the pungent counterpoint of the Suite come off with apparent ease. The recording space is quite spacious and reverberant, so this takes some of the harshness off Schoenberg's dissonances, and the roominess of the sound provides a great deal of separation, so the players can be differentiated with little difficulty. This may not be the best choice for listeners who like dry textures and crisp definition in these pieces, but that preference should take nothing away from the merits of this album.

Cantar Alla Viola - Corkine: Each Lovely Grace (2012)

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Cantar Alla Viola - Corkine: Each Lovely Grace (2012)

Cantar Alla Viola - Corkine: Each Lovely Grace (2012)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:06:39 | 286 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Nimbus Alliance

CANTAR ALLA VIOLA, the art of accompanying the voice with the viola da gamba, is the largely-forgotten technique of using a bowed instrument to play polyphony and harmony as an accompaniment to the voice. The rediscovery of these methods inspired Nadine Balbeisi, soprano, and Fernando Marín, viola da gamba, to create their duo of the same name.

VA - Private Wax (Super Rare Boogie & Disco) (2012)

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VA - Private Wax (Super Rare Boogie & Disco) (2012)

VA - Private Wax (Super Rare Boogie & Disco) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 535 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 MB
1:18:37 | Afrobeat, Funk, Disco, Boogie | Label: BBE

Amazon review by Syd
Private Wax here means labels that only put out one or two songs, or maybe a few more. So most of these have not been heard by human ears. While a great lineup of picks, I think this one was not quite as enjoyable as Deep Disco and Boogie (ohh, appears to be OOP, as of last week), Deep Disco Culture Vol. 2 (I am still seeking out Vol. 1 or for it back it print, hey, Zaf!), but all in all, if you want decently musical quality disco you have never heard, this is one for you.

VA - Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia in San Francisco 1973 (2012)

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VA - Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia in San Francisco 1973 (2012)

VA - Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia in San Francisco 1973 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) - 414 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 199 MB
1:15:07 | Scans Included | Funk, Soul, R&B | Label: Philadelphia International - Legacy

Philadelphia International Records (P.I.R) was the most influential modern black music company of the 1970s. Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia Live 1973 documents the first, and only, time that the stars of Philadelphia International Records ever played in concert with the label’s fabled house band, known as MFSB. The concert took place in San Francisco during the annual CBS Records convention at the Fairmont Hotel in September 1973. The power and drama of the performances by The O'Jays ("Love Train"), Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes ("If You Don’t Know Me By Now"), The Three Degrees ("Dirty Ol Man"), Billy Paul ("Me And Mrs. Jones") and MFSB inspired and motivated the CBS staff to launch the juggernaut that would become the Sound of Philadelphia–affectionately known as T.S.O.P.

Rod Stewart - Merry Christmas, Baby (2012) [Limited Edition]

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Rod Stewart - Merry Christmas, Baby (2012) [Limited Edition]

Rod Stewart - Merry Christmas, Baby (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Verve Records, 3712915 | ~ 354 or 136 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Pop, Soul, Jazz

Hard as it may be to believe, but Rod Stewart has gotten through five decades without succumbing to a holiday album. That streak ends in 2012 with the release of Merry Christmas, Baby, an easygoing and chipper collection of secular seasonal standards…

Katie Melua - B-Sides: The Tracks That Got Away (2012)

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Katie Melua - B-Sides: The Tracks That Got Away (2012)

Katie Melua - B-Sides: The Tracks That Got Away (2012)
FLAC (tracks) - 362 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 MB
1:05:02 | Pop, Easy Listening | Label: BMG Rights Management (UK)

Amazon Review by D. Bolton
A fantastic album with great songs. Not all the songs are unknown if you have the other albums. Very pleased with this album. Easy listening and Katie delivers song after song in her definitive style.

VA - 101 R&B Hits (2012)

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VA - 101 R&B Hits (2012)

VA - 101 R&B Hits (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 903 MB
6:34:39 | Rhythm & Blues, Gangsta, UK Garage, Ragga HipHop, Pop Rap | Label: Sony Music / EMI

Take the nightclub home with 101 R&B HITS. 5CD's of massive urban anthems from Alicia Keys, Usher, R. Kelly, TLC, OutKast, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Kelis, P!nk, Pitbull and more.

The Rolling Stones - GRRR! (2012) [5CD, Super Deluxe Edition]

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The Rolling Stones - GRRR! (2012) [5CD, Super Deluxe Edition]

The Rolling Stones - GRRR! (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal 3712341 | ~ 1980 or 860 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.07 Gb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Rock & Roll

Graced with cover art of a grotesque gorilla sporting the Stones' trademark leering lips, GRRR! doesn't quite have the classy veneer usually associated with a 50th anniversary collection. Frankly, that's a good sign for the Rolling Stones: they're celebrating their half-century together but refusing to take themselves too seriously, even when they're assembling a mammoth retrospective that's available in two wildly different incarnations…