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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - François Joseph Gossec: Le Triomphe de la République (2006)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - François Joseph Gossec: Le Triomphe de la République (2006)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - François Joseph Gossec: Le Triomphe de la République (2006)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 309 Mb | Total time: 72:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0727 | Recorded: 2002

Gossec made an important contribution to the development of French symphonic music and played a central role in Parisian musical life for almost three-quarters of a century. The opera 'Le Triomphe de la République' was composed in 1793 folowing the French Revolution and wonderfully demonstrates the musical movement that France experienced following the change in political climate. Music was recognized as a medium for the diffusion of new ideas and 'Le Triomphe de la République' was a case in point. It was written in the wake of popular enthusiasm at the news of the army's victory at the battle of Vlamy in 1792 against the anti-French troops led by the Duke of Brunswick. It features folk music and popular dances of the day reflecting a kind of life quite distinct from that of intellectual, aristocratic society.

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…

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonie dai drammi per musica (2002)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonie dai drammi per musica (2002)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonie dai drammi per musica (2002)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 67:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Frame | # FR0139-2 | Recorded: 2002

Recorded in 2002, this release contains a unique program of the complete overtures of all Vivaldi’s operas. As an opera composer, Vivaldi has long been neglected, but these works showcase his great dramatic genius. Performances on period instruments by Modo Antiquo, conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli, one of the foremost specialists in this field, who has also recorded for full price labels such as Naïve and Deutsche Grammophon.

Remember Shakti - Saturday Night in Bombay (2001)

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Remember Shakti - Saturday Night in Bombay (2001)

Remember Shakti - Saturday Night in Bombay (2001)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz Fusion, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve/Universal Music (014 164-2)

John McLaughlin brought his revived Indo-jazz project Shakti to Bombay (Mumbai) in late 2000, and the result is this live disc, which features only four compositions but runs over an hour in length. (The title is a deliberate play on 1980's Friday Night in San Francisco.) McLaughlin's electric guitar and Zakir Hussain's tabla remain at the core of the group's sound. U. Shrinivas (on mandolin) and V. Selvaganesh (on kanjira, ghatam, and mridangam, all Indian percussion instruments) remain from the previous album, but there are also a number of Indian guest musicians, giving the music many added dimensions. The most remarkable guests are Debashish Bhattacharya on Hindustani slide guitar, Shankar Mahadevan on vocals, and Shiv Kumar Sharma on santur, an Indian hammered dulcimer…

Sayer - Sounds Of Atoms (2014)

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Sayer - Sounds Of Atoms (2014)

Sayer - Sounds Of Atoms (2014)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 486 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: New Territory Records (NTR1003)

Sayer Seely started his musical life in the late 80's inspired by Synergy and other synthesizer music like Kraftwerk. By 1997 he started recording his first CDs which he distributed among his friends and in 1999 he started puting his music online which resulted in his first sales which are now out of print. Afterwards he released his first CD on a label in 2003 and took a break after which he started working more in music again in the 2010's.

Rita Peiretti, Accademia dei Solinghi - Baldassarre Galuppi: Complete Harpsichord Concertos (1999)

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Rita Peiretti, Accademia dei Solinghi - Baldassarre Galuppi: Complete Harpsichord Concertos (1999)

Rita Peiretti, Accademia dei Solinghi - Baldassarre Galuppi: Complete Harpsichord Concertos (1999)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 470 Mb | Total time: 49:51+40:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS215 | Recorded: 1998

In his lifetime, Baldassare Galuppi was a well-known and popular composer across Europe. He wrote a hundred and ten operas for performance in the London theatre and at the court of Catherine II in Saint Petersburg, as well as in Florence and Venice in his native Italy. He was also a noted harpsichordist and kapellmeister. These two CDs are the first complete recording of his harpsichord concertos.

Elvis Presley - Close Up [4CD Box Set] (2003)

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Elvis Presley - Close Up [4CD Box Set] (2003)

Elvis Presley - Close Up [4CD Box Set] (2003)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 1,31 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 531 MB | Covers - 189 MB
Genre: Rock 'n' Roll, Pop, Ballad | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RCA/BMG (82876-50537-2)

Elvis: Close Up is part of an ongoing series of Elvis Presley box sets BMG has created to keep collectors supplied with "new" material, in a manner of speaking. All 89 of the recordings are previously unreleased mixes and alternate takes, with each disc focusing on a different period of Elvis' career. The first disc contains stereo mixes of recordings from 1957, including "Jailhouse Rock" and "I Beg of You." These mixes, created from the binaural session tapes, will be worth the price for many stereophiles. The second disc has alternate takes of songs from four of Elvis' early-'60s movie soundtracks, with all of the recordings hailing from 1960 and 1961. Disc three is titled "The Magic of Nashville" and features Nashville recordings mainly from the early '60s…

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte BWV1046-1051 & Tripelkonzert BWV1044 (2006)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte BWV1046-1051 & Tripelkonzert BWV1044 (2006)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte BWV1046-1051 & Tripelkonzert BWV1044 (2006)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 580 Mb | Total time: 51:51+54:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arts | # 47715/16 | Recorded: 2006

Among the current sensations of the historical-performance scene is I Barocchisti, from Italian Switzerland, and its director and harpsichordist Diego Fasolis. The group released performances of Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos on a pair of discs, with the second disc also containing the Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord, strings, and continuo in A minor, BWV 1044. Whatever may be said for breaking up the set in other situations, this radical approach is best appreciated as a whole. Part of the charm of these classic works is their differentiation, somewhat obscured in modern performances (and even in some on historical instruments) that use a large string section.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - André Campra: Grands motets (2003)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - André Campra: Grands motets (2003)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - André Campra: Grands motets (2003)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 67:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45555 2 | Recorded: 2003

This splendid disc is an excellent introduction to a Baroque figure who composed sacred and secular music with equal authority and success. In his grands motets, especially the mature works featured on this splendid disc, André Campra (1660-1744) did not hesitate to introduce dazzling, technically demanding passages, both vocal and instrumental, which bring to mind the sumptuous glamour of Baroque operas. However, as William Christie's impeccable performance makes abundantly clear, these are profoundly spiritual works. While one is easily and understandably seduced by the sheer brilliance of the performance, the ensemble and soloists wear their great virtuosity lightly, so to speak, immediately revealing the music's spiritual depth.

Yello - Oh Yeah [CDS] (1987)

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Yello - Oh Yeah [CDS] (1987)

Yello - Oh Yeah [CDS] (1987)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 92 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 40 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mercury (888 908-2)

The ambitious Swiss electronic duo Yello comprised vocalist/conceptualist Dieter Meier - a millionaire industrialist, professional gambler, and member of Switzerland's national golf team - and composer/arranger Boris Blank. The two began collaborating in 1979 and debuted with the single "I.T. Splash." After a steady ascent, their star rose significantly with the inclusion of their 1985 single "Oh Yeah" in John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off. They consolidated their subsequent international success with 1988's "The Race," a Top Ten hit in seven countries. Next came a move into film, while maintaining a six-album run of Top Ten placings on the Swiss charts that stretched into the late '90s. Although Yello's releases became less frequent in the new century, the duo became even more successful in their homeland…

Grobschnitt - Solar Music - Live (1978)

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Grobschnitt - Solar Music - Live (1978)

Grobschnitt - Solar Music - Live (1978)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Metronome Musik (837 984-2)

Combining their trademark symphonic-progressive style with drummer and leader Eroc’s twisted, absurdist humor, Grobschnitt was among the most curious groups in Germany’s Krautrock scene. Essentially an extended, concert version of “Solar Music,” the group’s 30-minute plus studio instrumental masterwork from 1974’s Ballerman, Solar Music - Live is a fantastic live document recorded in 1978. Featuring stellar musicianship throughout from Eroc and classically-trained keyboardist Mist (Volker Kahrs), the group’s exhilarating cosmic jamming, spaced-out soloing, and splashy stage show (as evidenced by the pyrotechnics on the cover art) make this one of the essential live documents of the prog rock era.

Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson - At The Opera House (1957) [Reissue 1986]

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Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson - At The Opera House (1957) [Reissue 1986]

Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson - At The Opera House (1957) [Reissue 1986]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 403 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve/Polygram (831 272-2)

Whatever Norman Granz was using as a thinking man's energy drink in 1957 when he formulated this Jazz at the Philharmonic all-star band should be bottled and sold to the world. This stroke of genius was manifested in pairing Stan Getz with J.J. Johnson, backing them up with pianist Oscar Peterson's legendary trio including bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, and adding MJQ drummer Connie Kay to this truly classic jazz sextet. Two JATP concerts done in Chicago (in stereo) and Los Angeles (in mono) comprise this expanded edition CD, with some stretched-out jams, repeat tunes, and extra material. Originally tabbed as an unusual teaming of tenor sax and trombone, the two principals sound well-suited, very compatible in their dynamic levels, and especially congruous when they play together, while Peterson is absolutely supportive so that these two giants of jazz can cut loose…

Chet Baker Quartet - Köln Concert [Recorded 1955] (2006)

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Chet Baker Quartet - Köln Concert [Recorded 1955] (2006)

Chet Baker Quartet - Koln Concert [Recorded 1955] (2006)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RLR Records (RLR 88618)

Unreleased for half a century - and worth the wait. Documenting a complete West German live appearance from October 9, 1955 (including an announcement from promoter Gigi Campi and some impromptu dialogue from Chet Baker himself), The Köln Concert Featuring Dick Twardzik captures a harder, more soulful dimension of the trumpeter's work absent from his concurrent studio dates. There's real heat simmering below Baker's icy-cool tones, and he invests familiar compositions like "Imagination" and "I'll Remember April" with new verve. No less notable is his support staff, featuring pianist Richard Twardzik in one of his final performances before his fatal heroin overdose just 12 days later. His contributions here are shapely and supple, each note a poignant reminder of the immense talent he squandered away.

Colosseum - Morituri Te Salutant [Recorded 1968-2003, 4CD Box Set] (2009)

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Colosseum - Morituri Te Salutant [Recorded 1968-2003, 4CD Box Set] (2009)

Colosseum - Morituri Te Salutant [Recorded 1968-2003, 4CD Box Set] (2009)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 1,74 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 677 MB | Covers - 500 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanctuary Records (2709352)

2009 four CD antology from the British Jazz/Prog/Art Rock band. Pieced together with the active assistance of band leader Jon Hiseman, Morituri Te Salutant features extended highlights from Colosseum's original albums as well as numerous previously-unissued studio and live outtakes, including BBC session material, the aborted late '60s single `Tell Me Now' and a host of alternative recordings from the tour that was immortalised on what many admirers believe to be the band's definitive work, Colosseum Live. Lavishly packaged with hitherto unpublished photos and a 10,000 word essay, Morituri Te Salutant is the final word on one of the most individual and iconoclastic British bands to emerge from the musical and cultural revolution of the '60s.

Hawkwind - Choose Your Masques (1982) [Reissue 1996]

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Hawkwind - Choose Your Masques (1982) [Reissue 1996]

Hawkwind - Choose Your Masques (1982) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 344 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: The Emergency Broadcast System (EBSCD 124)

One of Hawkwind's stronger 1980s releases, their last U.K. Top 30 hit, and certainly the high point of their two-year/three-album stint with RCA, Choose Your Masques boasts a vision and energy that neither of its predecessors could match, coupled with some excellent songwriting and - again, unlike its predecessors - more than a couple of songs that demanded revisiting. Part of the improvement was surely down to the return of saxophonist Nik Turner, absent since 1978. Both his pen and his instrument are eminently visible across an album that matches a newfound sense of high drama with Hawkwind's traditional emotional punch, with the title track, the "Arrival In Utopia"/"Utopia" suite, and the closing "Waiting for Tomorrow" not only proving their worth in the studio, but restoring Hawkwind to the highest standards in concert as well…