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VA - Magic Moments... (75 Cool, Sophisticated And Timeless Songs) (2020)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - Magic Moments... (75 Cool, Sophisticated And Timeless Songs) (2020)

VA - Magic Moments… (75 Cool, Sophisticated And Timeless Songs) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 519 MB
3:46:02 | Scans Included | Easy Listening, Ballad, Big Band, Vocal, Smooth Jazz, Light Music | Label: Sony Music

75 cool, sophisticated and timeless tracks on three CDs, packaged in a handy fold-out bag with pockets. Includes Andy Williams, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and many more.
It's unlikely that most of us need entire albums from most of the artists included in this compilation. But this compilation of foreign pop music from the 50s and 60s is really something special.
Here you get the classics of the genre as well as some rare tunes.

Doris Day - Move Over Darling 1960-1967 (Remastered) (1997)

Posted By: Rtax
Doris Day - Move Over Darling 1960-1967 (Remastered) (1997)

Doris Day - Move Over Darling 1960-1967 (Remastered) (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 3.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.3 GB
9:40:14 | Vocal Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening | Label: Bear Family Records

The fourth and final box in our monumental Doris Day retrospective. Here, on 8 CDs, is every song she recorded from 1960 to her last session for the label in November 1966. Nearly 200 songs, including some of her most popular and timeless albums such as 'Latin For Lovers', her 1964 Bossa Nova Collection and 'Doris Day's Sentimntal Journey' - her last Columbia album, which is a loving throwback to her musical roots in the big band Era. Also included is the 'Annie Get Your Gun' album with Robert Goulet and the title track to 'Move Over Darling' - a #8 in England in 1964.

James Taylor - At Christmas (2006)

Posted By: Designol
James Taylor - At Christmas (2006)

James Taylor - At Christmas (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 34 Mb
Label: Columbia Records | # 88697 00323 2 | Time: 00:45:56
Genre: Christmas, Holidays, Pop, Pop/Rock, Vocal Jazz

Looking for a smart, never-out-of-style singer who turns in a perfectly solid collection of Christmas songs, including a few surprises? J.T. is your man on James Taylor at Christmas, which is nicely balanced between pop and jazz selections, with more stately hymn-like fare and balladry. Always fine in his charmingly understated voice, Taylor and company try out the old gospel standard "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and the memorable "Some Children See Him." He smoothly cuts through "Winter Wonderland" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" with a bit of jazz flavor, and reprises Joni Mitchell's increasingly popular Christmas song (even though it's about getting away from the holiday), "River." One of the album's most satisfying delights is Taylor's funky version of "Jingle Bells," sung in a kind of barroom stomp with the most intriguing phrasing since Barbra Streisand sang it in the '60s. Soulful and bright and moody as well (when Taylor sings "In the Bleak Midwinter," you believe it's indeed rough), there's barely a clinker here.

Natalie Cole - Studio Albums Collection 1987-2013 (12CD)

Posted By: Designol
Natalie Cole - Studio Albums Collection 1987-2013 (12CD)

Natalie Cole - Studio Albums Collection 1987-2013 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 4.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.55 Gb | Scans ~ 897 Mb
Adult Contemporary, R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Holidays | Time: 11:09:25

Collection includes: 'Everlasting' (1987); 'Good To Be Back' (1989); 'Unforgettable With Love' (1991); 'Take A Look' (1993); 'Holly & Ivy' (1994); 'Stardust' (1996); 'Snowfall On The Sahara' (1999); 'The Magic Of Christmas' (1999); 'Ask A Woman Who Knows' (2002); 'Leavin' (2006), and 'Still Unforgettable' (2008); Natalie Cole en Español (2013).

VA - Christmas Holidays (Peace With Music in a Cozy Mood) (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
VA - Christmas Holidays (Peace With Music in a Cozy Mood) (2022)

VA - Christmas Holidays (Peace With Music in a Cozy Mood) (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:47:25 | 709 / 246 Mb
Genre: Jazz Chillout / Label: Irma Records

Irma Records Presents Christmas Holidays (Peace With Music in a Cozy Mood) album original hits and the original artists genre Jazz.

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions]

Posted By: Designol
VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions]

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015)
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:10
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 094 SA

Worthy of audiophile treatment. Not every Christmas tune meets that high standard. But each song on this SACD, with each song chosen by Acoustic Sounds owner and CEO Chad Kassem, sound better than it ever has before. These are some of the most familiar - and well-recorded - Christmas tracks ever. We feel we're bringing you a record that you and your family will enjoy every year forevermore. These truly are The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas. From the peaceful solemnity of Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy" to the festive spirit of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas brings you the very best examples of holiday songs ever recorded. With wonderful music in abundance, this Christmas compilation offers a celebration of the season's most joyous and cherished songs. Truly, Christmas has never sounded better!

Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)

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Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)

Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 210 Mb
Label: For Life Records, Rykodisc | # RCD 10410 | Time: 00:40:23
Alternative, Experimental, No Wave, Art Pop, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Downtempo

With Mundo Civilizado, downtown denizen Arto Lindsay is probably the first person to successfully integrate the sounds of techno and drum'n'bass into an already established pop music style. Others, notably David Bowie, have tried to do something similar, but although Bowie's attempt in particular was more successful than most critics give him credit for, it never sounded as natural and seamless as Lindsay's. That the former king of skronk guitar was able to achieve such a fusion while singing in Portuguese is even more impressive. Highlights include the funky female worship of "Q Samba" and the scattered herky-jerk of "Complicity" (which features the deathless couplet "Complicity, unconscious wit/Borders without borders under eyebrows"). His taste in covers is a bit more suspect – he brings as little to Prince's material as you'd expect, but is surprisingly more adept with Al Green's "Simply Beautiful." Overall, this one's a solid winner, if not quite a classic.

The Ravi Shankar Project - Tana Mana (1987)

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The Ravi Shankar Project - Tana Mana (1987)

The Ravi Shankar Project - Tana Mana (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:04
Ethnic Fusion, Indian Classical, Modern Classical, Jazz | Label: Private | # 2016-2-P

Tana Mana is an album by Indian musician Ravi Shankar, originally credited to "the Ravi Shankar Project" and released in 1987. The album is an experimental work by Shankar, mixing traditional instrumentation with 1980s electronic music and sampling technology. Tana Mana is an album by Indian musician Ravi Shankar, originally credited to "the Ravi Shankar Project" and released in 1987. The album is an experimental work by Shankar, mixing traditional instrumentation with 1980s electronic music and sampling technology.

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

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Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Cool Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Koch | # KOC-CD-9964 | Time: 00:52:39

No chance Franks is going to change the formula now after all these years, but what a great formula it is. Michael Franks delivers another superb collection of idiosyncratic pop songs as only he can - this time out with a bit of a Brazilian flavored twist. Features Chuck Loeb (guitar, keyboards, programming), David Sancious (piano, keyboards), Jeff Lorber (keyboards, programming), Michael White (drums) and Eric Marienthal.

Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue & Cent Mille Chansons (2014)

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Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue & Cent Mille Chansons (2014)

Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue & Cent Mille Chansons (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 450 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 177 Mb
Full Scans ~ 56 Mb | 01:13:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Easy Listening, Pop | Vocalion Ltd #CDLK 4523

Two classic easy-listening albums by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra, originally released in 1968 on the Philips label, together on one CD and remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes for Vocalion's trademark crystal-clear sound.

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CDs

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Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CDs

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 589 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 353 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ 10355 | Time: 02:34:06

The complete memorable recordings made by Billie Holiday in 1956-57 backed by a small group including Ben Webster, Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles and Barney Kessel. A complete Holiday set recorded at Newport during the same period has been added as a bonus. Includes 16-page booklet.

Alanis Morissette - the storm before the calm (2022)

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Alanis Morissette - the storm before the calm (2022)

Alanis Morissette - the storm before the calm (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:43:54 | 410 Mb
Electronic, Ambient, New Age | Label: Epiphany Music

Alanis Morissette releases her first meditation album with the title the storm before the calm. It includes 11 relaxing meditation tracks which Morissette wrote together with Dave Harrington.

Hector Zazou & VA - Songs From The Cold Seas (1994)

Posted By: Designol
Hector Zazou & VA - Songs From The Cold Seas (1994)

Hector Zazou & VA - Songs From The Cold Seas (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb | 00:50:36
Downtempo, Ambient, Experimental, Alternative | Label: Columbia | # CK 67068

A smorgasbord album, the cast list includes Bjork, Siouxsie Sioux, Brendan Perry, and long-term sidekick Barbera Googan. As expected, the mood is cold, often somber in tone. Only on "The Long Voyage," a springy ditty fronted by Suzanne Vega and John Cale, does the album ascend from the depths. Some of the gloom works, like in "Havet Stomar," a brilliant slow burner with B.J. Cole's pedal steel guitar and ECM artist Lene Willemark's chilling howls. "Annukka Suaren Neito" presents what must be the closest to an Eskimo rap you can get. Mark Isham provides freestyle trumpet that almost sounds like seagulls swooping the skies. The Jane Siberry-fronted "She Is Like the Swallow" is a beauty, as soft as it is light. Hector Zazou's electronics are in fine check too. The canvas expands to new textures, such as metallic percussion in "Adventures in the Scandinavian Skin Trade".

Rita Reys - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1986)

Posted By: Designol
Rita Reys - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1986)

Rita Reys - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1986)
with Metropole Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Rogier van Otterloo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Holidays, Christmas | Label: Polydor | # 831 254-2 | 00:43:48

Rita Reys was long ago billed as "Europe's First Lady of Jazz." A legend overseas, Reys was one of the top jazz singers in Europe from the mid-'50s to the turn of the millennium. In 1986, Rita recorded the Christmas album Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas with the Pim Jacobs Trio and the Metropole Orchestra conducted by Rogier van Otterloo.

Viktor Lazlo - She (1985) [Re-Up]

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Viktor Lazlo - She (1985) [Re-Up]

Viktor Lazlo - She (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Pop, Lounge, New Wave | Label: Polydor | # 827 958-2 | Time: 00:46:27

She is the first studio album by French-Belgian singer Viktor Lazlo. The album consists of several original jazz pop compositions and includes two cover versions, the first one being Rita Hayworth's Put the Blame on Mame and a French version of the Julie London song Cry Me a River, entitled Pleurer Des Rivieres. The song was successful on the French single charts peaking at No. 27.