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Carlo Maria Giulini, New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra - Benjamin Britten: War Requiem (2001)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Carlo Maria Giulini, New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra - Benjamin Britten: War Requiem (2001)

Carlo Maria Giulini, New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra - Benjamin Britten: War Requiem (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 79:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BBC Music | # BBCL 4046-2 | Recorded: 1969

This performance is a revelation. Philip Reed, in his authoritative note, points out that, unbeknown to many, Britten and Giulini had a mutual respect for and an admiration of each other’s work. Here they combine to give a performance that is a true Legend, as this BBC series has it. Giulini’s reading is as dramatic and viscerally exciting as any I have heard. The music leaps from the page new-minted in his thoroughgoing, histrionically taut hands, the rhythmic tension at times quite astonishing. For instance, the sixth movement, ‘Libera me’, is simply earth-shattering in its effect, every bar, every word, every instrument sung and played to the hilt – and so it is throughout, with the live occasion added to the peculiar, and in this case peculiarly right, acoustics of the Albert Hall adding its own measure of verite to the inspired occasion.

The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}

Posted By: popsakov
The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}

The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (1964) {2000, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock & Roll, Pop Rock | Polydor #314 549 268-2

Originally this compilation was released in 1964 as "The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan - The Beatles' First." The title of this compilation has varied many times over the years but they are all based on the original 1964 Polydor release with the same track listing and running order. Most of the tracks feature vocals by Sheridan. The album includes all eight of the Beatles' first pro recordings made in '61 and '62 in Germany as Tony Sheridan's backing band plus four of Tony's tracks with the Beat Brothers!

Wings - London Town (1978) {1987, UK 1st Press}

Posted By: popsakov
Wings - London Town (1978) {1987, UK 1st Press}

Wings - London Town (1978) {1987, UK 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 359 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Fame #CD-FA 3223 / EMI #CDP 7 48198 2

London Town is the sixth studio album by the British–American rock group Wings. It was released in March 1978, two years after its predecessor, Wings at the Speed of Sound. The album had a long and tumultuous gestation during which the band's tour plans for 1977 were cancelled, due to Linda McCartney falling pregnant with her and Paul McCartney's third child, and two members of Wings departed, leaving the band as a trio comprising Paul, Linda and Denny Laine. Recording sessions were held intermittently over a period of a year, mainly at Abbey Road Studios in London and aboard a luxury yacht in the Virgin Islands. London Town charted in the top five positions in the UK and the US. The lead single, "With a Little Luck", was a number 1 hit in the US. Also recorded during the sessions was the 1977 non-album single "Mull of Kintyre", which, until 1984, was the best-selling single in UK chart history.

Carter Burwell - True Grit: Soundtrack (2010)

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Carter Burwell - True Grit: Soundtrack (2010)

Carter Burwell - True Grit: Soundtrack (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 154 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Nonesuch | # 526752-2 | 00:35:36

Carter Burwell's score for Joel & Ethan Coen's cinematic version of Charles Portis' novel True Grit (they consciously decided to ignore the original Oscar-winning film because they considered it a bore) is rooted in the world view of its main character, the outrageously self-righteous Mattie Ross (played by Hailee Steinfeld). Burwell used classic Protestant hymns as inspirations; in some cases bits from the classic hymns themselves – “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand” (by Franklin L. Eiland), “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (by Charles Converse), “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” (by Elisha A. Hoffman & Anthony J. Showalter), “Talk About Suffering” (Traditional), and “The Glory-Land Way” (by J.S. Torbett) – for his cues. These pieces in particular, from the opening theme, "The Wicked Flee," "A Methodist and a Son of a Bitch," and "I Will Carry You," all begin simply, lyrically, almost reverentially before giving way to grander pieces of music that reflect the land and history.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (1972) [MFSL, 1995]

Posted By: gribovar
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (1972) [MFSL, 1995]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (1972) [MFSL, 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 262 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDCD 621)

After the heavily distorted bass and doomsday church organ of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's debut album, the exhilarating prog rock of epic proportions on Tarkus, and the violent removal of the sacred aura of classical tunes on Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy, ELP's fourth album, features the trio settling down in more crowd-pleasing pastures. Actually, the group was gaining in maturity what they lost in raw energy. Every track on this album has been carefully thought, arranged, and performed to perfection, a process that also included some form of sterilization. Greg Lake's acoustic ballad "From the Beginning" put the group on the charts for a second time. The adaptation of Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" also yielded a crowd-pleaser…

Dark Tranquillity - The Mind's I (1997) [Deluxe Edition 2004]

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Dark Tranquillity - The Mind's I (1997) [Deluxe Edition 2004]

Dark Tranquillity - The Mind's I (1997) [Deluxe Edition 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Melodic Death Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Osmose Productions (OPCD 052)

By their third long-player (and second since the traumatizing defection of original singer Anders Fridén), The Mind's I, Dark Tranquility were making very positive strides, gaining in confidence, but still playing serious catch-up to In Flames and At the Gates in the battle of the Gothenburg extreme metal bands. Yes, their dated and overly laborious early-'90s Swedish death metal habits had by now largely and wisely been replaced by more economical (read: shorter) songwriting, their melodies were ever more evident within the ruling metallic mayhem, and former guitarist Mikael Stanne had fully come into his own as a lead vocalist, but that didn't mean that speedy new offerings like "Scythe, Rage and Roses" and "Dissolution Factor Red" were inspired enough to fully stand out from the pack…

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Domingo Hindoyan - Debussy, Dukas, Roussel (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Domingo Hindoyan - Debussy, Dukas, Roussel (2022)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Domingo Hindoyan - Debussy, Dukas, Roussel (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:12
Classical | Label: Onyx Classics

Domingo Hindoyan’s exciting programme of French repertoire includes early and late orchestral masterpieces by Debussy, Roussel’s sumptuous and brilliantly scored 2nd ballet suite from Bacchus et Ariadne, and the rarely heard and spectacular La Péri, subtitled Poèm Dansé by the highly self-critical but brilliant Dukas. ‘Of all the recent conductor signings at UK orchestras, this is the one that intrigues me the most’ The Spectator on Domingo Hindoyan’s appointment as Chief conductor of the RLPO.

Jean-Marie Benjamin - Sacred Music (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
Jean-Marie Benjamin - Sacred Music (2022)

Jean-Marie Benjamin - Sacred Music (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 207 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | 00:52:34
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Aulicus Classics

French Nationality, born in Salon de Provence resides in Italy since 1974. Composer and director, plays the guitar, the piano and electronic keyboard. Author of numerous classical music, score film and pop music. Since 1966 he recorded 28 records.

Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (1894 Version) (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (1894 Version) (2022)

Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (1894 Version) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 218 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:18
Classical | Label: Channel Classics Records

Following his critically acclaimed interpretation of Bruckner's 7th Symphony, Iván Fischer leads his Budapest Festival Orchestration to the summit of 19th century symphonic music, with this new recording of the monumental, enigmatic, unfinished and deeply religious 9th Symphony of Anton Bruckner.

Gino Zambelli & Quartetto Bazzini - Astor Piazzolla: One For Tango (Arrangements for Bandoneon and String Quartet) (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
Gino Zambelli & Quartetto Bazzini - Astor Piazzolla: One For Tango (Arrangements for Bandoneon and String Quartet) (2022)

Gino Zambelli & Quartetto Bazzini - Astor Piazzolla: One For Tango (Arrangements for Bandoneon and String Quartet) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 313 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | 01:07:25
Classical | Label: Da Vinci Classics

It is a meaningful sign of the times that Astor Piazzolla is arguably one of the most frequently performed composers on the contemporary musical stage, even though he probably never aimed at writing “classical” music. True, one of the fundamental encounters of his life was with composer and teacher Nadia Boulanger, who mentored many of the most important avant-garde musicians of the second half of the twentieth century. And, under her guidance, Piazzolla did attempt to express his personality through the language of Western contemporary music. The results, of course, were very good, since nobody could question Piazzolla’s talent. Yet, when Piazzolla performed one of the tangos he had already written to his professor, she exclaimed: “Astor, all your classical pieces are well written, but the true Piazzolla sound is here, never leave it behind!”. And if the language of Piazzolla’s music does not correspond to that of the coeval European avantgardes, neither does it conform to the standards of the Argentinian tango tradition. It is precisely for his utter originality that Astor Piazzolla rightfully claimed and obtained a place in the pantheon of twentieth-century classical music. But it is also this originality that may puzzle those attempting to classify him within one of the established musical categories.

Andy Malloy & Junko Ueno Garrett - Best of Friends (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
Andy Malloy & Junko Ueno Garrett - Best of Friends (2022)

Andy Malloy & Junko Ueno Garrett - Best of Friends (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:02:59
Classical | Label: Navona Records

Navona Records and trombonist Andy Malloy present BEST OF FRIENDS, a collection of personalized pieces for trombone and piano. Featuring works that Malloy commissioned from his colleagues over the years, the album is truly an ode to the relationships formed through musical collaboration. Each piece on the album pushes the musical boundaries to which the trombone is often held through creative uses of tonality and soaring melodies. Rhythmically energetic passages, jazz harmonies, and more speak throughout the album, highlighting the musicianship of Malloy and the compositional dexterity of his colleagues, a musical testament to the power of collaboration.

Milt Jackson - Four Classic Albums plus (1955-1957) [Reissue 2009]

Posted By: gribovar
Milt Jackson - Four Classic Albums plus (1955-1957) [Reissue 2009]

Milt Jackson - Four Classic Albums plus (1955-1957) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 707 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 373 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC979)

Avid Jazz here presents four classic Milt Jackson albums, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered double CD.
‘The Jazz Skyline’, ‘Milt Jackson Quartet’, ‘Telefunken Blues’, ‘Plenty Plenty Soul’ plus three tracks with the Thelonious Monk Quartet. ‘The Jazz Skyline’ finds Milt in 1957 in a relaxing blowing session, perhaps a thousand miles away from the more structured and complex music he was making with his other ‘day’ band, John Lewis and The Modern Jazz Quartet. For the ‘Quartet’ sessions two years earlier in 1955 Jackson is joined by Horace Silver, Percy Heath and Connie Kay in a set comprising mostly standard material, but none the less intriguing for that…

Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills & Bellyaches (1990) CD+DVD Remastered Collector's Edition 2007

Posted By: Designol
Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills & Bellyaches (1990) CD+DVD Remastered Collector's Edition 2007

Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills & Bellyaches (1990)
CD+DVD Remastered Collector's Deluxe Edition 2007

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 475 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | 01:11:34 | Scans ~ 103 Mb
DVD5 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3, 2ch, 224 kbps | 00:50:17 | ~ 2.4 Gb
Dance Rock, Alternative Rock, Madchester, House | Label: Rhino | # 5144-24011-2

2007 digitally remastered and expanded deluxe two disc (CD + PAL/Region 0 DVD) edition of the smash hit album from Shaun Ryder, Bez and Co., originally released in 1990. Features the original album with the addition of extended versions and mixes, while the second disc is a DVD that collects all of their videos into a virtual video "Best Of" the band from 1986's 'Tart Tart' through to 'Judge Fudge' in 1991. The Mondays' 1988 album may have helped chart the future of British Rock/Dance but this album reconstructed the way music was created and helped to bring the Alternative Rock and Dance scenes together as one. Features the hits 'Kinky Afro', 'Step On' and 'Bob's Yer Uncle'.

Hawkwind - Spirit Of The Age: An Anthology 1976-1984 [3CD Box Set] (2008) (Re-up)

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Hawkwind - Spirit Of The Age: An Anthology 1976-1984 [3CD Box Set] (2008) (Re-up)

Hawkwind - Spirit Of The Age: An Anthology 1976-1984 [3CD Box Set] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 574 MB | Covers - 218 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atomhenge (ATOMBOX 3002)

Curated by the band’s current label, Cherry Red Records, this three disc box set was released in 2008 to herald a complete overhaul of the band’s catalogue from 1976 to 1997. Cherry Red acquired the rights to these albums, and rolled out a reissue programme that saw each album get a dramatic upgrade in sound quality, accompanied by bonus discs of previously unreleased songs or live takes. However, while Hawkwind’s legacy is impressive, it’s fair to say that not every album is a winner, and certainly in the later years the albums suffered from a lot of filler, and leader Dave Brock tended to recycle and re-record older tracks and simply badge them with new titles. This set manages to filter out a lot of the weaker material, and concentrates on the tracks that define Hawkwind at their best…

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 2CD + DVD Deluxe Edition 2009

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Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 2CD + DVD Deluxe Edition 2009

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 2CD + DVD Deluxe Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 542 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | 01:35:24
DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2ch, 192 kbps | 00:41:10 | ~ 2.73 Gb
Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Country Rock | A&M | # B0013581-00 | Scans ~ 100 Mb

Deluxe three disc (two CDs + DVD) edition of her 1993 debut album includes a bonus CD of b-sides, rarities and outtakes plus a bonus DVD that contains a documentary featuring on-the-road, backstage, soundcheck and live footage recorded during the Tuesday Night Music Club tour, 1993 -95. Tuesday Night Music Club, the beloved debut album from Sheryl Crow, and has sold more than eight million copies worldwide since its release in 1993. The acclaimed piece of work has yielded six international hit singles and won three Grammys.