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Gary Fletcher - Feud Of Love; Official Gary Fletcher Bootleg Album; Human Spirit (2013) 3 LPs in 2 CD, Remastered Reissue

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Gary Fletcher - Feud Of Love; Official Gary Fletcher Bootleg Album; Human Spirit (2013) 3 LPs in 2 CD, Remastered Reissue

Gary Fletcher - Feud Of Love; Official Gary Fletcher Bootleg Album; Human Spirit
3 LPs in 2 CD, Remastered Reissue 2013

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 842 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 326 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Pop/Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1092 | 02:22:36

Retrospective round up of Blues Band Gary Fletcher’s entire oeuvre. These two CDs contain most of the tracks that appeared on three CDs: ‘Feud Of Love’ by The Relatives, ‘The Official Gary Fletcher Bootleg Album’ and ‘Human Spirit’, released in 1997, 2004 and 2007 respectively. When I say ‘most of the tracks’, the only ones left off are songs which appear on two of the albums and this occurred because the GF Bootleg CD was effectively a compilation of demos, some of which appeared in their final form on ‘Human Spirit’. Gary is currently touring with the Blues Band and will promoting the album along the way. Digitally remastered and slipcased and with new notes.

Johnny Cash - Life (2004)

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Johnny Cash - Life (2004)

Johnny Cash - Life (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Country, Rockabilly | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # COL 515136 2 | Time: 00:49:51

Compiled and designed in the manner of Love, Murder, and God, three thematically compiled Johnny Cash anthologies released to wide acclaim in the spring of 2000, Life brings together 18 songs from Cash's back catalog that in one way or another deal with the nuts and bolts of many people's existence – home, nation, work, family, surviving hard times, and celebrating good times. Of course, the nature of this theme is broader and not nearly as cleanly defined as the themes of the three previous sets, and a few of these songs might have fared better elsewhere – "Where Did We Go Right" and "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" would have fit nicely on Love, while "I Talk to Jesus Everyday" and "Lead Me Gently Home" would not feel out of place on God. But as a summation of the broad and idiosyncratic worldview of Johnny Cash, Life fares very well indeed; Cash could set a protest song like "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" or "Man in Black" next to the fiercely patriotic "Ragged Old Flag" and see no contradiction, and celebrate the importance of hard work ("Country Trash") while savoring the sweet prospect of punching out the boss ("Oney").

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

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Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki
Michel Lethiec, clarinet; Łukasz Długosz, flute; Arto Noras, cello;
Bartosz Koziak, cello; Rafał Kwiatkowski, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: DUX | # DUX 1186 | Time: 01:17:05

The instrumental concerto occupies a very prominent place in the music of Krzysztof Penderecki. This fact is related to the great life force exhibited by this genre in twentieth century and in contemporary music. It is stimulated by commissions from virtuosos and by audience expectations; also favourable is the composers’ flexibility in approaching the form, whose chief idea continues to be the juxtaposition of the solo instrument and the orchestra. The violin and viola works presented on this CD are not only interesting, concrete realizations of the concertare idea in Penderecki’s music, but also examples of this composer’s sonic language and style in the period of his creativity which Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski called a "time of dialogue with the regained past".

VA - Crucial Acoustic Blues (2007)

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VA - Crucial Acoustic Blues (2007)

VA - Crucial Acoustic Blues (2007)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Modern Acoustic Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD124 | Time: 00:50:57

Alligator Records shows a different side of its house-rocking face on this 13-cut collection of acoustic blues. While Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Bukka White don't appear here, other performers – some of whom one normally associates with overdriven electricity – are. Buddy Guy is present, as is Stevie Ray Vaughan. Koko Taylor's "The Man Next Door" is here and it's one of her greatest performances on record. In addition, Johnny Winter, who was no stranger to a National Steel string bottleneck earlier in his career, returns to give it another go, and the true roots doctor Corey Harris is here with "God Don't Ever Change," and Carey and Lurrie Bell with "Stop Running Around." Guy's "Hi Heel Sneakers" is terrific as is Winter's "Evil on My Mind." But it's those that are normally associated with the acoustic blues like Harris, Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, Cephas & Wiggins, John Jackson and the legendary Sonny Terry who come off best, bringing the true rhythm and mystery with them into their songs.

Howard Jones - Human's Lib (1984) [Non-Remastered]

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Howard Jones - Human's Lib (1984) [Non-Remastered]

Howard Jones - Human's Lib (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Label: WEA/Elektra | # 9 60346-2, 2 40335-2 | Time: 00:49:48
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock

Human's Lib is fueled by the nonstop synth-pop hooks and brightly textured melodies that went on to be a trademark of Howard Jones. His brand of spirited keyboard-and-lyric exuberance lent itself to a large part of the mid-'80s, especially in Britain. The tracks on Human's Lib are energetic and colorful, coming to life the best on "New Song," a number 27 hit for Jones in the U.S., and on the finely structured "What Is Love?," which gave him the number 33 spot on the singles chart four months later. While both of these songs rested at the bottom end of Billboard's Top 40, they went to number three and number two, respectively, in the U.K., with the album going all the way to number one, proving that his techno-pop stylings were better-appreciated on his side of the Atlantic. Outside of the singles, the album still holds well, with efforts like "Hide and Seek," "Conditioning," and "Pearl in the Shell" following through with a buoyant but orderly techno-pop keenness mustered through his clean use of the synthesizer. Although 1985's Dream Into Action is tighter both musically and lyrically, Human's Lib acts as a well-grounded starting point for Jones' future success.

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Love And Peace: A Tribute To Horace Silver (1995) {Verve}

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Dee Dee Bridgewater - Love And Peace: A Tribute To Horace Silver (1995) {Verve}

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Love And Peace: A Tribute To Horace Silver (1995) {Verve}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 413MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop

Dee Dee Bridgewater performs 13 of Horace Silver's songs on her very well-conceived release. On most selections she is accompanied by her French quintet, but there are also two guest appearances apiece for organist Jimmy Smith and pianist Silver ("Nice's Dream" and "Song for My Father"). Bridgewater uplifts Silver's lyrics, proves to be in prime form, and swings up a storm. Other high points include "Filthy McNasty," "Doodlin'," and "Blowin' the Blues Away." A gem.

Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}

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Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}

Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 276MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz

For her entry into the increasingly popular Great American Songbook subgenre, Diane Schuur de-emphasizes the vocal histrionics that in the past have come close to spoiling some of her recordings and maintains a steady, clear, exuberant tone. Good move: one of Schuur's gifts is her multi-octave range, but she has often over-relied on it at the expense of whatever song she was singing. Here, she takes to the classic compositions of George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, and the like with a respectfulness and glee that allow her to frame and expose these culturally embedded lyrics and melodies without beating on them.

John Holloway, Jaap Ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Buxtehude: Complete Chamber Music, Vol.2 (1995)

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John Holloway, Jaap Ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Buxtehude: Complete Chamber Music, Vol.2 (1995)

John Holloway, Jaap Ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Buxtehude: Complete Chamber Music, Vol.2 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:08 | 446 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | Catalog: 8.224004

It's hard to believe this CD was done with only a violin, viola da gama and harpsichord. This is polyphonic music at its finest. It does tribute to Buxtehude, who preceded Bach. The ensemble is perfect - the instruments complement each other. When they go from slow to fast, it is remarkable to hear the contrast. These are expert musicians with a complete mastery of their instruments. They use loud-soft as easily as any masters of the Baroque. The result is joyous, lively and entertaining.

Munich Radio Orchestra - Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A 25 (Excerpts) (2023)

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Munich Radio Orchestra - Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A 25 (Excerpts) (2023)

Munich Radio Orchestra - Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A 25 (Excerpts) (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:13:08 | 331 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BR-Klassik

The Munich Radio Orchestra (German: Münchener Rundfunkorchester) is associated with Germany's Bavarian Radio public broadcaster, but should not be confused with the network's other orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks), which is devoted to mainstream symphonic repertory. The Munich Radio Orchestra has specialized in light music, adding forays into Italian opera, contemporary sacred music, and even – in its frequent concerts in Munich – jazz and video game music, the latter perhaps designed for the orchestra's extensive youth activities.

Ilona Tokody, Placido Domingo, Giuseppe Patanè - Mascagni: Iris (1989)

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Ilona Tokody, Placido Domingo, Giuseppe Patanè - Mascagni: Iris (1989)

Ilona Tokody, Placido Domingo, Giuseppe Patanè - Mascagni: Iris (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:04:13 | 653 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: CBS Records | Catalog: M2k 45526

In the words of a survey of nineteenth-century Italian opera, published by the Corriere della sera to mark the turning of the century, Mascagni was "condemned to a masterpiece": after the triumph of Cavalleria rusticana nothing less would do. He lived for another 55 years, and although some of his 14 subsequent operas were immensely successful for a while (he claimed that Iris was better received than Cavalleria, and there was a near-riot of enthusiasm at the premiere of Il piccolo Marat) none was judged by the critics to be the awaited 'masterpiece', and nearly all had fallen from the repertory by the end of his life.

Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion (1993) {US Press}

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Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion (1993) {US Press}

Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion (1993) {US Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 305 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans ~ 448 Mb | 00:47:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Electronic, Synth-Pop | Sire / Reprise #9 45243-2

Songs of Faith and Devotion is the eighth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was first released on 22 March 1993 in the United Kingdom by Mute Records and a day later in the United States by Sire Records and Reprise Records. The album incorporated a more aggressive, darker rock-oriented tone than its predecessor Violator (1990), largely influenced by the emerging alternative rock and grunge scenes in the United States. Upon its release, Songs of Faith and Devotion reached number one in several countries, and became the first Depeche Mode album to debut atop the charts in both the UK and the US.

Ana Maria Martinez, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek - Dvorak: Rusalka (2010)

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Ana Maria Martinez, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek - Dvorak: Rusalka (2010)

Ana Maria Martinez, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek - Dvorak: Rusalka (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 149:23 | 657 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Glyndebourne | Catalog: GFOCD 007-09

Glyndebourne has wisely preserved the best of Melly Still's literal,cluttered and ugly 2009 staging; its world-class soundtrack;.Dvorak's operatic masterpiece is in Belohlavek's bones, and he gets a thrilling and luminous account of the ravishing score from the LPO on virtually flawless form. It is the most central European of london's symphonic bands, and certainly equals, if not surpasses, the idiomatic Czech Philharmonic on rival sets conducted by Vaclav Neumann (supraphon) and Charles Mackerras (Decca). Ana Maria Martinez's Rusalka-more warm -blooded than Gabriela Benackova , less self-indulgent then Renee Fleming-gives one of the most ecstatic acounts of the famous Song to the Moon on disc.

Five Fifteen - Psychedelic Chorus Rock For The Whole Family (2021)

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Five Fifteen - Psychedelic Chorus Rock For The Whole Family (2021)

Five Fifteen - Psychedelic Chorus Rock For The Whole Family (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans ~ 120 Mb | 00:53:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Progressive Rock | Blastic Heaven Records #BHR 33217 2

Helsinki music institution FIVE FIFTEEN delivers again, after more than 20 years of playing. Classic rock deluxe with roots in the 70's, but with an modern touch, and always excellent guitarwork by Mika Järvinen.

Diego El Cigala - Dos Lagrimas (2008) {Cigala Music}

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Diego El Cigala - Dos Lagrimas (2008) {Cigala Music}

Diego El Cigala - Dos Lagrimas (2008) {Cigala Music}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 194MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban, Flamenco, Latin Jazz

The new album 'Dos lagrimas', continues along the lines of his previous encounter with traditional latin music, but this time without Bebo Valdes. The piano sounding on this new album is that of veteran octogenarian musician Guillermo Rubalcaba, another living legend of traditional Cuban music. The 'group' also includes French accordion player Richard Galiano, Reinaldo Creagh - singer of La Vieja Trova Santiaguera -, and renowned Cuban percussionists Changuito and Tata Guines. Also collaborating are other Cuban musicians such as trumpet player Manuel Machado and contrabass player Yelsy Heredia, Catalan pianist Jaime Calabuch Jumitus, Jerez-born guitarist Diego del Morao and Madrilenian percussionist Sabu Porrina.

Edmar Castaneda - Cuarto De Colores (2005) {EC}

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Edmar Castaneda - Cuarto De Colores (2005) {EC}

Edmar Castaneda - Cuarto De Colores (2005) {EC}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 301MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 121MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Harps are not commonly heard in jazz, especially as a lead instrument. Edmar Castaneda, a Colombian Harpist, band leader, and composer, was born in Bogota, Colombia, where he started playing the Colombian harp at the age of thirteen, and over the years, he has developed amazing chops, much on display here. Those who have not heard jazz harp might expect it to sound wimpy or simply out of place in such a setting, but Castaneda burns it up on this album. Featuring Marshall Gilkes on trombone and Dave Silliman on drums, "Cuarto de colores" displays tremendous subtlety and maturity. Adventurous souls who develop a taste for the sound of this artist might also check out Carol Emanuel's excellent "Tops of Trees," featuring Bobby Previte, Marty Ehrlich, Marc Ribot, Hank Roberts, and Guy Klucevsek.