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Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter (2007) {Limited Edition}

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Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter (2007) {Limited Edition}

Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter (2007) {Limited Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans ~ 117 Mb | 00:42:49 + 00:07:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock / Alternative Rock / Alternative Country / Americana / Singer-Songwriter
VICTOR / Sony BMG Music Entertainment #88697 12256 2

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter is the fifth full-length album by American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter. It was released in the U.S. on August 21, 2007, in Ireland on September 7, 2007 through Independent Records, and released in the rest of Europe on October 1, 2007 by V2 Records. The record was recorded in a Maine farmhouse dating to the 18th century. According to Ritter: "Lyrically, musically, and in terms of production, it's the most adventurous record I've made yet and I think when you hear it you're going to be surprised. Seriously, repeatedly, and in a good way." In regards to The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, Paste Magazine described Ritter as the poster-boy of Americana music. As with previous albums, Ritter was compared to the great American songwriters like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész - Brahms: Serenades No. 1 & 2 (2007)

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London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész - Brahms: Serenades No. 1 & 2 (2007)

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész - Brahms: Serenades No. 1 & 2 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:42 | 348 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 466 672-22

This recording provides a prime example of why the late Istvan Kertesz has been one of those conductors whose interpretations of works by Brahms and Dvorak have consistently given me great pleasure. At various places in these serenades, he displays an extroverted, outdoorsy quality that allows melodies to soar. In addition, while listening recently to Sir Charles Mackerras' versions of these scores, where that conductor uses a down-sized orchestra, I found myself preferring Kertesz's suppleness and color, the latter enhanced obviously by the use of a somewhat larger orchestra.

Marian Migdal, Arve Tellefsen, Ulf Björlin - Berwald: Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Orchestral works (2007)

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Marian Migdal, Arve Tellefsen, Ulf Björlin - Berwald: Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Orchestral works (2007)

Marian Migdal, Arve Tellefsen, Ulf Björlin - Berwald: Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Orchestral works (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:07 | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 65073

Berwald's is one of those names that lie on the fringes of our musical universe rather than in the centre: apart from the four symphonies, little of his music is much heard. I can't remember seeing either of the concertos in a public concert and his best-known orchestral piece, the Overture to Estrella de Soria, not included here, has also fallen from view in recent years. He is an unfailingly intelligent and original figure and his neglect is our loss.

Vasily Petrenko - Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake & Sleeping Beauty (2007)

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Vasily Petrenko - Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake & Sleeping Beauty (2007)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko - Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake & Sleeping Beauty (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 243 MB | 57:56
Genre: Classical | Label: Avie

Like much of Tchaikovsky's musical output, his ballet scores were often subject to criticism. This is certainly true of his first attempt at ballet, Swan Lake. Although still firmly rooted in the traditions of the day, Tchaikovsky certainly tried to move out on his own by making the score much more orchestra-based than most of his predecessors. This, of course, drew the ire of dancers and theater directors alike as the attention was taken away from the dancers and placed on the musicians. History shines more favorably on Tchaikovsky's independent streak, making him the first Russian composer whose ballet scores are played as stand-alone orchestral works, not to mention the fact that Tchaikovsky was unknowingly paving the way for a string of subsequent Russian ballet composers like Stravinsky and Prokofiev.

Lucinda Williams - West (2007)

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Lucinda Williams - West (2007)

Lucinda Williams - West (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 470 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 176 MB | 01:08:46
Genre: Folk Rock, Country, Americana | Label: Lost Highway

The title of West reflects the change in Lucinda Williams' life as she moved to Los Angeles. It also reflects what had been left behind. Williams is nothing if not a purely confessional songwriter. She continually walks in the shadowlands to bring out what is both most personal yet universal in her work, to communicate to listeners directly and without compromise.

Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic, Part One & Two (2007-2008)

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Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic, Part One & Two (2007-2008)

Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic, Part One & Two (2007-2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 886 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 330 MB | Covers - 64 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music/Soyuz

Although progressive rock's popularity peaked in the '70s, it continued to enjoy a cult following in the 21st century - and one of the noteworthy prog rock bands that came out of Europe in the 2000s was Sweden's Beardfish.
Sleeping in Traffic: Part One (2007) is Beardfish's third album, but the Swedish outfit's first for a major progressive rock record label, namely InsideOut. Even though the album went by rather unnoticed, prog rock fans should take note of it. Beardfish do not break new ground, but their take on the genre has a lot of balls and feeling. Blending an occasional Gentle Giant influence with a strong Genesis background and a deep-running blues basis, the group is particularly successful in the melody department, without devolving into ersatz melodic hard rock. In other words, these Swedes strike a very fine balance between prog complexity and sincere feeling…

Cypress String Quartet - Jay Cloidt: Spectral Evidence (2007)

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Cypress String Quartet - Jay Cloidt: Spectral Evidence (2007)

Cypress String Quartet - Jay Cloidt: Spectral Evidence (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 251 MB | 44:36
Genre: Classical | Label: MinMax Music

The latest CD from composer Jay Cloidt features the premiere studio recordings of two ambitious and diverse works for string quartet, Spectral Evidence and eleven windows, performed by the Cypress String Quartet. Spectral Evidence begins with a straightforward performance of the first two minutes of the Mozart quartet (No. 14 in G, K. 387).

Elvis Costello - Rock And Roll Music (2007)

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Elvis Costello - Rock And Roll Music (2007)

Elvis Costello - Rock And Roll Music (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 485 MB | MP3 320 Kbps - 165 Mb | 01:03:47
Genre: Rock | Label: Hip-O

When Elvis Costello's back catalog from 1977-1986 shifted from Rhino to Hip-O in 2007, the third major EC reissue campaign was inaugurated by the just-the-basics hits set The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years and its companion, Rock and Roll Music, the first of a projected series of thematic trawls through Costello's back pages. Since it arrives hand in hand with a compilation that deliberately serves up nothing but the usual suspects, Rock and Roll Music is a welcome fresh take on Costello's catalog.

John Martyn - Cooltide (1991) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}

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John Martyn - Cooltide (1991) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}

John Martyn - Cooltide (1991) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 576 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 279 Mb
Full Scans | 01:11:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Jazz Rock, Folk Rock | One World Records #OW129CD

After releasing the much-delayed The Apprentice, Martyn was once again on a roll, and, while not quite as strong as The Apprentice, Cooltide was a solid outing. His jazziest release yet, it's marred slightly by a gravelly hoarseness in his voice, which makes him sound like he's just recovered from laryngitis. "Jack the Lad" was the single released, and, along with "Annie Says" and the aching "Call Me," they show him entering the 1990s in fine form. The title song had a long gestation, originally recorded for 1979's Grace and Danger under the title "Running up the Harbour." While a bit long, it's a great hypnotic, groove-oriented track that's smooth and cool, with Martyn venturing a little further afield than he had in quite a while.

Ian Gillan - Gillan's Inn (2006) {2007, Japan 1st Press}

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Ian Gillan - Gillan's Inn (2006) {2007, Japan 1st Press}

Ian Gillan - Gillan's Inn (2006) {2007, Japan 1st Press}
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 728 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 184 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | BMG Japan #BVCM 380223

At this point in his career, Ian Gillan really has nothing to prove to anyone in the rock world. He's created one of the most successful bands in the history of rock & roll, and has aged with a grace and class few of his contemporaries can rival. So it makes sense that Gillan's Inn is a relaxed affair and offers up a simple set of rock & roll without pretense or a bloated concept. Taking a cue from Santana's latest releases, a nonstop onslaught of guest appearances fills the rooms of Gillan's Inn, including Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Joe Satriani, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Jeff Healey, Uli John Roth, Ronnie James Dio, and Goo Goo Dolls pinup boy Johnny Rzeznik. The result is a 14-song session that's as much inoffensive fun as it is straight-ahead blues-tinged rock & roll.

Al Stewart With Laurence Juber - Between The Wars (1995/2007)

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Al Stewart With Laurence Juber - Between The Wars (1995/2007)

Al Stewart With Laurence Juber - Between The Wars (1995/2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 361 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 MB
53:57 | Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Collectors' Choice Music

Between the Wars is the thirteenth studio album by Al Stewart, recorded with Laurence Juber. Its major theme is the period "between the wars", from 1918 to 1939. When released it was a critical success but a commercial failure.

John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}

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John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}

John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 556 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 260 Mb
Full Scans | 01:12:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock / Pop Rock / Art Rock / Blue-Eyed Soul / Smooth Jazz
One World Records #OW130CD

The Apprentice was mostly completed a full two years before it was released. Martyn's record label, Island, rejected the tapes of the songs in 1988, even though artistically they were not too far removed from his previous release, Piece by Piece. In fact, this album turned out to be the more cohesive of the two. Eventually released by Permanent Records, it's by and large a well-crafted collection of songs. Its only weaknesses are the sometimes too-strong dependence on synthesizers and the song "Deny This Love," which is Martyn doing bad dance music (and featuring a truly horrible a cappella introduction). Otherwise, it's an enjoyable album.

The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones - The Deluxe Collection (2007)

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The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones - The Deluxe Collection (2007)

The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones - The Deluxe Collection (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 408 Mb
Scans Included | 01:19:06 + 01:18:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Blues, Dance, House, Downtempo | Koch Records #KOC-CD-4206

In this instance, "deluxe collection" denotes six songs that blues guitarist Peter Malick recorded with vocalist Norah Jones before she hit it big, a (previously released) EP's worth of material padded here into a two-disc, 31-cut set of radio edits, club mixes, dub mixes, and DJ remixes, with only eight of them previously unreleased. (There are nine versions of the set-opening "New York City" alone.) The material stretches itself pretty thin, as the equal billing given Jones with Malick (the only two members of the "Peter Malick Group" who appear throughout) aims to attract Norah Jones completists or tempt those who might confuse this with one of her own releases.

The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Early Cantatas, Vol. 2 - Weimar Cantatas I (2007)

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The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Early Cantatas, Vol. 2 - Weimar Cantatas I (2007)

The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Early Cantatas, Vol. 2 - Weimar Cantatas I (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 77:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN0742 | Recorded: 2005

When recording Bach's 199 sacred cantatas, various strategies have been employed to impose meaningful order on them. There's the "everything from BWV 1 to BWV 199" approach, the "everything in the church year" approach, and the less frequently employed "everything in chronological order" approach, adopted here by the Purcell Quartet. In this the second volume in the series, the four works come from Bach's Weimar period, specifically from 1714 and 1715: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12 (Weeping, sighing, sorrowing, crying); Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18 (For as the rain and snow fall down from heaven); Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (Now come, the heathen's Savior); and Komm, du süsse Todesstunde, BWV 161 (Come, sweet hour of my death).

Richard & Linda Thompson - ... In Concert, November 1975 (2007)

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Richard & Linda Thompson - ... In Concert, November 1975 (2007)

Richard & Linda Thompson - … In Concert, November 1975 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 600 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 288 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
British Folk, Folk Rock | Universal / Island Records #IMCD 327/984 824-3

Thirty-two years after the fact, this live album presents a full-length version of the shows performed by Richard & Linda Thompson to promote their 1975 album Pour Down Like Silver, their third LP, following Hokey Pokey released earlier in 1975, and 1974's I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight. They are accompanied by John Kirkpatrick on accordion and concertina, Dave Pegg on bass, and Dave Mattacks on drums. The recordings have not been released previously, except for "Calvary Cross" and "It'll Be Me," which were included on Richard Thompson's 1976 compilation Guitar, Vocal, but which have been remixed for this album.