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Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition]

Posted By: gribovar
Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition]

Moby - Last Night (2008) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 147 MB
Genre: Electronic, Downtempo, House | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCP-66772)

On Last Night, Moby is as blissfully out of touch with modern club music as he is current. As he explains (of course) in the album's liner notes, he has been in the thick of New York City club culture since the early '80s, and he takes the opportunity here to pay tribute to a number of dance music strains that have fallen in and out of fashion - in a couple cases, they've recently fallen back into fashion - including some angles he hasn't taken in well over a decade. The sturdiest, most appealing tracks tend to be where Moby breaks out with some highly energized combination of rollicking pianos, stabbing keyboards, and random divas, mixing and matching rave, Hi-NRG, and disco: "Everyday It's 1989," "Stars," and "Disco Lies" (featuring a vocalist who is nearly a dead ringer for a young Taylor Dayne) would've had no place on any of the last five Moby albums…

Owen Rees, The Choir of the Queen’s College Oxford - Caeli Porta: 17th-Century sacred music from Lisbon & Granada (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Owen Rees, The Choir of the Queen’s College Oxford - Caeli Porta: 17th-Century sacred music from Lisbon & Granada (2008)

Owen Rees, The Choir of the Queen’s College Oxford - Caeli Porta: 17th-Century sacred music from Lisbon & Granada (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 60:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Guild | GMCD7323 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Portuguese music enjoyed its most spectacular flowering in the early seventeenth century. Many of the greatest composers were gathered in the capital Lisbon, and this was a period when many Portuguese musicians also made their careers in Spain, which was then linked to Portugal politically. This recording presents masterpieces of Portuguese polyphony from Lisbon and Granada brought to light by the choir’s director, Owen Rees. The Lisbon composers represented are Duarte Lobo (chapelmaster at the Cathedral), Pedro de Cristo (chapelmaster at the Monastery of São Vicente), and Manuel Rodrigues Coelho (organist at the Royal Chapel).

Marianne Faithfull - Live in Hollywood (2008)

Posted By: tirexiss
Marianne Faithfull - Live in Hollywood (2008)

Marianne Faithfull - Live in Hollywood (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 370 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 138 MB | 55:03
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Eagle Rock

Marianne Faithfull, one of the iconic figures of 1960s music, has sustained a successful and highly acclaimed career for 40 years. Her distinctive voice and passionate songwriting have ensured that her fan base has remained intensely loyal and that she has continued to attract new devotees.

Marianne Faithfull - Live At The BBC (2008)

Posted By: tirexiss
Marianne Faithfull - Live At The BBC (2008)

Marianne Faithfull - Live At The BBC (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 157 MB | 41:37
Genre: Pop Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Decca

This compilation which boasts fine sound features 15 tracks Marianne Faithfull recorded for the BBC in 1965 and 1966 (including two versions of one of the songs, "Go Away from My World"); also included are five brief between-song interviews that give listeners a chance to hear her poshly accented, articulate speech. This was the era, of course, in which Faithfull was still a fairly high-voiced pop-folk singer, and not the far earthier one she'd become when she emerged with a much deeper and more gravelly voice upon her late-'70s comeback.

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

Posted By: gribovar
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…

Judas Priest - Nostradamus (2008)

Posted By: ciklon5
Judas Priest - Nostradamus (2008)

Judas Priest - Nostradamus (2008)
FLAC (tracks+.cue,log artwork) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:42:47 | 842 / 331 Mb
Genre: Heavy Metal

On 2005's (almost) divine comeback album Angel of Retribution, Judas Priest fans got a modern day update of the band's genre-bending 1976 classic, Sad Wings of Destiny.

VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)

VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) -1.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 773 MB
5:33:55 | Pop, Easy Listening, Jazz, Swing | Label: Reader's Digest

5 CD Box Set featuring all the greats of cool jazz and easy listening. 114 Tracks.

Lisa Goode Crawford - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Lisa Goode Crawford - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (2008)

Lisa Goode Crawford - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 546 Mb | Total time: 75:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centaur | CRC 2899 | Recorded: 2000

There is certainly no shortage of recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, but this version by a veteran American performer and teacher has something to offer to the interpretation of this work with so many facets and such a complex structure. Lisa Goode Crawford, a longtime professor at Ohio's Oberlin Conservatory and a performer on historical instruments since long before it was fashionable, plays a powerful harpsichord (apparently a copy of a Dutch Ruckers instrument, although this is not specified anywhere). It allows her to differentiate sharply among the variation types that make up Bach's massive edifice. Tempos in general are on the slow side, allowing the listener to luxuriate in the varied textures.

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Fire burning in snow: Baroque Music from Latin America - 3 (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Fire burning in snow: Baroque Music from Latin America - 3 (2008)

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Fire burning in snow: Baroque Music from Latin America - 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 75:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67600 | Recorded: 2007

Fire Burning in Snow, the third volume in Ex Cathedra's series of Baroque music from Latin America, is strong testimony to the vitality of the musical scene in South America in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The bulk of this album is devoted to the sacred and secular choral music of Juan de Araujo (1648-1712), who was born in Spain, but whose family moved to South America when he was a child. He lived in Peru and Panama, but spent most of his adult life in La Plata, Bolivia, where he was the organist at the cathedral. The music recorded here is notable for its almost Monteverdian range of styles and expressiveness. This selection of Araujo's strongly rhythmic work includes a rigorously polyphonic motet for triple choir; a simple, lovely lullaby for women's voices; and many stylistically diverse choral villancicos.

The Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy (1985) {2008, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Posted By: popsakov
The Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy (1985) {2008, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

The Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy (1985) {2008, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 396 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Full Scans ~ 752 Mb | 01:01:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Arista / BMG Japan, Inc. #BVCM-34461 (88697-40365-2)

Stereotomy is the ninth studio album by The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1985. Although sometimes considered better musically than its predecessor, Vulture Culture, it was not as successful commercially, perhaps due to many fewer vocals from Eric Woolfson (he only appears on a small section of the title track). The album is structured differently from earlier Project albums, containing three lengthy tracks - ""Stereotomy" at well over seven minutes, "Light of the World" at well over six minutes, and the instrumental "Where's the Walrus?" running just over seven and a half minutes (making it the longest instrumental the Project ever made) and two minute-long songs at the end.

Duke Robillard - A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard (2008)

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Duke Robillard - A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard (2008)

Duke Robillard - A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Contemporary Blues, Guitar Jazz, Swing | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1331 | 00:51:59

Duke Robillard has always had one foot in the blues world and one in the swing/jazz universe. He loves both styles of music and enjoys not only playing them separately but combining them together. The founder of Roomful of Blues back in 1967, Robillard has led dozens of projects throughout his career, including collaborations with guitarist Herb Ellis, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Jay McShann. On A Swingin Session, he plays with some of his favorite musicians, many of whom originated (like he did) in Rhode Island. While six horn players participate, there are no more than four on any one selection, and some numbers do not have any. The contrasting tenor solos are fun to hear, with Scott Hamilton sounding smooth and mellow on his numbers while Sax Gordon is greasier and much closer to Illinois Jacquet. Present throughout are Bruce Katz (mostly on organ), one of three bassists (usually Marty Ballou), and drummer Mark Teixeira. Robillard takes vocals on half of the selections in his personable way, but it is his guitar solos, which hint at both Charlie Christian and T-Bone Walker, that often take honors.

Benavent / Di Geraldo / Pardo - Sin Precedentes (2008) {Nuevos Medios}

Posted By: tiburon
Benavent / Di Geraldo / Pardo - Sin Precedentes (2008) {Nuevos Medios}

Carles Benavent / Tino Di Geraldo / Jorge Pardo - Sin Precedentes (2008) {Nuevos Medios}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 321MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Flamenco

The Benavent, Di Geraldo and Pardo trio emerged from the ashes of the Pardo y Benavent band, the sextet that made flamenco history and that came to an end in 1998 with an amazing tour of the most important jazz festivals from Vitoria to Montreal. It was in this sextet – a historic fact – improvisation on a flamenco beat was done for the first time, with a jazz attitude and based on the compositions of Pardo and Benavent contained in their previous albums.

Charlie Musselwhite - Sanctuary (2004) {2008, Reissue}

Posted By: popsakov
Charlie Musselwhite - Sanctuary (2004) {2008, Reissue}

Charlie Musselwhite - Sanctuary (2004) {2008, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Delta Blues | Real World Records #USCDRW117 884108 0116 2 1

Sanctuary is the twenty third studio album by American singer and harpist Charlie Musselwhite. It was released in 2004 on Peter Gabriel's Real World label, Musselwhite's debut release on this label. The album features two other American artists who have released on Real World: all male vocal gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama, and folk blues guitarist Ben Harper.

The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Early Cantatas, Vol. 3 - Weimar Cantatas II (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Early Cantatas, Vol. 3 - Weimar Cantatas II (2008)

The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Early Cantatas, Vol. 3 - Weimar Cantatas II (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 387 Mb | Total time: 87:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN0752 | Recorded: 2007

This 2-CD set with The Purcell Quartet and a distinguished group of soloists is the third in a series devoted to Bach’s early cantatas and the second focussing on the Weimar period. On an earlier release, International Record Review wrote, ‘The Purcell Quartet and guests are most welcome: even the most distinguished of period performers with larger ensembles can’t achieve the intimacy that the forces here have at their disposal’.

Peter Green - The Anthology (2008) {4CD Deluxe Box Set}

Posted By: popsakov
Peter Green - The Anthology (2008) {4CD Deluxe Box Set}

Peter Green - The Anthology (2008) {4CD Deluxe Box Set}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,57 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 658 Mb
Full Scans ~ 448 Mb | 04:31:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Salvo / A Union Square Music #SALVO BX404

Some Peter Green fans might be put off by this 64-song/four-CD collection, owing to the fact that they are likely to already own a significant chunk of what's here (especially the Fleetwood Mac material). (And in fairness, there apparently isn't a lot of – or any – unreleased material to draw on from Green's classic period with the band). But this reviewer had to spring for this four-and-a-half hour showcase of his work, and for one major reason – vitality. Green's virtuosity is a given, and his taste and his insights into blues and what can be done with it – while still leaving it as blues – are well known to anyone who's heard his work.