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Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 01 Sep 2014 05:49:05 | Comments : 0

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Bellini - La Straniera (Ettore Gracis, Renata Scotto, Beniamino Prior) [2007/1970]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 541 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:63'21; CD2:54'37

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 01 Sep 2014 04:07:39 | Comments : 0

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Cassations G-Dur KV 63 & B-Dur KV 99 & Divertimento D-Dur KV 205
La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 356 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Accent # ACC 24187 | Country/Year: Belgium 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

...With a bright tone, buoyant tempos, piquant intonation, effortless ensemble, and relaxed virtuosity, the 12 musicians of La Petite Bande play together with exactly the kind of elegant brilliance and elevated intelligence the music requires. Under Kuijken's hands, these works, composed by the teenage Mozart, sound fresh, witty, tender, and altogether endearing. As delightful an addition to any Mozart shelf as it would be a welcome relief from the spiritual rigors of Bach's cantatas, this disc will please just about every classical enthusiast, especially in Accent's clear, deep 2006 digital sound.
Posted By : jclane | Date : 01 Sep 2014 04:05:58 | Comments : 0

VA - Café Del Mar: Dreams 6 (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 409 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 166 MB | Full scans - 113 MB
Label: Café Del Mar Music | Catalog.#: 01-2013-104 | Genre: Easy Listening, Lounge, Chill-Out

Café del Mar Dreams continues its successful story with another great selection of 13 titles, carefully compiled by Toni Simonen Café del Mar Dreams 6 continues a series that was established in 2000, which explores the more ambient sound of Café del Mar. The album features fantastic new tracks from artists like Bliss, Amanaska, Afterlife and Chris Coco. Nearly all tracks on the album are exclusive.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 01 Sep 2014 03:59:09 | Comments : 1

Pachelbel - Canon & Gigue; Bach, Handel, Vivaldi
Musica Antiqua Köln - Reinhard Goebel
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 371 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Archiv Produktion # 447 285-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1995, 1983
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"...As it stands, this is an issue that can be warmly recommended musically and technically without reservation—except perhaps to those who hanker after rich Romantic tone and find the characteristic sound of baroque violins wiry. Even they, however, could not fail to be stirred by the enormous vitality of these performances: the word 'routine' simply doesn't seem to exist in the vocabulary of this splendid team of virtuosi. Its Vivaldi, which brings home the point that the Folies d'Espagne was (as its name implies) originally a frenzied dance, is in itself worth getting the disc for; 'the' Pachelbel canon played in the proper style might wean slush-wallowers away from the soupiness in which it is usually drenched; but the Handel trio sonata (incorporating themes from various stage works) is also a delight; and the glorious sense of controlled freedom which permeates the Bach, meticulously phrased and stylishly ornamented, uplifts the spirit." ~Grammophone
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 01 Sep 2014 03:44:28 | Comments : 0
Bee Gees - 2 Years On (1970) front

Bee Gees - 2 Years On (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Music Japan, WPCR-15757 | ~ 217 or 218 or 85 Mb | Scans(png) -> 105 Mb
Rock / Pop Rock / Pop

The Bee Gees split apart in the wake of a dispute regarding the single to be released from their album Odessa, spent a year with Barry and Maurice Gibb recording together (and doing a television special) while Robin Gibb cut music on his own, and fighting a lawsuit in which their ex-drummer tried to claim the name "The Bee Gees." ...
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 01 Sep 2014 03:25:21 | Comments : 0

Leoncavallo + Mascagni - Pagliacci + Cavalleria Rusticana (2005) [DVD9] {Deutsche Grammophon}
DVD9 -> 7.35 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch / DTS, 6 ch) | ~ 140m | ISO Image
Subtitles: Italian / French / German / English / Spanish / Chinese
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 105 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1985, 2005 Deutsche Grammophon | 0440 073 4033
Classical / Opera

Elena Obraztsova, Placido Domingo, and Renato Bruson star in this Mascagni opera production. Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, and Juan Pons star in this Leoncavallo opera production. Both are performed at La Scala with George Pretre conducting. Two classic operas--Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSICANA and Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI--are performed by opera heavyweights in these now legendary productions directed by the famed Franco Zeffirelli. The 2 operas, which have been traditionally performed together since the late 19th century, star tenor Placido Domingo, Fedora Barbieri, Elena Obraztova, Teresa Stratas, and other stars of their caliber.
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Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 01 Sep 2014 02:27:51 | Comments : 2

Lee Morgan - The Rajah (1966) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 253 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5023
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD player) and the latest remastering (24bit 192kHz). This long-lost Lee Morgan session was not released for the first time until it was discovered in the Blue Note vaults by Michael Cuscuna in 1984; it has still not been reissued on CD. Originals by Cal Massey, Duke Pearson ("Is That So") and Walter Davis, in addition to a couple of surprising pop tunes ("What Not My Love" and "Once in My Lifetime") and Morgan's title cut, are well-played by the quintet (which includes the trumpeter/leader, Hank Mobley on tenor, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Billy Higgins).
Posted By : jclane | Date : 31 Aug 2014 23:54:34 | Comments : 0

VA - Buddhattitude: Himalaya (Buddha-Bar Spa Collection) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 413 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 180 MB | Full scans - 160 MB
Label: George V Records. / Wagram | Catalog.#: 3280992-WAG331 | Genre: Lounge, Chill-Out

Experience the Buddhaattitude with innovate music collection, specially designed for your momments. "Himalaya" with 15 original titles, opens the doors to the rich and colorful world of Buddhaattitude Spa. Enyoy...
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 31 Aug 2014 22:50:37 | Comments : 1

Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Orchestral And Chamber Works (2014) [2CDs] {ECM 2368/69]
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 420MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

The music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg is finally beginning to get the hearing it has long deserved. Weinberg’s lifetime spanned the 20th century: born 1919 in Warsaw, he died 1996 in Moscow, in semi-obscurity. Along the way, his allies and supporters had included Dmitri Shostakovich, who considered him one of the great composers of the age. This double album with the Kremerata Baltica, recorded in Neuhardenberg and Lockenhaus, makes a good case for that claim. Effectively a portrait album, it begins with Weinberg’s extraordinary Violin Sonata No. 3, brilliantly performed by Gidon Kremer, and proceeds from chamber music works (the Sonatina op. 46, the Trio op. 48) to strikingly-contrasting compositions for string orchestra.
Posted By : firepower | Date : 31 Aug 2014 19:24:46 | Comments : 1

Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Concert (1980) (1986)
EAC, FLAC image, CUE+LOG - 303 MB | MP3 CBR 320 - 119 MB | Complete 600dpi Art, JPEG - 77 MB or PNG - 206 MB
Rock | Fantasy Records FCD-4501-2 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CD

This is another of the early issue George Horn CCR remasters from Fantasy Records and has a DR14. This is from a 1970 concert at Oakland Coliseum.
Posted By : firepower | Date : 31 Aug 2014 19:24:10 | Comments : 1

Mike Curb Congregation - Best Of (2004)
EAC, FLAC image, CUE+LOG - 208 MB | MP3 CBR 320 - 70 MB | Complete 600dpi Art, JPEG - 22 MB or PNG - 149 MB
Rock | Curb Records D2-78852 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CD

For those who weren't around or have short memories, the Mike Curb Congregation was a large-scale singing group along lines similar to the Ray Conniff Singers but with something of a political edge.
Posted By : Andi_Deris | Date : 31 Aug 2014 16:41:24 | Comments : 1

The Fireman - Electric Arguments (2008) [Digipack]
EAC Rip | WavPack (*.wv): Image+Cue+Log | 386 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 151 Mb | Scans | 94 Mb | Time: 1:03:05
Genre: Rock, Electronic, Neo-Psychedelia, Experimental | Label: MPL Communications Ltd./One Little Indian | Cat.№: tplp1003cd

Electric Arguments was the third studio album from The Fireman and their first to feature vocals. Its 13 varied tracks were recorded in 13 days, over a period of nearly a year. It's also the first Fireman album to be acknowledged by Paul as his work, featuring his and producer Youth's names on the artwork for the first time. Released by the independent labels One Little Indian and ATO, Electric Arguments topped the Billboard Independent Charts and was the first album by The Fireman to reach the UK and US top 75. Its title comes from a poem by Allen Ginsberg, an influence on Paul at the time, as he'd been “looking at the beauty of word combinations rather than their meaning.” The album was a huge critical success, with Rolling Stone referring to it as “the ex-Beatle's headiest music in years.”
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 31 Aug 2014 16:40:05 | Comments : 1
Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) front

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, TYCP-85003 | ~ 263 or 264 or 111 Mb | Scans(png) -> 217 Mb
Rock / Southern Rock

Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating...
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 31 Aug 2014 16:39:39 | Comments : 1

Sixun - Nuit Blanche (1985) {Bleu Citron}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 247MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Sixun is French jazz-rock and fusion band founded in 1984, who celebrated worldwide a variety of performances over 14 years. The band name is derived from "six" (fr: six): together, and "un" (one fr). This refers to the six band members from around the world, playing as a band together. The main cast (Paco Sery (drums, percussion), Jean-Pierre Como (keyboard), Alain Debiossat (saxophone), Louis Winsberg (guitar) and Michel Alibo (Bass) remained over the years unchanged, but the percussionist changed steadily. Nuit Blanche is their debut album.
Posted By : SERTiL | Date : 31 Aug 2014 16:09:58 | Comments : 0

VA - Music From The Mountain Provinces
World | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:09 min | 110 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Numero Group | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 02-09-2014

Numero present David Blair Stiffler's breathtaking 1988 excursion to the isolated, landlocked Mountain Province of the Northern Philippines. Risking "life and limb" to document the region's under-recorded cultures, the noted field recordist's trip actually ended as a hostage of the MNLF rebels, who confiscated his party's equipment bar the clothes on their back and a single cassette. Upon return to America, the masters, intended for release by Folkways, were shelved in light of Folkways founder Moses Asch's death, but thankfully they' were rediscovered to become the record in front of you, quarter of a century later.
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