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

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

Peter Green - The Anthology (2008) {4CD Deluxe Box Set}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,56 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 655 Mb
Full Scans ~ 446 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. But what the makers have done here is to truly assemble his finest, most energetic and inspired work across over 35 years and well over four hours' listening time, into a collection that's greater than the sum of its parts – in that regard, this set rivals the Eric Clapton Crossroads retrospective, except that doing this set took a bit more courage, as Green hasn't gotten nearly the publicity for his musicianship that Clapton has for his across the last four decades.

United Future Organization - Bon Voyage (1999) {2001, Reissue}

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United Future Organization - Bon Voyage (1999) {2001, Reissue}

United Future Organization - Bon Voyage (1999) {2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 387 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 168 Mb
Full Scans | 00:56:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Acid Jazz, Future Jazz, Jazz-Dance, Trip-Hop | Instinct Records #INS552-2

The marriage of jazz and electronica has, too often, produced bland and lackadaisical offspring. But the United Future Organization manages to bring together elements of both, along with traces of club music and "rare groove," and create something that is both elegant and rhythmically propulsive, not to mention structurally interesting. Their latest album is an excellent example of what they can do at their best. On "Tres Amigos" Cuban percussion, horns, and piano are goosed along by a thick, bouncy bassline; "Flying Saucer" blends disco rhythm guitar with jazzy horns and a gorgeous vocal courtesy of Dee Dee Bridgewater; "Dans Ce Desert" is a surprisingly funky 6/8 workout with flamenco castanets, electric piano, and French vocals.

Miles Davis - The Man With The Horn (1981) [Japanese Edition 1996]

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Miles Davis - The Man With The Horn (1981) [Japanese Edition 1996]

Miles Davis - The Man With The Horn (1981) [Japanese Edition 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 351 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (SRCS 9132)

Miles Davis' first comeback record finds the trumpeter a bit shaky (he would improve album by album during the next few years) and has a few poppish throwaway tracks; it is doubtful if anyone really remembers the title cut or "Shout." But with Bill Evans on soprano and electric bassist Marcus Miller, the other four selections are more rewarding with Davis forming the nucleus of his new band.

Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room (1969) {2007, Remastered} Re-Up

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Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room (1969) {2007, Remastered} Re-Up

Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room (1969) {2007, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 232 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans ~ 69 Mb | 00:41:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock | Columbia / Legacy #88697 04740 2

Songs from a Room is the second album by Canadian musician Leonard Cohen, released in 1969. It reached No. 63 on the US Billboard Top LPs and No. 2 on the UK charts. In 2007, Songs from a Room was given a remastered reissue by Sony/BMG as part of a revamping of Cohen's back catalog. The new edition includes two bonus tracks, early versions of "Bird on a Wire" and "You Know Who I Am," which were produced by David Crosby. While he might seem an unlikely studio partner for Cohen, the results are better suited to Cohen's talents than what Johnston brought to the songs, and one wonders how the album might have turned out with Crosby at the controls. The reissue has been given a handsome book-style package with plenty of archival photos, song lyrics and new liner notes from Anthony DeCurtis.

Steve Vai - Inviolate (2022)

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Steve Vai - Inviolate (2022)

Steve Vai - Inviolate (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 MB
46:40 | Instrumental Rock | Label: Favored Nations

Steve Vai has continually challenged notions of traditional guitar playing and composition and on more than one occasion even reimagined the very instrument itself.
"I don't sit around and say, 'Okay, what can I do now that pushes the boundaries?," Vai explains about his approach to the guitar. "What I do say to myself is, 'Okay, Vai what are you going to do now that's going to interest you, that's going to fascinate you, and that's different than anything you've done before?"

V.A. - Oxycanta: Winter Blooms (2007)

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V.A. - Oxycanta: Winter Blooms (2007)

V.A. - Oxycanta: Winter Blooms (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 362 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 82 MB
Genre: Ambient, Downtempo | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ultimae Records (inre 019)

Second chapter of this series of compilations, Oxycanta - Winter Blooms gathers crispy atmospheric electronica, deep floating techno and downtempo ambient. A bunch of delicate soundtales evoking extremes, evanescence and strength, minimalistic to multi-layered. In 1751, Italian composer Francesco Severo Geminiani wrote 'The Intention of Music is not only to please the ear, but to express Feelings, captivate the Imagination, affect the Mind and command the Passions.' Through this collection of music, Mahiane, aka Sunbeam, co-manager of Ultimae, Dj and composer, softly takes the listener to such sonic realms as favourable to inner and environmental exploration. Hybrid Leisureland, Solar Fields, Aes Dana, James Murray and more.

Leo Sayer - Northern Songs (2022)

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Leo Sayer - Northern Songs (2022)

Leo Sayer - Northern Songs (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 MB
1:06:40 | Rock | Label: Edsel

2022 marks 50 years of Leo Sayer as a recording artist. With the world gradually emerging from a two-year hiatus, Leo will be celebrating this milestone to great effect, with a live performing schedule throughout 2022, along with a brand new album. Leo, who has had worldwide #1 singles up to 2006, as well as numerous GRAMMY and BASCA awards, is currently racing to the top of the Dance Charts with a new Armand van Helden re-working of his 2006 UK #1 single with Meck. During this period of much perceived inactivity, Leo has been extremely active, spending a lot of time recording and releasing new singles - 'My City In Lockdown' and 'How Did We Get Here' - as well as collaborating on the tribute single to his friend and late-guitarist, Al Hodge, by recording Al's classic track 'Tradewinds'. However, Leo also found the time to self-produce this new album; his own takes on songs written and composed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison….'NORTHERN SONGS' is born; a 19 track collection of simply timeless songs.

Jethro Tull - The Zealot Gene (2022)

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Jethro Tull - The Zealot Gene (2022)

Jethro Tull - The Zealot Gene (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 304 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 MB
46:45 | Rock | Label: InsideOutMusic

InsideOutMusic/Sony Music are set to release the new studio album from progressive rock legends Jethro Tull. 'The Zealot Gene' is the bands first new studio album in nearly 20 years. With more than 30 albums to their credit and sales totaling more than 50 million, Jethro Tull are one of the most successful rock bands of all-time with a catalog that contains classics that still resonate today. Led by Ian Anderson, Tull still continue to tour throughout the world, entertaining audiences of all ages.

Janning Trumann - Roots & Riots (2022)

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Janning Trumann - Roots & Riots (2022)

Janning Trumann - Roots & Riots (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 MB | Tracks: 8 | 44:51
Style: Jazz | Label: Tangible Music

The tone makes the music. It has always been that way and will always remain that way. Trombonist Janning Trumann, pianist Lucas Leidinger, bassist Florian Herzog and drummer Thomas Sauerborn have been playing together as Janning Trumann 4 for six years. Together they have made the good sound their business. Their sound attracts attention, because it is the result of a long and intensive dedication to the essentials.

The Guess Who: 1968 - Wheatfield Soul & 1973 - Artificial Paradise (2004)

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The Guess Who: 1968 - Wheatfield Soul & 1973 - Artificial Paradise (2004)

The Guess Who: 1968 - Wheatfield Soul & 1973 - Artificial Paradise (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | BMG, 8287653014-2 | ~ 562 or 214 Mb | Scans
Blues Rock, Garage Rock, Classic Rock

This two-fer from BMG Canada features a pair of out of print Guess Who LPs: Wheatfield Soul and Artificial Paradise, both originally issued on RCA Victor in 1968 and 1973 respectively…

Jimmy Dawkins - Chicago On My Mind (1971) [Reissue 1991]

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Jimmy Dawkins - Chicago On My Mind (1971) [Reissue 1991]

Jimmy Dawkins - Chicago On My Mind (1971) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vogue (670417)

Chicago guitarist Jimmy Dawkins would have preferred to leave his longtime nickname "Fast Fingers" behind. It was always something of a stylistic misnomer anyway; Dawkins' West Side-styled guitar slashed and surged, but seldom burned with incendiary speed. Dawkins' blues were generally of the brooding, introspective variety - he didn't engage in flashy pyrotechnics or outrageous showmanship.
It took a long time for Dawkins to progress from West Side fixture to nationally known recording artist. He rode a Greyhound bus out of Mississippi in 1955, dressing warmly to ward off the Windy City's infamous chill factor. Only trouble was, he arrived on a sweltering July day! Harpist Billy Boy Arnold offered the newcomer encouragement, and he eventually carved out a niche on the competitive West Side scene (his peers included Magic Sam and Luther Allison).

Hans Knappertsbusch - The Opera Edition (2022)

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Hans Knappertsbusch - The Opera Edition (2022)

Hans Knappertsbusch - The Opera Edition (2022)
FLAC (tracks) - 4.9 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2.6 GB
19:38:13 | Classical | Label: Decca Eloquence

This Original Jackets collection offers the opportunity to celebrate the art of Hans Knappertsbusch, held in the deepest affection by many of the musicians and singers who worked with him. He was considered by many as High Priest of Bayreuth, and accordingly this edition includes his 1951 and 1962 Bayreuth traversals of Parsifal as well as the heartwarming Vienna Meistersinger of 1950–51, the Munich Fidelio of 1961 and several highlights with notable opera stars of his time.

Hans Knappertsbusch - The Orchestral Edition (2022)

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Hans Knappertsbusch - The Orchestral Edition (2022)

Hans Knappertsbusch - The Orchestral Edition (2022)
FLAC (tracks) - 4.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2.2 GB
16:22:46 | Classical | Label: Decca Eloquence

Gathered together for the first time on Universal Music labels, including several first CD releases on Decca, is the orchestral legacy of an inimitable genius of the podium: Hans Knappertsbusch. Even in his own lifetime, Hans Knappertsbusch divided opinion, between listeners affronted by technical slips caused by his notorious aversion to rehearsal and those who saw in him the last representative of a performing tradition dating back to Richard Wagner. Working mostly in the opera houses of Munich and Vienna, he never became music director of a symphony orchestra, but his postwar Decca recordings of central repertoire from Beethoven to Strauss, including three distinguished concerto collaborations with Clifford Curzon, preserve interpretations of a flexibility, sweep and grandeur scarcely imaginable today.

Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972) [MFSL, UDCD 536]

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Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972) [MFSL, UDCD 536]

Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | MFSL UDCD 536 | ~ 272 or 107 Mb | Artwork -> 106 Mb
Pop Rock, Classic Rock | Remastered

Considerably lighter than Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau is a rollicking collection of ballads, rockers, blues, country-rock, and soul songs. On paper, it reads like an eclectic mess, but it plays as the most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote…

Sparks - A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing (1973)

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Sparks - A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing (1973)

Sparks - A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2019 | Repertoire Records, RR 4051-C | RU | ~ 246 or 93 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 7.35 Mb
Pop Rock, Glam Rock

Woofer… starts with another killer opening track, musically and lyrically, with "Girl From Germany," a chugging number detailing the problems the narrator has with his parents over his girlfriend, given their lingering wartime attitudes. The album builds upon the strengths of the debut to create an even better experience all around…