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Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981) {2012, Remastered}

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Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981) {2012, Remastered}

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981) {2012, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 318 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Full Scans ~ 42 Mb | 00:43:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Repertoire Records #REP5209

In 1981 the Climax Blues Band was located in Los Angeles, recording yet another album to meet the heavy demand for their musical aspirations. Lucky For Some featured, once again, the tightly knit line up of Peter Haycock on guitar and vocals, Colin Cooper on vocals and saxophone, Derek Holt on vocals, bass guitar and keyboards and John Cuffley on drums. By now, the band had been on the road for a decade or more and played with a telepathic sense of communication on these nine superb original LP tracks, including four Haycock originals. But the guys were also helped out in the studio by some distinguished guests, notably the late session keyboard player Nicky Hopkins and vocalist Glenn Hughes. Complete with a saucy album cover design, Lucky For Some has some hot performances like Peter's Shake It Lucy and Derek Holt's Breakdown , plus a bonus track Darlin (single version).

Sinfonieorchester Basel, Marko Letonja - Weingartner: Symphony No. 2, Op. 29 & Das Gefilde der Seligen, Op. 21 (2022)

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Sinfonieorchester Basel, Marko Letonja - Weingartner: Symphony No. 2, Op. 29 & Das Gefilde der Seligen, Op. 21 (2022)

Sinfonieorchester Basel, Marko Letonja - Weingartner: Symphony No. 2, Op. 29 & Das Gefilde der Seligen, Op. 21 (2022)
FLAC tracks | 1:06:36 | 300 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CPO

The Sinfonieorchester Basel, in various incarnations that date back to the 19th century and even earlier, has long had a strong international reputation and gave the premieres of several major works in the classical repertory. With the exception of Mario Venzago (1997-2003), all of its conductors since the orchestra took its current name have come from outside Switzerland. The modern Sinfonieorchester Basel (known in German-speaking realms as SOB) was formed in 1997 from the merger of two orchestras, the Basler Sinfonie-Orchester and the Radio Sinfonieorchester Basel.

Nazareth - Expect No Mercy (1977) {US Press} Re-Up

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Nazareth - Expect No Mercy (1977) {US Press} Re-Up

Nazareth - Expect No Mercy (1977) {US Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 264 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock | A&M Records #CD 3343 / DIDX-005711

On this 1977 album, Nazareth makes a full-blooded return to the hard rock sound they had neglected since their success with Hair of the Dog. The result is a potent, driving slab of hard rock that will please Nazareth fans and devotees of 1970s hard rock alike. The album sets its frenzied tone right off the bat with its title track, a blistering rocker that features Dan McCafferty spitting out a sharp-edged vocal about life's cruelty over a series of fast and relentless guitar riffs. The remainder of the album prominently features a similarly brutal string of rockers: standouts include "Revenge Is Sweet," a paean to getting even that combines chugging guitar riffs with a stomping beat, and "Gimme What's Mine," a fierce declaration of dominance that layers Southern rock-styled riffs over a churning bassline.

Ian Gillan - Naked Thunder (1990) {2003, Reissue} Re-Up

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Ian Gillan - Naked Thunder (1990) {2003, Reissue} Re-Up

Ian Gillan - Naked Thunder (1990) {2003, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 356 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 150 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Eagle Records / CD-Maximum #CDM 1103-1552

Naked Thunder is a 1990 solo album by Ian Gillan, released soon after his departure from Deep Purple in 1989. It features a varied selection of songs, with one of Gillan's most passionate and impressive performances on power ballad "Loving on Borrowed Time" and traditional field lament "No More Cane on the Brazos". It was also the first album to feature Ian Gillan's long time writing partner Steve Morris. Naked Thunder was produced by Leif Mases and features a number of notable guest musicians, including drummer Simon Phillips and former Grease Band keyboard player Tommy Eyre.

Nicholas McGegan, Capella Savaria - George Frideric Handel: Agrippina (1992)

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Nicholas McGegan, Capella Savaria - George Frideric Handel: Agrippina (1992)

Nicholas McGegan, Capella Savaria - George Frideric Handel: Agrippina (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 933 Mb | Total time: 72:22+70:53+62:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907063.65 | Recorded: 1991

Agrippina (HWV 6) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel with a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. Composed for the 1709–10 Venice Carnevale season, the opera tells the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, as she plots the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the installation of her son as emperor. Grimani's libretto, considered one of the best that Handel set, is an "anti-heroic satirical comedy", full of topical political allusions. Some analysts believe that it reflects Grimani's political and diplomatic rivalry with Pope Clement XI.

Lou Gramm - Ready Or Not (1987) [Re-Up]

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Lou Gramm - Ready Or Not (1987) [Re-Up]

Lou Gramm - Ready Or Not (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Melodic Hard Rock | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-81728-2 | Time: 00:40:40

Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm's 1987 solo album Ready or Not is a winner. It came at a precarious time for Foreigner, despite coming off the success of 1985's Agent Provocateur and the band's first number one single, "I Want to Know What Love Is." Ready or Not is rich with melody and snap, but its sound does vary just enough from Foreigner that Gramm can't really be accused of stealing from himself. The production by Gramm and Pat Moran definitely has that bright 1980s style. Gramm's main sidemen include guitarist Nils Lofgren, keyboardist Philip Ashley, bassist/guitarist/keyboardist Bruce Turgon, and drummer Ben Gramm. Side one absolutely sizzles. "Ready or Not" is a strong, hard-rocking leadoff track and it was a minor hit single. The melodic, lyrical, and vocal hooks on "Heartache" are massive and Lofgren's guitar solo adds an edgy bite. The Top Five hit "Midnight Blue" is a terrific pop/rock song; despite its hit status, it's one of the decade's truly underappreciated singles. Lofgren's rolling, effective guitar riffing and a captivating chorus make "Time" one of the best cuts.

Ben Sidran - A Little Kiss In The Night (1978) Japanese Reissue 2008

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Ben Sidran - A Little Kiss In The Night (1978) Japanese Reissue 2008

Ben Sidran - A Little Kiss In The Night (1978) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Vocal Jazz, Soul, Easy Listening | Label: Arista | # BVCM-35215 | 00:33:37

Pianist, singer/songwriter, producer, author, and host Ben Sidran is a literate performer known for his engaging, jazz-influenced sound and laid-back, conversational style. Essentially a pianist/vocalist with a storytelling approach in the tradition of Mose Allison, Sidran grew from a supporting player with rocker Steve Miller to a solo performer, and to an award-winning radio and TV host. Along the way, he has produced albums for such luminaries as Allison, Van Morrison, Michael Franks, Rickie Lee Jones, and others.

Antoine Tamestit, Markus Hadulla, Frankfurt RSO, Paavo Järvi - Paul Hindemith: Bratsche! Viola Works (2013)

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Antoine Tamestit, Markus Hadulla, Frankfurt RSO, Paavo Järvi - Paul Hindemith: Bratsche! Viola Works (2013)

Antoine Tamestit, Markus Hadulla, Frankfurt RSO, Paavo Järvi - Hindemith: Bratsche! (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | # V5329 | Time: 01:07:12

Bratsche! It’s not often that the German word for ‘viola’ comes with an exclamation mark attached, but the cover of Antoine Tamestit’s new release heralds something worth celebrating. Among the latest of the new star violists to record Hindemith, Tamestit brings his wonderful musical intelligence to bear on some of the greatest music written for the instrument. Tamestit has selected four contrasting works that reflect that composer’s expressive range: one of the solo sonatas, one of the sonatas with piano, and two very different works for viola and orchestra.

Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Live" On Beale Street (1998)

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Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Live" On Beale Street (1998)

Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Live" On Beale Street (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Electric Texas Blues, Soul-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Malaco | # MCD 7489 | 00:59:37

Recorded live at the New Daisy Theater with Bland's regular working road band, this captures him in fine form, bringing together old favorites with some other numbers for a heady blend. When called for, the old Joe Scott heavy horn-laden arrangements are summoned up on tunes like "St. James Infirmary," "Farther on Up the Road," "That's the Way Love Is," "I Pity the Fool," and "I'll Take Care of You" with consummate ease. But even more telling is how effortlessly and seamlessly material like Buddy Ace's "Love of Mine," "Members Only," "Soon as the Weather Breaks," and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time" meshes with the old standbys. A lengthy slow blues medley brings guest appearances from Johnnie Taylor and Bobby Rush on "Stormy Monday," but the real star here is Bland himself. He's in good voice and good humor, and this makes a fine addition to his stack of latter-day recordings.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (1996)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (1996)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 825 Mb | Total time: 71:36+76:11+43:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 447 088-2 | Recorded: 1993

The central question was always about how much needs to be added to the surviving notes in order to make Poppea viable on stage. Gardiner and his advisers believe that nothing needs adding and that the 'orchestra' played only when explicitly notated in the score and was a very small group.

Patxi Montero, Francesca Venturi Ferriolo, Giorgio Casati - Haydn, Tomasini: Trios for Baryton, Viola & Cello (2022)

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Patxi Montero, Francesca Venturi Ferriolo, Giorgio Casati - Haydn, Tomasini: Trios for Baryton, Viola & Cello (2022)

Patxi Montero, Francesca Venturi Ferriolo, Giorgio Casati - Joseph Haydn, Luigi Tomasini: Trios for Baryton, Viola & Cello (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 342 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | 01:12:17
Classical | Label: Da Vinci Classics

Music patronage is something many musicians today look back to with deep nostalgia. The presence of rich, frequently aristocratic men and women who liked to spend a conspicuous part of their wealth on music, thus providing bread and opportunities to countless composers and performers, is regarded as a true blessing for art history and for those who lived it.

Giorgio Matteoli, Ensemble Festa Rustica, Giorgia Cinciripi - Francesco Antonio Vallotti: Antifone Mariane (2022)

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Giorgio Matteoli, Ensemble Festa Rustica, Giorgia Cinciripi - Francesco Antonio Vallotti: Antifone Mariane (2022)

Giorgio Matteoli, Ensemble Festa Rustica, Italico Splendore, Giorgia Cinciripi - Francesco Antonio Vallotti: Antifone Mariane (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 315 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | 00:59:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Da Vinci Classics

Vallotti and the composition of the Marian Antiphons for soprano, strings and continuo. The idea of exploring Francesco Antonio Vallotti’s works, more than three centuries after his birth, comes from the desire of returning to today’s world a small page of Music History which had hitherto remained unexplored. This will facilitate the rediscovery of a very fecund composer of sacred music, who was for a long time the Chapel Master in the Basilica del Santo in Padua. Vallotti is best known for his theoretical writings, but he was in fact a very productive composer of religious music. His works elicited the interest, admiration and enthusiasm of his contemporaries (and not only of them). However, the short-sighted Caecilian Reform of the late nineteenth century inopportunely stigmatized his music as “Baroque”, and thus worth despising.

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra & John Gibbons - Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 4 (2022)

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Liepāja Symphony Orchestra & John Gibbons - Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 4 (2022)

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra & John Gibbons - Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 4 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:18
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics

The music of William Wordsworth (1908–88) – a great-great-grandson of the poet’s brother Christopher – lies downstream from that of Vaughan Williams and Sibelius; like that of his contemporary Edmund Rubbra, Wordsworth’s music unfolds spontaneously, as a natural process. This fourth volume of his orchestral works presents four works which are all symphonic studies in essence, each remarkable for its unassertive strength of purpose and its suggestion of a sense of scale beyond its actual dimensions – perhaps in part a reflection of the majesty of the Scottish Highlands where he made his home, and of the quiet resolve of his own character.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchesta - Legends & Light, Vol. 2: New Works for Orchestra (2022)

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchesta - Legends & Light, Vol. 2: New Works for Orchestra (2022)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra & David Watkin, Brno Philharmonic Orchesta & Pavel Šnajdr - Legends & Light, Vol. 2: New Works for Orchestra (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 321 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 Mb | 01:15:06
Classical | Label: Navona Records

LEGENDS AND LIGHT VOL. 2 from Navona Records leaves no stone unturned. From the vast expansiveness of the open sea to the microscopic particles of our world’s chemical makeup, this follow-up to 2018’s LEGENDS AND LIGHT is an ambitious collection of new works for large ensemble performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Brno Philharmonic. In this album, seven composers offer their insights into the components of our world through music, with works highlighting cultures, locations, forces of nature, and human life. While many of the pieces are arranged for orchestral ensembles, listeners will also find Scottish Great Highland bagpipes and Irish Uilleann pipes featured on the album, offering a deeply rewarding listening experience.

Seiya Ueno & Kana Okada - Prokofiev, Franck & Reinecke: Flute Sonatas (2022)

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Seiya Ueno & Kana Okada - Prokofiev, Franck & Reinecke: Flute Sonatas (2022)

Seiya Ueno & Kana Okada - Prokofiev, Franck & Reinecke: Flute Sonatas (2022)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 1:15:48 | 326 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Laplace Records

A new album by Seiya Ueno, a leading Japanese artist who has led the era with numerous famous performances and exceptional creativity. Starting with the 1st and 2nd of "Record Art Special Edition", it was unaccompanied in the latest 4th and 5th, but this work 6th will be released with a pianist (Kana Okada) for the first time in a while. The hugeness of this board lies in the fact that Prokofiev, Frank, and Reinecke, which are the three sonatas of the leading role for any flute player, have been condensed into one. As the strongest flute album, it is a masterpiece that will be heard in the future.