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Danny Gatton - Hot Rod Guitar - The Danny Gatton Anthology (1999)

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Danny Gatton - Hot Rod Guitar - The Danny Gatton Anthology (1999)

Danny Gatton - Hot Rod Guitar - The Danny Gatton Anthology (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, log, scans) - 997 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 402 MB
2:27:21 | Jazz, Blues | Label: Rhino

Gatton was such a genre-jumper that he never found a commercial niche; instead, he was the guitarist's guitarist, fluent and fluid in various forms of rock, country, jazz, and blues. But he clearly had an innate fondness for country, especially bluegrass (perhaps that's what made him the fastest picker of his time). Among the country-oriented highlights here are the scintillating "Redneck Jazz," the rockabilly "Love My Baby" (with Robert Gordon singing), "Sun Medley" (with Delbert McClinton's Fogerty-esque barking), and "Linus and Lucy/Orange Blossom Medley," in which "Steel Guitar Rag" flashes by in a blur. But his country flair also manifests itself in more subtle ways (fingerpicking the blues, for example). If you don't mind a crash course in other American music mixed in with your country–it's not like being forced to eat beets with your burger, after all–then Gatton's your man. –John Morthland

John Barry - Soundtracks (2009)

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John Barry - Soundtracks (2009)

John Barry - Soundtracks (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 832 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 352 MB
2:32:00 | Soundtrack, Stage & Screen, Score | Label: Union Square Music

2009 two CD set. The deadly drama of 007, the mystery of the Ipcress File, the iconic brilliance of Midnight Cowboy, the romance of Out of Africa: they will come flooding back to you in this fantastic double disc collection of the movie themes of one of the modern era's greatest musicians - John Barry. This fantastic collection includes awesome movie music from the classics: Zulu, Goldfinger, the Ipcress File, Midnight Cowboy, Chaplin, Diamonds Are Forever, Out of Africa, King Kong and many more.

The Jim Carroll Band - A World Without Gravity: The Best Of (1993)

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The Jim Carroll Band - A World Without Gravity: The Best Of (1993)

The Jim Carroll Band - A World Without Gravity: The Best Of (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 505 MB
1:09:56 | Alternative Rock, New Wave, Indie Rock | Label: Rhino

Carroll was a New York poet living in California when punk exploded in the late 1970s. He rightly sensed that punk was as much a lyrical stance as a musical one. Inspired by contemporaries like Patti Smith and Richard Hell, Carroll found himself a band and started spewing his literate and often fatalistic verse over a solid 4/4 beat. His surprise 1980 hit "People Who Died" sounded both shocking and exciting as it roared out of bored radios all across America. The rest of this guitar-heavy set–including the classic "Wicked Gravity" and the previously unreleased "Differing Touch"–paints similarly edgy portraits of lurkers and fringe dwellers. The rote rock backing occasionally gets a little tepid, but Carroll's bitter-junkie tongue burns throughout. –Michael Ruby

Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 7-9 (2008)

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Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 7-9 (2008)

Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 7-9 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 268 Mb | Total time: 58:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 315-2 | Recorded: 2007

Pleyel's string quartets occupy a central place in his rich musical oeuvre – which is hardly surprising, given the fact that he studied with Joseph Haydn and was later his friend. What is surprising, however, is that Haydn's influence on Pleyel is not as clear as one might expect. During Pleyel's lifetime his twelve Prussian Quartets (Benton 331-42) enjoyed very great popularity, and today they convey a clear picture of his versatility in chamber composition. Concertante episodes, distributed in fair shares among the four instruments, play the dominant role in Pleyel, and here his inclination toward an idiom of clearer Italian orientation is reflected. The Pleyel Quartet of Cologne, drawing on historical sources for its interpretations whenever possible, performs three of these »bold« Prussian Quartets fascinating us with their dramatic harmony and many tonal surprises.

Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 4-6 (2012)

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Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 4-6 (2012)

Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 4-6 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 58:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 551-2 | Recorded: 2009

Den Erstling bewertete klassik-heute mit 10 von 10 Punkten für die künstlerische Qualität: »Das Erstaunliche beim Hören dieser Aufnahme liegt darin, wie gut es dem Kölner Quartett gelingt, seine Überzeugtheit von Pleyels kompositorischer Qualität in die Wiedergabe einfließen zu lassen… Die für ihn spezifische, technisch anspruchsvolle Klangfarben-Dramaturgie wird von ›seinem‹ Quartett derart virtuos zum Leuchten gebracht, dass nicht der leiseste Gedanke an gefällige Gebrauchsmusik auftaucht, « heißt es dort bezüglich des musikalischen Feingespürs des Pleyel Quartetts. Die Quartette 4-6 lassen erneut erkennen, welch treffsicheres Gefühl Pleyel in der charaktertypischen Verwendung der Tonarten hatte, und der Verzicht auf die höfischen Menuett-Sätze zeigt seine Emanzipation von seinem Lehrer Haydn auf, aber auch die fast provokativ wirkende Unabhängigkeit vom Widmungsträger, Friedrich Wilhelm II.

Bob Mould - Distortion: 1989-2019 (Remastered) (2020)

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Bob Mould - Distortion: 1989-2019 (Remastered) (2020)

Bob Mould - Distortion: 1989-2019 (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) - 8.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2.7 GB
19:52:46 | Rock, Blues, Art Rock, Acoustic, Alternative Rock | Label: Edsel Records

Distortion: 1989-2019, a chronicle of the solo career of Bob Mould and his band Sugar released on the 2nd October 2020. Presented as a 12″ x 12″ hardbound book, this massive anthology compiles — for the first time — Bob Mould’s recorded work from 1989 onwards: 18 studio albums, plus 4 live albums and 2 albums of rarities and collaborations. Assembled with Bob Mould’s full involvement, featuring new sleeve notes from UK music critic Keith Cameron, and exclusive new artwork by Simon Marchner, this is the definitive portrayal of an American rock icon.

Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 1-3 (2014)

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Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 1-3 (2014)

Pleyel Quartet Köln - Ignaz Pleyel: Preußische Quartette 1-3 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 247 Mb | Total time: 52:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 777-2 | Recorded: 2011

Nach begeisterter Zustimmung für ihre beiden Einspielungen mit den »Preußischen Quartetten 4-9« legt das Pleyel Quartett Köln nun die Streichquartette 1-3 von Ignaz Pleyel vor. Diese »Preußischen Quartette« erfreuten sich zu seinen Lebzeiten einer besonders großen Beliebtheit und vermitteln ein deutliches Bild der Vielseitigkeit des Komponisten auf kammermusikalischem Sektor. Konzertante Episoden – verteilt in einem vernünftigen Gleichgewicht auf die vier Instrumente – spielten für Pleyel die dominante Rolle, worin sich die Neigung zu einem deutlicher an Italien orientierten Idiom spiegelte. Diese Impulskraft entstammt der Eigenständigkeit seiner Art zu komponieren, gerade auch seinem Lehrer Haydn gegenüber.

VA - Now That's What I Call Music! 82 (2022)

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VA - Now That's What I Call Music! 82 (2022)

VA - Now That's What I Call Music! 82 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Cover | 01:05:12 | 439 MB
Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, Folk, World, Country | Label: Universal Music Group

NOW That's What I Call Music! 82 is the 82nd mainline installment in the American compilation album series "NOW That's What I Call Music!" It was released on May 6, 2022.

Tommy James And The Shondells - Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973 (2021)

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Tommy James And The Shondells - Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973 (2021)

Tommy James And The Shondells - Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 974 MB
6:56:31 | Pop Rock | Label: Grapefruit

Between 1966 and 1973, Tommy James issued thirteen albums on Roulette either as a solo performer or with The Roulettes. All of these recordings now appear on this definitive 6-CD set. This includes “Greatest Hits” or “Best Of” albums which of course duplicated tracks from regular albums. These tracks have been left in their respective original albums. Although these albums have all appeared on CD reissues at various times over the years, this is the first box set to gather together all of the recordings in one set. In addition, there is the bonus of all of the recordings that never featured on the original LPs. Some of these tracks are making their CD debut within this collection.

Scarlet Fantastic - 24 hrs (1988) [2011]

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Scarlet Fantastic - 24 hrs (1988) [2011]

Scarlet Fantastic - 24 hrs (1988) [2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 528 MB
Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop | Label: Cherry Pop Records | Catalog Number: CRPOP89

The duo Scarlet Fantastic were formed in Birmingham, West Midlands, England in 1985 when the briefly successful Swan’s Way collapsed. After a single album the trio lost Robert Shaw, which left vocalist Maggie DeMond and instrumentalist Rick Jones to continue as Scarlet Fantastic. Dressed in garish costumes befitting the New Romantic era, Scarlet Fantastic achieved two hit singles, ‘No Memory’ (number 24, October 1987) and ‘Plug Me In (To The Central Love Line)’ (number 67, January 1988). They also recorded a sole, non-charting album which Jones remembers as ‘disjointed’. They broke up 1988.

Duo Cassadó - HYPNOTIK (2022)

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Duo Cassadó - HYPNOTIK (2022)

Duo Cassadó - HYPNOTIK (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 Mb | 00:53:48
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Cassadó duo changes the register and presents "Hypnosis", a concept album to be released in spring 2022. Music transports us to the past, takes us to another dimension. It connects us with our essence as human beings. In this context, hypnotism invites us to connect with the most intimate of ourselves.

Pau Codina - Landscapes (2022)

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Pau Codina - Landscapes (2022)

Pau Codina - Landscapes (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 214 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | 00:59:50
Classical | Label: Seed Music

Landscapes it is a look at the soundscapes that make up Pau Codina's universe (Pau Codina profile), a musician of the now and here, indebted to the great referents of his genre (with Bach as the main inspiration and the interpretation of a Cassadó Suite that continues to be iconic for cellists) but clearly close to the authors and current music as evidenced by the inclusion of a work by composer Joan Magrané, first recorded on a disc, as well as the Sonata composed in 1955 by the recently deceased George Crumb.

Dave Koz - Lucky Man (1993)

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Dave Koz - Lucky Man (1993)

Dave Koz - Lucky Man (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 420 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Capitol Records | Catalog Number: CDP-598892

Saxophonist Dave Koz has become one of the most successful and beloved instrumentalists of his time, and helped establish smooth jazz as a musical force to be reckoned with. His career catapulted with 1993's Lucky Man, one of Koz' slickest and most commercial releases (which is not a bad thing by any means) to date. The album has an undeniably crisp and clean feel, akin to the color schemes used in the artwork. The musical styles range from funky and peppy, as in the opening "Shakin' the Shack," "Silverlining," and the evergreen "You Make Me Smile," to tender and sweet, as in "Faces of the Heart," "Lucky Man," and "Tender Is the Night," which features hypnotic vocals courtesy of Phil Perry.

Cedar Walton - Among Friends (1990)

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Cedar Walton - Among Friends (1990)

Cedar Walton - Among Friends (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Bellaphon | # TRCD 129 | Time: 01:01:18

The music on Among Friends was actually performed at San Francisco's Keystone Korner during a recorded engagement by the Bobby Hutcherson sextet. Pianist Cedar Walton opened each set with a few numbers and he was playing so well that in 1990 Evidence decided to release his material as a separate CD. Walton performs three songs ("Ruby My Dear," "My Old Flame" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face") solo, interprets four other pieces (three standards plus his own "Midnight Waltz"), in a trio with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Higgins, and Hutcherson himself makes the group a quartet on "My Foolish Heart." Excellent hard bop-based music from the talented pianist.

Japan - Tin Drum (1981) [Non-Remastered]

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Japan - Tin Drum (1981) [Non-Remastered]

Japan - Tin Drum (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # CDV2209, 0777 7 86697 22 | Time: 00:38:04
New Romantic, New Wave, Art Rock, Post-Punk

Partially growing out of their success in the country they were named after, as well as growing friendship and affiliation with such bands as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Japan, on Tin Drum, made its most unique, challenging, and striking album. It was also the final full studio effort from the group, and what a way to bow out – there was practically no resemblance to the trash glam flailers on Adolescent Sex anymore. Rather than repeat the sheer restraint on Gentlemen Take Polaroids, Tin Drum is an album of energy, Sylvian's singing still the decadently joyful thing it is, but the arrangements and performances tight, full, and active. The fusion of exquisite funk courtesy of Karn and Jansen's joined-at-the-hip rhythm section and a range of Asian music influences, from instrumentation to subject matter, combined with an even wider use of technological approaches to create the dramatic, sly songs on offer.