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Genova and Dimitrov Piano Duo - Clementi: Piano Sonatas for Two (2022)

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Genova and Dimitrov Piano Duo - Clementi: Piano Sonatas for Two (2022)

Genova and Dimitrov Piano Duo - Clementi: Piano Sonatas for Two (2022)
FLAC tracks | 1:11:55 | 211 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CPO

Now the famous and successful Genova & Dimitrov Piano Duo turns to the American composer Amy Beach. Her compositional oeuvre marks a high point within the great phase of consolidation experienced by art music in the United States between the Civil War and World War I. Amy Beach was not the first American woman who composed or the first America woman who earned money with her compositions; but she created a stir in the music world by forging ahead into genres in which previously only men had distinguished themselves. However, it was above all the piano that was Amy Beach’s lifelong companion.

Them - Them (1965) [1988, London 820 563-2]

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Them - Them (1965) [1988, London 820 563-2]

Them - Them (1965)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1988 | London 820 563-2 | ~ 253 or 104 Mb | Scans
Rock / Blues-Rock / Garage Rock / British Invasion

Them forged their hard-nosed R&B sound in Belfast, Northern Ireland, moving to England in 1964 after landing a deal with Decca Records. The band's simmering sound was dominated by boiling organ riffs, lean guitars, and the tough vocals of lead singer Van Morrison, whose recordings with Them rank among the very best performances of the British Invasion…

Richard Clayderman - A Little Romance (1994)

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Richard Clayderman - A Little Romance (1994)

Richard Clayderman - A Little Romance (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Quality/Warlock Records, QALCD-6710 | ~ 234 or 96 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Easy Listening, Instrumental

With his lush and sophisticated instrumental approach to pop music, Richard Clayderman (born Philippe Pagès) is, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, "the most successful pianist in the world." Clayderman's albums routinely sell millions of copies and his concerts are quickly sold out. In a review of his 1985 Carnegie Hall concert, Variety wrote, "(Clayderman's) main appeal lies in his youth and boyish good looks…coupled with his gentlemanly charm and his thick French accent, they promise to rope in the romantically inclined middle-aged Yank ladies who cotton to this ilk of soothing entertainment…

Gordon Lightfoot - Complete Greatest Hits (2002)

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Gordon Lightfoot - Complete Greatest Hits (2002)

Gordon Lightfoot - Complete Greatest Hits (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 464 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 193 MB
1:14:51 | Folk Rock | Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.

The most comprehensive single CD collection by this treasured troubadour. These 1965 1987 United Artists, Reprise and Warner Bros. tracks include his Top 10 hits Sundown; If You Could Read My Mind; The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald; Carefree Highway , and 14 more!

VA - Songs of Gershwin (2022)

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VA - Songs of Gershwin (2022)

VA - Songs of Gershwin (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 366 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 MB
1:11:50 | Jazz | Label: Francis Dreyfus Music SARL, a BMG Company

The great musical border crosser of the twentieth century, George Gershwin excelled in the fields of concert music and popular song alike. The son of Jewish immigrants from Russia, he was born Jacob Gershvin in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898. His father ran a great variety of small businesses, and George, in the words of the New Grove Dictionary of Music, "excelled at street sports." He also studied the piano and was introduced to the European classics by his teacher, Charles Hambitzer.

VA - Mainstream Funk (2022)

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VA - Mainstream Funk (2022)

VA - Mainstream Funk (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 363 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 MB
1:04:46 | Funk, Soul | Label: Wewantsounds

Wewantsounds continues its collaboration with Bob Shad's venerable jazz label Mainstream Records, and present a selection of 12 turntable-friendly tracks recorded between 1971 and 1975 and showcasing the label's superb blend of Spiritual Jazz, Funk and Soul by the likes of Buddy Terry, Sarah Vaughan, LaMont Johnson and Johnny Coles. Most of the tracks are released on vinyl for the first time since their original release in the early 70s. The 2-LP set comes with gatefold sleeve featuring never-seen photos from the Mainstream vaults and new liner notes by UK journalist Paul Bowler.

MIB Wind Ensemble - Beethoven: Rondino & Wind Octet - Mozart: Serenade (2022)

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MIB Wind Ensemble - Beethoven: Rondino & Wind Octet - Mozart: Serenade (2022)

MIB Wind Ensemble - Beethoven: Rondino & Wind Octet - Mozart: Serenade (2022)
FLAC tracks | 51:11 | 170 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Channel Classics Records

This is the first recording on Channel Classics with the Italian based MIB Ensemble. Compromising the best players from the top orchestras of Italy, the ensemble felt the need to create their own ensemble to fill the gap in repertoire and concert possibilities for wind instruments. The two major early composers having written for winds would indeed be Mozart and Beethoven so there is no better fitting pieces than two octets combined with the RondinoSerenade's first movement is anything but street music - no friendly and polite little piece of entertainment, but a serious, sometimes threatening eight-part wind music full of chromaticism, dramatic leaps and definitely unfestive dissonances. The Octet of Beethoven also has the classical four-movement structure but wrote the piece as an official concert piece.

Anthony Roth Costanzo - Only An Octave Apart (2022)

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Anthony Roth Costanzo - Only An Octave Apart (2022)

Anthony Roth Costanzo - Only An Octave Apart (2022)
FLAC tracks | 55:11 | 265 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: UMC - Decca Gold

Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond each sound different from what you would expect when you look at them. The juxtaposition of their voices, personalities, and repertoire subverts notions of high and low, be it in terms of pitch, cultural echelon, or degrees of camp – not to mention the difference in height. By expressing their queer identities through unique interpretations of classical music, pop music, and points of intersection between the two, the music becomes a prismatic reflection of outsiders who might otherwise be intimidated by the bulwark that the classical world can present. There is humor in the clashing of styles, pathos in the depth of expression, and a kind of galvanizing joy in the harmony of purpose. Whether invoking mythology or nature, romance or radical compassion, they carve new pathways between classical tradition and politically subversive cabaret, and allow old works to reveal surprising new stories.

Elsa Dreisig - Mozart x 3 (2022)

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Elsa Dreisig - Mozart x 3 (2022)

Elsa Dreisig - Mozart x 3 (2022)
FLAC tracks | 58:20 | 255 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Elsa Dreisig credits Mozart with being the composer who first inspired her to become a professional singer. Now the French-Danish soprano pays him tribute with an album devoted entirely to arias from his operas. Its title, Mozart x 3, reflects a programme constructed around the three masterpieces composed to libretti written by Lorenzo Da Ponte: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. Elsa Dreisig sings arias allocated to three different characters in each of these operas. The total of nine ‘Da Ponte arias’ is complemented by three arias from examples of the dignified genre opera seria: La clemenza di Tito, Idomeneo and Lucio Silla. Accompanying Elsa Dreisig is the Kammerorchester Basel, conducted by Louis Langrée, now director of Paris’s celebrated Opéra-Comique.

The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones - The Deluxe Collection (2007)

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The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones - The Deluxe Collection (2007)

The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones - The Deluxe Collection (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 408 Mb
Covers Included | 01:19:06 + 01:18:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Blues, Dance, House, Downtempo | Koch Records #KOC-CD-4206

In this instance, "deluxe collection" denotes six songs that blues guitarist Peter Malick recorded with vocalist Norah Jones before she hit it big, a (previously released) EP's worth of material padded here into a two-disc, 31-cut set of radio edits, club mixes, dub mixes, and DJ remixes, with only eight of them previously unreleased. (There are nine versions of the set-opening "New York City" alone.) The material stretches itself pretty thin, as the equal billing given Jones with Malick (the only two members of the "Peter Malick Group" who appear throughout) aims to attract Norah Jones completists or tempt those who might confuse this with one of her own releases. Malick's four original compositions range from the psychedelic swirl of "Strange Transmission," given a girlish lilt by Jones, to the Rolling Stones/Velvet Underground propulsion of "Things You Don't Have to Do," on which the two duet. Jones rarely oversings the way Malick occasionally overplays, though a cover of Magic Sam's "All Your Love" finds Jones straining for emotive effect in a way that she never does on her own releases.

Steve Hackett - Voyage Of The Acolyte (1975) {1988, Reissue}

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Steve Hackett - Voyage Of The Acolyte (1975) {1988, Reissue}

Steve Hackett - Voyage Of The Acolyte (1975) {1988, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 265 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Virgin Records #CASCD 1111

Voyage of the Acolyte is the first studio album by English guitarist, songwriter, and singer Steve Hackett, released in October 1975 on Charisma Records as his only album recorded and released while he was a member of Genesis. Hackett recorded the album during a break in group activity in mid-1975 and used guest musicians, including Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford and drummer Phil Collins, to play on the record. It has a loose concept with the title and lyrics of each track inspired by a Tarot card. Voyage of the Acolyte reached No. 26 in the UK and No. 191 in the US.

Bugs Henderson - The Unreleased '82 Sessions: Back Bop! (1999)

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Bugs Henderson - The Unreleased '82 Sessions: Back Bop! (1999)

Bugs Henderson - The Unreleased '82 Sessions: Back Bop! (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 334 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
Arena Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues Rock, Texas Blues | Burnside Records #BCD-0034-2

Had this been released in 1982, it would have been the third album for the Bugs Henderson Group. It was not released at that time, however, due to differing thoughts on its style. In 1998 the tapes were resurrected and the vocals were re-cut. Most of Backbop is good old-fashioned rock & roll. The strongest cuts are "Help Me," which blends sounds as diverse as '70s rock and Chet Atkins; "Love Junkie," which comes the closest to blues with some nice jazzy riffs that are lessened only by too much repetition; and "Thief of the Night," which sees Henderson at his fiercest, rocking out with all the speed and bends his fans cherish.

Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)

Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 67:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029500570 | Recorded: 2020, 2021

The first joint album from countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and guitarist Thibaut Garcia, À sa guitare takes it's name from a song by the 20th century French composer Francis Poulenc. But it's frame of reference is extraordinarily wide - both culturally and stylistically. It's 22 tracks range across 400 years and music by composers and songwriters from France, Britain, Austria, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and the USA. "The album is a journey between different cultures, different continents and different languages," says Philippe Jaroussky, "but each piece is a world in itself. The idea was to take some risks… sometimes moving to a completely different world between one track and the next." "We can evoke hugely different colours as we juggle between renaissance music and a song by Barbara," explains Thibaut Garcia. "It's our job to play with a palette of colours to produces something unique… We put a great deal of thought into the album, but we also put our hearts into it."

Carol Sloane - Romantic Ellington (1999)

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Carol Sloane - Romantic Ellington (1999)

Carol Sloane - Romantic Ellington (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 323 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DRG Records (8480)

Carol Sloane's Romantic Ellington lives up to the title's promise, collecting some of Duke Ellington's most romantic songs, including "Come Sunday," "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing," "Prelude to a Kiss," "In My Solitude," "Lush Life" and "Tonight I Shall Sleep." Sloane's vocals are both sultry and accomplished, completing the album's aura of worthiness.

Skin Alley - Bad Words And Evil People: The Transatlantic Anthology 1972-73 (2006)

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Skin Alley - Bad Words And Evil People: The Transatlantic Anthology 1972-73 (2006)

Skin Alley - Bad Words And Evil People: The Transatlantic Anthology 1972-73 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 633 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 224 MB | Covers - 374 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Castle Music (CMDDD1257)

After a strong showing in the early '70s, Skin Alley drastically changed their lineup (and shifted their musical gears a bit) for their final two albums, 1972's Two Quid Deal and 1973's Skintight. There was still a strong prog rock base to their songwriting, but their folk and rock tendencies came to the fore on these two records more than ever before. Their deft instrumental technique screamed "prog," but never overshadowed the songs with unnecessary noodling or overt showings of musical dexterity. And that's the thing - there are "songs" here. With most of the tunes clocking in under the four-minute mark, there's no room for overindulgence. The arrangements are concise and even the instrumental numbers show a deliberately sophisticated restraint. Tales from Topographic Oceans, this is not. In packaging these two fine albums together (along with two bonus singles), Castle Music has one-bettered the bootleg "greatest-hits" collections…