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Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)

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Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)

Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 364 Mb | Total time: 79:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029526947 | Recorded: 2019

Two of today’s most brilliant tenors, Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee, strike sparks off each other as they celebrate the star tenors of Rossini’s time, such as Andrea Nozzari, Giovanni David, and Manuel García. Amici e Rivali – ‘Friends and Rivals’ – comprises arias, duets and trios from seven of the composer’s operas, including the ever-popular Il barbiere di Siviglia and the rarely heard Ricciardo e Zoraide. The ‘duelling tenors’ are joined by the effervescent Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, the prize-winning young Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga, I Virtuosi Italiani and conductor Corrado Rovaris.

Patrick Juvet - Best Of Disco (2000) {Universal Licensing Music}

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Patrick Juvet - Best Of Disco (2000) {Universal Licensing Music}

Patrick Juvet - Best Of Disco (2000) {Universal Licensing Music}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no cue or log) | scans | 551 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 175 mb
Genre: pop, R&B, soul, disco

Best Of Disco is a 2000 compilation of the music of Patrick Juvet, highlighting his many hits, a surprise for those who only knew him for one song. This was put together by Universal Licensing Music.

VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs

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VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs

VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 972 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans ~ 164 Mb
Label: George V Records | # 3322622 | Time: 02:36:04
Lounge, Chillout, Deep House, Ethnic Fusion

2015 two CD set. Buddha-Bar has set itself as a Lounge music pioneer since the 90's. Known and recognized in France and internationally, Buddha-Bar is the lounge music reference of talent spotters in lounge and electronic music. With a subtle mix of chill, deep and electronic music influences, Buddha-Bar XVII is no exception to the savoir-faire of the little Parisian label, George V Records. Drawing inspiration from Morocco, this opus promises warmth and sensuality to take you to an enchanting dream world. Bold mixes, hypnotic compositions and aesthetic arrangements are the key components of this new selection filled with emotions. Travel from the coasts to the middle of the desert and let yourself be carried away by the warm and soothing melodies that are the signature of the very first opus of the music collection.

Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)

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Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)

Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans ~ 65 Mb | 00:45:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Chanson, Vocal | Columbia / Sony Music #88985337172

Celine Dion began work on Encore un Soir in the summer of 2015 when her husband Rene Angelil was quite ill. He passed away in January 2016, around the midpoint of the sessions, so it could stand to reason the album was a way for Dion to work through her grief, but this French-language record isn't quite as simple as that. For one, Dion's art isn't strictly autobiographical; she may pour herself into her performances but a correlation between her personal life and her recordings isn't easy to draw. Secondly, Encore un Soir is evenly divided between pop tunes and ballads, not too dissimilar from her usual albums. That said, there's a certain sense of restraint and deliberateness to Encore un Soir that does give it an emotional pull.

Cos - Babel (1978) [Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

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Cos - Babel (1978) [Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

Cos - Babel (1978) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 400 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Musea (FGBG 4550)

Usually regarded as the Belgian Zao, Cos develops an European type of chamber-rock, built on onomatopeic vocals or sung in French or German. The band displays beautiful themes interwined with complex orchestrated rhythms. Its music evokes the Canterbury School (Caravan, Hatfield And The North), the anguished and dark music of King Crimson or Quiet Sun and Terje Rypdal's atmospheric jazz-rock. Pascale Son uses her high-pitched voice, able to perform the most incredible modulations, and this allows her to become one of the best singers in that style. The leader Daniel Schell is a guitarist extraordinaire, and proves to develop ideas as original as Robert Fripp's…

Hypno5e - A Distant (Dark) Source (2019)

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Hypno5e - A Distant (Dark) Source (2019)

Hypno5e - A Distant (Dark) Source (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 442 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | 01:10:11
Progressive Metal, Post-Metal | Label: Pelagic Records

HYPNO5E have forged the term “cinematic metal” with their truly epic- scope compositions, oftentimes exceeding not only the 10- but the 20-minutes mark, merging elements of contemporary metal with latin folk and soundtrack-score like sonic landscapes. After the acoustic special album “Alba - Les Ombres Errantes” (2018), the Southern French quartet are now returning with a more “typical” HYPNO5E record, if there is such a thing: their 5th album, “A Distant (Dark) Source”, is the second part of a diptych album project. Each part will be released separately, starting with the second one.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon - Gluck: Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan [4 CDs] (2008)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon - Gluck: Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan [4 CDs] (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, The English Baroque Soloisits - Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprévue; Don Juan (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 264:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69562-0 | Recorded: 1981, 1987, 1990

This four disc set from Erato opens with Gluck’s three act lyric tragedy Iphigénie en Aulide, his first original ‘French’ opera for the fashionable Paris Opéra. In 1773 Gluck had been persuaded that he could establish himself at the Paris Opéra (also known as L’Opéra) by François du Roullet, an attaché at the French Embassy in Vienna. Baille du Roullet provided Gluck with the libretto for Iphigénie en Aulide, based on the tragedy of Racine and founded on the play of Euripides. Initially the Director of L’Opéra hesitated in accepting Gluck’s score. Fortunately he had a influential ally in Marie-Antoinette, the Queen of France, to whom he had taught singing and harpsichord. The first staging of Iphigénie en Aulide was at the Paris Opéra in 1774.

Kiri Te Kanawa, Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete, Op. 7; La Mort de Cleopatre (1982)

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Kiri Te Kanawa, Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete, Op. 7; La Mort de Cleopatre (1982)

Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7; La Mort de Cléopâtre (1982)
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Jessye Norman, soprano
Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 594-2 | Time: 00:52:19

Kiri Te Kanawa does well by these songs, avoiding the billowing excesses of sentiment that in other hands (or vocal chords) can make them sound much too soggy. Although Berlioz gathered them all together under the present title, all of the songs were composed at different times for different singers, so they aren't really a cycle at all. I seldom listen to all of them at once, and you should feel free to take them in any order that suits you. "The Death of Cleopatra" is an early cantata that perfectly suits Jessye Norman's stately delivery. She's always at her best playing royalty, and if they're dying in mortal agony, so much the better.

Les Rita Mitsouko - The No Comprendo (2019 Remaster) (1986/2019)

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Les Rita Mitsouko - The No Comprendo (2019 Remaster) (1986/2019)

Les Rita Mitsouko - The No Comprendo (2019 Remaster) (1986/2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 294 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 105 Mb | 00:45:38
Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Because Music

The No Comprendo (Long title: Les Rita Mitsouko Présentent The No Comprendo) is the second studio album by French pop rock group Les Rita Mitsouko. It was released in 1986 and includes the singles "Andy", "C'est Comme Ça" and "Les Histoires d’A.". The album was recorded with veteran producer Tony Visconti at Studio Good Earth, London, Studio Rita Mitsouko, Paris and mixed at Studio Good Earth. Receiving positive reviews the album was originally released as an LP, Cassette and CD in September 1986. CD editions include a bonus track. The artwork was designed by Yves Méry with photography by Brett Walker. The album was the first of two albums by the duo that Les Rita Mitsouko produced on collaboration with Tony Visconti. Together with Visconti the trio shared production and musician roles regularly swapping and sharing duties across a variety of instruments.

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011) [Re-Up]

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Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011) [Re-Up]

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: eOne | # EOM-CD-5157 | Time: 00:57:19

Widely regarded as one of Canada's best jazz singers, Russian-born, Toronto-based vocalist Sophie Milman changes tact slightly for her fourth studio album, In the Moonlight. The twinkling piano chords, shuffling, brushed stroke rhythms, and gentle brass instrumentation which defined her previous output are still very much in evidence, but having traveled to New York to record with producer Matt Pierson (Jane Monheit, Michael Franks), the Juno Award winner has capitalized on the opportunity to expand her sound by inviting a string ensemble on board for the first time in her career. However, avoiding the temptation to smother the timeless, smoky, jazz bar arrangements in layers of bombastic layers of strings, the pair only use their newly recruited musicians sparingly and when needed, with only the Duke Ellington standards "Prelude to a Kiss" and "Day Dream," and the Umbrellas of Cherbourg number "Watch What Happens" offering anything more than the occasional orchestral flourish.

Alifie - Etre De L' Opium (2020)

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Alifie - Etre De L' Opium (2020)

Alifie - Etre De L' Opium (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Front cover
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Psychedelic space rock atmosphere. This collective is fed compositions, improvisations, some covers (King Crimson, Pink Floyd) and video projections. An invitation to the trip of the body and the mind.

Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin - Si j'ai aimé (2019)

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Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin - Si j'ai aimé (2019)

Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin - Si j'ai aimé (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 59:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA 445 | Recorded: 2019

Soprano Sandrine Piau has been known mostly as a Baroque specialist, but she has recorded several albums of 19th century French mélodies with spectacular results. Si j'ai aimé (the title comes from one of three songs by the little-known Théodore Dubois) will be very hard for her to outdo. The list of attractions is very long and begins with the repertory. There are some familiar pieces here, such as the opening pair of songs by Saint-Saëns, but many of the composers – Dubois, Charles Bordes, Alexandre Guilmant – are rarely performed, at least outside France, and all the songs here are top-notch.

Brigitte Bardot - La Belle Et Le Blues (2020)

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Brigitte Bardot - La Belle Et Le Blues (2020)

Brigitte Bardot - La Belle Et Le Blues (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 355 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:03:03
Pop, Chanson, Female Vocal | Label: Ace Records

Highlights from the screen icon’s music catalogue, featuring a distinctive take on swinging yé-yé and groovy pop-psych, as well as her own Tropezian introspection. The extensive booklet includes exclusive musings from B.B. herself on this brief and brilliant aspect to her career.

Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Thésée (2007)

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Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Thésée (2007)

Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Thésée (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 964 Mb | Total time: 173:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 240-2 | Recorded: 2006

Jean-Baptiste Lully, born Giovanni Battista Lulli in Florence in 1632, moved to France early in his career. By the time he turned 30, he had been named music master to the royal family and elevated to the nobility. Italian opera, particularly the works of Cavalli, had become hugely popular in France, and Lully took up the task of creating a tradition of native French opera. In 1775, in collaboration with librettist Philippe Quinault, Lully produced Thésée, a "tragédie en musique," which marked a turning point in the synthesis of music, dramaturgy, and dance, and became the model for French opera for nearly a century, until the reforms of Gluck.

Les Epopées & Stéphane Fuget - Lully: Dies Irae (Collection Grands motets, Vol. 1) (2021)

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Les Epopées & Stéphane Fuget - Lully: Dies Irae (Collection Grands motets, Vol. 1) (2021)

Les Epopées & Stéphane Fuget - Lully: Dies Irae (Collection Grands motets, Vol. 1) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 368 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:07
Classical, Opera | Label: Château de Versaille

The notion of interpretation constantly raises the question of how to read a score, and therefore of the very subject matter of the score. Particularly in the Baroque period, and especially in the seventeenth-century, the score is but an infrastructure that the composer leaves behind to allow his work to be brought to life. One should not be led astray by it as you might by a trompel'œil; it lacks a great deal of information: nuances, instrumentation, ornaments, playing styles, etc. The majority of these composers thus leave the performers a great deal of latitude for the completion of their scores in order to bring them to back to life.