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Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)

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Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)

Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 667 Mb | Total time: 44:32+64:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 4509-98418-2 | Recorded: 1995

This latest version of Gluck’s masterpiece is something of a double hybrid: its starting point is the Berlioz version, which combines what Berlioz regarded as the best of the Italian original and the French revision (and using a contralto Orpheus), and then it is modified further, with a number of reorderings and some music restored, as well as revised orchestration. It isn’t very ‘authentic’, in terms of Gluck No. 1, Gluck No. 2 or Berlioz, but that of course doesn’t much matter as long as it works.

Jean-Claude Petit - Cyrano de Bergerac: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

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Jean-Claude Petit - Cyrano de Bergerac: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Jean-Claude Petit - Cyrano de Bergerac: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 242 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Trema | # 710323 | Time: 00:49:52

Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1990 French comedy-drama film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and based on the 1897 play of the same name by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière and Rappeneau. It stars Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet and Vincent Pérez. In 2010, Cyrano de Bergerac was ranked number 43 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema". The French Academy of Film award winning score composed & conducted by Jean-Claude Petit.

VA - Café Paris (50 Classiques De La Chanson Française) (2017)

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VA - Café Paris (50 Classiques De La Chanson Française) (2017)

VA - Café Paris (50 Classiques De La Chanson Française) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 490 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 343 Mb | 02:29:56
Chanson | Label: Factory of Sounds

Cette collection de grands classiques de la chanson française vous replongera dans l’atmosphère des cafés parisiens traditionnels. On y retrouve parmi tant d’autres Yves Montand, Edith Piaf, Léo Marjane ou encore André Claveau.

VA - Midnight in Paris: Music From The Motion Picture (2011) [Re-Up]

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VA -  Midnight in Paris: Music From The Motion Picture (2011) [Re-Up]

VA - Midnight in Paris: Music From The Motion Picture (2011)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 280 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Jazz | Label: Madison Gate Records | # none | Time: 00:46:51

The soundtrack to Woody Allen's 2011 Oscar-nominated romantic comedy Midnight in Paris features a variety of jazz tunes and popular songs that are all generally associated with the film's 1920s Paris setting. While Allen actually transports his movie's main character back to the '20s, most of the music here was recorded by contemporary artists who play in an old-school style. To these ends, we get such roiling and urbane Gypsy jazz tracks as Swing 41's "Je Suis Seul Ce Soir," Original Paris Swing's "Recado," and even several Cole Porter vocal numbers by Conal Fowkes – who appears as Porter in the film. Also featured are jaunty classic jazz cuts like Josephine Baker's conga dance number "La Conga Blicoti" and, of course, Sydney Bechet's "Si Tu Vois Ma Mère," which opens the film. Swooning and romantic in tone with a breezy, swinging jazz vibe throughout, the Midnight in Paris soundtrack is a must-have souvenir for traditional jazz lovers and any fan of the film.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:51:41
Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2652

A varied soundtrack album that manages to weave in a little variation from the traditional type of motion picture scoring indulged in here by Sakamoto. Part of the reason for the variation is that only twelve of the album's 21 tracks are by Sakamoto – several are source music, others were composed by Richard Horowitz. The diversity thus makes for a more interesting album than might have been had from variations on the main minor-key "Sheltering Sky" theme (presented here in orchestrated and piano-based versions.) It also breaks away from the sound of Sakamoto's recordings, strong material that suffers from a certain digital harshness in the strings. Horowitz' part in this is in stepping away from traditional Western scoring and using Middle Eastern elements for score structures – something that's very effective indeed on "Fever Ride" with its blend of Moroccan and Spanish elements. Where Sakamoto easily sketches panorama with his music, Horowitz sketches in mystery. The local source music, too, adds to this, giving the album a grounding in the real world that completes the overall structure. An excellent album that can easily be recommended for more than just soundtrack aficionados.

David Jalbert - Le doigt d'honneur (2020)

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David Jalbert - Le doigt d'honneur (2020)

David Jalbert - Le doigt d'honneur (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:37:44 | 254 Mb
Genre: Pop / Label: Goliath Musique

De retour aux sources. Son album le plus vendu en carrière « Le journal » fête son dixième anniversaire. Donc, pour commémorer la tournée de 2010, un volet du spectacle sera consacré à ses incontournables! De plus, quelques hymnes de bord de feu ainsi que des nouveautés y seront apportés. Ajoutons à cela des classiques tel que Souvenirs d’enfance, Si Dieu, Hey Jack, Libre de Partir et plusieurs autres. Six albums et plus de 80 000 copies vendus en carrière. Nominations album folk de l’année à deux reprises et prix chanson populaire de l’année au gala de la SOCAN avec la pièce Voyage. Un tout nouveau spectacle qui promet

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

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Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 518841 2 | Time: 00:58:49 | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Instrumental Pop, Easy Listening

Trumpeter Chris Botti drops the synthesizers and drum loops of his previous effort, Thousand Kisses Deep, for a more elegant and traditional sound on When I Fall in Love. While Thousand Kisses Deep maximized Botti's penchant for mixing perfect pop songs with his Miles Davis-influenced jazz style, it nonetheless featured many of the electronic and processed sounds predictable on modern smooth jazz releases. By eschewing such "go to" pop-jazz production techniques as drum machines and synthesized strings in favor of the real instruments here, Botti ironically sounds utterly groundbreaking on what is ultimately a straight-ahead orchestral jazz album. While nowhere near as improvisationally adventurous as its predecessors, When I Fall in Love is still a revelation in the tradition of Sketches of Spain, Clifford Brown With Strings, and Wynton Marsalis' Hot House Flowers. Mixing standards and contemporary pop tunes all in a straight-ahead style, Botti gives his minimalist Miles-ian horn sound a chance to breath and be enjoyed on its own.

Eric Demarsan - Melville, le dernier samouraï (2020)

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Eric Demarsan - Melville, le dernier samouraï (2020)

Eric Demarsan - Melville, le dernier samouraï (2020)
FLAC tracks | 36:25 | 180 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack / Label: Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Éric Demarsan (aka Éric de Marsan), born on October 2, 1938 in Paris, is a French film score composer.After working as arranger for composers Michel Magne then François de Roubaix (including on Le Samouraï) he scored L'Armée des ombres (aka Army of Shadows) in 1969 then Le Cercle rouge (aka The red circle) in 1970 , both by director Jean-Pierre Melville.After that, he scored numerous movies for other great directors like Jean-Pierre Mocky, Costa-Gavras or Patrice Leconte.Éric Demarsan also composed many songs, the Pop Symphony album under pseudonym Jason Havelock, as well as some musics for sound and light shows.Since 2000 he works frequently with director Guillaume Nicloux and then Hervé Hadmar.

Charlélie Couture - Pochette Surprise (1981) {2001 Island}

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Charlélie Couture - Pochette Surprise (1981) {2001 Island}

Charlélie Couture - Pochette Surprise (1981) {2001 Island}
EAC Rip | FLAC with Audiochecker (no log) | scans | 184 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 78 mb
Genre: chanson

Pochette Surprise is the 1981 album by Charlélie Couture. This is taken from the 20th anniversary remaster released in 2001 by Island.

Alexis Kossenko, Anna Reinhold, Emmanuel Olivier, Sabine Devieilhe & Magali Mosnier - Soir Païen (2020)

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Alexis Kossenko, Anna Reinhold, Emmanuel Olivier, Sabine Devieilhe & Magali Mosnier - Soir Païen (2020)

Alexis Kossenko, Anna Reinhold, Emmanuel Olivier, Sabine Devieilhe & Magali Mosnier - Soir Païen (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 247 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | 01:08:13
Classical, Vocal | Label: Aparté, Little Tribeca

Flautist Alexis Kossenko’s latest offering is evocative, impressionistic: a programme in which flute, piano and voice together have pride of place.

Bill Deraime - Mister Blues (1990) {RCA/BMG France}

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Bill Deraime - Mister Blues (1990) {RCA/BMG France}

Bill Deraime - Mister Blues (1990) {RCA/BMG France}
EAC Rip | FLAC with Audiochecker (no log) | scans | 281 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 107 mb
Genre: rock, blues rock

Mister Blues is a 1990 compilation album by Bill Deraime. This was put out by RCA/BMG France.

Vladimir Cosma - Les plus grands succes de Vladimir Cosma: Volume 1 & 2 (2002) 2CD

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Vladimir Cosma - Les plus grands succes de Vladimir Cosma: Volume 1 & 2 (2002) 2CD

Vladimir Cosma - Les plus grands succès de Vladimir Cosma: Volume 1 & 2 (2002) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 815 Mb | Scans ~ 212 Mb | Time: 02:12:53
Soundtracks, Score | Label: Pomme Music | # 953102/953112

One of France and Europe's most distinguished film composers, Vladimir Cosma scored more than 150 films and TV productions. Although he enjoyed almost immediate success in comedies, he continued to experiment with different styles and genres, and this versatility brought him wide international acclaim.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1989)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1989)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 508 Mb | Total time: 41:45+46:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7 49834 2 | Recorded: 1989

In spite of the French title, and the conductor known for his interest in period performance, this is not the French Orphee et Eurydice of 1774; it is a different 'period version', the period in question being not Gluck's but that of Berlioz (or, as we shall see, nearly so). In 1859, Berlioz, always a passionate admirer of Gluck, prepared a version of the opera for the contralto Pauline Viardot. The alto version of the opera was of course the original Italian one, of 1762, for a castrato, but Berlioz wanted to incorporate some of the changes Gluck had made in 1774 and to use a French text. His compromise version has served as the basis for most revivals of the opera, in whatever language, from then until relatively recent times, though its four-act structure has rarely been followed.

Vladimir Cosma - Diva: Bande Originale Du Film (Original Soundtrack) (1981) Complete Edition 1993

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Vladimir Cosma - Diva: Bande Originale Du Film (Original Soundtrack) (1981) Complete Edition 1993

Vladimir Cosma - Diva: Bande Originale Du Film (Original Soundtrack) (1981/1993)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 220 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical | Label: Pomme Music | # 950 622 | 00:48:10

The 1981 Jean-Jacques Beineix film Diva is a dizzying cornucopia of delights, with a strong sense of urban cool and a cast of characters whose alternating detachments and obsessions hint at the legacy of pain and loneliness that helped form them. Its score, composed by Vladimir Cosma, is inseparable from the film, which, after all, is about music itself, and the ways that it links to desire and longing. From the beautiful arias of Wilhemina Wiggins Fernandez (who plays an opera singer in the film) to the eerie, achingly beautiful instrumental pieces composed by Cosma to set the mood for images of rain-slicked streets, Taiwanese music pirates, teenaged Vietnamese thieves, jaded middle-aged art sages, motorbikes and car chases, the score for Diva remains one of Cosma's masterpieces, a perfect companion to a film that became an international underground hit.

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997) [Re-Up]

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Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997) [Re-Up]

Manu Dibango - African Soul: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 562 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
African Jazz, Makossa, Funk, World Fusion | Label: Mercury | # 534766-2 | 01:14:04

R.I.P. Emmanuel N'Djoké "Manu" Dibango (12 December 1933 – 24 March 2020)
He died from COVID-19… Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

This retrospective of the legendary Cameroon saxophonist Manu Dibango includes 10 prime examples of his eclectic style, including his internationally successful hit, "Soul Makossa", the percolating percussion and layered brass of "Africadelic", and the '80s disco of "Sun Explosion".