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Opeth - Orchid (1995) [Japanese Edition 2008]

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Opeth - Orchid (1995) [Japanese Edition 2008]

Opeth - Orchid (1995) [Japanese Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 493 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers - 100 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avalon/Marquee Inc. (MICP-10807)

Opeth's debut, Orchid, was quite an audacious release, a far-beyond-epic prog/death monstrosity exuding equal parts beauty and brutality - an album so brilliant, so navel-gazingly pretentious that, in retrospect, Opeth's future greatness was a foregone conclusion. Fact is, these Swedes - with the opening cut, "In Mist She Was Standing," exceeding the 14-minute mark - laid their cards on the table at the beginning of the hand and still took the pot, so ambitious and convincing is the band's artistic vision. And while the record finds the group searching for the razor-sharp focus and prominent emotional hook put forth on the later, classic releases My Arms, Your Hearse, Still Life, and Blackwater Park, Orchid is still an exhilarating listen, with the band meshing double-time death tempos with bleak, frostbitten riffs and moodily expansive, jazz-influenced, melodic instrumental passages…

Lurrie Bell - Mercurial Son (1995)

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Lurrie Bell - Mercurial Son (1995)

Lurrie Bell - Mercurial Son (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 311 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-679)

Mercurial Son, Lurrie Bell's intense second album, is a searing, passionate collection of urban blues laced with the rhythmic fury of vintage '50s R&B and rock & roll. In particular, Bell works the classic Bo Diddley shuffle a number of times, tapping into the scary, menacing undertones of Diddley's primal beats. Not only is his guitar playing white hot, his vocals are gutsy and impassioned - he makes even the weaker numbers on the album sound convincing. And the songs on Mercurial Son are varied and intriguing, ranging from rollicking rockers and dense, funky boogie to heartfelt ballads and even an a cappella track. The variety is what makes the album stand out from the pack of contemporary blues releases - it's one of the more compelling recent blues records.

Radiohead - Planet Acoustic (1997)

Posted By: Rtax
Radiohead - Planet Acoustic (1997)

Radiohead - Planet Acoustic (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 457 MB
1:10:15 | Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Kiss The Stone

At some point in the early 21st century, Radiohead became something more than a band: they became a touchstone for everything that is fearless and adventurous in rock, inheriting the throne from David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and the Talking Heads. The latter group gave the band its name – it's an album track on 1986's True Stories – but Radiohead never sounded much like the Heads, nor did they take much from Bowie, apart from their willingness to experiment.

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Concerti "per l'orchestra di Dresda" (1995)

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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Concerti "per l'orchestra di Dresda" (1995)

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Concerti "per l'orchestra di Dresda": Heinichen, Veracini, Quantz, Pisendel, Fasch, Dieupart (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 381 Mb | Total time: 70:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 447 644-2 | Recorded: 1994

During the first half of the eighteenth century the Dresden court orchestra enjoyed international renown. Its excellence was on a par with those at Berlin, Paris and Vivaldi’s orchestra of ladies at the Pieta in Venice. The Enlightenment philosopher and amateur musician, Rousseau, rated it the most accomplished and best organized ensemble in Europe – and he had heard most of the competition. The Dresden achievement was largely thanks to Pisendel, who directed the court orchestra for over a quarter of a century and whose prowess as a violin virtuoso was probably unrivalled in Germany during his lifetime. Pisendel travelled, he knew Vivaldi and doubtless many other foreign musicians too, and he amassed a considerable number of their compositions which he copied or brought back with him to Dresden.

Pebbles - Straight From My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1995/2021)

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Pebbles - Straight From My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1995/2021)

Pebbles - Straight From My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1995/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 430 MB | 1:03:39
R&B, Soul, Pop | Label: Geffen

Pebbles was at the height of her career in the late '80s, when she was following in the footsteps of Paula Abdul as a lightweight dance-pop diva. For most of the early '90s, her career had suffered as R&B fashions changed, embracing a harder, hip-hop influenced sound. With Straight from the Heart, Pebbles attempts to fit into the sound of the mid-'90s and the results are surprisingly successful. Although Pebbles' voice has improved over the years, developing into a seductive, silky instrument, Straight from the Heart is more of a showcase for her producers (including Puffy Combs and Organized Noize) than the singer herself. Featuring elements of jazz, funk, and hip-hop, the record is a diverse and soulful catalog of contemporary R&B; even when the songwriting is weak, the record sounds first-rate. Straight from the Heart may not have any single as strong as "Mercedes Boy," but it ranks among Pebbles' most consistent efforts.

Lloyd Cole - Love Story (1995)

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Lloyd Cole - Love Story (1995)

Lloyd Cole - Love Story (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 299 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Scans Included | 00:44:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative/Indie Rock, Soft Rock, Acoustic | Fontana #528 529-2

It stands to reason that a Lloyd Cole album called Love Story would not have a happy beginning or middle, much less ending. Actually, though, it does start out happy, "Trigger Happy," that is, and later on, Cole is "Happy for You," in which he sings, "If you love him, you should leave me." In between, things get no sunnier, as Cole and his characters drink and despair, but carry on. That determination is very much part of Cole's negative world-view: "Everybody knows this is nowhere," he says, to coin a phrase, "but you've gotta be there." (Except, one supposes, for Lucy, who jumps from the 39th floor in the rollicking "Let's Get Lost.") Typically, Cole couches these sentiments in melodic folk-rock, such that, with the volume low and just following the attractive lilt of his voice, a listener might find this a far more soothing piece of music than it turns out to be on closer examination.

Andy Williams With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Greatest Love Classics (1995 Remaster) (1999)

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Andy Williams With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Greatest Love Classics (1995 Remaster) (1999)

Andy Williams With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Greatest Love Classics (1995 Remaster) (1999)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 209 MB | 45:45
Pop, Ballad, Classical | Label: Parlophone Records

Mid-priced compilation featuring 13 of the beloved vocalist's finest recordings, including his interpretation of 'Romeo & Juliet', plus 'Vino De Amor' & 'Love Made Me A Fool'. 1999 release.

Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}

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Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}

Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 267 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans ~ 53 Mb | 00:42:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Repertoire Records #IMS 7029 / MSIF 7278

Pioneering progressive rock group Beggars Opera from Glasgow released several splendid albums for the Vertigo label in the early Seventies. The line up included vocalist Martin Griffiths, guitarist Ricky Gardiner and keyboard player Alan Park, who ensured a strong classical influence. ‘Waters Of Change’ was the group’s second effort, first released in 1971. It follows the pattern set by debut album ‘Act One’, and features highlight tracks ‘Time Machine’, ‘Silver Peacock’ and ‘The Fox’, given greater depth by the addition of Mellotron player Virginia Scott.

Peter Mulvey - Rapture (1995)

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Peter Mulvey - Rapture (1995)

Peter Mulvey - Rapture (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 313 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans ~ 57 Mb | 00:50:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Eastern Front Records #EFR 109

"I want a deep, resonant, effortless voice," Peter Mulvey confesses in one of the tracks on this ambitious folk album. "A big voice – bigger than me." Throughout his semi-major-label debut, Mulvey affects a deep, gruff, bluesy vocal style which is, indeed, bigger than him, calling to mind the Rockwellian image of a small child wearing a suit three times his size. For all of its appealing melodies and accomplished acoustic guitar work, the album is full of that sort of overambition. But overambition is always preferable to underambition, and at times it make this record more interesting. Rapture is speckled with drippingly earnest spoken word pieces (including the previously quoted "The Voice," which concludes with the lines "with this voice I would cry freedom and then I would speak peace").

Ivan Pařík, Sinfonietta Praha - Josef Mysliveček: Abramo ed Isacco (1995)

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Ivan Pařík, Sinfonietta Praha - Josef Mysliveček: Abramo ed Isacco (1995)

Ivan Pařík, Sinfonietta Praha - Josef Mysliveček: Abramo ed Isacco (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 648 Mb | Total time: 142:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Supraphon | # SU 3209-2 232 | Recorded: 1991

A few brush strokes have come to define the otherwise obscure 18th-century composer later known as 'Il Divino Boemo', or the Divine Bohemian: Josef Myslivecek. He was a close friend of Mozart and a musical influence on him. He was one of the most celebrated opera composers in Italy in the 1770s.

Celine Dion - D'eux (1995)

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Celine Dion - D'eux (1995)

Celine Dion - D'eux (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 348 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop / Soft Rock / Pop Rock / Adult Contemporary
Epic #480286 2 / EPC 480286 2 / 31-480286-10

Her first French-language album following the huge commercial success of The Colour of My Love, 1995's D'Eux was Celine Dion's return to her native roots. Produced by Jean Jacques Goldman, her 20th studio album went onto become the biggest-selling French language release of all time, and includes the hit singles "Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore," and "Je Sais Pas," both of which were rerecorded in English, along with "Vole," for follow-up Falling into You.

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Ives: Robert Browning Overture; Hartmann: Symphonie No.3 (1995)

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Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Ives: Robert Browning Overture;  Hartmann: Symphonie No.3 (1995)

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Charles Ives: Robert Browning Overture; Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonie No.3 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 196 Mb | Total time: 51:59 | Scans included
Classical | EMI Classics | # 5 55254 2 | Recorded: 1994

This recording offers impassioned, clear, and intelligent presentations of two little-known but impressive pieces of earlier twentieth century music.

James Horner - Apollo 13 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Expanded) (2019)

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James Horner - Apollo 13 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Expanded) (2019)

James Horner - Apollo 13 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Expanded) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 616 MB
2:14:53 | Score, Soundtrack | Label: Intrada

World premiere 2-CD release of James Horner score for Oscar-nominated Ron Howard film! Highly regarded, award-laden film chronicles eventful Apollo 13 mission to the moon, heartbreakingly aborted late during trip due to an explosion aboard command module that jeopardized lives of crew and their ability to return safely back to earth.

The Holmes Brothers - Lotto Land: Original Soundtrack Recording (1995)

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The Holmes Brothers - Lotto Land: Original Soundtrack Recording (1995)

The Holmes Brothers - Lotto Land: Original Soundtrack Recording (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Blues, Soul Blues, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Trip Records (TRIP 7714), 1996

The Holmes Brothers are certainly one of the best blues discoveries of the 90s. Rough, gutsy, and almost unbelievably funky, they make music that seems steeped in the energy, dust, litter, smells and fumes of Brooklyn's neighbourhoods.
The brothers are Wendell and Sherman Holmes and Popsy Dixon (the latter the owner of the best falsetto voice since Al Green and the Reverend Claude Jeter), and this powerful, emotional, joyful and rocking album is their fifth. The songs, originally written and recorded for the film Lotto Land, stand proudly on their own - although if you do see the film you’ll understand how well they fit the bitter sweet story of the development of the two different relationships and a missing multi-million dollar lottery ticket…

Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds (1978) {1995, Remastered}

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Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds (1978) {1995, Remastered}

Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds (1978) {1995, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 755 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 287 Mb
Full Scans ~ 320 Mb | 00:45:14 + 01:13:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Ambient | Columbia #CDX 96000 | AT

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is the debut studio album by Jeff Wayne, retelling the story of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, released September 6, 1978. A concept album, its main format is progressive rock and string orchestra, using narration and leitmotifs to carry the story via rhyming melodic lyrics that express the feelings of the various characters. The two-disc album remains a bestseller, having sold millions of records around the world, and by 2009 it was the 40th best selling album of all time in the UK with sales of 2,561,286. It has since spawned multiple versions of the album, video games, DVDs, and live tours.