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Laura Nyro - Time And Love: The Essential Masters [Recorded 1966-1975] (2000) [Audio Fidelity, 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010] (Repost)

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Laura Nyro - Time And Love: The Essential Masters [Recorded 1966-1975] (2000) [Audio Fidelity, 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010] (Repost)

Laura Nyro - Time And Love: The Essential Masters [Recorded 1966-1975] (2000) [Audio Fidelity, 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity (AFZ 085)

As a 16-song, single-disc best-of, this does the job very nicely for those who want Nyro's best and most famous songs in one place. Only nine tracks into the CD you've already heard "Sweet Blindness," "Wedding Bell Blues," "And When I Die," "Blowin' Away," "Eli's Comin'," "Stoney End," and "Stoned Soul Picnic," which should be enough to convince anyone that Nyro was a major singer/songwriter. An argument could be made that, as an album-oriented performer whose career spanned about three decades, this is too brief a sampling of her discography, and too lopsided, as just one of the songs was recorded after 1970 (at which point she had yet to reach her 25th birthday). Still, the hard facts are that Nyro's best recordings and compositions were those from the beginning of her career.

Carmen McRae - Fine and Mellow [Recorded 1980-1988] (2000)

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Carmen McRae - Fine and Mellow [Recorded 1980-1988] (2000)

Carmen McRae - Fine and Mellow [Recorded 1980-1988] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 626 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 278 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Snapper Music (SMDCD255)

One of the best ever jazz singers, her dramatic and nuanced readings of standards put her at the forefront of vocal jazz.
Carmen McRae always had a nice voice (if not on the impossible level of an Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan) but it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretations of lyrics that made her most memorable. She studied piano early on and had her first important job singing with Benny Carter's big band (1944), but it would be another decade before her career had really gained much momentum. McRae married and divorced Kenny Clarke in the '40s, worked with Count Basie (briefly) and Mercer Ellington (1946-1947), and became the intermission singer and pianist at several New York clubs. In 1954 she began to record as a leader' and by then she had absorbed the influences of Billie Holiday and bebop into her own style…

Mary Lou Williams - I Made You Love Paris [Recorded 1954] (2000)

Posted By: gribovar
Mary Lou Williams - I Made You Love Paris [Recorded 1954] (2000)

Mary Lou Williams - I Made You Love Paris [Recorded 1954] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 141-2)

Mary Lou Williams spent a fair amount of time in Europe in the early '50s, prior to a temporary hiatus from jazz. This CD from Verve's Jazz in Paris series compiles two separate sessions from 1954; one features a trio, a quintet, and a pair of vocals by blues singer Beryl Bryden, and the other is purely a trio. All of the selections are fairly brief, with only one running over three-and-a-half minutes. The first 11 songs are a bit of a mixed bag. The strongest tracks feature Williams alone ("I Made You Love Paris" and her "Club Francais Blues") or with her trio ("Avalon," "Swingin' for the Guys," and "Memories of You"). Weaker are the four tracks with trumpeter Nelson Williams and tenor saxophonist Ray Lawrence, who aren't up to the playing level of horn players who typically worked with the pianist, though bassist Buddy Banks somewhat makes up for their shortcomings by contributing an enjoyable original ("Leg'n Lou") and a strong solo…

Rosemary Clooney - Brazil (2000)

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Rosemary Clooney - Brazil (2000)

Rosemary Clooney - Brazil (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 388 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4884-2)

As one of the most loved jazz vocalists, modern jazz heroines, and prolific vocalists, Rosemary Clooney gives a very beautiful and feminine side to Brazilian jazz on Brazil, a sensitive musical feeling of 16 ripe standards. This wonderful collection is dedicated to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, and Nelson Riddle through her amazing ambience of sensitive phrasing, lovely nuance, and splendid rhythmic shadings. Rosemary Clooney is joined by the lovely Diana Krall on "Boy from Ipanema" in a stunning vocal duet accompanied by Oscar Castro-Neves on guitar. John Pizzarelli sings "Wave," with the light, airy brilliance of a light kept burning throughout the night, and duets with Clooney on "Desafinado," "One Note Samba," "Let Go," "Dindi," and the reprise of the title track, "Brazil"…

Jean-Michel Jarre - Metamorphoses (2000) [Reissue 2018]

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Jean-Michel Jarre - Metamorphoses (2000) [Reissue 2018]

Jean-Michel Jarre - Metamorphoses (2000) [Remastered 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 403 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 107 MB
Genre: Electronic, Downtempo, Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music/Columbia (19075833862)

Metamorphoses is another of those enormous productions by the French electronic music master. Offering a cycle of songs, Jarre and his platoon of keyboards - a wonderful meld of cutting-edge and vintage technologies - delve into the notion of change and evolution with a remarkable efficiency despite the plethora of guest vocalists and instrumentalists. His collaborations with Laurie Anderson ("Je me souviens") and Natacha Atlas ("C'est la Vie") are wonderfully successful. The former is a staggered sequencer-driven track whose pulse varies, throbs, and wanes as the vocals are articulated in syncopated fashion in alternating cadences. The latter is an Eastern-tinged house track, where elements of disco, breakbeat, and even jungle enter and leave the mix after leaving traces of themselves on what follows their articulation…

Earl Hines - Paris One Night Stand [Recorded 1957] (2000)

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Earl Hines - Paris One Night Stand [Recorded 1957] (2000)

Earl Hines - Paris One Night Stand [Recorded 1957] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (548 207-2)

The two 1957 sessions that make up this CD featuring Earl Hines with a pickup rhythm section in Paris were recorded originally for Phillips, with bassist Guy Pedersen and drummer Gus Wallez. The pianist is in top form, including just a little of the Dixieland repertoire ("Royal Garden Blues" and "Muskrat Ramble") that typically dominated most of his recordings made in the U.S. during this period, and spending more time exploring favorite warhorses like "Hallelujah" and "Makin' Whoopee," as well as already classic jazz compositions such as "If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight" and "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)." While the tracks are generally brief, the music is consistently swinging at a high level and four bonus tracks have been added to the CD reissue, so it should be considered an essential purchase for fans of Earl "Fatha" Hines.

VA - The Columbia Jazz Piano Moods Sessions (Remastered) (2000)

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VA - The Columbia Jazz Piano Moods Sessions (Remastered) (2000)

VA - The Columbia Jazz Piano Moods Sessions (Remastered) (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 897 MB
6:29:55 | Jazz, Swing, Bop | Label: Mosaic Records

This seven-CD collection exhaustively documents Columbia Records' first attempt at niche marketing with the Piano Moods series. Born out an impromptu marketing plan by a small Columbia Records staff in 1950, the Piano Moods series was hatched from the marketing discovery that there were more pianos than phonographs (that's record players for all you kids who don't remember vinyl LPs) in the homes of postwar America. The 12" LP had been launched a scant two years before and few titles were available. The Piano Moods series linked 20 albums of the same general type, all of them produced and sequenced by George Avakian, who had created the jazz and pop catalog on LP for Columbia beginning in 1948 – though they were originally released 33 rpm 10" discs to keep the folks with all those 10" 78 rpm discs happy when it came to storage. The sides were cut – usually – with no spirals (spaces) between tunes, giving the side a longer feel than its 17 minutes because the music was continuous. Most pianists preset their sequences and prepared introductions of the key of the preceding tune that modulated into the key of the next one.

Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)

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Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)

Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 59:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 56870 5 | Recorded: 1999

Sarah Chang is certainly an exceptional player; her finely produced tone is characteristically sweet, yet she varies it most imaginatively — in the Concerto's slow movement, for instance, where she follows the changing shades of emotion in the most detailed way. The first movement may have been recorded with more strongly expressed feeling (by Boris Belkin), its finale with more mercurial displays of virtuosity (Xue-Wei), but overall Chang is the equal of any, with relaxed technical command and real feeling for the music. The accompaniment is well balanced and cleanly recorded, with distinguished solo contributions from woodwind and horns.

Coco Montoya - Suspicion (2000)

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Coco Montoya - Suspicion (2000)

Coco Montoya - Suspicion (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 435 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Blues Rock | Alligator Records #ALCD4871

Montoya's first solo disc for Alligator finds the former Albert Collins sideman following in the doorsteps of his "godfather" with an album simply top-heavy with fiery guitar work and comfortable vocals. The production from Jim Gaines is as fat as any modern-day blues record has a right to be, and Montoya does not disappoint at any moment along the ride. He tips his hat to his old employer on Collins' "Get Your Business Straight," but the stronger tunes here come from Coco's own pen, like the closing "Nothing But Love." A strong and solid effort that also sounds great in the car when you're driving a little faster than the speed limit allows.

The Rolling Stones - Brussels Affair (Definitive Edition) (2000)

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The Rolling Stones - Brussels Affair (Definitive Edition) (2000)

The Rolling Stones - Brussels Affair (Definitive Edition) (2000) [Bootleg]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 944 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 343 Mb | 02:29:48
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Rattle Snake / Bootleg

Brussels Affair (Live 1973) is a bootleg by The Rolling Stones. It is compiled from two shows recorded in Brussels on 17 October 1973 in the Forest National Arena, during their European Tour. The Definitive edition includes 2 CD. Disc one recorded live at the Forest National, Brussels, Belgium on October 17th 1973, 1st show. Disc two contains tracks from Rotterdam, London, Newcastle, Munich in September/October 1973. Disc two, tracks 13-16: Vienna, Austria, September 1st 1973.

Iron Maiden - Dynamo 2000 (2024)

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Iron Maiden - Dynamo 2000 (2024)

Iron Maiden - Dynamo 2000 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:21:11 | 184 / 464 Mb
Genre: Heavy Metal

Iron Maiden Known for such powerful hits as "Run to the Hills, "Two Minutes to Midnight," and "The Trooper," and landmark albums like Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave, and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Iron Maiden are one of heavy metal's most prolific and influential bands. They're also one of metal's most enduring and distinctive acts, thanks to their dual-lead guitar melodies, ambitious songwriting, powerhouse vocalist Bruce Dickinson, and iconic mascot Eddie. One of the first groups to be classified as "British metal," Iron Maiden helped set the table for the hard rock/heavy metal scene of the '80s and inspired generations of subsequent bands, including Metallica, Dream Theater, Slipknot, In Flames, and Avenged Sevenfold.

The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

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The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 466 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 194 Mb
Full Scans | 01:14:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Country Rock, Americana | Capitol Records #7243 5 25390 2 4

None of the Band's previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the group seemed to affect the sound of a loose jam session, alternating emphasis on different instruments, while the lead and harmony vocals passed back and forth as if the singers were making up their blend on the spot. In retrospect, especially as the lyrics sank in, the arrangements seemed far more considered and crafted to support a group of songs that took family, faith, and rural life as their subjects and proceeded to imbue their values with uncertainty.

The Band - Stage Fright (1970) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

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The Band - Stage Fright (1970) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

The Band - Stage Fright (1970) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 323 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock | Capitol Records #7243 5 25395 2 9

Stage Fright, the Band's third album, sounded on its surface like the group's first two releases, Music from Big Pink and The Band, employing the same dense arrangements with their mixture of a deep bottom formed by drummer Levon Helm and bassist Rick Danko, penetrating guitar work by Robbie Robertson, and the varied keyboard work of pianist Richard Manuel and organist Garth Hudson, with Helm, Danko, and Manuel's vocals on top. But the songs this time around were far more personal, and, despite a nominal complacency, quite troubling. Only "All La Glory," Robertson's song about the birth of his daughter, was fully positive.

The Band - The Band (1969) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

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The Band - The Band (1969) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}

The Band - The Band (1969) {2000, Remastered & Expanded}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 453 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans | 01:12:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Americana | Capitol Records #72435-25389-2-8

The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group's second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort, partially because the players had become a more cohesive unit, and partially because guitarist Robbie Robertson had taken over the songwriting, writing or co-writing all 12 songs. Though a Canadian, Robertson focused on a series of American archetypes from the union worker in "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" and the retired sailor in "Rockin' Chair" to, most famously, the Confederate Civil War observer Virgil Cane in "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

Pekka Kuusisto, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sergei Taneyev: Concert Suite for Violin and Orchestra (2000)

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Pekka Kuusisto, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sergei Taneyev: Concert Suite for Violin and Orchestra (2000)

Pekka Kuusisto, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Sergei Taneyev: Concert Suite for Violin and Orchestra (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 64:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 959-2 | Recorded: 2000

Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915) composed his last orchestral work, the Concert Suite for Violin and Orchestra, in 1909. Though modeled on the Baroque-era suite, it nonetheless has the feel of a big, Romantic violin concerto, even if it’s not particularly distinctive melodically (especially considering he was a pupil of that great tunesmith Tchaikovsky). The work begins with a prelude featuring Bach-like violin recitatives, and then moves on to a charming Gavotte followed by a beautiful and deeply felt interlude titled Fairy Tale.