Tags
Language
Tags

Soft Machine Legacy - Steam (2007)

Posted By: gribovar
Soft Machine Legacy - Steam (2007)

Soft Machine Legacy - Steam (2007)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 413 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Moonjune Records (MJR016)

The band name says it all. Three members of this quartet worked at different times in the original Soft Machine (John Etheridge, Hugh Hopper, John Marshall) whilst the fourth (Theo Travis) has assumed the mantle once taken by the late and lamented musician, Elton Dean. They've come up with a program of music that pulls off the not inconsiderable feat of acknowledging the legacy at the same time as it forges ahead in new and distinct ways. The world would be a far more interesting place if more musicians operated on a similar level. Overall this a vibrant, adventurous fusion and free form jazz outing; it stands up well to the band's illustrious history and ought to be on any Soft fan's collection.

Jethro Tull - The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull (2007)

Posted By: gribovar
Jethro Tull - The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull (2007)

Jethro Tull - The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 495 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (0946 3 88896 2 5)

To some, Jethro Tull will always be associated with Ian Anderson's flute playing and more rocking, arena-worthy moments. But like Led Zeppelin, Tull was all about balancing their sonic mood swings; they could effortlessly transform between being loud & proud rock & rollers to more tranquil folksmen in the blink of an eye. The 2007 compilation, The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull is self-explanatory, since the 24-track set focuses solely on the "unplugged" side of Tull. But some of Tull's finest moments were acoustic guitar-based, including such early classics as "Mother Goose," "Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of the New Day)," and "Fat Man" (here's a fun game to play: the next time you watch the movie Boogie Nights, try to spot the scene that uses the latter song)…

Svetlana Savenko, Yuri Polubelov - Anton Webern: Complete Songs with Piano (2007)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Svetlana Savenko, Yuri Polubelov - Anton Webern: Complete Songs with Piano (2007)

Svetlana Savenko, Yuri Polubelov - Anton Webern: Complete Songs with Piano (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 193 Mb | Total time: 79:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570219 | Recorded: 2003, 2004

One of Schoenberg's leading pupils and disciples, Anton Webern continued to write songs throughout his life. It is thus possible to follow his development as a composer, from early traditional writing to the more experimental work of his later years, from the tonal to the atonal, and to the sparer textures for which his work became well known.

Fairport Convention - Live At The BBC (2007) [4CD Box Set]

Posted By: v3122
Fairport Convention - Live At The BBC (2007) [4CD Box Set]

Fairport Convention - Live At The BBC (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal/Island, 9845385 | ~ 1149 or 499 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 17 Mb
Folk Rock

Is a four-CD box set of Fairport Convention 1967-1974 BBC recordings excessive? After all, even the Beatles only got two CDs of Beeb tracks into official release. But it really isn't too much for fans of the band, for the quality of most of the stuff here is truly good, even if the very best of it was already issued on the Heyday compilation…

Setna - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (2007-2013)

Posted By: gribovar
Setna - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (2007-2013)

Setna - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (2007-2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 687 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 273 MB | Covers - 170 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Soleil Zeuhl

Cycle I (2007). This French band incorporate two Fender Rhodes players, a female vocalist, drums, bass and sax. James MacGaw from One Shot and Magma guests on guitar here as well. By the way Udi Koomran mastered this beauty. To the casual prog fan this venture by French band Setna just might be the best way of approaching the Zeuhl brand. The mad and overtly gibberish laden characteristics that often sound like showering opera singers and piano playing walruses here are exchanged for something softer and far sweeter…

The Moody Blues - Collected (2007)

Posted By: Rtax
The Moody Blues - Collected (2007)

The Moody Blues - Collected (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 580 MB
3:48:28 | Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Universal

This is the Moody Blues installment in Universal Music's Collected series. The 54 selections span the band's nearly 40-year career – from early British Invasion-era songs through to the 2003 seasonal offering December. The original lineup hailed from Birmingham, England, and featured Ray Thomas (harmonica/vocals), Mike Pinder (keyboards/vocals), Denny Laine (vocals/guitar), Graeme Edge (drums), and Clint Warwick (bass/vocals). They had a massive worldwide smash with a remake of Bessie Banks' "Go Now" in early 1965. However, they suffered from the inability to provide a suitable follow-up, despite the undeniable groove heard on the blue-eyed soulful "From the Bottom of My Heart (I Love You)."

Eddie Higgins Trio - Secret Love (2007) [Reissue 2010]

Posted By: gribovar
Eddie Higgins Trio - Secret Love (2007) [Reissue 2010]

Eddie Higgins Trio - Secret Love (2007) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 376 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-78017)

A solid bop-based pianist, Eddie Higgins has never become a major name, but he has been well-respected by his fellow musicians for decades. After growing up in New England, he moved to Chicago, where he played in all types of situations before settling in to a long stint as the leader of the house trio at the London House (1957-1969). Higgins moved back to Massachusetts in 1970 and went on to freelance, often accompanying his wife, vocalist Meredith D'Ambrosio, and appearing at jazz parties and festivals. Eddie Higgins has led sessions of his own for Replica (1958), Vee-Jay (1960), Atlantic, and Sunnyside; back in 1960, he recorded as a sideman for Vee-Jay with Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter.

Camel - Never Let Go (1993) {2007, Japanese Reissue}

Posted By: popsakov
Camel - Never Let Go (1993) {2007, Japanese Reissue}

Camel - Never Let Go (1993) {2007, Japanese Reissue}
2CD | EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 821 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 334 Mb
Covers Included | 00:59:24 + 01:12:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | WHD Entertainment, Inc. #IECP-20110/111

Progressive rock bands like Camel have to be creative in their touring schedules, often traveling to Europe in order to find a substantial concentration of fans in a single place. So it was that Camel arrived with their 20th anniversary tour at Enschede, Holland. After their tenth anniversary tour (which found them promoting The Single Factor), few would have predicted a 20th, but the release of Dust and Dreams in 1991 suggested the band had found a second creative wind (or at least tapped into the original breeze last felt on Nude). Never Let Go confirms the point that Camel has plenty of life left in it. Spread out across two discs (the untangling of which is like disassembling a child's toy, a problem common to two-disc sets), this live show features two distinct sets.

Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d'Astrée - Bach: Magnificat; Handel: Dixit Dominus (2007)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d'Astrée - Bach: Magnificat; Handel: Dixit Dominus (2007)

Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d`Astrée - Bach: Magnificat; Handel: Dixit Dominus (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 56:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 395241 2 | Recorded: 2006

What a wonderful contrast! Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Magnificat represent the two oft-compared composers at Dixit . He had already written two Italian operas, and his career path clearly pointed in that direction. The Dixit is as extravagant as Bach’s Magnificat is controlled. The two pieces are such a good fit that one wonders why they haven’t turned up together more frequently, if, in fact, they have at all.

Koko Taylor - Old School (2007) Repost / New Rip

Posted By: popsakov
Koko Taylor - Old School (2007) Repost / New Rip

Koko Taylor - Old School (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 469 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans ~ 60 Mb | 01:03:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4915

Old School is Koko Taylor's first new album in seven years, and after a series of health issues that sidelined her for a while, it could be viewed as a comeback of sorts, but if so, there aren't any signs of rust here. She still belts out her trademark Chicago blues like she always has, sidestepping any 21st century recording tricks for a straightforward set that wouldn't sound out of place next to her classic Chess sides from the early '60s. It's also encouraging that she wrote nearly half the tunes here, while turning in solid covers of a pair of Willie Dixon songs ("Don't Go No Further" and "Young Fashioned Ways"), one by Magic Sam ("All Your Love") and a scorching performance of Lizzie Lawler's classic "Black Rat" that rivals Big Mama Thornton's version.

VA - The Definitive Disco Music Collection (Remastered) (2007)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - The Definitive Disco Music Collection (Remastered) (2007)

VA - The Definitive Disco Music Collection (Remastered) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 475 MB
3:24:33 | Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Music Brokers

In this collection devoted to the immortal sound of Disco Music (the soundtrack for an unforgettable golden age) are all classics of the genre: Good Times by Chic, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward, Never Can Say Goodbye by Gloria Gaynor , That's The Way (I Like It), In The Navy by Village People and forty more hits to make everything a good disco club should be.
As always, the album is made with luxurious artwork, remastered sound and a supreme selection of songs and artists.

Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes (2007)

Posted By: gribovar
Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes (2007)

Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 650 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 226 MB | Covers - 206 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Peaceville Records (CDVILEF209X)

Though Opeth have officially signed with Roadrunner, this double-live disc was released by former label Peaceville. This is welcome, because the band's first live offering, the DVD-only Lamentations: Live at Shepherd's Bush, was not able to focus on the first four recordings due to contractual problems. Apparently, this is worked out here, because all of the band's recordings are represented. That said, The Roundhouse Tapes, recorded at Camden Roundhouse, London, U.K., on November 9, 2006, is a double-disc set that captures this mighty band at their very best. The tour that Opeth undertook in support of Ghost Reveries was 18 months long; it began in June of 2005, and ended December 2006. They played 210 shows during that time. Given that this gig was near the end of the tour, it showcases the band at the zenith of their live powers…

Alessandro Amoretti, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia - Domenico Cimarosa: Overtures Vol.1 (2007)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Alessandro Amoretti, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia - Domenico Cimarosa: Overtures Vol.1 (2007)

Alessandro Amoretti, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia - Domenico Cimarosa: Overtures Vol.1 (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 69:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570508 | Recorded: 2000

Domenico Cimarosa was the most famous and popular Italian composer of the second half of the eighteenth century. In the course of a brilliantly successful career he composed more than 65 operas, as well as a significant body of instrumental music and works for the church. His operas were performed all over Europe, both in Italian and in translation. A number of Cimarosa’s operas continued to enjoy occasional stagings during the nineteenth century, and his most famous work, Il matrimonio segreto, is one of only a handful of operas of the period never to have left the repertory. Cimarosa’s overtures are remarkable for their melodic invention, assured handling of the orchestra and sheer vitality.

Daniel Reuss, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Handel: Solomon (2007)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Daniel Reuss, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Handel: Solomon (2007)

Daniel Reuss, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Handel: Solomon (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 746 Mb | Total time: 80:11+75:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901949.5 | Recorded: 2006

Conductor Daniel Reuss' splendid new recording of Handel's Solomon expands the extraordinarily broad range of music, including works by Bach, Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Ligeti, Stefan Wolpe, and the Bang on a Can composers, in which he has shown his mastery. His 2006 recording of Martin's Le vin herbé was one of the highlights of the year. Handel scored the oratorio for unusually large choral and orchestral forces, and the sound of this performance, with the RIAS-Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, is warmly humanistic, beautifully paced, and tonally sumptuous, and is sung and played with stylistic assurance and lively dramatic passion.

Van Morrison - Still On Top: The Greatest Hits (2007)

Posted By: popsakov
Van Morrison - Still On Top: The Greatest Hits (2007)

Van Morrison - Still On Top: The Greatest Hits (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 535 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 192 Mb
Full Scans ~ 43 Mb | 01:19:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Pop, Folk, Blue-Eyed Soul | Polydor / Exile #B0010070-02

There are 21 cuts on this Hip-O collection of Van Morrison's Greatest Hits. The interesting thing is that of these 21 cuts, only about half of them will be recognizable to the casual Van Morrison fan, as they come from his Bang sides and the far more popular Warner Brothers singles of the early '70s. As it should be, although there is one glaring omission: "Tupelo Honey" is absent from the song list. The rest may not have been greatest hits in America, but they do represent a fine – if arguable – selection of the material from the late '70s, '80s, and '90s. "Dweller on the Threshold" is here (though it sounds like an alternate take!) There is a bona fide alternate take of "The Healing Game" that sounds more like a well-executed demo and has plenty of Celtic soul.