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Blinky - Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology (2019)

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Blinky - Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology (2019)

Blinky - Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 363 MB
2:38:30 | Soul, Funk, R&B, Pop | Label: Real Gone Music

The story of Sondra 'Blinky' Williams has long been shrouded in mystery. The soulful singer came to Motown Records in 1967 following stints at Vee-Jay and Atlantic, bringing her passionate and powerful deep soul sound to Hitsville, USA. Despite recording dozens of tracks between 1968 and 1973, only a small handful saw release: a mere four 45s plus an album of duets with Edwin Starr, two live cuts, and a couple of one-off recordings, including a key moment on the best-selling soundtrack of Lady Sings the Blues. Over the years, Blinky tracks would emerge on compilation releases, prompting fans worldwide to clamor for more and even launch a 'Free Blinky from the Vaults' campaign.

New Order - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.. (2019)

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New Order - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.. (2019)

New Order - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.. (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 690 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 225 MB | Covers - 78 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, New Wave, Post-Punk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mute (CDSTUMM450)

As part of the 2017 Manchester International Festival, New Order played a five-night residency at a special place, Old Granada Studios, where Joy Division made their television debut in 1978. To make the event even more special, the band added a 12-member synthesizer orchestra to their regular lineup and utilized the striking stage design of visual artist Liam Gillick. They were inspired by the setting to play a set that spanned their entire career from their early days as Joy Division to 2015's Music Complete. Most albums rated a song apiece and the selections weren't obvious ones for the most part. For example, they don't play late-period highlight "Crystal"; they instead play "Behind Closed Doors," which was the B-side. The choices are striking, and it makes it clear that the band's catalog is extremely deep…

New York Voices - Reminiscing in Tempo (2019)

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New York Voices - Reminiscing in Tempo (2019)

New York Voices - Reminiscing in Tempo (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 300.27 Mb | 52:27 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Origin Records - 82784

After a decade of collaborative, and superlative, releases with large ensembles such as the WDR and Bob Mintzer Big Bands, the New York Voices return to their roots marking their 30th Anniversary with one of the most ambitious, accomplished undertakings in their esteemed catalog. Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader & Kim Nazarian worked with revered producer Elliot Scheiner, applying their stamp to standards by Cole Porter & Al Jolson, modern jazz gems from Chick Corea & Fred Hersch, a deeply personal swing-era classic from Duke Ellington, songs by the Beatles & Ivan Lins, and a pair from Cuban classical composer, Ignacio Cervantes.

Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)

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Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)

Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 116:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186742 | Recorded: 2018

Here is confirmation that Francesco Piemontesi belongs to a small elite: he is a pianist that other pianists go to hear. He is awesome and speculative in the A major while in the B-flat he achieves greatness without recourse to idiosyncrasy or extremes. Even in a crowded field of celebrated recordings, Piemontesi’s performances are wholly exceptional, enlightening if exhausting at every level. They are crowned by Pentatone’s beautifully natural sound.

Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia (2019)

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Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia (2019)

Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia: Gabrieli, Marini, Fontana, Castello, Cavalli, Uccellini, Buonamente (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 64:35 | Scans included
Classical | Ricercar | RIC 404 | Recorded: 2018

Although the first violin virtuosos came mainly from Cremona, Brescia or Mantua, it was Venice that swiftly emerged as the principal centre for the development of instrumental music. Moreover, it was there that most collections of this music were printed all through the seventeenth century. It is curious to note that all these virtuosos obviously enjoyed sharing their success with their colleagues: for, alongside works for one or two violins and continuo, almost all the composer-violinists gathered together on this disc conceived sonate, canzone or sinfonie for ensembles of three or four violins. In addition, these compositions often make use of bichoral or echo effects.

The California Ramblers - Miss Annabelle Lee (Recordings 1927-1928) (2019) {Biograph}

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The California Ramblers - Miss Annabelle Lee (Recordings 1927-1928) (2019) {Biograph}

The California Ramblers - Miss Annabelle Lee (Recordings 1927-1928) (2019) {Biograph}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no CUE or log) | scans | 173 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

Miss Annabelle Lee (Recordings 1927-1928) is a 2019 digital reissue of a compilation by The California Ramblers. This was released on Biograph.

Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Youth Symphonies (2019)

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Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Youth Symphonies (2019)

Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Youth Symphonies (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 64:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP215 | Recorded: 2019

It is true that images have the power to keep a trace of the past. Gottfried von der Goltz and the Freiburger Barockorchestra prove with this recording that music too conceals the secret of the memory deep within. Though rarely played, much less recorded, Mozart’s youth symphonies bear the reminiscence of the child the composer used to be, as well as including the seeds of his future masterpieces.

Francesco Venerucci - Tramas (2019)

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Francesco Venerucci - Tramas (2019)

Francesco Venerucci - Tramas (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 348 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alfa Music (AFMCD223)

"Tramas" is the 2019 album by Francesco Venerucci. A disc composed of nine tracks, all original, ranging from jazz to Mediterranean music to get to the sound of New Orleans, crossing Africa and Europe. For the second time alongside Venerucci (the first was in his previous work "Early Afternoon") the American saxophonist Dave Liebman, one of the most important interpreters of world jazz of the last fifty years. Still other sounds are found in the disc such as: the trumpet of the Spanish Ricardo Formoso, the double bass of Tancredi Emmi and the drums of Bruno Tagliasacchi Masia.

Geoffroy Jourdain, Les Cris de Paris - Passions: Venezia 1600-1750 (2019)

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Geoffroy Jourdain, Les Cris de Paris - Passions: Venezia 1600-1750 (2019)

Geoffroy Jourdain, Les Cris de Paris - Passions: Venezia 1600-1750 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 75:33 | Scans included
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HMM 902632 | Recorded: 2018

The transition between the Renaissance and the Baroque eras did not mark one sudden change of forms or styles, nor did it signal the end of what Claudio Monteverdi called the prima pratica, or the primary practice of Renaissance polyphony. However, a new emphasis on powerful emotional expressions became a central feature of what he dubbed the seconda pratica, which came to the fore with the development of opera, most notably in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1607. Composers paid special attention to the innovations in the music of Venice, which eventually spread throughout Europe in the 17th and early 18th centuries, and such figures as Monteverdi, Antonio Lotti, and Antonio Caldara, long associated with the city, became exemplars of the new Venetian style, in both secular and sacred music.

Raphaela Gromes - Offenbach (2019)

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Raphaela Gromes - Offenbach (2019)

Raphaela Gromes - Offenbach (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 60:00 | Scans included
Classical | Sony Classical | 19075943082 | Recorded: 2018

On 20 June 1819, 200 years ago, the famous composer Jaques Offenbach was born in Cologne as "Jakob" Offenbach. The young cellist Raphaela Gromes, who already received excellent reviews and even celebrated chart successes with her first two albums for Sony Classical, has come up with a very special Offenbach album for the anniversary, having already presented Offenbach's "Hommage à Rossini" in a highly praised premiere recording on her last Rossini album. For, before Offenbach was acclaimed in musical theatre, he himself had a great career as a cellist and was even celebrated throughout Europe as the "Liszt of the cello"

Justin Doyle, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa Cellensis (2019)

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Justin Doyle, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa Cellensis (2019)

Justin Doyle, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa Cellensis (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 310 Mb | Total time: 65:43 | Scans included
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HMM 902300 | Recorded: 2018

It was when the young Haydn was appointed Kapellmeister to Prince Nikolaus Esterházy that he composed his Missa Cellensis, a work of vast proportions, whose popularity is demonstrated by the many surviving copies. In this interpretation full of vivid contrasts, the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik confirm their extraordinary ability to reveal every subtlety of a composition that possesses almost operatic energy.

Martyn Brabbins, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 (2020)

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Martyn Brabbins, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 (2020)

Martyn Brabbins, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 66:59 | Scans included
Classical | Hyperion | CDA68325 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

This release is part of the complete cycle of Vaughan Williams' symphonies undertaken by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the energetic Martyn Brabbins holding the baton. Like others in the series, the reading of the Symphony No. 5 is a strong performance, understated in the English way, with themes arising naturally, as if organically. Listen to the emergence of the second theme in the opening movement for a good idea of what to expect from the whole. The big news here is the presence of a new Vaughan Williams work: the Scenes Adapted from Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, composed in 1906.

Laura Branigan - The Complete Atlantic Albums (2019)

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Laura Branigan - The Complete Atlantic Albums (2019)

Laura Branigan - The Complete Atlantic Albums (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.8 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 697 MB
05:04:04 | Pop, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group

Laura Branigan was a Grammy-nominated pop singer/songwriter and actress. Her cinematic, synth-driven, club-friendly dance pop and groundbreaking music videos sent her singles and albums to the top rungs of the charts and made her a huge concert attraction. From her clear-throated, fist-pumping post-disco singles like "Gloria" to the sultry, Roland 808 vamps and drum machine loops in "Self-Control" and beyond, Branigan was a singles artist whose career arc coincided with the rise of the MTV era. Her chart successes mirrored those of other '80s female icons such as Sade, Kim Wilde, and Kim Carnes. Her place in pop culture was so prevalent, two of her songs were selected for the soundtracks of a pair of the decade's most iconic films, Flashdance and Ghostbusters. Before her chart success dried up, Branigan placed five singles in the upper reaches of the Hot 100, six albums in the Top 200, and two-dozen songs split between the dance music and adult contemporary charts. She continued to work in theater and film, and to record with other artists, until her death due to a brain aneurysm in 2004.

Thenighttimeproject - Pale Season (2019)

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Thenighttimeproject - Pale Season (2019)

Thenighttimeproject - Pale Season (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 294.27 Mb + 89.78 Mb (Scans) | 48:26
Progressive Rock | Country: Sweden | Label: Debemur Morti Productions - DMP0176

THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT were formed 2010 in Avesta, Sweden by guitarist Fredrik Norrmann (ex-KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE) as an outlet for bold, melancholic songwriting imbued with feeling. Second album ‘Pale Season’ melds a haunted mix of alt, progressive and post-Rock, neo-gothic Metal, doom and subtle psychedelia into an assured set of hook-strewn songs that find peace in the depths of inner turmoil.

Moon Letters - Until They Feel the Sun (2019)

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Moon Letters - Until They Feel the Sun (2019)

Moon Letters - Until They Feel the Sun (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

"Until They Feel The Sun" is the first release from Seattle based prog band, Moon Letters.
The album functions as a 51-minute suite, with melodic themes carrying through the compositions and providing a sense of unity in spite of the variety of sounds. The sonic palette ranges from majestic full-band anthems to delicate acoustic passages to quick odd-meter instrumental workouts. Trew’s voice is expressive and appealing, with a vulnerable quality to it that carries a lot of emotion whether he’s nearly whispering or belting out a big climactic phrase. The band is amazingly tight, with coordination that would do a math-metal band proud, full of varying accents that they all hit together. Keyboard sounds tend to the classics: organ, piano, electric piano, Mellotron-like choir and strings, and Moog-like leads…